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Toon Factory Reveals New Animation Slate

As it celebrates its 23rd anniversary, the kids’ content company announces the launch of a new production studio, Chromatik, in Marseille, as well as a development line-up of 2D and 3D animated series including ‘The How to Shrink Show,’ ‘Moods,’ ‘The Mad Scientist’s Daughter,’ and ‘Elf & Co.’

More Treats from Disney Animation! Headline News

Disney Debuts ‘Strange World,’ ‘Zootopia+’ and ‘Baymax!’ Footage at Annecy 2022

Sneak Peeks, full episodes, a key cast announcement, appearances by Oscar-winning producers Roy Conli and Clark Spencer, and Disney Animation CCO Jennifer Lee’s acceptance of the Festival’s Honorary Cristal Award highlighted the studio’s special presentation this past Friday.

Awards Headline News

‘Little Nicholas-Happy as Can Be’ and ‘Amok’ Take Top Awards at Annecy 2022

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 8:00am

Films by Amandine Fredon & Benjamin Massoubre and Balázs Turai among 22 winners at the jam packed 46th festival edition that saw a record 13,248 badge holders from 106 countries.

Not Learning from Our Mistakes! ANIMATIONWorld

Will We Fail? Absolutely: A Conversation with ‘Birdgirl’s Erik Richter

The ‘Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law’ creator talks about his latest off-the-wall Adult Swim animated comedy – which begins its second season on June 19 – as well as the earliest days at Cartoon Network, the birth of ‘Harvey,’ and the creation of a new series for a new era.

To Infinity and Beyond ANIMATIONWorld

Behind the Tactile, Push-Button World of ‘Lightyear’

For Brad Peltz, Jeremy Lasky and Fran Kalal, Pixar’s new animated feature seamlessly - with lots of exposed seams - marries 70s sci-fi design with futuristic buildings, vehicles, suits, and models – complete with realistic screens, buttons, levers, and gadgets – for a chunky look that belies the ruggedness and coolness of space exploration.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Sixteen South Originals Unveils ‘The Coop Troop’ at Annecy 2022

Audiences enjoyed the first episode and trailer of the new CGI animated series, a co-production with Mikros Animation IP, France télévisions, and Tencent Video, that follows a gang of five unlikely heroes, thirsty for adventure and escape from their mundane life on a farm.

Is it Bad to be Good? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Bad Guys: Maraschino Ruby Pt 1’

DreamWorks Animations 3DCG animated comedy comes to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 21; collector’s edition includes never-before-seen bonus features, including deleted scenes, exclusive interviews with cast and crew, Mr. Snake’s frozen pops recipes, and a character drawing tutorial.

Business Headline News

Nickelodeon Orders ‘Super Duper Bunny League’

The 2D animated preschool series features a diverse group of bunny friends who must combine their superpowers to defend truth, justice, and free time to snack and chill; based on the popular comic book series by Jamie Smart, the show is scheduled to launch in 2024.

People Headline News

Justin Lin to Direct Live-Action ‘One Punch Man’ for Sony Pictures

The director’s next big swing, after relinquishing his duties on ‘Fast X’ earlier this year, will be a feature film adaptation of the famed anime and manga.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Official Trailer

Jack Black and James Hong reprise their roles as Po and his father, Mr. Ping, in the CG animated series coming to Netflix on July 14.

Enter the World of Dreams and Nightmares Headline News

BRON Digital Reveals ‘Gossamer’ Voice Cast

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Vera Farmiga, and Richard E. Grant are some of the actors who’ve signed on to the new digital animated series - powered by Unreal Engine - based on Lois Lowry’s YA novel of the same name; the story takes viewers on a journey through the world of dreams and nightmares.

More Netflix Animation! Headline News

Netflix Shares Slew of Sneak Peeks at Annecy 2022

Guillermo del Toro, David Fincher, Henry Selick, and more joined the streamer’s Animation Showcase to rev the crowd, discuss their upcoming animated projects, and champion the power of the medium.

