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Run Wild Run Free! Headline News

DreamWorks Reveals Cast, Images, and Spot for ‘Spirit Untamed’

Isabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Andre Braugher and Walton Goggins lead the voice cast; animated feature about a headstrong girl longing to belong hits theatres June 4.

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Marc Anthony Joins Sofia Vergara’s Animated Comedy ‘Koati’

Grammy Award-winning artist will executive produce the soundtrack; film follows a coati, butterfly, and glass frog as they work to stop a wicked snake from destroying their homeland.

Podcasts Headline News

‘This Duckburg Life’ ‘DuckTales’-Inspired Podcast Premieres March 29

The original 7-part scripted podcast is hosted by Huey Duck for Duckburg Public Radio; the animated series’ voice cast reprises their roles in the new program that highlights riveting stories from Duckburg.

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Zach Parrish Talks Disney's ‘Us Again’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 2:53pm

For the director of the studio’s vibrant and lively new 7-minute film, now playing theatrically in front of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ yearning for what you had in the past can prevent you from enjoying what you have in the present.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2021 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:10am

‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Greyhound,’ ‘The Midnight Sky,’ ‘Mulan,’ ‘The One and Only Ivan,’ and ‘Tenet’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Business Headline News

Netflix Shares Anime Series ‘Yasuke’ First Look Images and Release Date

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:07pm

LaSean Thomas directs and LaKeith Stanfield stars in reimagined story of the first African samurai; animation being produced by ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ production studio MAPPA.

She Blinded Me With Science! Headline News

Disney Junior Starts Production on Animated ‘Eureka!’

The music-filled series tells story of a young inventor living in a prehistoric world who uses her innovation and inventions to make her community a better place; series set to debut later this year.

Business Headline News

Sony Pictures Animation Reveals ‘K-POP: Demon Hunters’ Animated Musical

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:58pm

Development on the feature has begun with Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans directing alongside Oscar-winning ‘Shrek’ producer Aron Warner.

Awards Headline News

‘Tenet,’ ‘Soul’ Take Home Critics Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:17am

Warner Bros.’ reverse-action sci-fi thriller and Pixar’s look at a Black jazz musician’s reflection on his own life and what makes it worth living were honored by the Critics Choice Association at their 26th annual ceremony.

Independent Animation Blogs

‘Bombay Rose’ – Viewpoint and Vision

VIEW Conference executive director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez shares her thoughts on the complex vision of reality, and ultimate celebration of life, in Gitanjali Rao’s debut hand-painted animated feature film, premiering today on Netflix.

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.

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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.

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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.

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