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Gaumont Consolidates U.S. Operation, Names Nicolas Atlan President

As part of reorganization, multiple executives are promoted, including Terry Kalagian to EVP, creative content, where she will oversee creatives across U.S. business.

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: ‘Superman: Man of Tomorrow’ Trailer

Newest DC Universe Movies entry will be released August 23 on Digital, and September 8 on 4K HD, Blu-ray and DVD combo pack, from Warner Home Entertainment.

Business Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’ Animated Preschool Series

Produced with SmartStudy and based on the YouTube sensation, ‘Baby Shark,’ show will debut in December with an all-new holiday special.

Business ANIMATIONWorld

bRAND-WARD Taking Guru’s ‘True and the Rainbow Kingdom’ to the UK and Ireland

Licensing deal provides representing across all consumer products including toys, games, apparel and publishing. 

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Creating Stan Lee Universe with POW! Entertainment

New joint venture will assume perpetual, worldwide rights to over 100 original, previously unexploited, Stan Lee post-Marvel properties.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Announces Virtual Conference Dates and Program

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 3:08pm

After shifting to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic and conference center unavailability, organizers reveal online conference dates and additional details. 

gender diversity Headline News

Did SpongeBob SquarePants Comes out as LGBTQIA+?

For Pride Month, Nickelodeon tweeted a picture featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, leading to speculation about the hit animated sea-dweller’s long-rumored sexuality.

People ANIMATIONWorld

Composer Roger Neill Talks the Mellifluous Insanity of ‘JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales’

Mixing as many as 25 different music types, from Beethoven to Grimes, into an 11-minute episode, the veteran musician creates crazy tension through juxtaposing well-known tunes with the show’s graphic and violent images.

Events Headline News

WB’s 24-Hour Mega DC FanDome Free Virtual Event Set for August 22

Global DC Multiverse immersive gathering will highlight WB games, film, TV and comic announcements, cast and creator presentations and exclusive preview footage.

Cartoons ANIMATIONWorld

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig Return in HBO Max’s New ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’

Peter Browngardt and Alex Kirwan are lovingly producing 1,000 minutes of brand-new gag-driven shorts featuring treasured Warner Bros. characters at their slap-sticky best.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

‘Solar Opposites’: Doing What We Never Thought They’d Let Us Do

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 1:27pm

For series co-creator Mike McMahan, on his and Justin Roiland’s new Hulu animated comedy, if an idea makes them laugh, and it’s crazy enough, into the show it goes.

SVOD Headline News

Kevin Smith Hosting ‘Solar Opposites’ Animated Twitter Q & A

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 11:52am

On May 6, crash-landed aliens Justin Roiland and Thomas Middleditch join noted backwards baseball cap-wearing director for a “mind altering” discussion about Hulu’s new animated comedy.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Exclusive Clip: Order in the Court of ‘Judge Annie’ on ‘Duncanville’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 24, 2020 at 11:56am

From this Sunday’s episode on FOX, Amy Poehler’s Annie dons the judge’s robes as Wiz Khalifa’s Mr. Mitch sues a hardware store for a faulty ladder.

In Passing Headline News

Oscar-Winning Director Gene Deitch Dies at 95

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:28pm

Legendary animator, illustrator, producer, and author, who won an Academy Award in 1961 for his animated short, ‘Munro,’ passed away last Thursday at his home in Prague. 

TV Animation Headline News

All New ‘The Simpsons’ ‘The Extremesons’ Extreme Sports Couch Gag

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 17, 2020 at 12:13pm

Brothers Michal, Jakob and Bartok Socha designed and directed this highly stylized take on a death-defying immersive VR experience, their third couch gag opening for the show.

Animation Blogs

THE IMPORTANCE OF ANIMATION CREATORS

In these trying times I started to wonder if I was contributing enough to society...

SVOD Headline News

FIRST LOOK: Hulu Drops Teaser Trailer for Justin Roiland’s ‘Solar Opposites’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8:52am

Highly anticipated new animated comedy about an alien family taking refuge in middle America, from 'Rick and Morty' co-creator Roiland and executive producer Mike McMahan, debuts May 8 on Hulu.

Adult Animation ANIMATIONWorld

What Future Lies in Store for Non-Comedy Adult Animation?

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:56pm

According to a just released industry white paper from producer John Evershed, TV animation finally seems poised to capture sizable new audiences outside its traditional comedy fan base.

SVOD Headline News

Kabillion Promotes Stevan Levy to President of Programming and Operations

Company veteran to continue streaming network’s expansion by securing quality programming and cementing strategic partnerships.

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