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Anime Headline News

Hulu Unleashing a Trove of Anime – It all Starts NOW!

New series abound on the streamer with more than a dozen premieres set, including ‘Higurashi When They Cry;’ ‘Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon;’ ‘Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai,’ between now and December 7.

TV Animation Headline News

Production Begins on Disney Junior’s ‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse’

Coming in 2021, the whimsical animated preschool series, starring Mickey Mouse, will encourage imaginative play while imparting social and emotional lessons about friendship, creativity, and ingenuity.

virtual production Headline News

Pixomondo Building World’s Largest Virtual Production Studio in Toronto

The award-winning VFX company has teamed with tech partners Unreal Engine, LED manufacturer ROE Visual, and Nvidia on new facility, scheduled to be completed late 2020.

Make Sure Your Ballot Counts! Headline News

Spread the Vote PSA Implores Us to ‘Read the F*ing Directions’

Hundreds of thousands of ballots get thrown out because they’re not filled out correctly; new short uses humor to emphasize that everyone should pay attention when voting by mail, because every ballot counts.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Announces New Animated Preschool Series ‘Ada Twist, Scientist’

Produced by Chris Nee and President Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, the show is based on a series of best-selling books by the same name and will include real scientists to inspire young viewers.

Medical Education ANIMATIONWorld

South Africa’s Cabblow Studios Brings a Cute 2D Twist to Important Diabetes Education

Kabelo Maaka and Dr. Tshepo P. Maaka’s animated short, ‘3 Teaspoons of Sugar,’ which competed in Annecy 2020, artfully presents needed information about the dangers and difficulties faced by people with disease.

Annie Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Now Accepting Recommendations for Special Honorary Awards

Entries can now be submitted to suggest nominees for Winsor McCay Award, June Foray Award, Ub Iwerks Award, Special Achievement Award, and the Certificate of Merit at the upcoming 48th Annie Awards.

Awards Headline News

ACE Eddie Awards Adds Best Edited Animated Series for 2021

American Cinema Editors organization announces key upcoming awards dates and new category award for 72nd ceremony set for next April.

virtual production Headline News

Safe Sets and Virtual Production Bring Remote Guests to The Drew Barrymore Show

Due to COVID-19, producers on the new weekly talk show turned to CBS VFX for a fast, innovative solution to seamlessly and safely integrate L.A. guests into the N.Y.-based production.

Technology Headline News

Ringling College of Art and Design Designated a Houdini Certified School

The Motion Design Department’s trained students qualify for fully featured EDU licenses of Houdini FX for home use and a one-year Core or six-month FX license upon graduation.

Coming Soon! Headline News

‘Lupin III: The First’ Coming to Select Theaters October 18 and 21

The iconic anime superstar is back in the highly anticipated 3D/CG animated feature; coming to home entertainment platforms soon…but not soon enough!

People Headline News

Nickelodeon Animation Announces New Senior Leadership Appointments

Conrad Montgomery joins Nick as VP current series; internal promotions include Dana Cluverius to Senior VP current series, Claudia Spinelli to Senior VP development and Kelly Gardner to VP current series.

People Headline News

Jellyfish Originals Promotes Natalie Llewellyn to Managing Director

Former head of studio's IP development takes on broader strategic role heading up Jellyfish Pictures’ children’s animation production division, as the company pushes to increase its international profile and expand its programming slate.

Cultural Sensitivities Headline News

Adult Swim Removes Offensive Episodes of Three Animated Series

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 2:50pm

Episodes from ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ ‘The Boondocks,’ and ‘The Shivering Truth’ have quietly disappeared from the network’s library, and are not part of show libraries licensed to HBO Max.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1 VFX Showreel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:50pm

VFX supervisor Goran Backman details the studio’s creature and environment work on Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm and Disney+’s VES and Emmy Award-winning hit space-adventure series.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’ Family Dinner Clip

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 9:56am

Hairy crab notwithstanding, Fei Fei tries to convince her family the Moon Goddess Chang’e is real, in clip from Oscar-winning ‘Dear Basketball’ director’s new animated musical adventure, coming October 23.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP83: Arnie Leibovit, George Pal's Puppetoons and The Puppetoon Movie V2

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 9:07am

The producer discusses Pal’s commercial and narrative stop-motion productions of the 1930s and 1940s, as well as new unreleased footage coming in his new movie.

Drive-In Movies Headline News

Disney+ Drive-In Festival Comes to Santa Monica October 5-12

Outdoor screening series features Disney+ Originals world premieres of ‘The Right Stuff,’ and ‘Clouds;’ screenings of fan favorites will include ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,’ ‘The Sound of Music.’

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