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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. 

Music Video Headline News

The Weeknd Animates His Dark Past in ‘Snowchild’

Canadian artist Abel Tesfaaye illustrates his journey to fame in an anime-style music video for his new single, produced by D’ART Shtajio, the first Black-owned anime studio in Japan.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Using Puppets, ‘Dollhouse’ Lays Bare the Pop World’s Sleazy Misogyny

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:14am

Nicole Brending discusses her savage animated satire, ‘Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Popular Culture,’ which hits digital platforms August 11.

Music Videos Headline News

RALPH Returns to her Pre-Teen Y2K Bedroom in ‘Crush’ Animated Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 2:13pm

Multi-disciplinary artist Amika Cooper, AKA blackpowerbarbie, channels ‘Lizzie McGuire,’ ‘Degrassi,’ and boomboxes for the singer’s new video, a reimagining of Jennifer Paige’s 1998 dance-pop hit.

Comic-Con Headline News

Rooster Teeth Shares Sneaks of 4 Upcoming Animated Series

Comic-Con panel reveals details on popular shows including ‘Red vs. Blue: Zero,’ ‘Recorded by Arizal,’ ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy,’ and ‘RWBY Volume 8.’

Business Headline News

Moonbug Acquires YouTube’s ‘Blippi’ and ‘CoComelon’

Entertainment company boosts subscriptions to over 235M across 100+ digital platforms, harnessing the increasing call for widely accessible kids’ content.

SVOD Headline News

Crunchyroll Reaches 3 Million Paid Global Subscribers

Platform hits new milestone as it expands brands to include Anime Digital Network, Anime on Demand, KAZÉ and Eye See Movies while extending reach with HBO MAX, Adult Swim, and TNT Germany distribution deals.

Music Video ANIMATIONWorld

Moby Drops Moving ‘My Only Love’ Music Video Depicting Amazon’s Heartbreaking Destruction

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:19am

Celebrated musician teams with Brazilian studio Zombie on beautifully designed CG animated video chronicling rampant Amazon deforestation.

Community Outreach Headline News

W. Kamau Bell’s Animated ‘Talk Boring to Me’ Examines Much of What Ails the U.S.

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 12:32pm

Thought-provoking, smartly designed YouTube series tackles key social justice issues America is facing, confronting some unpleasant truths while calling us all to action.

call for entries Headline News

Applications Now Open for 2021 Universal’s Global Talent Composer Initiative

GDTI program alumni includes Amie Doherty, recently chosen to score DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature, ‘Spirit Riding Free.’ 

Comic-Con Headline News

‘Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe’ Premieres August 28

Watch Comic-Con panel where Disney+ cast and creative team discuss origins of the animated movie and its opening song.Watch Comic-Con panel where Disney+ cast and creative team discuss origins of the animated movie and its opening song.

Awards Headline News

Disney Channel’s ‘Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure’ Wins Three Daytime Emmys

‘Elena of Avalor,’ and ‘Disney Mickey Mouse’ bring home multiple awards at the virtual 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Jesse McCartney’s New Animated Music Video ‘Friends’ Premieres Today

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:58am

Filmmaker Nick Peterson and Velorean Productions take the platinum-selling singer and his friends on a drunken, superhero hula dancing adventure.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Woah! Watch the New Trailer for ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’

Bill and Ted team up for the third time on a gnarly time traveling adventure to totally bring harmony to the universe, On Demand and in theaters September 1, 2020.

SVOD Headline News

New Episodes of ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Premiere August 17 on PBS KIDS

Season 5 of the popular animated series kicks off with a musical special to help kids and their families address challenges and disappointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

animated short films Headline News

‘Entertainment Oligopoly’ Explained in ‘Disney Domination the Animated Musical’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 20, 2020 at 4:21pm

Merging pop culture, comedy, and musical theatre, ‘Garbage Musicals’ is a hilarious new series of parodies from The Tin Can Brothers, Wisecrack and ArcadeCloud.

Festivals Events

Brussels International Animation Film Festival – February 12 -21, 2021

Begins: February 12, 2021

Over 150 films compete in the international event including animated shorts, features, commercials, and music videos.

Festivals Headline News

BIAF 2020 Reveals Official Trailer by by ‘Marona’s Fantastic Tale’ Director Anca Damian

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5:57pm

The festival’s 2019 Grand Prize winner creates the festival’s signature film for upcoming 2020 edition, taking place October 23-27, 2020 in Bucheon, South Korea.

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