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Hayao’s Last Hurrah Headline News

Watch: Studio Ghibli Co-founder Toshio Suzuki Talks ‘The Boy and The Heron’

The famed producer reflects on Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary director’s Oscar-nominated feature, and the future of animation. 

Call for Submissions Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2024 Heads to Denver

The premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques invites artists, researchers, educators, and practitioners to submit conference content; the event runs July 28 – August 1.

More Moana Adventures Headline News

Walt Disney Company Drops ‘Moana 2’ First Look Teaser

CEO Bob Iger announced a November 27, 2024 release date for the upcoming sequel to Disney’s 2016 Oscar-nominated feature; the animated musical promises a new voyage with Moana, Maui, and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers.

Go Go Gojira! VFXWorld

‘Godzilla Minus One’ Breathes New Life into the Iconic Kaiju

Shirogumi VFX supervisor Kiyoko Shibuya helped deliver 620 shots, including the giant beast crushing the heavy cruiser Takao, all on a shoestring budget, in Takashi Yamazaki’s hit sci-fi thriller, nominated for a best VFX Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards.

Mark your Calendars! Headline News

Annecy Festival 2024 Accreditation Now Open

Register before February 28 for early bird rates to ensure you get your spot at the upcoming Annecy International Animation Festival and film market, Mifa; it’s all happening by the lake June 9-15!

The Road to Turin Headline News

View Conference 2024 Early Bird Registration Now Open

Italy’s premiere animation and visual effects event will run in-person October 14-19 in Torino, Italy featuring a program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses presented by a stellar lineup of top industry professionals.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares Conference Programming Updates

Attendees can explore ‘Loki’ Season 2 timeline mayhem and get insight into the making of the 60th anniversary ‘Doctor Who’ special episode; 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

Huzzah for Irreverent Historical British Comedies Headline News

Watch ‘The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:52pm

Who doesn't need a good old fashion 18th century English absurdist crazy escapades historical romp! The new series stars Noel Fielding as the real-life reluctant leader of a band of outlaws - highwaymen, we dare say - tasked with outwitting corrupt lawman and self-appointed thief-taker Jonathan Wilde; steaming on Apple TV+ March 1.

A Historical Whodunnit! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops True Crime Series ‘Manhunt’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:05pm

Based on the bestselling book, ‘Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,’ the new conspiracy thriller about one of the best-known but least understood crimes in history hits the streamer on March 15.

The Best in Kids’ Entertainment Headline News

2024 Kidscreen Awards Winners Announced

The annual awards recognize the best in children’s TV and digital media; Disney nabs 20 trophies including three for ‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.’

Be My Valentine! Headline News

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Disney Junior

All this month, watch special themed episodes of fan-favorite series, including ‘Me & Mickey’ shorts, ‘Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends,’ and ‘Alice’s Wonderland Bakery;’ also, don’t miss the ‘Super Pawesome Aww-dorable Cuddle Week: SuperKitties Marathon’ February 12-16.

A Whack New Single Headline News

Tierra Whack Releases ‘Shower Song’ Live-Action/Animation Hybrid Music Video

The 90-second short, created by the Grammy-nominated recording artist in partnership with conceptual artist Alex Da Corte, serves as the first single for the singer’s debut album, ‘WORLD WIDE WHACK,’ out March 15.

Who Doesn’t Love Alien Love - Or The Wall? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Solar Opposites’ Stars Riff on their V-Day Special, Jimmy Buffet, and Aging Pinots

Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack sat for a rather unconventional interview to discuss their ‘An Earth Shatteringly Romantic Solar Valentine’s Day Opposites Special,’ premiering today, February 5, on Hulu. 

Another Bolt Bites the Dust Headline News

Geraldine Viswanathan Replaces Ayo Edebiri in Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’

‘The Bear’ actress has stepped down from her mystery role due to scheduling conflicts, after the project was delayed multiple times during last year’s strikes; film hits theaters July 25, 2025.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

Raman Hui Talks ‘The Tiger’s Apprentice’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 5, 2024 at 1:30pm

The ‘Monster Hunt’ director’s all-new, original 3DCG animated adventure, based on Laurence Yep’s children’s book of the same name, follows Chinese American teenager Tom Lee, whose life changes forever when he discovers he is part of a long lineage of magical protectors known as the Guardians; now streaming on Paramount+.

Awards Headline News

Em Cooper's Hand Painted ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ Scores ‘Best Music Video’ Grammy

The animator’s homage to the Fab Four wins the highly coveted ‘Best Music Video’ at this year’s music awards; the animated short celebrates the re-release of The Beatles’ seminal 1966 album, ‘Revolver,’ set to one of the album’s most iconic tracks. 

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 240: Rachel Larson and How She Made ‘The Tiny Chef Show’

The animator, director, and writer shares her journey that led from a shed rental in New Zealand to partnering with Kristen Bell and ultimately scoring a deal with Nickelodeon.

I Want a Pet T-Rex! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Returns for Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 2, 2024 at 2:36pm

EP Steve Loter and Co-EP Rodney Clouden talk about their fun, wonderfully stylized Emmy-nominated series about Lunella Lafayette, a quirky and capable super-genius - and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur - whose secret identity and super hero-ing on the Lower East Side continue to weigh heavily on her personal life; the 2-episode premiere hits Disney Channel and Disney XD February 2, Disney+ on February 3. 

Facing Your Fears ANIMATIONWorld

Tim Lamb and Christine Bian Talk ‘MacGyvering Our Way to Survival’ on ‘Orion and the Dark’

The production designer and art director approached the challenging, ‘scrappy indie project’ by honoring the hand-painted, watercolor feel of Emma Yarlett’s original book; written by Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman, the DreamWorks’ and Mikros Animation film debuts on Netflix February 2, 2024.  

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