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Final Season of DreamWorks' ‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’ Now Streaming on Netflix

Watch special clips and NYCC X Metaverse cast and crew panel presentation; the 10-episode third and final season of the studio’s whimsical animated series tells the story of a young girl thrust into an adventure on the surface of a fantastical post-apocalyptic Earth.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

Disney Channel Greenlights Dan Povenmire’s ‘Hamster & Gretel’

Network orders new animated sibling superhero comedy series from Emmy Award-winning ‘Phineas and Ferb’ co-creator.

Welcome to Jurassic Park Headline News

‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Season 2 Coming to Netflix 2021

Netflix drops teaser trailer for next season of the popular DreamWorks Animation animated series based on the blockbuster Universal film, ‘Jurassic World.’

Business Headline News

Cartoon Network Picks-Up Monsta’s ‘Mechamato’ for Asia Pacific

Animated series is expected to premiere Q4 of 2021; other projects in development will feature new characters and stories that will share the same ‘Power Sphera Universe.’

animated web series Headline News

‘Hazbin Hotel’ Creator and Horseless Cowboy Team on Devilish ‘Helluva Boss’

Vivienne Medranos and casting company partner to produce new season of popular animated web series; pilots of creator’s two hit shows together have garnered 65 million views since premiering in late 2019.

Jobs Headline News

New Brunswick Community College Signs MOU With Toon Boom Animation

Addressing a shortage of skilled workers in the animation field, agreement will help promote education and career paths for students that will ultimately expand the talent pool and strengthen the growing industry.

Emmy Awards Headline News

Foundry’s Nuke Wins Engineering Emmy Award

Engineering team members Bill Spitzak, Jonathan Egstad, Peter Crossley, and Jerry Huxtable to be recognized for their contributions to development of their industry leading compositing tool; virtual awards ceremony scheduled for October 29.

Emmy Awards Headline News

Teradici Honored with Engineering Emmy Award

Creator of industry-leading PCoIP technology and cloud access software recognized for outstanding achievement in engineering development; award to be presented at virtual ceremony on October 29.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’ Season 2 Takes its High-Octane Action to Rio

Launching today on Netflix, DreamWorks Animation's new season of the family-friendly animated action adventure heads to South America, bringing the same car-racing thrills as Gary Scott Thompson and Universal's hugely popular live-action movie franchise, without the same level of danger and violence.

National Mental Health Week Headline News

Chris Dainty and The NFB’s ‘Shannon Amen’ Now Streaming

Marking World Mental Health Day, the Canadian filmmaker’s short uses ‘icemation’ combined with stop-motion and puppeteering to explore the life and death of his friend, artist Shannon Jamieson, by capturing her struggles, guilt and anxiety in reconciling her faith with her sexual identity.

Yay Another Pete Docter Film! ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Deftly Tackles the Risky Constructs of Life, Death, and How We Enter the World

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:23am

Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ new film skillfully embraces complex issues of religion, culture, and race, with the studio’s first Black leading character struggling to answer the question, ‘What makes you…YOU?’

Girl Power! Headline News

HBO Max Adapting BOOM! Studios’ ‘Lumberjanes’ into Animated Series

Series to launch with hour-long special written and directed ‘She-Ra and The Princesses of Power’ creator, Noelle Stevenson; her graphic novel ‘Nimona’ is also currently being adapted by Blue Sky Animation, set for release in 2022.

Dept. of the Inevitable Headline News

Pete Docter and Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Skipping Theatres, Heading to Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:58pm

Disney makes the tough decision to cancel their highly anticipated animated feature’s planned November 20 theatrical release date, opting instead to debut exclusively December 25 on the company’s streaming platform.

Holy Animated Short Film Anthologies! Headline News

‘DC Showcase - Batman: Death in The Family’ Coming to Blu-Ray and Digital October 13

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC’s compilation of 2019-2020 animated shorts includes acclaimed titles ‘Sgt. Rock,’ ‘Adam Strange,’ ‘Death,’ and ‘The Phantom Stranger;’ interactive film spotlight panel set for NY Comic Con October 10

People Headline News

Kate Mulgrew Returns as Captain Janeway in Animated ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

In surprise New York Comic Con announcement, Nickelodeon and CBS Studios shared the casting news for their upcoming CG-animated series, coming in 2021.

Mysterious and Spooky! Headline News

New Teaser – ‘The Addams Family 2’ Coming Next October

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:52am

Finger snaps please! Bill Hader and Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton join the cast as our favorite mysterious, spooky, and uniquely odd family returns in the sequel to MGM’s 2019 hit animated comedy.

People Headline News

Battat Taps Fonda Snyder to Head New Entertainment Division

Industry veteran will help develop and promote parent company’s IP, while expanding strategic global partnerships with family entertainment companies, animation studios, broadcasters, and streamers.

Feast Your Eyes! Headline News

WATCH: Danger and Magic Abound in Official ‘Wolfwalkers’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 10:30am

A young girl confronts something mysterious and unexpected in the wolfpack she and her father are hunting down in Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s beautiful new animated feature, coming to U.S. theatres and Apple TV+.

Short Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘Stories to Obsess Over’: WebToon’s Live-Action Comic Promos

The one-minute, black and white spotsfeature well-known U.S. actors taking on comic character personas, monologuing lines from stories in a promotional tease.

Festival Headline News

‘Over the Moon’ Roundtable with Glen Keane Coming to Montclair Film Festival Oct 17

Festival’s Storyteller series will feature conversation between animated film’s director, stars Cathy Ang and Phillipa Soo, and producers Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou, as well as talks with Aaron Sorkin, Sienna Miller, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Lee Isaac Chung; event runs October 16-25 with programs available online.

Awards Headline News

The Rookies Announces 2020 World School Rankings Winners

Based on 3,769 entries from artists that have attended over 500 educational institutions, more than 150 industry experts used a variety of criteria to award schools on how well they prepare students for careers in creative media and entertainment.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Drops Season 3 Trailer for ‘The Last Kids on Earth: Book 3’

Catherine O’Hara, Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Campbell, and Nick Wolfhard return for another season of streaming giant and Atomic Cartoons' hit animated comedy-adventure, which debuts October 16.

Newly Honored VFX Titans! Headline News

VES Announces Additional Special 2020 Honorees

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 1:19pm

This year’s group of distinguished VFX practitioners will be recognized this fall in a soon to be announced online event.

We’re all in this together! Headline News

WATCH: The 39 Languages of ‘Just Sing’ in New ‘Trolls World Tour’ Music Video

With the fate of the world in their hands, Poppy and Branch set out with their friends to unite the Trolls; New multi-language version of Justin Timberlake’s unifying message reminds us that we’re all in this together!

People Headline News

Upcoming VIEW 2020 Conference Now Free with Registration

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:03pm

Star-studded 21st edition of Italy’s premier digital media conference, with 125 planned talks, workshops, and panels, as well as special Business Innovation Summit, will be presented free of charge, coming October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

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