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It’s Unreal! Headline News

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 5.1

New release increases efficiency and versatility across industries, and includes enhanced world-building tools; animation, rigging, and modeling enhancements; and updates for virtual production, broadcast, live events.

Life finds a way ANIMATIONWorld

‘Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Hidden Adventure’: One Last Interactive Quest

Showrunner Scott Kreamer and DreamWorks Animation’s all-new interactive special – debuting today on Netflix - takes audiences back for a final adventure on Isla Nublar, where Darius and the rest of ‘The Nublar Six’ spend each day running for their lives, braving the elements while trying not to get eaten.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces Indian Subscriber Rollout Plan

The upcoming subs and dubs in Hindi and Indian English include ‘Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train’; ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc’; ‘Darling in the FRANXX’; and ‘Fire Force.’ 

Calling All Aang and Korra Fans Headline News

Untitled ‘Avatar Aang Film’ Coming to Theaters in 2025

The first of three planned standalone animated films, the project from Nickelodeon Animation, Paramount Animation, Avatar Studios, and Flying Bark Productions, brings on Lauren Montgomery to direct.  

Fight the Horde Headline News

Netflix Working on Multiple ‘Gears of War’ Projects

The popular sci-fi Xbox franchise is headed to both a feature film and adult animation series, with more potential adaptations in the future.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

Cinesite Shares ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’ Breakdown Reel

The studio took over the troubled production that began life as ‘Blazing Samurai,’ and with directors Rob Minkoff (‘The Lion King’) and Mark Koetsier (‘Minions’), working from only an animatic, concept art, and some 3D models, brought the 3DCG film to a rich and colorful completion.

Fun for the Howl-idays Headline News

‘Housebroken’ Holiday Specials Airing December 4

Fox reveals two upcoming ‘howl-iday’ episodes of their animated comedy that follows a group of neighborhood pets and stray animals as they work through their issues inside and outside their therapy group.

A New Crusade Headline News

‘Indiana Jones’ Series May Be Headed to Disney+

The streamer and Lucasfilm are actively seeking a writer for an ‘Indiana Jones’ TV series, which could be a prequel, spinoff, or set-up for future films in the franchise.

Animated Features to Live-Action Film Oh My! Headline News

A ‘Hercules’ Live-Action Adaptation Inspired by TikTok?

Fans are up in arms after a Variety interview with Joe Russo describes the upcoming musical remake as ‘modernized’ and ‘experimental,’ with possible inspiration by elements of the popular dancing app.

It Was the Soot Sprites Headline News

Lucasfilm and Studio Ghibli Unite for ‘Star Wars: Zen – Grogu and Dust Bunnies’

In the most adorable crossover of all time, the new, original hand-drawn short focuses on Baby Yoda and the soot sprites, beloved Ghibli characters from ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and ‘Spirited Away.’

In a Catbus Far Far Away… Headline News

BIG TEASE: Potential Lucasfilm and Studio Ghibli Collaboration in the Works

While neither camp has officially commented, the beloved Japanese animation studio Tweeted a video of the Lucasfilm logo, followed by the Studio Ghibli logo, hinting at a future project.

Teaching Kids to Sort Through Their Feelings ANIMATIONWorld

Apple TV+’s ‘Slumberkins’ Offers a Safe Space for ‘Big Feelings’

New mixed-media preschool series from the Factory and The Jim Henson Company looks inside teaching kids to get along and share by showing them self-awareness and how to sort through their own feelings.

Who Doesn’t Love Second Chances? Headline News

Stop-Motion Filmmaker Henry Selick Reaquires Rights to ‘The Shadow King’

Scrapped by Disney for being ‘too weird’ after $50 million was spent on production, the ‘Wendell & Wild’ director’s project has found new life and is being shopped around for a permanent home.

Dragon Age Lore Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘Dragon Age: Absolution’ Trailer, Voice Cast and Images

Streamer releases a trove of materials for its highly anticipated animated series based on BioWare’s popular ‘Dragon Age’ game; show hits the streamer in December.

Make Way for the Terrans ANIMATIONWorld

‘Transformers: EarthSpark’ Brings Earth-Born Robots to the Franchise

Nick’s all-new series, debuting today on Paramount+, introduces a new species, the Terrans, adopted and cared for by humans, who must grow together as a family to become a team of heroes.

Holiday Previews Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘Scrooge: A Christmas Carol’ Trailer and Images

Charles Dicken’s classic Christmas tale is adapted as a 3DCG animated, supernatural, time-traveling musical coming your way for the holidays.

In Passing Headline News

Kevin Conroy, Long-time Voice of Batman, Dies at 66

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 11, 2022 at 9:14am

The noted stage, film, and TV performer, whose work voicing the caped crusader spanned 15 films and nearly 400 episodes including the landmark ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’ passed away after a short battle with cancer.

Anime Headline News

‘Inu-Oh’ Coming to Digital and Blu-ray + DVD

From famed director Masaaki Yuasa, the animated glam-rock opera, set in 14th-century Japan, follows Inu-oh and friend Tomona as they discover the power of music and dance.

Continuing the Lost in Oz Story ANIMATIONWorld

New Animated Short: Find Out What’s Next for ‘Lost in Oz’

The team behind the Emmy Award-winning series shares its latest film, ‘Packing Magic,’ that picks up the story of Dorothy Gale, answering fan’s questions whether she’d return home to Kansas or start a new life among her magical friends and foes in the legendary world of Oz.

And the Rest is History! ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: Sequence 1 – What Am I Doing Here?

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares her ‘would you believe it?’ path to the inaugural class of CalArts’ Character Animation Program back in September 1975, in the first of an ongoing series of articles – and eventual blog - she’s penning for AWN.

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