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Animated Tales for Kids Headline News

‘The Runaway Bunny’ Animated Special Debuts March 25 on HBO Max

Musical performance and narration by Tracee Ellis Ross and songs by Grammy winning artists Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Rosanne Cash, Ziggy Marley and Kimya Dawson highlight new  2D hand-drawn special, based on the classic children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Nickelodeon’s ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’ Debuts March 26

The series follows Baby Shark and his best friend William on their adventures in their underwater community of Carnivore Cove; following premiere, the episode will be available on Nick Jr. On Demand and Download-To-Own services, as well as Noggin.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

48th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:29am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘The Willoughbys,’ and ‘Trolls World Tour’ top the huge list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony set to stream live on Friday, April 16.

It’s Barbie! Headline News

All-New CG Animated ‘Barbie’ Specials Coming Spring and Fall 2021

TV movie ‘Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday’ features Barbie’s younger sister Chelsea on a quest to save her birthday; ‘Barbie Princess Adventure’ is a musical special following Barbie and her friends on an adventure to New York City.

Awards Headline News

‘Soul’ Wins Best Animated Feature and Original Score at 78th Golden Globes

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:28am

Pixar took home its ninth feature film golden globe for their latest gem, featuring their first Black leading character, that skillfully embraces complex issues of religion, culture, and the struggle to answer the question, ‘What makes you…YOU?’

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP98: Nico Colaleo's Journey to Become an Animation Editor and Creator of ‘Ollie & Scoops’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 12:58pm

The artist discusses the ins and outs of what an editor for animation does, and what it takes to produce a new episode each month of his own indie show.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Nickelodeon Readies ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’ and Renews Top Preschool Series

Special ‘Baby Shark Shorts’ mini-adventures to air February 26. ‘Santiago of the Seas,’ ‘Blue’s Clues & You!,’ and ‘PAW Patrol’ get greenlights for all new seasons.

Animated TV Series Headline News

New ‘Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go’ is Coming to Town

Based on the classic book series, the latest iteration of the popular ‘Thomas & Friends’ franchise features fast colorful 2D animation, more physical comedy, and expressive characters; coming this fall to Cartoon Network and Netflix.

Business Headline News

Netflix Teams with Lupita Nyong’o on New Animated Musical ‘Sulwe’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:10pm

Based on the Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ actress’ #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same name, the film will tell a story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

Stop-Motion ANIMATIONWorld

The Carefree Claymation of Gilligan Moss’ ‘Slow Down’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:25am

Francesca Morea takes the Brooklyn-based electronic duo on a surreal but easygoing journey in the ocean, forest, and outer space.

animated short films Headline News

Disney Announces ‘Us Again’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:58am

Studio’s first new theatrical short in five years will front upcoming ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ which debuts worldwide March 5, before hitting Disney+ in June.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Headline News

Nicole Kassell to Helm 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' Reboot

‘The Woodsman’ director boards a fresh take on the classic L. Frank Baum novel, while Animal Logic gears up for an animated musical adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Toto’ book.

Awards Headline News

‘Mulan,’ ‘Tenet,’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Grab Critics Choice Award Noms

'Greyhound,' 'Mank,' ‘The Invisible Man,’ and ‘The Midnight Sky’ round out the Critics Choice Association nominations in the Best Visual Effects category for the upcoming 26th annual awards.

I Gotta Sing! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Grammy Winner Macy Gray Gives Karaoke Tips on ‘Big City Greens’

In a special music-filled episode, ‘Okay Karaoke,’ the Green family gets some great Karaoke tips from the famed singer and songwriter; ‘Big City Greens: Don’t Think, Just Sing!’ digital soundtrack available on Disney Records February 5.

Awards Headline News

BAFTA Releases Longlists for British Academy Film Awards 2021

New 2021 rules promote diversity in membership and voting; Pixar’s animated feature ‘Soul’ longlisted in five categories including Best Film, Animated Film, Special Visual Effects, Original Score, and Sound.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 78th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:22am

DreamWorks’ ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ Pixar’s ‘Onward’ and ‘Soul,’ Netflix’s ‘Over the Moon,’ and Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Wolfwalkers’ snag nominations for best animated feature.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Ishan Shukla’s ‘Schirkoa’ Set to Begin Production

Animated feature, based on the director’s award-winning short, will blend 2D and 3D cinema, animation, and video game development techniques; production begins Spring 2021 with the premiere planned for 2023.  

Music for TV Headline News

Gareth Coker to Score Studio Wildcard’s ‘ARK: The Animated Series’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:37pm

The BAFTA-nominated composer is known for scoring Ubisoft’s ‘Immortals: Fenyx Rising and Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Halo Infinite.’

Anime Headline News

Fan Voting Opens for Fifth Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards

With nominations announced, fans can now vote on all their favorites - every day in every category - through January 22; winners to be revealed on February 19.

short film animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘Bearly’ Charms as SCAD Animation Studio’s Debut Film

The delightful 2D/3D animated musical short, about a curious bear cub’s attempt to resist hibernation, marks the start of the program’s ambitious plan to produce two new shorts each year.

Rock Around the Xmas Tree Headline News

WATCH: The White Stripes’ ‘Animated Yule Log Video’

Rock around the Christmas Tree with a crazy video featuring the band’s greatest hits, classic acoustic tracks, rarities, B-sides, and original Christmas song ‘Candy Cane Children.’

Yay Another Pete Docter Film! ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Skillfully and Honestly Embraces Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 10:09am

Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ animated gem, about a Black jazz musician’s reflection on his own life and what makes it worth living, premieres tomorrow, Christmas day, on Disney+.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

GKIDS Drops English Dub Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves sings the English language version of the film’s theme song, ‘Don’t Disturb Me.’

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