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Festivals Events

KABOOM Animation Festival Returns Spring 2021

Begins: March 27, 2021

The festival promises nine exciting animation-filled days March 27 – April 4, 2021; Call for entries extended to October 1, 2020.

Festivals Events

Animateka 2020 is Happening November 30 – December 6

Begins: November 30, 2020

The 17th edition of Slovenia’s weeklong animation festival promises to deliver the best and latest productions from the Eastern and Central European film scene.

Business Headline News

WildBrain Spark to Manage ‘Shimajiro’ Brand in English Speaking Markets

Company’s digital media division will help grow hybrid live-action and animated edu-tainment preschool brand and learning buddy globally, including the UK and US. 

Festival Events

VIEW 2020 Set for October 18 – 23 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 18, 2020

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.

Festivals Events

44th Ottawa International Animation Festival Goes Virtual

Begins: September 23, 2020

Scheduled for September 23 – October 4, the event will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP74: Spike & Kat Share ‘Animation Outlaws’ Spike & Mike Documentary

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 9:49am

Spike Decker and Kat Alioshin share a behind the scenes look at their new film chronicling the famous ‘Sick and Twisted’ animation show’s fascinating, hilarious and ground-breaking history.

SVOD Headline News

NBCUniversal’s Peacock Streaming Platform Now Live

Studio formally joins the age of subscription SVOD; animated shows ‘Where’s Waldo?,’ ‘Cleopatra in Space,’ and ‘Curious George’ are among original Peacock series debuting on the service.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular’ All-New Musical Special Premieres Today

‘Story Time with Josh & Blue,’ podcast, narrated by Josh Dela Cruz, will bring sleep-time adventures to listeners this August.

HBO Max ANIMATIONWorld

J.G. Quintel Goes Running with the Big Kids in ‘Close Enough’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 10, 2020 at 12:49pm

The Emmy Award-winning ‘Regular Show’ creator sets his sights on a distinctly older crowd in new animated HBO Max comedy about becoming an adult while not growing old.

People Headline News

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.

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