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Diversity in Storytelling Headline News

Three New Diverse Animated Shorts Coming Soon to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 3:29pm

‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ ‘Canvas,’ and ‘Cops and Robbers’ each tell a unique, socially relevant story through varied animation techniques.

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Arif Zahir Breaks Out as the New Cleveland Brown on ‘Family Guy’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:12pm

The actor known as Azerzz to his 6.2 million YouTube followers lands his dream role voicing the hit animated series character behind the impression he’s been perfecting for years.

Exterminate This! Headline News

‘Doctor Who’ Villains Fly to the Small Screen in ‘Daleks!’

BBC Studios Digital will release a five-part mini-series centered on the greatest foes in ‘Doctor Who’ history this November 12 on YouTube, concluding the ‘Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious’ multimedia crossover.

People Headline News

Matthew A. Cherry’s First Feature ‘TUT’ in Development at Sony Pictures Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 12:09pm

Studio has begun work with the Oscar-winning ‘Hair Love’ director on an afro-centric, coming-of-age take on the boy King, Tutankhamun.

Business Headline News

First Look Reveal of Nickelodeon’s ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years’

New series with Mr. SquarePants and his Bikini Bottom friends as they head to summer camp will debut exclusively on rebranded Paramount+ VOD platform in 2021.

Really Dad? Headline News

‘Walking Dead’ Creator’s ‘Invincible’ Adult Superhero Series Heading to Amazon Prime

In the show’s first trailer, Robert Kirkman teases the 2021 release of his coming-of-age tale about a powerful superhero’s son... but don’t expect a typical Saturday morning cartoon.

Hey Buddy…Meow This! Headline News

A Tough-Talking CG Bronx Cat Shows His Tender Side in Cat’s Pride Spot

While sharing about ‘taking care of business,’ our NYC kitty gets a bit sentimental in a cat litter commercial that also tout’s the company’s mission to help animal shelters across the country.

Boo! Headline News

Boo! Celebrate Halloween with Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rule!

October offerings include spooky fall themed episodes such as ‘Oddbods: Trick or Treat,’ ‘Pokemon: Ghoul Daze!’ and ‘Barbie Dreamtopia: The Damaged Spellbook;’ National Bullying Prevention Month is also highlighted with special episodes of ‘Gumby,’ ‘Dream Defenders,’ and ToddWorld.’

WTF! Headline News

An Irritable Creature Gives Practical WTF Advice in ‘How to Make the Best Coffee’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1:44pm

Chilean VFX artist Tomás Vergara’s new ‘WTF-X’ satirical short film series humorously portrays extraordinary CG beings sharing amazingly ordinary life lessons with a bemused young man that begs, the question, ‘What the f*ck?’

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Watch VFX Legion’s ‘Charm City Kings’ VFX Breakdown Reel

Visual effects supervisor James Hattin and producer Nate Smalley led company’s global remote team in creating photorealistic effects for HBO Max’s inner-city coming to age drama.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Greenlights Ludacris’ ‘Karma’s World’ Animated Musical Kids’ Series

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:00am

9 Story Media, Brown Bag Films, and Karma's World Entertainment are teaming on show about a young Black girl finding her voice and using it to change the world.

A Seriously Spooky Beat! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: New ‘Amphibia’ Halloween Episode Theme Song Teaser

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:00am

Watch, listen, and groove! Disney Channel’s special extended Halloween-themed episode of Matt Braly’s animated ‘frog-out-of-water’ comedy premieres October 17.

A-ni-ma-ni-acs are Back! Headline News

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Drops First Look Teaser

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are back in a new original animated series on Hulu that promises nostalgia, humor, and some serious zaniness, all in an art style nearly identical to its original 1990s look.

People Headline News

Chris Dicker, Lena Byrne, and John Reynolds Launch ‘Sow You Entertainment’

Startup production company secures major development deal with global streaming platform; other projects in various stages include original IP for preschool, kids, and tween projects.

Disney Reorgs Big Time Headline News

Disney Announces Major Media and Entertainment Reorganization

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:37pm

Company to focus on streaming and direct-to-consumer strategies; Kareem Daniel named Chairman of newly created M&E division.

Music Videos Headline News

Smashing Pumpkins Drop Third ‘In Ashes’ Animated Series Episode

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:01pm

Frontman Billy Corgan and Portland studio Deep Sky release the latest entry in their highly stylized five-part 2D music video project in support of upcoming 20-track double album, ‘CYR,’ coming November 27.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP84: Character Designer Olivia Amoah's Journey from School to Looney Tunes

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 12, 2020 at 1:21pm

Artist walks through her journey from animation student, to intern, to working on the new series of classic Warner Bros. cartoons.

Dept. of No Way! Headline News

Go Go Gojira: Original ‘Godzilla Singular Point’ Anime Series Heading to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:51pm

Coming to the streaming giant in 2021, show features a brand-new story and cast, and is being produced by bones (‘My Hero Academy’) and Orange (‘Beastars’).

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