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Trioscope Names Kyle Hoedl Chief Marketing Officer

The studio continues to bolster its leadership team, also adding Joe Snowden as COO to lead marketing and communications across the company’s business lines.

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Kid Cudi’s ‘Entergalactic’ Gets Up Close and Innovative with Love

The lush, beautifully stylized, and immersive 92-minute animated musical tells the story of two young artists navigating love in New York City; show debuts today on Netflix alongside the artist’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ album.

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Duolingo: The Vital Role of Animated Characters in Language Learning

Longtime PBS Kids and Cartoon Network executive Linda Simensky brings her expertise in developing character-driven storytelling to the award-winning app that offers courses in more than 40 languages to more than 500 million registered users.

Vikings and Dragons Oh My! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of The Sky’ Season 4

AWN readers get a sneak peek at the final season of DreamWorks Animation’s original CG animated series about Viking twins Dak and Leyla and their exciting adventures; new episodes debut today on Peacock.

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Exclusive: Sneak Peek of ‘Wolfboy and the Everything Factory’ Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 7:00am

Nyx (Juno Temple from ‘Ted Lasso’) rallies the disarrays against Sprytes in a clip from the new season, which promises more whimsy with the wild, weird, and wonderfully epic adventures of Wolfboy, an imaginative oddball who discovers a strange realm at the center of the earth; the 2D animated series returns to Apple TV+ with all new episodes September 30.

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‘Iron Man’ Game in Development at Marvel Games and Motive Studio

Electronic Arts’ long-rumored, untitled project, a single-player, third-person, action-adventure video game, will feature an original narrative that broaches Iron Man’s history while channeling the complexity, charisma, and creative genius of Tony Stark.

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HIDIVE to Stream ‘Bibliophile Princess’ Exclusively this Fall

The historical drama anime series tells the story of book-loving Lady Eliana Bernstein and her ruse-to-romance relationship with Crown Prince Christopher.

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ZAG Launches ZAG Stream Content Division with ‘Fairyon’ Fairytale Superhero Series

Studio behind ‘Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ creates separate group to drive the company’s direct to streaming business.  

Destination Torino! Headline News

VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals In-Person Recruitment Fair

Representatives from industry-leading companies such as ILM, Framestore, Trixter, Rotomaker, Technicolor Creative Studios and Escape Studios will be on-hand to review portfolios and meet potential hires; event runs October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

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Netflix Drops Trailer for ‘Lookism’ Anime Adaptation

Based on the popular Korean webcomic of the same name, the series features Park Hyeong-seok, an overweight high school student who wakes up one day with a new ‘attractive’ body.

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Exclusive: ‘RIFT,’ Created Entirely in Unreal Engine, to Debut at SPARK ANIMATION Festival

Watch the trailer for HaZ Dulull’s new animated feature film, produced with support from an Epic MegaGrant, which follows a young boy held captive who can tap into multi-dimensions across space and time; the festival runs October 27-30 - the career fair set for November 12.

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Netflix Drops ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Trailer

Inspired by Ruth Stiles Gannett’s Newbery-honored children’s book and directed by Academy Award nominated Nora Twomey, the film tells the tale of a young boy’s adventures of discovery - ferocious beasts, a mysterious island, and the friendship of a lifetime – coming to the streamer in November.

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Startup Visualization Company OPSIS Finds Success with RFX’s Virtual Studio

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 6:00am

Co-founder and CEO Henrik Fett talks about starting a new studio in the midst of a pandemic, and how the RFX Virtual Studio, powered by solutions from NVIDIA and Supermicro, made it all possible.

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Adult Swim Sets ‘YOLO: Silver Destiny’ Debut

Australia’s rowdy party girls are back looking for fun times, new experiences, positive vibes, and hot guys in the bizarre town of Wollongong; created by ‘Smiling Friends’ Michael Cusack, ‘YOLO’ Season 2 is coming in January 2023.

Season 3 Arrives! ANIMATIONWorld

Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux Talk ‘The Great North’ Season 3

For the co-creators, showrunners, and executive producers of the hit FOX animated comedy, humor can be found even in serious topics like global warming - the sisters consider themselves like the dance band on the Titanic, ‘keeping spirits high as the ship goes down.’

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Mike Judge and Zach Woods Reunite for ‘In the Know’ at Peacock

The ‘Silicon Valley’ co-creator and star will collaborate once again, this time both as creators and voice actors, on the upcoming adult animated show that just received a straight-to-series order from the streamer.

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Podcast EP 179: Stop-Motion and CG Animator Justin Rasch

The artist shares how he got his start in stop-motion and CG, worked his way up in the animation world, and is now making a name for himself on social media.

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Digital Domain Ups Lala Gavgavian to Global President of Visual Effects Studios

The company’s chief operating officer succeeds John Fragmeni, assuming new role overseeing and expanding company’s VFX services, offerings, and continued development of proprietary digital human capabilities.

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Henry Selick to Receive 2022 VIEW Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 26, 2022 at 5:54am

The Oscar-nominated director of Netflix’s upcoming ‘Wendell & Wild’ stop-motion animated feature will lift the lid on his new film, about two demons who team up with a teenage punk rocker and abandon the Underworld for the Land of the Living, in a special presentation as he is honored at this year’s VIEW Conference, running October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

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Netflix Drops Adorable Trailer for ‘Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure’

Inspired by the beloved Sanrio uncooked egg character, the series will see Gudetama team up with the chick Shakipiyo as they leave the refrigerator and head out into the world in search of their mother.

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‘Bird in the Peninsula,’ ‘Dozens of Norths’ Take Top OIAF 2022 Honors

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 7:07am

Atsushi Wada is awarded the Grand Prize for animated short, while Koji Yamamura takes home the Grand Prize for animated feature, at the 46th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

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Native American Animation Lab now Accepting Applications

The intensive annual workshopping event, offering one-on-one mentoring and group development sessions, heads online December 5-9; early entry deadline is October 3.

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