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Here Comes the Slime Headline News

SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star to Host Nick’s Kids' Choice Awards 2024

Appearing live from Bikini Bottom, the duo will kick off the 25th anniversary celebration of the ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ series on the upcoming July 13 broadcast as the first ever animated characters to host a full-length awards show.

We Want More Peppa! Headline News

‘Peppa Pig's Play-A-Long Podcast’ to Stream Exclusively on Audible

With six episodes releasing July 11, the podcast will bring Peppa to the world of audio-first entertainment and encourages families with their preschoolers to embrace life’s adventures. 

Wicked Good New Tech Headline News

Fuzzy Door Tech Launches ViewScreen Scout Public Beta

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 4:29pm

The free iPhone app, a single-user version of the company’s ViewScreen Scout Pro production visualization tool, let’s individuals scout a scene or shot, envisioning how digital assets will blend into real-world environments before live-action shooting begins.

Business Headline News

Autodesk Acquires Wonder Dynamics

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 2:47pm

The acquisition brings Wonder Studio, a cloud-based 3D animation and VFX solution that uses AI to help streamline 3D character workflows, into Flow, the tech leader’s M&E cloud on Autodesk’s Design and Make platform.

Is There Hope for Humanity? Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Sweet Tooth’ Season 3 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 1:26pm

The final season of the post-apocalyptic fairytale, based on Jeff Lemire’s groundbreaking DC comic, promises viewers a thrilling climax that will determine the fate of humanity; new episodes premiere globally June 6.

A Clash in the Monsterverse VFXWorld

Wētā FX Fashions Creatures Great and Small for ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’

VFX Producer Kevin Sherwood and Animation Supervisor Ludovic Chailloleau talk Shimo, Skar King, One-Eye, Suko, and the myriad environments of Hollow Earth created for the latest Warner Bros./Legendary Monsterverse outing.

Business Headline News

Filmax Secures Sales Rights to Spanish Animated Film ‘The Treasure of Barracuda’

Based on the adventure novel by Llanos Camps, the movie follows a young girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a band of pirates before becoming an invaluable asset when they discover she can read.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction’ Series to Launch on Crunchyroll

Already adapted as a two-part feature film that released in Japan, the anime will premiere worldwide on the platform later this week.

Business Headline News

Platige Image Opens Canary Islands Studio

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 20, 2024 at 3:48pm

Leading VFX and post-production studio joins more than a dozen production companies that have opened facilities in Las Palmas, taking advantage of local film production incentives.

Oddly Magical ANIMATIONWorld

‘Fairly OddParents: A New Wish’: Unlimited Wishes on a Limited Budget

Co-executive producers Ashleigh Crystal Hairston, Lindsay Katai, Dave Stone, and Daniel Abramovici discuss their all-new series that brings the design aesthetic and bold colors of the iconic 2D original into a 3DCG world that forced them to get really creative and keep close count of every single asset while continuing to deliver all sorts of new wishes that go terribly wrong; debuts today, May 20 on Nickelodeon.

No Do-overs This Time Headline News

Official Clip, Key Art, Images Drop for ‘Mulligan: Part 2’

The adult animated comedy series from ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ creator Robert Carlock and Sam Means returns for a second season May 24 on Netflix. 

People Headline News

Cartoon Network and Max Reveal All-Nigerian ‘Iyanu’ Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 20, 2024 at 11:28am

Lion Forge Entertainment’s adaptation of Dark Horse Comics / YouNeek Studios’ popular graphic novel series ‘Iyanu: Child of Wonder,’ by award-winning Nigerian creator and producer Roye Okupe, is slated for a 2025 release.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

First Look Photos, Release Date Revealed for Netflix’s ‘Terminator Zero’

The anime series installment in the popular sci-fi franchise, produced by Skydance Animation and Production IG Studios, streams August 29.

Watt We Should be Watching! Headline News

PBS KIDS’ ‘City Island Sings!’ Music Videos Coming May 29

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 17, 2024 at 12:27pm

From Augenblick Studios’ Future Brain Media, the ‘City Island’ spin-off series kicks off a new slate of civic-themed content that supports how everyone, including kids, of any background and ability, can contribute to their community.

Terror One Frame at a Time VFXWorld

Robert Morgan Talks the Ordered Chaos of ‘Stopmotion’

In his disturbing feature film debut that dares you to turn your back on creepy little puppet characters while making a stop-motion film, the director discusses his live-action / animation mix, different cinematic tools for ratcheting up the suspense, and removing ‘easy answers’ amidst the ordered chaos of editorial.

Let’s Play 2! Headline News

Morgana Studios, ReachStar, ReDefine Originals Partner on Animated ‘Diamante’

Mathieu Ratthé will direct the feature, set in the lush Caribbean Island of the Dominican Republic, which follows young Luisito and his dream of becoming a pro baseball player.

Heading to 1600 Edo Japan Headline News

FX, Hulu, James Clavell Estate to Develop Additional ‘Shōgun’ Seasons

The trio will extend the critically acclaimed global hit drama series with at least two additional seasons; first season co-creators, executive producers, and writers Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo will return alongside executive producer Michaela Clavell and series star and producer Hiroyuki Sanada.