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WildBrain Inks Global Distribution Deal for Animated Series ‘Ray of Sunshine’

The new preschool show from Daily Madness follows Ray, a talkative seven-year-old boy living in Dublin, and highlights the importance of community and diversity.

Capturing the Horrors of War VFXWorld

Taking an Old-School VFX Approach in ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Production Visual Effects Supervisor Frank Petzold talks about using in-camera effects wherever possible, eschewing loud and flashy CG sequences for more precise, realistic action centered around what’s captured on set, in Edward Berger’s harrowing and haunting Oscar-nominated war saga, now in theaters and streaming on Netflix.

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub! Headline News

‘Rick and Morty: Season 6’ Steelbook Blu-ray Box Set Coming March 28

Adult Swim’s two-time Emmy award winning series’ complete sixth season offering comes with all 10 episodes and special features including an all-new featurette ‘Rick and Morty: Inside Season 6.’

Girl Power! Headline News

Exclusive: Netflix Shares ‘Princess Power’ Featurette

Drew Barrymore and authors Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheimer reflect on their new animated preschool series’ core messages of inclusivity, diversity, community, teamwork, and friendship; the show is now streaming on Netflix. 

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3D Sparrow Scores New Deals for ‘Booba’ Animated Series

Show’s fourth season just debuted on Netflix; ITVX, STAR, 9GO! and Pro Plus pick up the non-dialogue family show centered on a joyful and curious little hobgoblin.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart Animation Festival Celebrates 30 Years

Launched in 1982, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film - ITFS - continues to provide a gathering place for the international animation community while acting as a career springboard for young talent; the event runs April 25-30.

More Monkey Business is Afoot! Headline News

Hulu Drops Marvel’s ‘Hit-Monkey’ Season 2 Announcement

It’s official, the badass monkey and his pal, the assassin ghost, will return with all-new episodes of Yakuza-killing fury; they’re on a mission, and it’s taking them to New York City.

Such a Cute Little Critter… Doing What? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Natural Habitat Shorts’: Like ‘Ranger Rick,’ But for Adults

Brennan Brinkley, Nicole Low, and Tyler Kula’s series of 3D shorts, all under 1 minute, throw various anthropomorphic animals - always cute, sometimes quite naughty - into contemporary human situations that play off fun facts about that specific animal, now playing on YouTube and other socials.

It Was Only a Matter of Time Headline News

Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Pen ‘Tomb Raider’ Series for Prime Video

The project, based on the popular franchise spanning multiple video games, films, and an anime series, is the latest in an overall deal between the streaming giant and the ‘Fleabag’ author.

Artsy Star Wars Shorts Return! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Volume 2 Lineup and Release Date

Lucasfilm’s unique anthology returns May 4 with nine new shorts created by an international line-up of award-winning filmmakers and animation studios, including Cartoon Saloon, Aardman, and Triggerfish, harnessing different animation styles, each offering a new take on the mythos of ‘Star Wars.’  

Awards Headline News

73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Nominees Revealed

‘The Bad Guys,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ are nominated in the animated features category; winners will be announced at the March 5 awards ceremony.

The New DCU Headline News

Details Aplenty Revealed for New DC Universe Slate

Co-Chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios Peter Safran and James Gunn dive a bit deeper into the next generation of DC films and television series, and how the new core continuity will work.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Mickey & Minnie’ Animated Short Collection Celebrates 100 Years of Disney

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new compilation, including ‘Steamboat Willie,’ which first introduced Mickey Mouse, along with ‘Brave Little Tailor,’ ‘Mickey’s Delayed Date,’ ‘Hawaiian Holiday,’ ‘On Ice,’ and 5 others, comes to Blu-ray and DVD February 7.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Updates ‘Instant NeRF’ to Transform 2D Images into 3D/VR

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1:02pm

The app can now use real or rendered images - from smartphones, game screenshots, and design applications - to create a virtual reality scene.

Mando! Headline News

This is the Way! Disney+ Teases ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Season 3

The streamer shares key art and a featurette to tide fans over until the new 8-episode season’s March 1 release; Lucasfilm’s original live-action series follows the continuing journeys of Din Djarin through the Star Wars galaxy.

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WGA West Blasts Warner Bros. Discovery Merger for Repercussions to Writers and Diversity

Showrunners of ‘Tuca & Bertie,’ ‘Gordita Chronicles,’ and ‘Whistleblower’ contributed personal accounts for the “Broken Promises Bulletin,” an addendum of a larger 2021 report showcasing the creative carnage caused by corporate mega-mergers.

The New DCU Headline News

New DCU Slate Touts 10 Interconnected Film and Television Projects

The upcoming shows – almost all live-action - make up ‘Chapter 1’ of the new core, interconnected DC Universe; the first film, ‘Superman: Legacy,’ hits theaters July 11, 2025.

People Headline News

Aardman Appoints Laura Taylor-Williams as Head of Digital and Strategic Development

In the newly created role, exec will lead a team covering commercial and creative strategies in digital publishing, as well as the strategic direction of digital monetization across AVOD, FAST and EST.

Animation to be Proud Of! ANIMATIONWorld

Bruce Smith and Ralph Farquhar Talk ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ Season 2

According to the executive producers, the sophomore season is even ‘louder and prouder,’ with new characters and deeper stories centered on culturally significant experiences within the Black community such as interracial dating and Juneteenth; new season debuts February 1 on Disney+.

It’s Happing on Hulu Headline News

Hulu Orders ‘King of the Hill’ Reboot

After getting turned down at FOX, co-creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels have taken their series resurrection plans elsewhere, along with the original voice cast that includes Kathy Najimy and Pamela Adlon; still set in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas, the show takes place in present-day U.S.A.

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