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Native American Folklore Headline News

Cinemon Entertainment Shares ‘Four Souls of Coyote’ Teaser

Inspired by Native American folklore, Annecy award-winning director Áron Gauder’s animated feature retells the making of the universe, touching on issues of sustainability and shared responsibility; film set to debut in Hungry next year.

It’s Tough Being a Kid… of a Famous Monster ANIMATIONWorld

Shea Fontana Talks a Revamped ‘Monster High’

The producer on Nickelodeon and Mattel’s new CG-animated series discusses the rebirth of the storied franchise, which began as a hugely successful toy line in 2010, quickly expanding into games, a web series, and animated YouTube shorts; the show premieres today, October 28, on Nickelodeon.

We Return to the Asylum Headline News

Antonio Campos Takes the Helm of ‘The Batman’ Spin-off Series for HBO Max

‘The Staircase’ creator is set to write, direct, and showrun the Arkham Asylum-centric series, described by Matt Reeves as, ‘like a horror movie or a haunted house that is Arkham.’

DC Kings Anointed! Headline News

James Gunn and Peter Safran to Lead DC Studios

The comics-savvy producers will serve as co-chairmen and co-CEOs for the newly minted production outfit, which will oversee all DCU film, TV, and animation properties for Warner Bros. Discovery.

Move over Jack Skellington! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Wendell & Wild’: Pushing the Boundaries of Stop-Motion Animation

Animation supervisors Jeff Riley and Malcolm Lamont share how director Henry Selick encouraged them to break all the rules on his new film, eschewing CG for in-camera practical effects wherever possible and employing lots and lots of gooey museum gel.

Winners Revealed! Headline News

Sander Joon’s ‘Sierra’ Takes Grand Prix at 2022 Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Signe Bauman’s ‘My Love Affair with Marriage’ named Best Feature Film, as the celebration of Nordic-Baltic animation wrapped up last weekend; Finnish animator Heikki Prepula received the Lifetime Achievement Award for a storied career that began in children’s TV in the 1960s.

WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB! Headline News

Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty’ Gets Spooky in New Short

Claymation filmmaker Lee Hardcastle’s ‘Summer’s Sleepover’ animated short promises a trippy-horror-laden prelude to Halloween, airing October 30; more Season 6 episodes coming November 20. 

The Joys of Adolescence ANIMATIONWorld

Andrew Goldberg Talks Nick Kroll and ‘Big Mouth’ Season 6

The co-creator, co-writer, and co-executive producer of the hit animated comedy series, whose sixth season drops October 28 on Netflix, tells all, from the introduction of a new asexual character to the premiere of the three-dads musical, ‘Dada Dia.’

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘NieR:Automata Ver1.1a’ Series Cast, Trailer, and Image Revealed

The anime adaptation based on Square Enix and Platinum Games’ role-playing game that follows androids 2N, 9S, and A2 as they battle to reclaim Earth from alien mechanical beings, is set to release January 2023.

Madness of Two Headline News

Harry Lawtey Joins ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ Cast in Undisclosed Role

The ‘Industry’ actor joins Joaquin Phoenix and Zazie Beetz, as well as newcomers Lady Gaga, Jacob Lofland, Brendan Gleeson, and Catherine Keener, for the ‘madly’ romantic musical sequel to ‘Joker.’

Emerging Technology Headline News

New ‘VES Emerging Technology Award’ Announced

New honor recognizes individual creators of technology behind the visuals, such as product developers, R&D technical directors, and software engineers; inaugural award will be bestowed at the next VES Awards ceremony in February 2023.

The Perfect Xmas Gift! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ Trailer

The Guardians are determined to make Christmas unforgettable by finding the perfect gift for Quill, which can only be found on Earth; Marvel’s holiday special hits the streamer next month.

Food-on-Food Sex Returns Headline News

‘Sausage Party: Foodtopia’ Series Coming to Prime Video in 2024

Original movie cast members Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, and Edward Norton return for new show, a co-production of Annapurna Television, Sony Pictures Television, and Amazon Studios.

New Filmmaking Frontiers at SCAD VFXWorld

SCAD Embraces the ‘Bleeding Edge’ of Technology with New LED Volume Stage

By bringing together live-action performance with digital environments and real-time rendering, the university's students across creative disciplines are collaborating as never before, creating the future with technology that didn’t exist only two years ago.

Boo! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Bob’s Burgers – Apple Gore-chard! (But Not Gory)’

In the all-new Halloween episode airing October 30 on FOX, Louise suspects there's something sinister afoot during a Halloween field trip to an apple orchard, and Tina and Gene hope to win the school costume parade.

Diversity in Animation Headline News

6th Annual WIA Diversity Awards Honorees Announced

The award recognizes individuals, films, and organizations working to expand diversity; recipients include producer Chris Nee, Epic Games, and Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib's film, ‘It's a Gray, Gray World.’

Howlin at the Moon Headline News

Flying Bark in Production on ‘200% Wolf’

The heroic pink poodle is back in the ‘100% Wolf’ sequel, with returning director Alexs Stadermann; writer Fin Edquist; producers Barbara Stephen and Alexia Gates-Foale; and co-producer Francesca Hope.

Engage! Headline News

Web3 Studio Toonstar Launches ‘The Gimmicks’ Season 2 on Avalanche Blockchain

The adult animated series’ second season, ‘House of Chico,’ follows Rocky Romero’s return to his Lucha origins and features popular Latino influencers and talent; show to offer more engagement opportunities with new NFTs and interactive capabilities released throughout the season.

In Passing Headline News

‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Filmmaker Jules Bass Passes at 87

The animator, producer, director, and composer who worked diligently on some of the most popular stop-motion holiday films of the 1960s and 1970s with his production partner Arthur Rankin Jr. passed away on Tuesday.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Production I.G to Adapt ‘Heavenly Delusion’ Manga

Studio behind ‘Ghost in the Shell’ will produce new anime series based on Masakazu Ishiguro’s action-adventure manga that follows Maru and Kiruko’s post-apocalyptic adventure as they search for ‘heaven.’

A Toy Must Find his Boy ANIMATIONWorld

Scot Stafford Settles the ‘Score’ with ‘Lost Ollie’ Music

The prolific composer and sound designer dug deep into his Appalachian heritage, layering a rich tapestry of fiddle playing with the emotional power of orchestral music, on Shannon Tindle and Peter Ramsey’s beautiful, heartfelt four-part live-action / animated miniseries, now playing on Netflix.

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