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animated comedy Headline News

HBO Releases Trailer for ‘Tig Notaro: Drawn’ Animated Special

The celebrated comedian returns in a groundbreaking, first-ever fully animated stand-up show, produced by Six Point Harness, debuting July 24.

The Dark Knight Returns Headline News

New Images Drop for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two’

The highly anticipated conclusion to the two-part animated DC Universe Movies thriller sees the Dark Knight battle a unified front of super villains while solving a murder mystery; feature-length film comes to Digital July 27, and Blu-ray on August 10.

A New Season of Backyard Hijinks! ANIMATIONWorld

Lynne Naylor and Sunil Hall Talk ‘The Mighty Ones’ Season 2

A new, high-energy season of DreamWorks Animation’s kids’ comedy about the hilarious misadventures of a twig, a pebble, a leaf, and a strawberry, living in the unkempt backyard of a trio of equally unkempt humans, premieres today on Hulu and Peacock.

UK Funding for Animated Shorts Headline News

BFI Short Form Animation Fund Now Open for Project Submissions

Applications now being accepted through August 16 for short form animation project financing; new partnership with The StoryFutures Academy supports two additional immersive projects in AR or VR.

Monsters Unite! Headline News

See ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ First Look Images and Trailer

Drac and the pack are back in the final ‘Hotel T’ franchise chapter; Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg reprise their roles as Mavis and Johnny in Sony Pictures Animation’s animated comedy coming to theatres October 1.

Technology Headline News

Pixar Releases Next Generation RenderMan 24 with XPU

The software’s biggest update ever introduces a new shading system, stylized looks, and XPU, which provides live rendering capabilities for immediate feedback on assets.

Fun in the Italian Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: The Fabulous Journey of ‘Luca’

Enrico Casarosa’s heartwarming story of a shy young sea monster, whose insatiable curiosity helps him discover the magic in the everyday, is as complex as the ocean is deep.

VES Headline News

Visual Effects Society Names 2021 Special Honorees

Recipients of the Founders Awards and/or Designated Lifetime Members include VFX producer Mike Chambers, business/marketing consultant Rita Cahill, VFX historian Gene Kozicki, and cinematic director Richard Winn Taylor II, VES.

The Future Perfect Project Headline News

Final ‘How Life Is: Queer Youth Animated’ Shorts Released

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 3:08pm

Finishing out their Pride Month 2021 celebration, The Future Perfect Project shares the last two films in their series of 10 personal stories from LGBTQIA+ youth, aged 13-22, about the challenges they routinely face.

Commercials Headline News

1stAveMachine Buenos Aires Scores with ESPN App Commercial

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 2:26pm

Production company’s new spot for ESPN and BSSP’s ‘One App, One Tap’ campaign, featuring music by urban pop duo Domino Saints, reimagines iconic athletic moments with added touches of colorful motion graphics and animation.

Down Boy! Headline News

See ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ First Look Images and Teaser

Everyone’s favorite big red dog is almost here! Paramount Pictures’ CGI/live-action hybrid movie about a little puppy that becomes a 10-foot hound hits theaters September 17.

Paying Homage to Sci-Fi and Disco! ANIMATIONWorld

The Retro-Futuristic Cyberpunk of Purple Disco Machine’s ‘Playbox’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 9:53am

London-based Juppi Juppsen and Mathias Lemaitre Sgard’s new animated short pays vibrant homage to classic sci-fi and disco with a story about a space superhero, his female droid, and their search for an ancient artifact holding the essence of music.

The Ponyverse Beckons! Headline News

‘My Little Pony: A New Generation’ Voice Cast Revealed

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 9:28am

Vanessa Hudgens and James Marsden among stars boarding eOne’s new animated adventure about the unimaginable – Equestria losing its magic! A new set of best friends hits the ‘ponyverse’ and Netflix this coming September 24.

Business Headline News

Wattpad and WEBTOON Merge Studio Divisions

New Wattpad WEBTOON Studios will create multi-platform, data-driven TV, film, and book content; parent company Naver commits $100M for production development and financing.

Business Headline News

Stimulated-Inc. Launches Stimulated.Works Production Service

The proprietary workflow and management solution provides in-house creative teams with a scalable digital asset creation system - animation, motion, development, and design – from concept to final project delivery.

Ultraman Day! Headline News

‘Ultraman’ Celebrates 55th Anniversary with All-Day Streaming Event

On July 10, Shout! Factory TV and TokuSHOUTsu host a full-day streaming event filled with fan-favorite episodes, giveaways, and a brand-new special; program includes 19 hand-picked episodes across 9 ‘Ultraman’ series, culminating the debut of ‘Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial.’

The Whispers of Scoundrels and Swindlers ANIMATIONWorld

Look Behind-the-Scenes of Riot Games’ ‘Rise of the Underworlds’ Cinematic Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:29am

To support the expansion’s June 30 release, the game studio provided AWN with exclusive access to sequences and strategies from the new short film, the third in their anthology-like set of ‘Legends of Runeterra’ stories.

Cartoons Headline News

New Season of ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ Premieres July 8

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:02am

Coming to HBO Max, the 10-episode first installment of Season 2 mayhem, featuring Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Tweety, and other famous Tunes, promises laughs, groans, and all-around fun.

Awards Headline News

Nominees Announced for 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The Disney Channel’s ‘Elena of Avalor’ leads all animated shows with eight nominations; awards for Children’s & Animation categories will be presented in a standalone show streaming July 17, 2021 on the Emmy OTT platform.

Events Headline News

Cartoon Forum Announces 2021 Line-up

Running in person September 20-23, the high-profile pitching and networking event will feature 84 EU projects selected from 141 submissions; France leads with 33 selections from notable production companies including Dandelooo, Cyber Group Studios, and Studio 100 Animation.

Virtual Events Headline News

Academy Museum to Host ‘The Work of Black VFX Artists’ Virtual Discussion

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 7:09am

Lyndon Barrois, Lauren Ellis, Audrea Topps-Harjo, Greg Anderson, Andrew Roberts, and Corey Turner will talk about their creative processes and shared experiences in online event coming July 8.

Business Headline News

Xentrix Launches Melbourne Studio, Acquires Viskatoons

India-based animation house enters the competitive Australian animation industry with studio expansion; newly acquired Victoria-based animation studio includes 30 years of IP and ties to Film Victoria, Film Finance Corporation, and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.

Home Entertainment Headline News

The Babies Are Back in Force in ‘Rugrats: The Complete Series’

Celebrate 30 years of ‘Rugrats’ with the full 26-disc series collection; special bonus features include ‘Runaway Reptar,’ ‘All Growed Up,’ and ‘Babies in Toyland.’

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