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The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

‘A Costume for Nicholas,’ ‘Homeless Home,’ and ‘Petit’ Lead 4th Quirino Awards

Works from Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Spain, Mexico, and Portugal are honored across nine categories at May 29 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

People Headline News

Pixotope Adds to Global Staff

Mixed reality software company taps industry veterans Juan Rubio, Brad Rochon, and David Dowling as new project specialist, VP of sales and marketing, and chief revenue officer, respectively.

Support Bold Indie Animation Headline News

Expanded GLAS Animation Grants Program Open for Applications

New sponsorships have enabled larger awards for 2021; applications being accepted from U.S.-based individual filmmakers/artists through August 1.

Make a World of Difference Headline News

‘Cartoon Network Climate Champions’ Initiative Launches Across EMEA

New 18 language campaign looks to educate kids about climate change, empowering them to join a community of young people to take on small changes that can ‘Make a World of Difference.’

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Dabangg – The Animated Series’ Heads to Cartoon Network India

WarnerMedia and Cosmos-Maya collaborate on Bollywood-inspired animated series launching on Cartoon Network India May 31; previous joint projects include ‘Titoo – Har Jawaab Ka Sawaal Hu’ and ‘Lambu-G Tingu-G.’

Business Headline News

More ‘Masha and the Bear’ Coming to Mexico

Mexican TV network Televisa has picked up Season 5 of the popular kids’ series as well as Animaccord’s new educational musical project ‘Nursery Rhymes,’ starring the popular Masha character; the new animated shows will launch in August 2021.

Summer Fun! Headline News

Play and Watch this Summer with PBS KIDS Weekend Family Night Slate

Kid-centric network offers fun activities and resources for the hot summer months; special weekend programming kick off June 4, followed by fan favorite specials ‘Molly of Denali: Molly and the Great One’ on June 7 and ‘Wild Kratts: Cats and Dogs’ on July 12.

Education Headline News

Teen Animators Get an Online Club with YAY UK

AccessVFX and ScreenSkills launch Young Animator of the Year club and award program for aspiring young animators ages 13-18; teens will complete hands-on challenges set by UK animation studios with chance to compete for prizes.

People Headline News

Jon Ollwerther Named Kartoon Channel! President

Appointment comes in recognition of exec's contribution to growth and success of Genius Brands’ popular kids streaming platform; recent launch of ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ has elevated viewership to new levels.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville - Who’s Vroomin’ Who?’

Airing May 31 on Fox in the show’s Monday time period debut, Duncan starts racing stock cars to escape his mom, but they make a great racing team; Jing demands a room renovation to secretly spend more time with Kimberly, while Jack struggles with the project.

Our Favorite Starfish Returns! Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops Teaser Trailer for ‘The Patrick Star Show’

Bill Fagerbakke reprises his role in new 2D animated family sitcom starring the famed starfish in his younger days, living at home, his wild whims and surreal imagination constantly disrupting his family; new series debuts this July on Nick.

Who Dunnit? Headline News

Suspects Outnumber Victims: New Images from ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’

Who is the Holiday Killer? It’s up to Batman, Captain Gordon, and DA Harvey Dent to decipher the clues in the upcoming DC Universe movie, coming to Blu-ray and Digital June 22.

Business Headline News

Corus Ventures into Adult Animation with ‘Psi Cops’

Production and distribution giant reveals first original series for Adult Swim, as part of its 2021/2022 programming slate; four new animated series plus fan-favorite re-up also greenlit, including ‘Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe,’ ‘Toopy and Binoo – The Movie.’

Animation Festivals Headline News

LALIFF Animation Day Short Film Slate Revealed

8 shorts will be featured at the LA Latino International Film Festival’s debut day-long animation event, set for June 4, which includes premieres, panel discussions, an animated shorts contest, and masterclasses; festival runs June 2-6.

Helping Kids Read Headline News

‘To The Letter’ Highlights Challenges Unhoused Kids Face Learning to Read

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 28, 2021 at 9:43am

Non-profit School on Wheels releases new animated short, created by the CBS Leadership Pipeline Challenge, to support ABC Literacy Program that helps unhoused K-3 students catch up in literacy and develop a love of reading.

Gaiman to the Rescue! Headline News

Cast Revealed for Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’

Patton Oswalt, voicing Matthew the Raven, joins David Thewlis, Jenna Coleman, and Stephen Fry in Netflix’s dark fantasy series based on the popular DC comic books; show follows people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends his cosmic and human mistakes.

Endless Storytelling Possibilities Headline News

Adobe Debuts its First Premiere Pro Commercial

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 2:42pm

Produced with 72andSunny Los Angeles, ‘Fantastic Voyage | Premiere Pro’ follows a creator’s escapist adventures spotlighting endless possibilities in storytelling.

Business Headline News

Lion Forge and BRON Team Up on ‘Heiress’ Animated Series and Games

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 1:41pm

Studios behind ‘Hair Love’ and ‘The Willoughbys’ will produce a kids’ series, interactive titles, and online community based on the story of a young prince determined to step out from the shadows of her brothers.

Happy Father’s Day! Headline News

‘Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam’ Movie Coming to Cartoon Network

This Father’s Day, the Teen Titans share commentary and hilarity at a ‘Space Jam’ watch party in their all-new 80-minute original movie; May 29 kicks off the ‘Teen Titans Go!’ weekend with ‘New Teen Titans’ creative team and DC Super Hero Girls crossover episode.

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