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Animation Educators Forum Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Group

ASIFA-Hollywood’s non-profit association of teachers and scholars names first inductees into its new Hall of Fame, honoring the most influential artists and scholars in the history of animation.

Anime-zing Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘Suzume’ Trailer Along with A-list Japanese Cast Reveal

Makoto Shinkai’s latest film follows 17-year-old Suzume as she travels across Japan to close mysterious doors which, when open, usher in destruction and disaster.

Stop Bullying! Headline News

Cartoon Network Releases ‘Redraw Your World Without Bullying’

To support National Bullying Prevention Month, the network’s new ‘Stop Bullying: Speak Up’ campaign uses real life kids, original animation, and Cartoon Network characters to explain how to be an ally.

Destination Torino! Headline News

Tonko House’s ‘ONI: Thunder God’s Tale’ Int’l Premiere Coming to VIEWFEST 2022

Only in Torino! Chapters 1 and 2 of Netflix’s highly anticipated CG and stop-motion animated series, set in a world of Japanese mythology, to screen October 15, followed by Q&A with EP Kane Lee.

Next Gen Transformers Headline News

Paramount+ Shares ‘Transformers: EarthSpark’ Trailer

At NY Comic Con, Paramount+, Nickelodeon and Hasbro’s eOne treated fans to a panel with cast members and a trailer debut; the 3DCG series hits Paramount+ in the U.S. and on select Nickelodeon channels internationally in November.  

Business Headline News

ILM Launches Mumbai Studio

Former DNEG Bangalore & Chennai head of studio Kiran ‘KP’ Prasad tapped to lead the iconic VFX studio’s latest global expansion; the new full pipeline facility will provide VFX and animation services for film and television, drawing on the region’s extensive local talent base.

NY Comic Con 202 Headline News

Nickelodeon Shares ‘SpongeBob SquarePants Presents the Tidal Zone’ Clip

1-hour special coming to Nickelodeon next month will take viewers on a multidimensional journey of Bikini Bottom and beyond; first-ever ‘SpongeBob Universe’ crossover event revealed to NY Comic Con fans.

Christmas Animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Nabs ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’ Short for Christmas Day Release

Starring Tom Hollander, Idris Elba, Gabriel Byrne, and Jude Coward Nicoll, produced by J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella, and based on the best-selling book by Charlie Mackesy, the hand-drawn Apple Original Films short, about an unlikely friendship between a boy, a mole, a fox, and a horse, journeying together to find the boy’s home, will debut the same day on the BBC in the U.K.

Move over Jack Skellington! Headline News

Netflix Scares Up a ‘Wendell & Wild’ Official Trailer

Henry Selick and Jordan Peele’s stop-motion comedy horror-fest tells the tale of scheming demon brothers who, with the help of a tough teen - with lots of guilt, are summoned to the Land of the Living; the film debuts this month just in time for Halloween.

The Ol’ Switcharoo Headline News

A Trio of All-Star Writers Join ‘Spawn’ Film Adaptation

‘Joker’s Scott Silver, ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Malcolm Spellman, and Matt Mixon have taken the reins from original writer Todd McFarlane for Blumhouse’s adaptation of everyone’s favorite spawn of hell.

Secrets Revealed Headline News

Michael Waldron Set to Pen ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’

The ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ and ‘Loki’ writer is the first team member revealed on the Phase 6 MCU project, which will conclude the current Multiverse Saga.

Business Headline News

Trilogy Animation Group Reveals New Animation Slate

Roster includes reboots of Emmy-nominated preschool series, ‘Jay Jay The Jet Plane,’ and Emmy-winning ‘Tutenstein’ along with original IP ‘Doots,’ ‘Earth to Eden,’ and ‘Rubbernecks.’

Kissy Kissy Headline News

‘Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special’ Coming to HBO Max

How does Gotham’s power couple of DC villainy celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together? Perhaps with mayhem and madness… find out this February.

What is Animation? Headline News

Richard Linklater Takes on the Academy After ‘Apollo 10 ½ Rejected for Oscar Qualification

The noted filmmaker shared his outrage with the press after his and Netflix’s animated film, ‘Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood’ was disqualified in the Best Animated Feature Film category and their appeal has gone unanswered.

F**k S**t up! Headline News

‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Nabs Season 3 Prime Video Renewal

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 7, 2022 at 3:31pm

With Season 2 not airing until January 2023, the streamer announces a third season pickup during its New York ComicCon panel featuring stars and executive producers Travis Willingham, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Sam Riegel, Liam O’Brien, Laura Bailey, and Matthew Mercer.

It’s Ani-mazing! Headline News

Kadokawa Shares ‘Bungo Stray Dogs’ Season 4 Cast Additions and Key Image

‘Attack on Titan’ actor Yuuki Kaji and ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ actor Yōhei Azakami join the cast; series hits Crunchyroll in January 2023.

Business Headline News

Duolingo Acquires Gunner Animation Studio

The deal adds 15 designers, illustrators, and animators to the learning platform’s design teams responsible for creating animation, a key component in how the company builds brand recognition and driving user engagement.

It’s the Fall Frenzy Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - Autumn If You Got Em Adventure’

In the all-new episode airing this Sunday on FOX, all the Tobins fall under the spell of the Fall Frenzy Dance – what crazy secrets will be revealed?

Business Headline News

FOX Renews Dan Harmon’s ‘Krapopolis’ for Season 2 Prior to Season 1 Premiere

The all-new animated comedy about a dysfunctional family of ancient Greek humans, gods, and monsters won’t air until 2023, but that didn’t keep the network from ordering a second season.

Where’s Scooby? Headline News

HBO Max Drops ‘Velma’ Teaser Trailer and Cast Reveal

Mindy Kaling’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ spin-off follows the origin story of the Mystery Inc. gang’s underappreciated brainy member Velma Dinkley; Glenn Howerton, Sam Richardson and Constance Wu join the cast.

Immerse Yourself Headline News

‘Disney Animation: Immersive Experience’ to Launch in Toronto December 2022

In collaboration with ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ exhibit creators Lighthouse Immersive Studios, the experiential exhibit will deliver music and artistry from Disney Animation’s iconic canon of films to live audiences as never experienced before.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 180: How David Kaye Got into Voice Acting for Animation

The veteran voice actor discusses how he got his start in animation, and how others with a knack for making voices can do the same; he provides tips for improving voice acting skills and shares how many auditions it takes to actually book a gig.

We Love Anti-Heroes Headline News

Musical Artist Bad Bunny to Star in Sony’s ‘El Muerto’

The rough and ready film, based on the Marvel comics anti-hero, follows a luchador who inherits superpowers; Jonás Cuarón directs from a script penned by Gareth Dunnet Alcocer.

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