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A Super Return ANIMATIONWorld

‘My Adventures with Superman’ EPs and Stars Talk Season 2

Filled with adorably ambitious heroes and quips between young lovers, the hit animated series, a coming-of-age story that follows 20-somethings Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen as they discover ‘who they are,’ together, has returned on Adult Swim and Max.

More Pacific Island Adventures Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Moana 2’ Teaser Trailer

Auli‘i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson return as Moana and demigod Maui in the animated musical sequel to the 2016 Oscar-nominated film; a new voyage with a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers sails into theaters November 2024.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Sony to Establish Anime Talent Academy, Develop AI Animation Software

The academy initiative was revealed during the Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate’s recent annual corporate strategy presentation, alongside plans for AnimeCanvas, a new animation production package utilizing AI, and greater support for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards.

Skadoosh! Headline News

Exclusive: Master Shifu ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 11:25am

Out on DVD and Blu-ray today, May 28, as well as on Digital, Jack Black returns as Po and Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman as his Kung Fu master in chapter 4 of DreamWorks Animation’s action-packed animated comedy.

I’m on Whatever! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘South Park: The End of Obesity’ First Look

The special event, debuting today in the U.S. and Canada, sees the town of South Park rocked by the advent of new weight loss drugs; when Cartmen can't get the life-changing medicine, the kids spring into action.

Life Will Find a Way! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Jurassic World: Chaos Theory’ Takes a Darker, ‘Parallax View’ of Camp Cretaceous

EPs and showrunners Scott Kreamer and Aaron Hammersley talk about the all-new DreamWorks Animation series, set 6 years after the events at Camp Cretaceous and in the wake of tragedy, as ‘The Nublar Six’ reunite, deal with their grief and sense of loss, and try to unravel a conspiracy that threatens dinosaur and humankind alike; the 10-episode first season debuts May 24 on Netflix.

On the Road to Seattle Headline News

Call for Entries: Big Fake Deep Foot Competition

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 24, 2024 at 11:17am

The mythical Bigfoot and AI-enabled deep fake technology take center stage in the inaugural competition, part of the all-new Animation District at the upcoming 51st Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival, set for August 31-September 1 in Seattle.

On the Road to Seattle Headline News

Seattle’s Bumbershoot Returns with New Animation District

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 24, 2024 at 10:06am

Now in its 51st year, the iconic arts and music festival adds a stellar lineup of animated fare for 2024 that includes in-person presentations by ‘Nimona’ director Troy Quane, ‘Ultraman: Rising’ director Shannon Tindle, ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ VFX supervisor Mike Lasker and production designer Patrick O’Keefe, a Big Fake Deep Foot competition, and a host of installations and screenings as part of a robust Visual Arts program happening around the Seattle Center Campus.  

Animation Festival Blogs

ITFS and FMX 2024, Stuttgart, Germany

There were big changes afoot at the International Trickfilm Festival in Stuttgart this year. Annegret Richter, Managing Director of AG Animationsfilms, the German Animation Association, has taken over the reigns as the new Artistic Director. For several years she was head of the animation department at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation Films (Dok Leipzig) and she was formally the artistic and managing director at the International Short Film Festival in Dresden.

Return of the X-Men Headline News

Michael Lesslie in Talks to Pen Upcoming Marvel ‘X-Men’ Film

‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’ scribe is reportedly set to write the upcoming Marvel Studios film, the latest installment in the cinematic franchise acquired by Disney from 21st Century Fox in 2019.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Hiroshima Animation Season 2024 Selections Revealed

The 2nd edition of the festival unveiled its competition lineup, with 78 films selected from 2,634 entries from 97 countries and regions; the Oscar qualifying event takes place August 14-18 in Hiroshima.

Hungry for Indian Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Goppo Animation: Bravely ‘Feeding’ India’s Growing Animation Industry

Debjyoti Saha’s animation studio has grown from producing music videos for Indian rappers like Prabh Deep and DIVINE to bringing its animated anthology series about Indian food culture, ‘Table for One,’ to the upcoming Annecy 2024 MIFA.

Ghost with the Most Headline News

Me Say Day-O – New ‘Beetlejuice Beetlejuice’ Trailer and Posters Drop

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 3:00pm

The iconic trickster returns to terrorize the mortal realm, as Tim Burton and Michael Keaton team up once more in the highly-awaited ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel that finds 3 generations of the Deetz family unexpectedly reunited with the mischievous demon and his particular type of mayhem.

Business Headline News

Alkemy X Launches New Independent Film Services Division

The Philadelphia-based production company expands its focused support of independent feature film production; new effort to be led by Andrew Greenblatt, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Film Society.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Headline News

Blind Pig Shares ‘Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal’ Animated Sequences

The London-based studio and Minnow Films created the title sequence and montage graphics for Netflix’s new 3-part documentary about an online dating site gone wrong, causing worldwide chaos and divorce.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

The Whys and Hows of Marvel Studios’ Acclaimed ‘What If…?’

With awards season on the horizon, director/executive producer Bryan Andrews and writer/executive producer A. C. Bradley share their thoughts about Season 2 of the groundbreaking Disney+ animated series.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba In Concert’ to Debut This Fall

Check out the trailer for the groundbreaking concert series, based on one of the most popular anime and Japanese manga franchises, debuting this Fall in San Francisco and New York City, featuring an 18-piece live band playing while scenes are projected onto a full-size cinema screen.

You’re the Apple of My Armature Headline News

Thatchers Cider and Aardman Team for New Campaign

The two companies once again join forces for the next chapter of their pint-sized perfection advertising campaign, which will run across the FA Cup Final and UEFA Euro 2024 tournament as well as the women’s Euro 2025 qualifiers.

Education and Training Headline News

Disguise and MARS Volume Launch Virtual Production Training Course

The Accelerator course will allow trainees in London to shoot a film on an 8,000 square-foot LED stage with the same MARS LED volume used on ‘3 Body Problem,’ ‘Culprits,’ ‘Gangs of London,’ and other projects.  

Dang that Guy Can Draw! Headline News

Sony Drops ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’ Trailer #2

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 12:32pm

His crayon is made of pure imagination… which shouldn’t fall into the wrong hands… based on the classic children’s book by Crockett Johnson and starring Zachary Levi, the live-action / animated hybrid features a grown-up Harold, filled with wonder about everything, who doesn’t quite think things through; coming to theaters in August.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

Binocular Briefs - Spotlight on Animafest Zagreb

The May 2024 survey of under-the-radar animated shorts currently travelling the festival circuit or new to online viewing takes a special look at five films to keep an eye on at animation’s second oldest festival.

Marvel Meets XR Headline News

Marvel and ILM Drop ‘What If…? – An Immersive Story’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 10:26am

The first-ever interactive Disney+ Original Story, from the world of the animated series ‘What If…?’ will be released May 30 exclusively as a free app on Apple Vision Pro.