Business Headline News

DNEG Nixes SPAC Business Combination Deal with Sports Ventures

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:35am

Due to unfavorable SPAC market conditions, the companies have terminated their pending business combination agreement that would have seen the the leading VFX and animation studio go public.

Caw Caw! Headline News

WarnerMedia Drops 'Tuca & Bertie' Season 3 Trailer

The millennial bird women return with more crazy antics in a new season of dating, working, and just plain coping; new episodes kick off July 10 on Adult Swim, followed by HBO Max debut on July 11.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Teases ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ at Annecy 2022

With a nod to the original Brothers Grimm illustrations, the film’s senior creative team, led by Joel Crawford and Mark Swift, wowed the crowd with extensive sneak peek footage while walking through the touching and hilarious story of our favorite fearless feline hero’s return to cinemas this coming December.

People Headline News

DNEG Animation Names Erika Burton President

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 4:20pm

Focusing on production, resource management, training, and operations, she will share leadership responsibilities and title with president Tom Jacomb; she will also join the animation team on June 16 at Annecy 2022 as it presents ‘Pathways to DNEG’ and ‘DNEG Animation: A Proper Hello.’

Good Luck is Good! Headline News

Skydance Animation Shares ‘Luck’ Work-in-Progress at Annecy 2022

Studio team, led by director Peggy Holmes, wows the appreciative festival crowd with a fun set of sneak peek sequences showcasing its ‘very first’ animated feature film, coming to Apple TV+ August 5.

OMG! Headline News

Disney Reveals Huge TV Animation Slate at Annecy 2022

It’s a big, impressive list of shows - Disney Television Animation, Disney Junior, and Disney Europe, Middle East & Africa's extensive lineup of new original programming will run across Disney+ and Disney-owned platforms; highlights include new series ‘Dragon Striker,' and 'The Doomies' as well as re-ups of fan-favorites such as 'Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life' and 'Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends.'

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops 'Puss in Boots: The Last Wish' Trailer and Art

PiB, our fearless feline hero, whose passion for peril and disregard for safety has left him with only 1 of 9 lives remaining, embarks on an epic quest to recover what he has lost; Antonio Banderas reprises his role in the animated comedy adventure coming to theaters on December 21.

How Do You Get Down Off a Duck? ANIMATIONWorld

Apple TV+’s ‘Lovely Little Farm’ Boasts Some Pretty Lovely Little CG

Creators Maddy Darrall and Billy Macqueen talk about their new live-action / CG animated kids’ series, now streaming, about 2 sisters caring for the animals on their family farm, and how ILM’s single biggest challenge… was creating Quackety Duck Duck.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 165: Karen and Bill on Animating ‘Maxxie LaWow: The First Drag Queen Super-Hero’ Film

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 12:36pm

The animation duo discusses how they broke into the industry, what it took to launch Chubby Beagle animation studio, and how they funded their Drag Queen superhero film.

It’s Looney; Animated tv series Headline News

WarnerMedia Shares 'Bugs Bunny Builders' Preschool Series Trailer

Featuring the crazy antics of the Looney Tune gang, the new show employs a Humancentric Learning curriculum to help kids cultivate essential skills; it debuts July 25 on Cartoon Network's Cartoonito, then streams onto HBO Max July 26.

Give My Regards to Broadway! Headline News

Warner Bros. Animation Announces ‘Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical’

During its Annecy 2022 Studio Focus presentation, the studio reveals all-new animated family film, coming to Cartoon Network and HBO Max; sporting a sinister plot and orchestrations from the Warner Bros. library of movie musicals, the feature sees Bugs, Daffy, and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang take to the stage.

Finding Love in NYC Headline News

Netflix Drops Kid Cudi’s 'Entergalactic’ Series Teaser Trailer

In Annecy 2022 reveal, the streamer shares new show about two young artists navigating the twists and turns of finding love in New York City.

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