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Magic.Mountain Brings Chaos to the City in KILLBOY’s ‘That’s Okay I’ll Just Fuck Myself’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:34am

In new music video, animator and designer Josh Burke portrays the singer’s harrowing journey through an urban inferno raging against the backdrop of a neon-infused game-styled cityscape.

Events Headline News

Brooke Keesling, Jorge Gutierrez to Host Academy’s Virtual ‘Art of Animation’ Workshop

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:46am

July 6 family-friendly online event includes special guests Pete Docter, Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin, Peter Ramsey, Pierre Coffin and Hyun-min Lee.

Books Headline News

New Book Chronicles Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of Chris Buck’s Son Ryder

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 2:25pm

‘Leave Your Light On,’ by Shelley Buck, artist and wife of the Oscar-winning Frozen and Frozen 2 director, shares the story of her son’s valiant battle against an unrelenting illness, the rich life he lived, and the love he shared with his family and friends.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Pixar Releases New ‘Soul’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:19pm

Watch sneak teaser and virtual conversation with filmmakers Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, Dana Murray, anthropologist Dr. Johnnetta Cole and renowned jazz pianist Jon Batiste, produced as part of the Essence Festival of Culture panel, ‘Finding Soul.’

Animated Feature Films Headline News

‘Jungle Beat: The Movie’ Released Today

Brent Dawes and Sandcastle Studios’ charming new animated family adventure now available worldwide on VOD; watch Natasha Bedingfield perform end title song ‘Together in This.’  

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Composer Carl Johnson Comes Home to ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’

Musician picks up where Carl Stalling left off, returning to Warner Bros. more than 25 years after composing on ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Pinky and the Brain.’ 

Podcasts Headline News

Animation Industry Podcast EP71: Aaron Hazouri’s Harsh Reality of Pursuing Storyboard Artist Work In LA

The latest installment of Terry Ibele’s in-depth interview series with guests including JJ Villard, John Musker, Tina Nowracki, and Fred Seibert, who share their stories, insights, and career advice.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Trolls World Tour’ Dance Party Edition Now Available on Digital

Special edition with bonus content, song lyrics and interactive dance party mode also coming to 4k Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD on July 7, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Festivals Headline News

Cannes XR Virtual Set for June 24-26

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:06pm

A free program of 55 pieces, selected by the Tribeca Film Festival, Veer VR and Positron, including 23 in the Development Showcase, will be open to VR users through the Museum of Other Realities.

SVOD Headline News

First Look: Netflix Releases Trailer for Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 6:29am

Oscar-winning ‘Dear Basketball’ director’s new animated musical adventure, co-directed by Oscar-winner John Kahrs and produced at China’s Pearl Studios, will be released this fall.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Watch: ‘Just Sing’ Music Video Features Everyone’s Favorite Trolls

Universal zooms in on upcoming ‘Trolls World Tour’ digital and DVD release with announcement of its official motion picture soundtrack, now available.

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Composer Roger Neill Talks the Mellifluous Insanity of ‘JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales’

Mixing as many as 25 different music types, from Beethoven to Grimes, into an 11-minute episode, the veteran musician creates crazy tension through juxtaposing well-known tunes with the show’s graphic and violent images.

Podcasts Headline News

Animation Industry Podcast Episode 69 with Comic Artist Jackie Davis is Live

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 2:41pm

Terry Ibele’s in-depth interview series, with guests including JJ Villard, John Musker, Tina Nowracki, and Fred Seibert, shares their stories, their insight, and their career advice.

Music Video Headline News

WATCH: Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ New ‘Where Do the Children Play?’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 15, 2020 at 4:19pm

Chris Hopewell and Black Dog Films’ stop-motion short reimagines classic 70s ecological anthem 50 years after its original ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ release.

animated shorts Headline News

New Trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s Latest Short, ‘To: Gerard’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 12, 2020 at 1:45pm

Taylor Meacham’s love letter to his father tells how life’s greatest magic is inspiring someone else to follow their dreams, even if you haven’t achieved your own. 

VR Headline News

Disney’s ‘Myth: A Frozen Tale’ VR Short Released on Oculus Quest

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:22am

Jeff Gipson’s immersive cinematic exploration of the ‘Frozen 2’ world weaves together music and visuals to take viewers on a magical Arendelle forest experience.

Business Headline News

Watch the First 4 BMO-Riffic Minutes of ‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:29am

BMO joyfully strums and spuds in this extended clip from the first of four brand-new hourlong breakout ‘Adventure Time’ franchise specials coming June 25 on HBO Max.

Events Headline News

FunimationCon 2020 Reveals Program Highlights for July 3-4 Virtual Event

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 3:13pm

Free event will bring the anime community together for a virtual celebration featuring panels, cosplay, and special streamed performance from the 2019 SACRA Music Festival. 

People Headline News

Ava DuVernay, Rob Bredow Join Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:14pm

‘Selma’ director and Head of ILM, along with newcomers Debra Zane, Stephen Rivkin, Linda Flowers, and Lynette Howell Taylor, are part of newly elected 2020-2021 board.  

Covid-19 Headline News

New ‘COVID-19 The Series’ Episode Shows There’s a Little ‘Captain Quarantine’ In All of Us

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 2:58pm

Alvaro Garcia Gonzalez’s latest short captures the animated hopes and dreams of the coronavirus fighter in all of us, especially those who play flamenco guitar.  

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George Moir Drops Quirky 80s-Styled ‘Big Boy Cruising’ Animated Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:52am

Artist releases new single and meticulously crafted short, an odd and amusing blend of miniatures, collage, and live-action inspired by Fischer Price toys and Fireman Sam.

Festivals Headline News

Jennifer Lee, Henry Selick and Dean DeBlois Headline Annecy 2020 Masterclass Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11:09am

Bruno Coulais, Chris Buck, Ron Clements, John Musker, Nick Park and Eric Darnell join a host of industry leaders headlining online festival’s selection of WIP, PREVIEW and Making Of presentations, running June 15-30.

Covid-19 Headline News

‘Whatever Gets You Talking’ Music Video Encourages Young People to Discuss Mental Health

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:09am

‘Seize the Awkward’ campaign releases animated short inspiring young people to check in with friends and support their mental health; video features rapper Akinyemi, pop icon Meghan Trainor and music and digital stars Addison Rae, Avery Cyrus, Bryce Xavier, James Henry, The McFarlands, Molly Burke, mxmtoon and brothers Zach Valentine and Pat Ramirez.

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Phoebe Ryan’s Erotic Cartoon Fantasies Come to Life in ‘Reality’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:07am

Richie Brown brings bold colors, psychedelic imagery, and newfound knowledge of phonemes to animated short for singer-songwriter’s latest single off upcoming debut album, ‘How It Used to Feel.’  

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