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Cartoon 360 2020 Pitch Submissions Deadline Coming September 24

European event will provide real-time feedback, input, interactive discussions and keynotes from industry experts in the digital market.

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The National Film Board Takes Center Stage at OIAF 2020

10 NFB original films/VR projects, representing unique visions and personal stories, will screen in both competitive and curated programs; the festival runs September 23-October 4.

Adult Animation Madness! Headline News

Bobby Moynihan’s ‘The Pole’ Coming to SYFY’s Adult Animation Block in 2021

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1:14pm

Scandal and intrigue at the North Pole means there’s a twisted power struggle afoot for the venerable red suit, in the edgy-new animated comedy from Yeti Farm Creative.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Cardiff Animation Festival Goes Virtual

Online offerings running October 24-November 1 to include full shorts program; a session with Welsh animator, Simon Chong, currently a director on Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers;’ and a behind the scenes look at, ‘Heart of Darkness,’ the world’s first sand-animated feature film.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Final Trailer and New Stills from Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:54am

Netflix shares new materials from Oscar-winning ‘Dear Basketball’ director’s new animated musical adventure, co-directed by Oscar-winner John Kahrs and produced at China’s Pearl Studios, coming October 23.

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

Studio Ghibli Releases 400 Free Movie Images

The famed Japanese studio home of venerated director Hayao Miyazaki has posted online a set of 50 high resolution stills from eight of their beloved films, most notably ‘Ponyo’ and ‘Spirited Away,’ with more to come, for fans to use ‘freely within the scope of common sense.’

Dept. of Really? Headline News

‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Canceled Right After Emmy Win

Netflix has decided to end production on the fantasy adventure series despite its win at this past Saturday’s 2020 Creative Arts Emmys ceremony, leaving fans hanging on the future of the world of Thra.

The Big Get Bigger Headline News

Microsoft Acquires ‘Fallout’ and ‘Elder Scrolls’ Publisher Bethesda Softworks

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 12:01pm

$7.5 billion cash deal for game maker’s parent, ZeniMax Media, expands software giant’s growing gaming business profile.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Carl Jones and Brian Ash’s ‘Sugar and Toys’ Season 2 Premiere

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:18am

FUSE’s adult animated sketch comedy take on Saturday morning cartoons is back, from two of the creatives who brought us ‘Black Dynamite’ and ‘The Boondocks,’ with new episodes running every Sunday evening.

Dept. of Can’t Wait Headline News

Disney+ and Marvel Drop Official ‘WandaVision’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:54am

It’s creepy, it’s campy, and it’s got Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as a married couple living in the idealized suburbs… what could go wrong?

Awards Headline News

‘Rick and Morty’ Nabs Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:21am

Adult Swim’s hit animated comedy takes top animation honor; Netflix’s ‘Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ honored for Outstanding Children’s Program, as the Television Academy finishes out its 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Rumor Central Headline News

Mace Windu Origin Story with Samuel L. Jackson Rumored at Disney+

None other than Nick Fury himself may be reprising his role as the purple lightsaber master, alongside a younger version of the character, in what would surely be a thrilling origin tale.

Awards Headline News

‘Forky Asks a Question,’ ‘Big Mouth’s Maya Rudolph Take Home Animation Emmys

Awards for short form animated program, character voice-over and derivative interactive program, as well as previously announced individual achievement in animation and motion design, were presented last night on the fourth evening of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Animated Shorts Competition Headline News

Wacom’s Cartoon Crunch Adventures Continue!

Tune in to the 5-part reality-like mini-series to see the challenges facing eight young animators as they create their shows; final projects will debut at the Popcorn Premiere Party September 26.

behind-the-scenes Headline News

Exclusive: ‘Weathering with You’ Worldbuilding with Hiroshi Takiguchi

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:42pm

Go behind-the-scenes of Makoto Shinkai’s critically-acclaimed anime, about a young boy who runs away from home and befriends an orphan girl who can manipulate weather, as the art director discusses environments and design.

People Headline News

Hugh Davidson Inks Exclusive Multi-Year Deal Warner Bros. Animation

Emmy Award-winning Mike Tyson Mysteries and Nobodies writer/producer will develop original animated projects across all WBA platforms; his ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ gets presentation order.

Lots to See Here Headline News

‘It’s Fall on Disney+’ Lineup Announced

Disney originals premiering this season include ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,’ ‘Once Upon a Snowman,’ and the highly anticipated ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2.

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