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SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Final Trailer and New Stills from Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:54am

Netflix shares new materials from Oscar-winning ‘Dear Basketball’ director’s new animated musical adventure, co-directed by Oscar-winner John Kahrs and produced at China’s Pearl Studios, coming October 23.

behind-the-scenes Headline News

Exclusive: ‘Weathering with You’ Worldbuilding with Hiroshi Takiguchi

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:42pm

Go behind-the-scenes of Makoto Shinkai’s critically-acclaimed anime, about a young boy who runs away from home and befriends an orphan girl who can manipulate weather, as the art director discusses environments and design.

Watch Special Unboxing! Headline News

‘B: The Beginning Season One’ Available on Blu-Ray and Digital October 6

‘The Ultimate Collection’ limited edition also being released features 160-page hardback series bible, soundtrack CD, special portfolio and the pilot film that inspired the series; watch the trailer and unboxing videos now!

Animated Feature Film ANIMATIONWorld

Animating the Essence of Nature in Ayumu Watanabe’s ‘Children of the Sea’

The director discusses bringing Daisuke Igarashi’s 2006 manga to life in a dazzling, iridescent, and beautifully animated film that captures the complex bonds between all living things.

Music Videos Headline News

Horrorshow and Ziggy Alberts Drop ‘Heaven Pt. II’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 3:34pm

Australian Hip-Hop duo and singer-songwriter collaborate on new track that takes soulful look at star-crossed lovers separated by the boundaries of heaven and hell.

Vote Safe Headline News

Watch NOW: 'Dream of Poll Workers' Animated Call to Action!

The #WorkThePolls nonpartisan campaign goes live with its first animated PSA, encouraging young people to become poll workers for the upcoming election.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

‘Riverdance: The Animated Adventure’ Voice Cast Announced

Aniventure’s new film, based on the popular stage show, features the voices of Pierce Brosnan, John Kavanagh and Brendan Gleeson as well as an all new musical score by Grammy winner, Bill Whelan.

Josh Gad Returns Headline News

Olaf Stars in ‘Once Upon A Snowman’ Short Coming to Disney+

New animated video reveals the origins of the playful, summer-loving snowman from Disney’s award-winning ‘Frozen’ franchise.

Mickey and Pals Return Headline News

‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse’ Shorts Series Coming to Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:22am

10 new classic-styled 2D shorts, starring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, will debut this November.

The Universe Just Might Make Sense ANIMATIONWorld

Inside the Trippy and Complex Universe of ‘The Midnight Gospel’

Co-creator Duncan Trussell explains the process of marrying interviews from his ‘The Duncan Trussell Family Hour’ podcasts with animated visuals from the mind of ‘Adventure Time’ creator Pendleton Ward and the talented hands of Titmouse studio artists.

Dept. of I Can’t Wait Headline News

Official ‘Dune’ Trailer Breathes New Life into Sci-Fi Classic

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11:58am

‘Blade Runner 2049’ director Denis Villeneuve takes the helm of the latest big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi bestseller, and it looks dark, brooding and utterly inviting.

GRRRRRRAWRRR! Headline News

‘Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal’ Returns October 4, Renewed for Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 1:43pm

5 new episodes from Season 1 continue the iconic director’s tale of an unlikely friendship between a caveman and a dinosaur trying to survive in a violent, primordial world; show renewed by Adult Swim for 10-episode second season.

Music Videos Headline News

The Living Tombstone’s Blistering ‘Chosen’ CG Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1:08pm

Produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, creative studio The-Artery uses remotely produced motion capture to show the anonymous band emerge from stasis and blast onstage for an all CG neon-flooded performance.

Animated Feature Film ANIMATIONWorld

Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh Talk New ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Movie

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 3:13pm

‘Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe’ sees the stepbrothers cross the galaxy to rescue their sister; film premieres August 28 on Disney+.

SVOD Headline News

New Trailer for ‘Barbie Princess Adventure’ Coming to Netflix September 1

Mattel’s timeless, iconic character is back again with a message that helps kids focus on empowerment, self-discovery and finding their voice in the age of social media. 

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP78: Voice Actor Todd Manojlovic on ‘YOLO Crystal Fantasy’

The Australian voiceover artist on Adult Swim’s new series shares his method for nailing parts, and gives his best advice for others looking to pursue voice acting for animation.
 

#BLM Headline News

‘Squidbillies’ Actor Stuart Baker Fired for Offensive Facebook Posts

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:16pm

Series creators Jim Fortier and Dave Willis announce the move on Twitter in response to longtime cast member’s comments about legendary singer and actress Dolly Parton and Black Lives Matter.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

‘Promare’: Hiroyuki Imaishi and Hiromi Wakabayashi’s Vivid Depiction of Racism and Unity

The director and producer of the electrifying, high energy anime feature tackle segregation, cruelty, and protest against injustice in a future society forged by the collision of fire and ice.  

Music Video Headline News

Journey Through the Cosmos with Thomas Lynch III’s ‘When I Was at Peace’

Watch, and get ready to vibe, as psychedelic band ‘Circles Around the Sun’ teams up with the galactic ‘The Midnight Gospel’ animator to create this summer’s funkiest music video.

Technology Headline News

VEGAS Pro 18 Update Now Available

Upgrade to company’s flagship video/audio editing, color grading and FX platform include AI-driven effects, GPU accelerated workflows, advanced motion tracking and other major enhancements. 

TV Animation Series Headline News

New ‘Story Time with Josh & Blue’ Podcast Help Tuck Kids in at Night

10-episode podcast series is now available; Season 2 of ‘Blue’s Clues & You!’ airs weekdays on Nickelodeon beginning August 19.

Technology Headline News

V-Ray 5 for Maya Now Available

Updated production renderer allows users to composite renders, incorporate light path expressions, and interactively relight scenes in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. 

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