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Awards Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Producers Guild Award

Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg were honored for their work on Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-nominated hit film.

On the Road to the Oscars ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Animated Feature Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Nimona,’ ‘Robot Dreams,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ all vying for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

Preschool Fun Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ Season 9 Trailer

The new season of the hit animated preschool series sees the Gabby Cats back, moving and grooving through cat-tastic adventures; all-new episodes premiere on Netflix March 25.

Business Headline News

DNEG Launches DNEG IXP

New immersive experience division, helmed by managing director Josh Mandel, crafts creative experiences for businesses, brands, and game publishers; will focus initially on gaming, virtual concerts, and theme park ride experiences.

One Last Batch ANIMATIONWorld

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Returns for a Third and Final Season

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 23, 2024 at 3:13pm

EPs Brad Rau and Jennifer Corbett talk about the show’s epic, action-packed Season 3, which tests the limits of the Batch in the fight to reunite with Omega, now streaming its first 3 episodes on Disney+.

Oddly Magical Headline News

Nick Announces ‘The Fairly OddParents’ Reimagined

‘Fairly OddParents: A New Wish,’ coming to Nickelodeon this spring, features the return of the Emmy Award-winning series’ lovable Wanda and Cosmos, a recently retired fairy couple, and introduces their new neighbor, 10-year-old Hazel; streaming internationally on Netflix later this year.

Health Care in Space! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Second Best Hospital In the Galaxy’: Tentacle Hair, Beak Kisses and Chronic Anxiety

Creator Cirocco Dunlap and EPs/stars Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne talk about their new adult animated comedy that 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; premieres February 23 on Prime Video.

Be Careful What You… Well You Know! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: Disney's 'Wish' Filmmakers Choose Their Favorite Sidekick

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 1:27pm

With the film coming out March 12 on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD, Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer and 'Wish' writer/executive producer, Jennifer Lee, along with directors Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn, and producers Peter Del Vecho and Juan Pablo Reyes Lancaster Jones, share their picks for the Disney sidekick they'd choose to help save their kingdom. 

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares More Program Updates

New confirmations include a look at Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ VFX, and the crafting of animated features ‘Nimona’ and ‘Leo;’ 4-day conference returns in person April 23-26, and on demand April 27-May 31.

Awards Headline News

‘Silhouette’ Takes Home Autodesk-Sponsored Student Project VES Award

The tech giant continues to support students and educators, providing skills, hands-on experiences, and credentials via free software; company tools were used by winning ArtFX School of Digital Arts student filmmakers and nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project recognized at last night’s 22nd annual Visual Effects Society ceremony. 

It’s Good to be Brave Headline News

Alan Cumming, Jane Lynch Join ‘The Bravest Knight’ Season 2 Voice Cast

The new season of Hulu’s GLAAD Media Award-winning 2D animated series will see the return of T.R. Knight as Cedric, Bobby Moynihan as Grunt, Wilson Cruz as Prince Andrew, Christine Baranski as the fearsome Red Dragon, Teri Polo as Saylor, and Steven Weber as The Head Knight, with Millie Davis stepping in to voice Nia.

Awards Headline News

‘The Creator,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Last of Us’ Top VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:59pm

Gareth Edwards’ innovative sci-fi drama set during a future global war between mankind and AI simulants takes home 5 awards, while the hit ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel takes home 4; HBO’s critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning game adaptation series also garners 4 awards. 

Business Headline News

DeAPlaneta Entertainment Inks ‘Mia & Codie’ Licensing Deal

The animated series, created by Emmy Award winner Don Moody, follows Mia and her sidekick Codie, who both love to code, premiering next month on Canadian broadcaster TVOKids.

Cricket Please Pass the Puck! Headline News

ESPN Goes Real-Time Again for 2nd ‘NHL Big City Greens Classic’

Cricket, Remy, and other show characters will join ESPN, Disney Branded Television, and the NHL for a live, animated game telecast of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins that will feature real-time technology recreating the action on the ice with series’ characters skating alongside animated versions of the players; telecast coming March 9.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

Watch Just Completed ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 2:31pm

See how the artistic and technical innovations on the Oscar-nominated and Annie Award-winning animated masterpiece were pushed to the limit in this thrilling new video, narrated by Sony Imageworks VFX supervisor Michael Lasker.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Help Progressive Take Flight in 3 New Animated Spots

Director Conor Finnegan taps his stop-motion roots to bring texture and personality to new feathered friends Chuck and Gina featured in the insurance company’s first 3D animated campaign. 

Business Headline News

Blue Zoo to Create ‘Fugglers’ Entertainment Universe

A 5-year deal with Libertas Brands tasks the animation studio with launching the popular plush characters into the entertainment realm via multiple digital platforms: online, on-screen, and in-game.

Digitally Funded Animation Headline News

Blockchain Animated Series ‘Cyko KO’ to Reunite ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Cast

The tech-backed project, which launched its pilot on Rewarded.tv exclusively for NFT holders, reunites the iconic show’s stars, including Jon Heder, who voices Cyko KO, Tina Majorino, Jon Gries, Efren Ramirez, and Haylie Duff. 

Meow! Headline News

Internet Sensation ‘Nora the Piano Cat’ Inspires Animated Series

Emmy Award-winning production company All That's Good Productions has released an official teaser for its new culturally diverse and educational animated children's series for all ages, inspired by one of Philadelphia's first viral animal stars. 

Awards Headline News

‘The Boy and the Heron’ and ‘Poor Things’ Nab Wins at 2024 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 19, 2024 at 8:51am

Hayao Miyazki’s first film in 10 years, and Yorgos Langthimos’ dark comedy were two of the big winners at last night’s 2024 EE British Academy Film Awards; Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' led all films with 7 wins.

And the Winner Is... Headline News

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Leads All Winners at 51st Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:50pm

In what may serve as a prelude to the Oscars, Sony Pictures Animation's hit 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, took home 7 awards, including best animated feature; Netflix's 'Blue Eye Samurai' took home six, including best TV/Media - Mature, while Pablo Berger's 'Robot Dreams' snagged best indie feature, and Dave Mullins' 'WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko' won for best animated short. 

We Want More Snoopy Presents! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Welcome Home, Franklin’: How the First Black ‘Peanuts’ Character Came to Town

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 16, 2024 at 1:17pm

Executive producer Craig Schulz, director Raymond S. Persi, and co-writer Robb Armstrong discuss the latest ‘Snoopy Presents’ special in the storied franchise, which tells the backstory of one of the most beloved members of the “gang;” the show debuts February 16 on Apple TV+.

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