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‘Loki’ Series Coming 2 Days Early

The mischievous horned God’s Disney+ series will now premiere Wednesday June 9, moving back from June 11, avoiding competition with subsequent Friday ‘The Bad Batch’ releases as well as ‘Black Widow’s July 9 launch.

Fostering Diversity in Animation Headline News

Netflix Hosting Free ‘Asian Creatives in Animation’ Virtual Event

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, seven top creative professionals will participate in a panel discussion on creating community and fostering diversity in the animation industry.

They’re Back Headline News

Dinosaurs Are Involved in Official ‘Rugrats’ Trailer Reveal

ViacomCBS’ all-new series debut sees Chuckie’s attempt at bravery go horribly wrong; reimagined show, debuting May 27 on Paramount+, stars E.G. Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Cheryl Chase, Cree Summer, and Kath Soucie reprising their iconic roles.

Insane Arcane Headline News

Jinx and Vi Blow Stuff Up in ‘Arcane’ Teaser Trailer

Netflix’s upcoming animated series, based on Riot’s popular MOBA game ‘League of Legends,’ is set in a utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, following the origins of two ‘League’ champions.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Releases First ‘House of the Dragon’ Images

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 9:05am

It’s official… George R.R. Martin’s long-awaited ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series has taken flight, ready to incinerate hapless armies, helpless civilians, and eager TV screens in 2022.

Go Behind the Scenes Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines' Animation Featurette

Take an exclusive look at the innovative techniques used to bring Mike Rianda’s animated comedy to life with VFX supervisor Michael Lasker and character designer Lindsey Olivares; film now streaming on Netflix.

call for entries Headline News

Anima2021 Submissions Deadline Coming May 30

Submissions now being accepted for the 2021 Córdoba International Animation Festival, running October 6-8; held every two years since 2001, the festival promotes and celebrates the artistic and technological aspects of the art form, and is the main animation event in Argentina.

Business Headline News

Cinedigm and Fantawild Launch Kids’ Streaming Channel

The linear streamer will feature the animation studio’s popular ‘Boonie Bears,’ bringing the Asian hit franchise to North American markets; new content will be released monthly and include the popular ‘Kung Fu Masters of the Zodiac.’

People Headline News

Andrea Miloro Tapped as Mikros Animation President

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2:55pm

Former Fox Animation co-president’s appointment reinforces Technicolor’s commitment to expand the company’s feature film and TV production efforts under the Mikros brand.

Business Headline News

Streamline Media Finalizes Technicolor Post Acquisition

First announced this past January, deal brings new artists, technical experts, and strategic locations to the company’s expanding base of business units.

Bogie at 12 O’Clock! Headline News

Who Knew Road Runner Cartoons Inspired Hollywood’s First Jet Plane Film?

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:14pm

Watch a clip of Oscar winners Ben Burtt and Craig Barron sharing insights into the groundbreaking special effects on Humphrey Bogart’s 1950 film, ‘Chain Lightning,’ his last at Warner Bros.

Virtual Events Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2021 Announces Virtual Art Gallery

The gallery features 14 virtual installations representing an international slate of artists; highlights include Academy Award-nominee ‘Opera,’ Best in Show ‘Cangjie’s Poetry,’ and interactive lighting installation ‘Isle of Reflections.’

Kamala in Costume Headline News

Surprise Set Photos Reveal First Look at ‘Ms. Marvel’ Costume

Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan, the spunky teenaged Parkistani American ‘Ms. Marvel’ with polymorphous powers, in the upcoming Disney+ series, as well as alongside Brie Larson as Carol Danvers and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau in 'The Marvels' coming to theatres in 2022.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Paramount and Nick Reveal ‘Paw Patrol: The Movie’ First Look Images

Dax Shepard, Tyler Perry, and Kim Kardashian West lead voice cast in the heroic pups’ first big screen adventure, hitting theatres August 20, 2021.

Phase Four and More Headline News

Marvel Teases ‘The Eternals’ First Look, ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Title and More

Extended Phase Four trailer moves from looks at the past to a chronological list of what’s in store for MCU fans at the theatre well into 2023.

Animated Works to Watch For Headline News

Annecy 2021 Announces Work in Progress Selections

16 WIP projects will be featured at the upcoming hybrid festival edition, with all selections accessible on the festival’s online platform; feature selections include ‘The Siren’ by Sepideh Farsi, ‘Unicorn Wars’ by Alberto Vázquez Rico, and ‘Princess Dragon’ by Anthony Roux and Jean-Jacques Denis.

animated shorts Headline News

Erick Oh and Baobab Studios’ ‘Namoo’ to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 3, 2021 at 12:21pm

The Oscar-nominated ‘Opera’ director teams with the Emmy-winning studio behind ‘Baba Yaga,’ ‘Bonfire,’ and ‘Crow: The Legend’ on new theatrical short, created with Quill, about the meaningful moments of one man’s life, symbolized by the positive and painful memories within the branches of a growing tree.

Resurrections Do Happen! Headline News

‘Tuca & Bertie’ Back with New Episodes on Adult Swim

Lisa Hanawalt’s critically acclaimed adult animated comedy series, starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, gets a new lease on life with all new episodes debuting June 13; series centers on the friendship between two millennial bird women dealing with real life issues such as ghosts, sex buses, pottery fails, and therapy.

Events Headline News

Animation Masters Summit Announces Legend Awards

Indian animation pioneer, Ketan Mehta and filmmaker, artist, and academic Professor Nina Sabnani to be honored at this year’s virtual summit; registration is open and free for the event, which runs May 4-8.  

Use the Force Headline News

‘PEN15’s Maya Erskine Joins 'Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Cast

The Hulu hit’s star and co-creator joins the already star-studded Lucasfilm production cast in an undisclosed supporting role as pre-production edges towards opening shoots.

People Headline News

The VFX & Post Talent Agency Expands its Roster

Agency that represents visual effects and post-production HoDs and crews welcomes six new professionals as demand for VFX and post work continues to increase.

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