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Dept. of Really? Headline News

‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Canceled Right After Emmy Win

Netflix has decided to end production on the fantasy adventure series despite its win at this past Saturday’s 2020 Creative Arts Emmys ceremony, leaving fans hanging on the future of the world of Thra.

The Big Get Bigger Headline News

Microsoft Acquires ‘Fallout’ and ‘Elder Scrolls’ Publisher Bethesda Softworks

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 12:01pm

$7.5 billion cash deal for game maker’s parent, ZeniMax Media, expands software giant’s growing gaming business profile.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Carl Jones and Brian Ash’s ‘Sugar and Toys’ Season 2 Premiere

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:18am

FUSE’s adult animated sketch comedy take on Saturday morning cartoons is back, from two of the creatives who brought us ‘Black Dynamite’ and ‘The Boondocks,’ with new episodes running every Sunday evening.

Dept. of Can’t Wait Headline News

Disney+ and Marvel Drop Official ‘WandaVision’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:54am

It’s creepy, it’s campy, and it’s got Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as a married couple living in the idealized suburbs… what could go wrong?

Awards Headline News

‘Rick and Morty’ Nabs Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:21am

Adult Swim’s hit animated comedy takes top animation honor; Netflix’s ‘Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ honored for Outstanding Children’s Program, as the Television Academy finishes out its 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

film animation festivals competition Blogs

28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), May 04 – 09, 2021 Calling for submissions to the 28th edition!

From now on, animated films completed after October 01, 2019 can be submitted to the main competitions of the 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

Rumor Central Headline News

Mace Windu Origin Story with Samuel L. Jackson Rumored at Disney+

None other than Nick Fury himself may be reprising his role as the purple lightsaber master, alongside a younger version of the character, in what would surely be a thrilling origin tale.

Awards Headline News

‘Forky Asks a Question,’ ‘Big Mouth’s Maya Rudolph Take Home Animation Emmys

Awards for short form animated program, character voice-over and derivative interactive program, as well as previously announced individual achievement in animation and motion design, were presented last night on the fourth evening of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Animated Shorts Competition Headline News

Wacom’s Cartoon Crunch Adventures Continue!

Tune in to the 5-part reality-like mini-series to see the challenges facing eight young animators as they create their shows; final projects will debut at the Popcorn Premiere Party September 26.

behind-the-scenes Headline News

Exclusive: ‘Weathering with You’ Worldbuilding with Hiroshi Takiguchi

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:42pm

Go behind-the-scenes of Makoto Shinkai’s critically-acclaimed anime, about a young boy who runs away from home and befriends an orphan girl who can manipulate weather, as the art director discusses environments and design.

People Headline News

Hugh Davidson Inks Exclusive Multi-Year Deal Warner Bros. Animation

Emmy Award-winning Mike Tyson Mysteries and Nobodies writer/producer will develop original animated projects across all WBA platforms; his ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ gets presentation order.

Lots to See Here Headline News

‘It’s Fall on Disney+’ Lineup Announced

Disney originals premiering this season include ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,’ ‘Once Upon a Snowman,’ and the highly anticipated ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2.

Business Headline News

HBO Max Orders Second Season of Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 12:02pm

Sci-fi thriller, centered on two androids raising human children as atheists on mysterious planet, ranks as the streamer’s highest performing Max original since the platform’s debut.

voice casting Headline News

Jeff Goldblum, Eva Longoria and Amy Sedaris Join ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:31am

James Marsden and Ariana Greenblatt also cast in upcoming sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2017 Oscar-nominated animated comedy.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Croods: A New Age’ Shifts to Thanksgiving Release

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10:45am

Studio’s upcoming sequel to their 2013 hit, ‘The Croods,’ moves back to November 25, 2020 from previously scheduled December 23 debut.

Festivals Headline News

Virtual SCAD AnimationFest 2020 Coming September 25-26

The acclaimed two-day event, being held online for the first time, will feature exclusive screenings, panels, and presentations from top talent like ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ creator Mike McMahan and ‘Undone’ co-creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy.

Awards Headline News

‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Vikings’ Take Home VFX Emmys

The Disney+ and History series took home the awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role on the third night of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Watch Special Unboxing! Headline News

‘B: The Beginning Season One’ Available on Blu-Ray and Digital October 6

‘The Ultimate Collection’ limited edition also being released features 160-page hardback series bible, soundtrack CD, special portfolio and the pilot film that inspired the series; watch the trailer and unboxing videos now!

Events Headline News

Here’s a Recap of Rooster Teeth’s ‘FIRST Night’ at Virtual RTX at Home

Fans were treated to a premiere screening of ‘Red vs. Blue,’ the announcements of a video competition series, ‘Grudge Night,’ and the new series ‘Dead Little Roosters,’ a spiritual successor to ’11 Little Roosters.’ 

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