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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.  

We Want More Peanuts! Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares ‘Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin’ Trailer

Coming Friday February 16, the all-new ‘Peanuts’ special tells the origin story of one its most beloved characters, Franklin, and his struggles to fit in.

A Refugees’ Journey of Healing ANIMATIONWorld

Digitales Champions Healing from Trauma with ‘Saleem,’ Jordan’s First Animated Feature

Studio co-founders Cynthia Madanat Sharaiha and husband Shadi Sharaiha discuss their 3DCG film that’s ‘not a war story’ but instead focuses on a 9-year-old boy’s recovery and hopes for his future after losing his father and living as a refugee with his mother and two sisters.

Multi-Platform Entertainment Headline News

Catherine Winder Launches ‘Future Chicken’

New Canadian multi-platform digital resource teaches kids about climate change without ‘Doom and Gloom;’ fun short and long-form animated videos and immersive Roblox experiences star ‘Potato the Chicken: AKA the Future Chicken!’ 

Like a Moth to a Flame Headline News

Trunk Animation Crafts Villagers’ ‘That Golden Time’ Music Video

The studio creates stunning visuals that capture lead vocalist Conor O’Brien’s ‘algorithm blues;’ a moth’s unyielding attraction to a flame becomes a metaphor for people’s unyielding attraction to technology.

A Lineup of Animation Bursting at the Seams! Headline News

‘Orion and The Dark’ Kicks Off Netflix’s 2024 Feature Animation Lineup

This year’s slate, which begins February 2 with the new DreamWorks and Charlie Kaufman comedy, includes spring release dates for ‘The Casagrandes Movie,’ ‘Thelma the Unicorn,’ and ‘Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp;’ dates for ‘Ultraman: Rising,’ ‘The Imaginary,’ ‘Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie,’ ‘That Christmas,’ and ‘Spellbound’ yet to be announced.

Megamind Returns Headline News

Peacock Drops ‘Megamind vs. The Doom Syndicate’ Trailer

DreamWorks' new animated kids’ film picks up after the event of the 2010 movie with the return of Megamind’s ‘The Doom Syndicate;’ the film and its all-new companion series, ‘Megamind Rules!’ premiere with all 8-episodes on March 1.

Events Headline News

SCAD TVfest Coming to Atlanta

The annual celebration of television and streaming is set for February 7-10, with TV creators, showrunners, producers and voice talent from shows such as Prime Video’s adult animated series ‘Hazbin Hotel,’ Netflix’s ‘Scott Pigrim Takes off,’ and Prime’s upcoming ‘The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy’ slated to attend. 

Business Headline News

Aardman Inks Deals for ‘Pop Paper City’ and ‘Interstellar Ella’

The award-winning animation studio’s distribution arm scores worldwide deals for third-party animated series that share studio’s ‘values of quality and originality, with humor as a core theme.’

The Power of the Saxophone Headline News

GKIDS’ ‘Blue Giant’ Releasing on Digital and Blu-Ray

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 9:23am

Watch the trailer! From Shout! Studios, Yuzuru Tachikawa’s critically acclaimed anime comes home on April 30, with special features including a Q&A with Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara. 

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Baobab Studios Announces ‘Momoguro’ TV Series

The multiple Emmy Award-winning interactive animation studio teams up with 9 Story Media Group to co-produce and launch a kids’ series based on its hugely popular game-based IP; the franchise features a magical universe with contrasting creatures who use the magical power of ‘Momoguro.’

Competitive Festivals Events

MONSTRA – Lisbon Animation Festival

Begins: March 7, 2024

The 23rd edition of the animation festival returns to Lisbon March 7 – 17 to present and promote the best international animated film; this year, the festival will celebrate the creative legacy of Irish animation. 

Diversity in Animation Headline News

4th Annual AfroAnimation Summit Returns to Burbank

The conference, running April 10-12, promotes diversity and inclusion throughout the entertainment industry, welcoming a coalition of industry speakers, studio execs, students, creatives and young professionals.

That Ian Fleming? Headline News

Watch Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 11:00am

The ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Wrath of Man’ helmer is back, this time with tough guys Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, and Henry Golding, in an action-comedy about the UK’s first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII by Churchill and a small group of military officials including author Ian Fleming; hitting theaters on April 19.

Health Care in Space! Headline News

Prime Videos Shares ‘The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy’ Trailer

Emmy Award-winning creator Cirocco Dunlap’s adult animated comedy follows Dr. Sleech and Dr. Klak - aliens, best friends, and intergalactically renowned surgeons - as they tackle anxiety-eating parasites, illegal time loops, and deep-space STIs; watch it February 23.

Zoom Zoom Headline News

Netflix and Mattel Drop ‘Hot Wheels Let's Race’ Trailer

The high-octane 3DCG series follows the newest generation of racers experiencing mind-blowing races, extreme stunt contests, and thrill-seeking challenges; the show races into homes March 4.

People Headline News

Saffronic Appoints Bhanu Prakash as Head of Creative, Games

The animation production studio founded in 2022 kicks off the new year with a roster of AAA projects for gaming industry titans, spearheaded by the new executive. 

Technology Headline News

BOXX Releases the RAXX S1G Rack-Mounted Workstation

New scalable workstation is configurable to meet the needs of engineers, product designers, architects, VFX artists, and animators and optimized to implement remote workstation capabilities for SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, and Maya.

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