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Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares Conference Programming Updates

Attendees can explore ‘Loki’ Season 2 timeline mayhem and get insight into the making of the 60th anniversary ‘Doctor Who’ special episode; 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

Fight Night Headline News

Disney Launches VoteDisney Website for Upcoming Board of Directors Vote

Donald Duck’s Uncle, Prof. Ludwig Von Drake, hosts an instructional video on the site urging shareholders to vote with the white Disney proxy card, rather than for Nelson Peltz’s Trian group or Blackwells Capital’s candidates.

Community Outreach Headline News

Marvel & DC Writer’s ‘Fighting to Belong!’ Graphic Novel Kicks off Learning Initiative

TAAF, LAAUNCH and The Asian American Education Project launch Volume 1 of the new book, written by Amy Chu and Alexander Chang and illustrated by Louie Chin, that’s aimed at middle school kids to make AAPI history more accessible and provide curriculum support to educators, parents, and community groups.

Huzzah for Irreverent Historical British Comedies Headline News

Watch ‘The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:52pm

Who doesn't need a good old fashion 18th century English absurdist crazy escapades historical romp! The new series stars Noel Fielding as the real-life reluctant leader of a band of outlaws - highwaymen, we dare say - tasked with outwitting corrupt lawman and self-appointed thief-taker Jonathan Wilde; steaming on Apple TV+ March 1.

A Historical Whodunnit! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops True Crime Series ‘Manhunt’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:05pm

Based on the bestselling book, ‘Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,’ the new conspiracy thriller about one of the best-known but least understood crimes in history hits the streamer on March 15.

Animation Hall of Fame Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood’s AEF Announces 2024 Hall of Fame Inductees

The non-profit association of teachers and scholars honors artists and scholars whose teachings have influenced the history of animation. 

The Best in Kids’ Entertainment Headline News

2024 Kidscreen Awards Winners Announced

The annual awards recognize the best in children’s TV and digital media; Disney nabs 20 trophies including three for ‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.’

Be My Valentine! Headline News

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Disney Junior

All this month, watch special themed episodes of fan-favorite series, including ‘Me & Mickey’ shorts, ‘Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends,’ and ‘Alice’s Wonderland Bakery;’ also, don’t miss the ‘Super Pawesome Aww-dorable Cuddle Week: SuperKitties Marathon’ February 12-16.

A Whack New Single Headline News

Tierra Whack Releases ‘Shower Song’ Live-Action/Animation Hybrid Music Video

The 90-second short, created by the Grammy-nominated recording artist in partnership with conceptual artist Alex Da Corte, serves as the first single for the singer’s debut album, ‘WORLD WIDE WHACK,’ out March 15.

More Dark DC Stories Coming Headline News

Milly Alcock is DC’s ‘Supergirl’

The ‘House of the Dragon’ actress joins Peter Safran and James Gunn’s new DCU as Kara in ‘Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow,’ based on the series of comics by Tom King and Bilquis Evely, with the possibility of debuting the character in ‘Superman: Legacy,’ out July 11, 2025. 

Who Doesn’t Love Alien Love - Or The Wall? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Solar Opposites’ Stars Riff on their V-Day Special, Jimmy Buffet, and Aging Pinots

Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack sat for a rather unconventional interview to discuss their ‘An Earth Shatteringly Romantic Solar Valentine’s Day Opposites Special,’ premiering today, February 5, on Hulu. 

Another Bolt Bites the Dust Headline News

Geraldine Viswanathan Replaces Ayo Edebiri in Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’

‘The Bear’ actress has stepped down from her mystery role due to scheduling conflicts, after the project was delayed multiple times during last year’s strikes; film hits theaters July 25, 2025.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

Raman Hui Talks ‘The Tiger’s Apprentice’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 5, 2024 at 1:30pm

The ‘Monster Hunt’ director’s all-new, original 3DCG animated adventure, based on Laurence Yep’s children’s book of the same name, follows Chinese American teenager Tom Lee, whose life changes forever when he discovers he is part of a long lineage of magical protectors known as the Guardians; now streaming on Paramount+.

Business Headline News

9 Story Media Group Acquires Portfolio Entertainment

The deal includes its library, production slate, and development projects, with founder Lisa Olfman joining the media group to drive existing projects and expand 9 Story’s business opportunities.

Awards Headline News

Em Cooper's Hand Painted ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ Scores ‘Best Music Video’ Grammy

The animator’s homage to the Fab Four wins the highly coveted ‘Best Music Video’ at this year’s music awards; the animated short celebrates the re-release of The Beatles’ seminal 1966 album, ‘Revolver,’ set to one of the album’s most iconic tracks. 

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 240: Rachel Larson and How She Made ‘The Tiny Chef Show’

The animator, director, and writer shares her journey that led from a shed rental in New Zealand to partnering with Kristen Bell and ultimately scoring a deal with Nickelodeon.

In Passing Headline News

Japanese Manga Artist Ashihara Hinako Passes at 50

Shortly before her death, the artist and author of ‘Sexy Tanaka-san’ was involved in a minor social media feud with Aizawa Tomoko, writer of the Nippon Television live-action adaptation of the work, with the artist claiming Tomoko was allowed to stray too far from the source material; fans now blame NTV for failing the deceased creative.

#CelebrateDiversity #NYCAnimation #NYCEvents #NYCFilmFestival Events

Animation Meetup / Film Screening Feb 24 7:45PM - NYC

Begins: February 24, 2024

Animation filmmakers meetup followed by NYC Premiere screening of feature-length film 'Pigsy' from Taiwan; use special code below for 20% ticket discount.

I Want a Pet T-Rex! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Returns for Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 2, 2024 at 2:36pm

EP Steve Loter and Co-EP Rodney Clouden talk about their fun, wonderfully stylized Emmy-nominated series about Lunella Lafayette, a quirky and capable super-genius - and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur - whose secret identity and super hero-ing on the Lower East Side continue to weigh heavily on her personal life; the 2-episode premiere hits Disney Channel and Disney XD February 2, Disney+ on February 3. 

Facing Your Fears ANIMATIONWorld

Tim Lamb and Christine Bian Talk ‘MacGyvering Our Way to Survival’ on ‘Orion and the Dark’

The production designer and art director approached the challenging, ‘scrappy indie project’ by honoring the hand-painted, watercolor feel of Emma Yarlett’s original book; written by Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman, the DreamWorks’ and Mikros Animation film debuts on Netflix February 2, 2024.  

Business Headline News

Shout! Studios Nabs ‘Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning’ Distribution Rights

Produced by Toei Animation and based on the TV sequel ‘Digimon Adventure 02,’ the movie follows the Digi Destined, now 10 years older, and their encounter with a mysterious young man claiming to be the first-ever DigiDestined; rolling out across multiple entertainment platforms in 2024. 

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