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Feel and See the Beat! ANIMATIONWorld

Jazztronica Meets Pop Art in Asta Hiroki’s ‘Cherry Blossom’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:35am

The Brighton-based visual artist brings a storybook feel, using public domain cartoons, and a Roy Lichtenstein-inspired tone, to his animated short, released in support of his debut album, ‘Entropy.’

Business Headline News

WarnerMedia Rebrands EMEA Studio as Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe

Company resurrects legendary studio name; Sam Register and Vanessa Brookman to co-lead flagship TV animation studio formerly known as Cartoon Network Studios Europe.

Cartoons Headline News

‘Jonny Quest’ and Classic ‘Tom and Jerry’ Toons Not Leaving HBO Max

Fans won’t have to say good-bye on April 30 to extensive set of classic Hanna-Barbera and Looney Tunes series; HBO has extended the stay of shows including ‘The Flintstones,’ ‘Josie and the Pussycats,’ ‘The Looney Tunes Show,’ ‘The Scooby-Doo Show,’ and a host of others.

Animation Festivals Events

KingstOOn Virtual 2021 – April 21-25

Begins: April 21, 2021

The free virtual event will celebrate ‘Diversity in Animation;’ the conference will begin on April 21, with the film festival starting April 15 – films will be available on demand after they are aired.

Festivals Events

Ottawa International Animation Festival September 22-26

Begins: September 22, 2021

OIAF promotes and exhibits the world’s most cutting edge and quirky animation; programs include screenings, exhibitions, and workshops.

Festival Events

BIAF 2021 in Bucheon, Korea October 22-26

Begins: October 22, 2021

The festival seeks to promote animation and growth in the Asian animation community.

Festivals Events

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2021 – October 21-24

Begins: October 21, 2021

FAF 2021 will present the best and latest within Nordic-Baltic and international animation - live and in person and online.

Festival Events

CINANIMA 2021 Returns November 8-14

Begins: November 8, 2021

Oscar qualifying event in Espinho, Portugal promotes animation and its creators with a commitment to educating professionals and the public.

Festivals Events

Animafest Zagreb 2021 - June 7-12

Begins: June 7, 2021

The 31st World Festival of Animated Film is a celebration of animation in all forms; the event will feature competitions; retrospectives; presentations; screenings; and all things animated.

Festivals Events

KABOOM 2021 is Online March 31-April 5

Begins: March 31, 2021

This year’s virtual festival promises 300 animated films from 53 different countries, live talks with filmmakers and other special programs.

Festivals Events

VIEW 2021 in Turin, Italy and Online October 17-22

Begins: October 17, 2021

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

People Headline News

Fred Seibert Launches FredFilms

New endeavor for former Hanna-Barbera president and executive producer on shows like ‘Adventure Time’ and ‘The Fairly OddParents’ is positioned to serve the increasing demand for adult and kids’ animation programming; business kicks off with a first look deal with VIS KIDS.

What the Hell? Headline News

‘Devil May Care’ Premieres on SYFY’s TZGZ February 6

Even Hell needs a social media manager; new animated series features a millennial whose Earthly job lands him the task of creating online ‘buzz’ for the devil.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?: The Complete First Season’ Available On DVD January 19

Scooby-Doo and the gang teams up with celebrities and pop culture icons to solve some of their toughest mysteries yet; special appearances include NBA superstar Chris Paul, recording artist Halsey, George Takei, Christian Slater, and Kenan Thompson.

AI Animation Restoration ANIMATIONWorld

Celebrate the Holidays with an AI-Remastered 4K Christmas

Adam Maciaszek, the mind behind ‘The Skeleton Dance’ 4K remaster, discusses his AI-assisted process as well as upcoming classic cartoon restoration projects.

In-Passing Headline News

Terrytoons and Hanna-Barbera Animator Doug Crane Dies at 85

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:56am

The veteran cartoonist, animator, and teacher’s career spanned 65 years and included stops at a number of well-known studios as well as New York’s School of Visual Arts.

SVOD Headline News

‘Henchmen’ Animated Feature Premieres December 25 on Tubi

All-star voice cast includes Thomas Middleditch, James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, and Alfred Molina; film will stream exclusively on the free family-friendly platform that features over 1,600 movies and TV shows.

animated series Headline News

‘Angry Birds Bubble Trouble’ Animated Series Released on YouTube

Newly established Latin American animation collective, The Los Amigos Group, created the show with real-time production integration of members in Brazil, Chile, and Peru.

I Know Words Headline News

‘Trump Bites’ Series 2 Returns Deep Inside the U.S. President’s Mind

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 7, 2020 at 3:56pm

New set of viral, satirical shorts once again dives into Trump’s fevered psyche; animated by Bill Plympton and Leah Shore, the Webby-winning series, produced by Billy Shebar and David Roberts, riffs on actual audio clips.

A-ni-ma-ni-acs are Back! Headline News

‘Animaniacs Are Back!' Holographic Characters Sighted Atop Cabs in LA and NYC

For launch weekend of Hulu’s highly anticipated animated cartoon series reboot, Firefly used next generation holoprojector devices to create first-of-its-kind 3D hologram experiences in iconic locations.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Just in Time for the Holidays: ‘Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection’

Collector’s set features 60 theatrical shorts, bonus content, documentary, 10 episodes of new ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons,’ and a full-size Bugs Bunny glitter Funko figure - in stores December 1.

This Could be Great! Headline News

WATCH: Smashingly Fun New ‘Tom and Jerry’ Trailer

The ultimate “cat and mouse” duo return with all the expected mayhem in an eye-popping blend of classic animation-styled CG and live-action, slated for release on March 5, 2021

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