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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.

Witcher Alert! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Teaser Trailer

Minnie Driver and Michelle Yeah star in the prequel set 1,200 years prior to the popular ‘The Witcher’ series, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one; the 4-part limited series streams Christmas day.

Another Cartoon Saloon Gem ANIMATIONWorld

Getting to the Heart of ‘My Father’s Dragon’

At the recent VIEW Conference 2022, director Nora Twomey talked to AWN about what moved her to chose Ruth Stiles Gannett’s 1948 children’s book for her new film, Cartoon Saloon’s first non-co-produced feature, a delightful 2D animated fantasy dropping on Netflix November 11.

Awards Headline News

‘The Record’ Takes Grand Prix at Warsaw Animated Film Festival

Swiss director Jonathan Lasker’s film wins the international competition; ‘Slow Light’ by Kijek/Adamski garnered both the Platige Image Award and Polish Filmmakers Association for Best Polish Film.

Festivals Headline News

Pendleton Ward to Keynote 2022 TAAFI

The Emmy-winning ‘Adventure Time’ creator will kick off Toronto Animation Arts Festival International’s 3-day hybrid conference with a keynote fireside chat on joke theory this evening, November 10, at 6:15 pm EST.

People Headline News

Milk Names Steve MacPherson Chief Technology Officer

The former Framestore CTO steps into studio’s newly created role to drive technology strategy and operations including Systems, Pipeline, Editorial, and R&D.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Reveals Updates for Cinema 4D and Other Key Products

New features and workflow improvements across the company’s product line include Cinema 4D’s Pyro for the creation of fire, smoke, and explosions, and an integrated Redshift Camera and Radial Symmetry for modeling; new features for Forger, VFX, and Trapcode were also announced.

Try to Get Along Please! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Shares ‘The Croods: Family Tree’ Trailer

Inspired by the hit film, ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ the CG animated series follows the Croods and the Bettermans, sparring rivals who overcome their differences to become the unlikeliest of friends; six all-new episodes hit Peacock and Hulu on November 25.

People Headline News

Cast Revealed for Upcoming Disney+ Series ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’

The Leslye Headland helmed show, which just began production in the U.K., has added Carrie-Anne Moss, Dafne Keen, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, and Dean-Charles Chapman to the ensemble cast.

Baby Got Boss Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Shares ‘The Boss Baby Christmas Bonus’ Trailer

Boss Baby’s first Christmas begins with a trip to the mall to see Santa – but plans go awry, and the adventure begins; George Lopez guest stars in the all-new animated special coming to Netflix next month.

The Cat’s Meow Headline News

Bowen Yang, Brett Goldstein Board Animated ‘Garfield’ Feature

The Alcon Entertainment CG film starring Chris Pratt as the eponymous orange feline welcomes the ‘SNL’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ stars to a growing cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, Hannah Waddingham, Cecily Strong, and Ving Rhames.

Monsters of the MCU Headline News

Sarofsky Creates Marvel Studios' ‘Werewolf by Night’ Title Sequences

For multi-award-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s directorial debut, the cross-media production company’s creative team embraced the director’s vision and dedication to classical aesthetics, capturing the stylized look and feel of a classic horror film from the 1930s-1940s.

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