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New Short Reveals a Young Boy’s Imaginary Battle Against the Covid-Dragon

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1:21pm

In Joey Jones’ charming CG animated film, ‘How the Covid-dragon Disappears,’ a kid’s imagination serves as the battleground for a knight’s valiant fight against the coronavirus, honoring the brave essential workers of the 2020 pandemic.

Music Videos Headline News

Magic.Mountain Brings Chaos to the City in KILLBOY’s ‘That’s Okay I’ll Just Fuck Myself’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:34am

In new music video, animator and designer Josh Burke portrays the singer’s harrowing journey through an urban inferno raging against the backdrop of a neon-infused game-styled cityscape.

: Animated Feature Film Headline News

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

All four seasons of ‘Phineas and Ferb’ series and Disney Channel original ‘Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension’ coming to Disney XD August 25.

WIA Online Summit Headline News

2020 Women in Animation Virtual Summit Now Streaming Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:58pm

A selection of presentations from the first-ever WIA online summit, held in conjunction with this year’s Annecy 2020 Online edition, is now available for free viewing.

Business Headline News

Mike Judge Bringing Re-Imagined ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ to Comedy Central

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 1:00pm

Creator of iconic animated duo that defined a generation of disaffected, head-banging youth, signs deal for two new seasons and related spin-offs.

ACM SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Goes Virtual

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:07am

Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition, originally scheduled November 17-20 in Daegu, South Korea, moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: RISE FX’s ‘Westworld’ Season 3 VFX Breakdown Reel and Behind-the-Scenes Videos

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 5:35pm

German visual effects studio shares new highlight reel showcasing nearly 200 shots spread over three episodes of the hit futuristic HBO series.

FXX Headline News

‘Archer’ Season 11 Reveals Coming to Virtual San Diego Comic-Con

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 3:44pm

New season, pushed from previously scheduled May 6 premiere by COVID-19 shutdowns, premieres later this year; cast member online panel set for July 24.

TV Animation Headline News

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Ready to Rarely Go Where No One Has Gone Before

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 2:26pm

Highly anticipated animated comedy from ‘Solar Opposites’ creator Mike McMahan premieres August 6 on CBS All Access. 

Events Headline News

Brooke Keesling, Jorge Gutierrez to Host Academy’s Virtual ‘Art of Animation’ Workshop

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:46am

July 6 family-friendly online event includes special guests Pete Docter, Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin, Peter Ramsey, Pierre Coffin and Hyun-min Lee.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP72: Dev Exec Dave Padbury Shares How Pitches Become New Shows

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 9:52am

Listen to the latest installment of the Animation Industry Podcast, Terry Ibele’s in-depth interview series with guests including JJ Villard, John Musker, Tina Nowracki, and Fred Seibert, who share their stories, insights, and career advice.

SVOD Headline News

Cinedigm Merging Viewster into Newly Launched CONtv Anime

New global 24/7 linear and AVOD network begins streaming on CONtv’s 120 million device network with library of popular anime films and series including ‘Bubblegum Crisis,’ ‘AD Police,’ and ‘Vampire Princess Miyu.’

Books Headline News

New Book Chronicles Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of Chris Buck’s Son Ryder

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 2:25pm

‘Leave Your Light On,’ by Shelley Buck, artist and wife of the Oscar-winning Frozen and Frozen 2 director, shares the story of her son’s valiant battle against an unrelenting illness, the rich life he lived, and the love he shared with his family and friends.

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