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Call for Submissions: 4th Edition of THU’s Talent League

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn’s free 12-week program provides mentorships, support and a platform to promote a new generation of talent; application deadline is July 8.

We Finally Get Our Dunk and Egg Headline News

Production Begins on HBO’s ‘GoT’ Prequel ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’

The show, previously referred to as ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ and based on George R. R. Martin’s novella ‘The Hedge Knight,’ is set a century before ‘Game of Thrones,’ and follows the exploits of two unlikely heroes.

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Mercury Filmworks Teaming with Turnip + Duck Studio for ‘Bunny McBee’

Canadian-Irish co-production deal for original 2D-animated short-form preschool series created by Emmy-nominated 'Hilda' director Andy Coyle signed at Annecy.

Hanna Minghella Headline News

Hannah Minghella Named Netflix’s Head of Feature Animated, Live-Action Family Film

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 2:23pm

The former Bad Robot, Sony Pictures and Columbia exec boasts extensive experience in live action and animated franchise titles, including ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania,’ ‘The Smurfs,’ and more.

Lucasfilm Headline News

‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures’ Season 2 Headed to Disney+ and Disney Jr.

New season of Lucasfilm’s original animated series arrives Wednesday, August 14, with new shorts on August 2 and new digital series, ‘Fun With Nubs’ available online now.

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Call for Submissions: 2024 Reallusion 3D Character Contest

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 10:16am

$45,000 in cash along with various physical prizes to be awarded to winners in multiple categories including ‘Best Character Design,’ ‘Best Character Animation’ and ‘Best AccuRIG Character;’ submission deadline is September 1, 2024.

All Must Choose! Headline News

HBO Renews ‘House of The Dragon’ for Season 3

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ gets a third season pickup, announced ahead of last Sunday's Season 2 premier; watch on HBO and Max.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA World Summit Wraps Successful 8th Edition

Day-long symposium at the 2024 Annecy Festival tackled emerging industry innovations, the power of community in the evolving animation landscape, and how to support gender equity in animation.

The Best in NY VFX Headline News

10th Annual VES NY Empire Awards Honorees Announced

Adding to the list of previously announced honorees, VES NY members nominated or awarded VES Awards for work completed in 2021-2024 will receive special recognition at the June 27 event; tickets now on sale.

Business Headline News

Evercoast Acquires DepthKit Volumetric Capture Company

The end-to-end 3D spatial video software provider announces deal that expands its efforts in race to capture and generate 3D digital humans and spatial video while marking an evolution of generative AI from 2D to 3D creation.

A Spooky New Comedy Headline News

Netflix Orders ‘The Undervale’ Animated Series from ‘Rick and Morty’ Team

Creator Matt Roller teams with executive producers Dan Harmon and Steve Levy on a spooky new comedy, which follows a single mother who runs a very haunted hotel.

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'Memoir of a Snail,' 'Percebes' Take Top Awards at Annecy 2024

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 5:39pm

Adam Elliot's stop-motion feature and the 2D short by Alexandra Ramires and Laura GonÇalves among the 22 winners at the jam packed 48th festival edition that saw a record 17,440 accredited attendees from 103 countries.

People Headline News

Moonbug Entertainment Names Courtney Holt Managing Director, Americas

Former Spotify exec will lead the North American commercial team responsible for ‘CoComelon,’ ‘Blippi,’ and other Moonbug brands.

The MFKZ House Expands Headline News

Ankama Acquires Minority Stake in Animation Studio Inthebox

The deal will allow the French company behind ‘MFKZ’ and ‘Wakfu’ to expand its production pipeline and benefit from Inthebox’s 3D animation expertise.

As if Middle School Wasn’t Hard Enough Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Me’ Trailer

Premiering globally July 12, the live-action family series, a coming-of-age story from Barry L. Levy, follows 12-year-old Ben who, while surviving middle school and adjusting to a newly blended family, discovers he has also super powers – he can shapeshift!

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2 Trailers Drop for ‘Avatar Legends: Realms Collide’

Get a glimpse of the dark spirit, Father Glowworm… new multiplayer strategy game from Tilting Point and AN Games takes place in the hugely popular world of Nickelodeon’sAvatar: The Last Airbender;’ pre-orders now available on Google Play and iOS.

People Headline News

Guru Studio Bolsters Leadership Team

The kids and family entertainment company adds Jasmine Gard as VP of Finance while promoting Daniel Rattner to VP of Brand Strategy & Growth and Jennifer Oppenheimer to Senior Manager of International Sales & Licensing.

Arcane Headline News

GKIDS Acquires Global Video, Transactional Rights to ‘Arcane’

First season of the Emmy Award-winning series from Riot Games to be released on videogram and home entertainment platforms worldwide in 2024.

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Chalkdust Animation Studios Launches in Atlanta, Announces New TV Series

Former Paramount Exec Jared Mass launches real-time virtual production studio, partners with Noble Road Media to produce and finance C.S. Lewis animated series ‘Boxen.’

Adult Swim Reveals Headline News

‘Ha Ha, You Clowns’ and More ‘Smiling Friends’ Coming to Adult Swim

At its ‘Defying Expectations’ Annecy 2024 panel, the network also reveals a new series order for ‘Oh My God, Yes! A Series of Extremely Relatable Circumstances’ produced by Six Point Harness.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Drops Final ‘Exploding Kitties’ Trailer & Character Posters

When God gets fired, he gets sent to earth — how better to reconnect with humanity then as a chubby house cat? Based on the popular card game, the adult animated comedy streams July 12.

Checkmate! Headline News

Woody Allen-Narrated Animated Short ‘Mr. Fischer’s Chair’ in Production

The four-studio co-production centers on the face-off between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky during the 1972 World Chess Championship; release set for August 2025.