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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.

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.

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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.

Warner Bros. Animation Headline News

Warner Bros. Animation Celebrates Annie Award Nominees at 3rd Annual Bugs Ball

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:50am

Notable industry figures join nominated artists for evening of classic cartoon-themed music, refreshments and activities.

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Netflix Signs Multi-Year Deal with ‘Big Mouth’ Producer Titmouse

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:10pm

Deal includes development of multiple adult animated series plus first look rights to any adult shows the Emmy Award-winning studio creates.

Awards Headline News

MPSE Announces Golden Reel Award Nominations

Sound artist work in ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Abominable,’ ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘White Snake,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Spies in Disguise’ lead animation-specific category noms; 67th annual awards ceremony to be held January 19. 

Festivals Headline News

LAAF Coming December 7-8

The Los Angeles Animation Festival, which includes 10 hours of shorts competition, runs this Saturday and Sunday at the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood; this year's honoree is noted historian Jerry Beck.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Locksmith Animation and Richard Curtis Developing Christmas Feature, ‘The Empty Stocking’

Bonnie Arnold joins Sarah Smith and Julie Lockhart to oversee film based on series of children’s books by writer / director known for ‘Yesterday,’ ‘Four Weddings and A Funeral’ and ‘Love Actually.’

SVOD Headline News

‘Rick & Morty’ Will Stream on HBO Max Starting May 2020

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 5:37pm

All three seasons of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s hit animated series, currently streaming on Hulu, will join ‘South Park’ for next spring’s launch of WarnerMedia’s new steaming platform.

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‘You’re Not a Monster,’ First IMDb Scripted Series, Now Online

Just in time for Halloween, animated comedy series from Frank Lesser, about a therapist whose patients really are monsters, launches on IMDb’s YouTube Channel and new IMDb TV streaming channel.

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