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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Animaniacs’ Rap Battle 1 and 2 Lyric Videos

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1:36pm

Hulu has shared with AWN two animated videos for the songs “Banana Hammock” and “Bonding” from “The Animaniacs Season One Soundtrack” released last month.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Prime Video’s ‘Do, Re & Mi’ Hits All the Right Notes

Premiering today, the innovative, beautifully CG animated preschool series created by Jackie Tohn and Michael Scharf brings music education to kids through a fun world of melodies, harmonies, and musical friends.

Innovations in Real-Time Animation Headline News

Don’t Miss Unreal Engine’s ‘The Pulse’ Ep 7: Real-Time Animation

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9:47am

All-new ‘Unlocking Story and Style’ episode of innovative series on interactive technology features DNEG’s David Prescott, BRON Digital’s Jason Chen, Chromosphere’s Kevin Dart, and Epic Games’ Karen Dufilho, hosted by AWN publisher Dan Sarto, coming Wednesday, September 29.

The Thrilling Wonders of Science! Headline News

Science Channel’s ‘Killers of the Cosmos’ Premieres September 19

'Game of Thrones' star Aidan Gillen takes the audience through the awe-inspiring and sometimes frightening mysteries of space; using animated drama with input from top experts in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, biology, cosmology, and planetary science, show presents viewers with an evidence-based investigation of some of science’s most unbelievable wonders.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD AnimationFest Announces Full Program Lineup

Talks on ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘The Harper House,’ and ‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’ are just a few of the highlights from the upcoming September 23-25 virtual festival, which also includes exclusive screenings and panels with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Short Films Headline News

HBO Max Acquires Award-Winning Short ‘Anacronte’

The 3DCG animated film, licensed from RMVISTAR, tells the story of the Anacronte and Sorcerers of Evil’s tragic cost to humanity, with only death and grief bringing people together; watch it now on HBO Max.

Commercials Headline News

Cap’n Crunch Gets a ‘Sweet’ 3D Makeover

Creative studio ATKPLN gives the Cap’n new 3D persona and digs, balancing nostalgia with a modern vibe; new look will be used across all brand visuals, including broadcast and social media assets.

Commercials Headline News

Unlisted Produces New Gogo-No-Kocha Sweet Tea Spot

Creative studio collaborates with AIO Pro and Japanese ad agency Hakkuhoddo on nostalgic, classic 2D animated commercial to promote the Japanese beverage, with Hornet animation director Yves Geleyn at the helm.

We’re Movin on Down ANIMATIONWorld

Brad Neely Channels his Arkansas Childhood in ‘The Harper House’

The ‘China, IL’ creator’s new 2D animated adult comedy, about a fun, wacky mom who loses her job, forcing a family move from riches to rags, fondly reflects his own upbringing in the razorback state; show premieres today on Paramount+.

Business Headline News

DreamWorks Animation and Stephen Curry Team on Kids and Family Content

First-ever Comcast NBCUniversal ‘Global Talent Partnership’ deal extends content opportunities with NBA MVP’s media company across media giant’s entire portfolio, including first look deals with Universal Studio Group and DWA.

game cinematics Headline News

Zynga Drops ‘Star Wars: Hunters’ Game Trailer

The action-packed cinematic provides gamers a glimpse into the planet Vespaara where Hunters gather to battle in ‘The Arena;’ the team-based game, created in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, comes to Nintendo Switch and mobile devices in 2022.

Business Headline News

Tencent Video’s ‘Rainbow Bubblegem’ Fantasy Series Launching Early 2022

The Chinese streamer teams up with Live Fun by Campfire Aniworks on 3DCG series that teaches kids about friendship, cooperation, and teamwork; currently in production, the show has already been picked-up by EBS Korea.

Turn Up the Volume! ANIMATIONWorld

Playing a Deadly Board Game of War in Iron Maiden’s ‘Stratego’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 3:39pm

Blinkink director Gustaf Holtenäs, inspired by Kentaro Miura’s ‘Berserk’ manga and the battlefield strategy game Stratego, mixes hand painted 2D backgrounds with 3D elements and Houdini simulations to take Maiden fans inside a stylized, fantastical Japanese-themed gaming world.

TUDUM…. Headline News

‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’ Trailer and Line-up Revealed

The streamer’s inaugural epic virtual fan event, coming September 25, will host 145 of its biggest stars and creators, with first looks and exclusives from over 70 series, films, and specials.

By the Power of Grayskull! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to the Theme from ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 8:57am

Premiering September 16 on Netflix, the new CG animated series from Mattel Television offers a fresh, stylized take on the world of Eternia; composed by Michael Kramer, the original soundtrack, with 37 tracks from the series, debuts September 17.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Patrick Osborne Takes Billie Eilish on a Dreamy Iconic LA Tour

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 4:42pm

Given only three months, the Oscar-winning animation director worked quickly to capture the Grammy-winning artist’s signature moves, weaving a hazy, noirish 80s journey through her hometown into ‘Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,’ her cinematic concert experience performed on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, now streaming on Disney+.

Trick or Treat! Headline News

Spooky Animated Treats Coming to Disney Channel and Disney Junior

Network’s October line-up of Halloween-themed animation includes a brand-new short-form series inspired by Disney's popular ZOMBIES franchise, and special episodes of ‘Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends,’ ‘Big City Greens,’ ‘The Chicken Squad,’ ‘Puppy Dog Pals,’ ‘Muppet Babies’ and the new supernatural animated series ‘The Ghost and Molly McGee.’ 

9 Chapters are Coming! Headline News

Netflix Drops New ‘Maya and the Three’ Clip and Trading Cards

Watch Maya and Acat, the goddess of Tattoos, battle it out on the way to the magical land of wizards in a sneak peek from Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s highly anticipated 9-chapter tale of a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess on an epic quest to save humanity from the vengeful gods of the underworld; series premieres October 22.

Who’s the Boss? Headline News

‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Now Available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD

Hit sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2017 blockbuster, ‘The Boss Baby,’ reunites the now adult Templeton brothers, who uncover the dark secrets of a prestigious grade school while rediscovering the meaning of family; bonus materials include all new ‘Precious Templeton: A Pony TALE’ short.

Your Voice Can Change the World Headline News

Netflix Shares Animated ‘Welcome to Karma’s World’ Music Video

The new CG series, a coming-of-age story about a young Black girl finding her voice and using it to change her world, is created by American rapper, actor, and producer Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges; show hits the streamer October 15.

Business Headline News

‘Masha and the Bear’ Hits Another YouTube Milestone

Animaccord’s beloved animated preschool series hits 100 billion worldwide views, and holds Guinness World Record for most watched cartoon on the streamer; channel subscribers doubled in last year to over 28 million.

My Kingdom for a Trident! Headline News

WarnerMedia Reveals ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ Trailer

In the undersea adventure of a lifetime, it’s Aquaman’s first day on the job, and he has a lot of catching up to do! 3-part animated miniseries features the voice talent of Cooper Andrews, Gillian Jacobs, Thomas Lennon and Dana Snyder – first episode debuts October 14 on HBO Max.

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