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They’re Certainly Looney! Headline News

Looney Tunes Share ‘Bugs Bunny Builders’ Lunar New Year Short

The new year ushers in more Looney hijinks with new episodes of Cartoonito’s ‘Bugs Bunny Builders’ and HBO Max’s ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons;’ more fun launches later this year with ‘Tiny Toons Looniversity.’

Mando! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Trailer and Art

Lucasfilms’ hit sci-fi adventure series follows the Mandalorian’s continued journeys through the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy; new 8-episode season kicks off in March.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

50th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 9:45am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Turning Red,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Wendell & Wild’ top the expansive list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony is scheduled to return live on Saturday, February 25 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Awards Headline News

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Lead VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 8:00am

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ tops all TV contenders as nominees are announced in 25 categories across film, television, real-time, and special venue projects; ceremony set for February 15 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.

VFX for television VFXWorld

FuseFX Helps ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ Set Sail

CG supervisor Bryant Reif and his team created ‘The Shortcut,’ an entirely CGI transatlantic ocean liner modeled after the Queen Mary, along with digital people, oceans, docks, wakes and waves, for Season 2 of the series, now streaming on Disney+.

Awards Headline News

‘Wendell & Wild,’ ‘New Moon’ Take Animation Honors at 14th Annual AAFCA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 16, 2023 at 10:52am

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ takes home two awards as well as two Special Achievement honors; winners will be celebrated at a March 1 ceremony.

The Best in Animation Headline News

All Oscar Shortlisted Animated Shorts Now Streaming on The Animation Showcase

The platform has just setup free viewing of 15 films vying for ‘Best Animation Short’ nominations through January 24, alongside A24’s ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ and bonus material for ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Wendell & Wild,’ ‘The Bad Guys,’ and ‘Turning Red.’

Awards Headline News

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ and ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Win at Critics’ Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 16, 2023 at 9:16am

The two heavily favored features took home coveted Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects awards, respectively, while ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ was the big overall winner, at last night’ 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards.

Business Headline News

Disney TV Renews ‘Firebuds,’ ‘SuperKitties’ and ‘Pupstruction’

Second season pickups are the order of the day for Disney Branded Television at the 2023 Winter Television Critics Association press tour.

I Want a Pet T-Rex! Headline News

Disney TV Drops ‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Trailer

The highly anticipated series, based on Marvel comics, follows the adventures of a young super-genius and her 10-ton T-Rex as they set out to defend and make a difference in their Lower East Side NY neighborhood; series premieres in February on Disney Channel, followed by its streaming debut on Disney+.

Move over Jack Skellington! VFXWorld

FuseFX Helps ‘Extend’ the Hijinks in Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’

VFX supervisor Paul Santagada’s team used CG to build out and assemble the film’s physical Rust Bank Cemetery and Underworld sets, integrating plate elements, performance passes, secondary bits, and a bunch of fluid, smoke, breaths, and bubbles - delivering 275-300 shots across around 12 sequences on the stop-motion comedy horror film, now streaming on Netflix.

Say It Ain’t So Headline News

‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland Facing Felony Domestic Violence Charges

The prolific animation producer and voice actor has been charged for an alleged incident against an unnamed girlfriend in 2020.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Studio Launches Creative ‘5-9’ Resource Hub

To support artistic ‘side hustles,’ new initiative features key technology and resources, helping artists up their game; the platform lets artist share their creative journeys - such as CG Geek, who built an intricate 3D world with the help of NVIDIA Studio technologies.

Awards Headline News

2023 Producers Guild Awards Nominees Announced

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ selected in the animated movie category; ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among Outstanding Producer award nominees.

hybrid animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Reveals ‘Jane’ Cast and Release Date

Inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, the live-action/CG animated hybrid series follows a budding young environmentalist on a quest to save endangered animals; the show comes to the streamer in April.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

Jack Black's Magical Po is Back in ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Season 2

In the new 12-episode season debuting today on Netflix, our intrepid Kung Fu master and Wandering Blade, alongside their motley crew of warriors, journey outside China for the first time in pursuit of villainous weasels Klaus and Veruca to unravel important secrets of the powerful Tianshiang weapons... and more!

Wait Until Mom Finds Out! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ Official Trailer

The secret’s out! The kids hitch a ride with Dad and are in for a big surprise; from Academy Award winner Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, the new 3DCG animated comedy series hits the streamer next month.

Daydreaming and I’m Thinking of You! ANIMATIONWorld

In ‘New Moon,’ a Celebrated Actor Recalls a Magical Moment in a Troubled Childhood

Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo and co-writer and co-director Raúl Domingo talk about their animated short film, dedicated to Black mothers and sons and the love that sustains them through numerous hardships, which has been shortlisted for an Oscar.

Where’s Scooby? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Velma’ Celebrates ‘Scooby-Doo’ with an Adult Spin on a Classic Cartoon Character

Mindy Kaling’s animated series mixes old school and new school hijinks as it explores the origin story of Mystery Inc.’s brainiest, most underappreciated member, Velma Dinkley; show debuts January 12 on HBO Max.

Rise From the Flames Headline News

Fans Create Multiple Petitions to Save Just Cancelled ‘Inside Job’

More than 12 Change.org petitions have been created to save the series, axed at Netflix after one season despite a Season 2 renewal; 20,000+ signatures were collected in a single day.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’: Averting ‘Baditude,’ Achieving ‘Awesomeness’

Showrunner and executive producer Peter Hastings talks about the exciting new season of DreamWorks Animation’s hit series that finds our reluctant kung fu master, his noodle-making dad, a chivalrous warrior, and a master thief leaving China for the first time, traveling the world in pursuit of two evil weasels bent on revenge; new episodes premiere January 12 on Netflix.

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