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‘Cruella’ Now Available on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD

Disney releases high-definition special editions of its hit ‘101 Dalmatians’ prequel, starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, about the early days of the fashionable villain, Cruella de Vil; home entertainment versions feature an array of bonus features, deleted scenes and bloopers.

Innovations in Real-Time Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Talking Real-Time Animation with DNEG, BRON, and Chromosphere

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:10pm

AWN’s Dan Sarto hosts Epic Games’ latest episode of ‘The Pulse,’ revealing innovative new paradigms for real-time animation production that far surpass the mere benefit of faster turnaround times.

Festivals Headline News

Animation Is Film Reveals Competition Line-Up

AIF returns October 22-24 with 12 features in competition, 20 programs overall with shorts, premieres, and Q&As; ‘Studio on the Big Screen’ program features Pixar’s ‘Luca,’ Netflix’s ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines,’ and ‘Vivo,’ and other films that didn't receive a theatrical release.

Business Headline News

Auto Enthusiast Duo Launches Rideview Creative Agency

Yates Holley and John Kim have joined forces to offer automotive art direction and visualization; recent projects include a mood film for the IPO launch of Faraday Future, a sustainability-driven EV brand.

Business Headline News

Netflix Acquires Roald Dahl Story Company

The streaming giant unwraps the golden ticket, joining forces with the famed author’s IP rights company to create a unique universe across animated and live-action films and TV, bringing Dahl’s iconic stories and characters to more audiences in new formats.

People Headline News

Hero4Hire Creative Names Jordan Beck Head of Development

Veteran industry exec will oversee development and launch of original IP and creative projects for kids at the Massachusetts-based animation, motion graphics, and mixed media studio.

First Looks! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Arcane League of Legends’ First Look Character Posters

Streamer releases images for the highly anticipated animated series based on Riot Games’ hugely popular MOBA game; don’t miss the official trailer debut at ‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’ on September 25.

marketing campaigns Headline News

We Are Royale Creates Epic Pentakill Campaign with Riot Games

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 4:10pm

The creative production company designed new art, logos and typography, illustrated assets, and animated videos for both the alternate reality game and virtual, heavy metal concert watched live by hundreds of thousands of fans that launched the band’s new album, ‘III: Lost Chapter.’  

Music Videos Headline News

Watch ‘My Own Drum Remix’ Video with Missy Elliott from ‘Vivo’ Soundtrack

Atlantic Records, Netflix, and Sony Pictures Animation drop vibrant remixed dance video of ‘My Own Drum’ from the just released ‘Vivo’ official soundtrack; the animated musical adventure feature all-new songs written and performed by the award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Business Headline News

New CG ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ Movie and Series in the Works

WarnerMedia Kids & Family has greenlit two animated projects based on the popular, award-winning show of the same name - featuring the comic misadventures of Gumball, Darwin and the other quirky residents of Elmore – coming to HBO Max and Cartoon Network

They’re Back Headline News

Paramount+ Greenlights ‘Rugrats’ Season 2

All-new Season 1 episodes hit the streamer October 7; the precocious babies, Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Angelica are back with brand-new wild adventures, including a half-hour, Halloween-themed special.

Business Headline News

2 New Stephen Colbert Animated Projects Coming to Comedy Central

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10:04am

Premiering this fall, ‘Fairview’ and ‘Washingtonia’ build on the network’s long history of political satire and further expand MTV Entertainment’s commitment to Adult Animation.

Business Headline News

Federation Kids & Family Inks ‘Presto! School of Magic’ Distribution Deal

The kids’ animated series from TeamTO, produced by M6 and TéléTOON+, heads to Latin America, Africa, Norway and Canada; series is based on StudioCanal’s popular feature film.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2022

Films are now being accepted for competition in five categories – International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Trickstar Nature Award, and AniMovie; submission deadline is December 1.

Community Outreach Headline News

Nelvana Launches ‘Talent Incubator: Black Write Edition’

The initiative, developed in partnership with Kids Can Press, is designed to discover, support, and mentor emerging Black storytellers and illustrators in Canada; selected creatives interested in kids’ TV animation with receive support in pitch development and an introduction to industry professionals.

Hispanic Heritage Month Headline News

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Cartoon Network’s ‘Drawn To’ Series

New installment features talented kids discussing the connection and importance their heritage plays in their lives; all ‘Drawn To’ episodes are available on CN, the CN App, and across the network’s social platforms.

VIEW Visionary Award Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 to Honor Sir Roger Deakins

The Oscar-Winning cinematographer, best known for ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ and ‘1917’ has been named the 2021 VIEW Visionary Award recipient; a special interview with Deakins and ‘How to Trail Your Dragon’ writer, director and producer Dean DeBlois is set for October 20.

NFB Animation Headline News

5 NFB Shorts Screening at 2021 Ottawa Animation Festival

World premiere of Marta Pajek’s ‘Impossible Figures and other Stories I,’ the final entry in the director’s acclaimed trilogy, anchors the National Film Board’s impressive set of shorts showing at the event, which runs online September 22 to October 3.

An Animated Fantasy Resurrection! ANIMATIONWorld

Another Chance at Unplanned Parenthood in ‘Teenage Euthanasia’

Alyson Levy and Alissa Nutting’s new 2D animated comedy showcases a disturbing, thought-provoking, and funny ‘resurrected’ mother-daughter relationship; premiering September 19, new series now showing on Adult Swim.

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE Clip: Liberty Joins the Paw Patrol

Arriving September 21 on Digital, ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’ finds the savvy dachshund and newest team member helping the heroic pups save the citizens of Adventure City; Blu-ray and DVD coming November 2, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

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