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Disney Shares ‘Amphibia’ Season 3 Premiere Date, Clip and Guest Voice Cast

Whoopi Goldberg, RuPaul Charles, Kate Micucci, Brad Garrett, and Anika Noni Rose among special guests starring in the new season, which also includes 22-minute Christmas special featuring new song by ‘Steven Universe’s Rebecca Sugar.

Comic-Con@Home Headline News

Check Out ‘Tooning Out SPECIAL COVERAGE: Comic-Con 2021’

Paramount+’s Emmy-nominated animated series, ‘Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News,’ reported on ‘breaking stories’ during the streamer’s ‘Peak’ Animation block panel presentations.

Moving Day! Headline News

Paramount+ Reveals ‘The Harper House’ Trailer and Key Art

The ‘China, IL’ creator Brad Neely’s all-new 2D adult comedy follows a single mom in Arkansas forced to move to the ‘other side’ of town; series premieres September 16 exclusively on the streaming network.

Comic-Con@Home Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2 Trailer

Virtual panel at Comic-Con@Home featured a conversation with cast members and creator Mike McMahan, part of the Paramount+’s ‘Peak’ Animation programming block; the hit half-hour comedy about the crew of one of Starfleet’s least important ships is available in the US exclusively on the streamer.

Comic-Con@Home Headline News

Paramount+ Releases ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Teaser Trailer

Comic-Con@Home panel riffs on new CG ‘Star Trek’ kids’ series that premieres exclusively on the streamer in the U.S. this Fall.

People Headline News

AFX Creative Adds Nicole Fina as Executive Producer

Former Digital Domain executive producer brings extensive experience in global advertising campaigns, music videos, and live event holograms, including key content for the Academy Awards and Super Bowl.

Baby I’m Amazed Headline News

Digitally De-Aged Paul McCartney Rocks ‘Find My Way’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 3:39pm

Funky single from Beatles legend’s new album, ‘McCartney III Imagined,’ featuring 8X Grammy winner Beck, takes a psychedelic dance trip through the halls of a hotel, blurring space, time, and identity.

Gimme Gaiman! Headline News

Amazon Studios Orders Neil Gaiman’s ‘Anansi Boys’ Series Adaptation

Based on the prolific author’s 2005 book of the same name, the limited series, about a young boy who discovers his recently deceased father was the trickster god of stories, begins shooting in Scotland later this year.

The VFX is Unreal Headline News

Taking Unreal Engine’s In-Camera VFX Toolset for a Spin

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2:12pm

Epic Games teamed with filmmaker collective Bullitt to put the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.27 in-camera VFX tools to the test; watch their short film, plus a behind-the-scenes featurette exploring the tremendous impact of these new virtual production tools.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Official Selections Announced

A diverse group of 114 animated shorts, feature films, and series will compete at upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running online September 22 – October 3; 48 films additionally chosen for Panorama screenings, with the VR selections coming in August.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Ada Twist, Scientist’ Teaser Trailer

Chris Nee’s brand-new CG animated series about an eight-year-old scientist, produced with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, kicks off with a boom on September 28.

SVOD Headline News

Watch ‘DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild’ Season 4 Trailer

The fearless team of Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria is back in NYC with big dreams and big adventures; brand-new episodes hit Peacock and Hulu August 6.

Dept. of I Can’t Wait Headline News

Evil Awaits on Arrakis in New ‘Dune’ Trailer

Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi tome follows Paul Atreides hero’s journey to the dark, foreboding conflict on the universe’s most dangerous planet; film hits theaters and HBO Max on October 22.

Animation and NFTs Collide! Headline News

Steve Aoki and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Launching ‘Dominion X’ on Blockchain

Stop-motion animated series, set to original music, is the first that allows the public to own a piece of the show, both digitally and physically; watch the debut short ‘Level 1’ for an introduction to the world of Character X.

Business Headline News

Rodney Rothman and Adam Rosenberg Launch Modern Magic

The Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ writer/director and former MGM co-president’s new company will focus on event animation and live-action; 20 projects underway including feature films and series in various stages of development.

People Headline News

Foundry Names Christy Anzelmo Chief Product Officer

In her new role, the company’s former senior director of product will lead the product management and design teams in their planning and delivery of products across media and entertainment, and digital design industries.

Where Exactly is Arcadia? Headline News

‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’ Now Streaming on Netflix

Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation’s 3DCG feature unites the heroes from the ‘Trollhunters,’ ‘3Below,’ and ‘Wizards’ series as they team-up to fight the Arcane Order for control over the magic that binds them all; soundtrack and game also now available.

Hmmmm Headline News

Watch ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ First Look Teaser

In Netflix’s latest ‘The Witcher’ world effort, before Geralt, there was Vesemir slaying monsters for coin; see a clip, new images and the global voice cast list for the 2D anime film, premiering globally on August 23. 

Nelvana Turns 50! Headline News

Nelvana Names July 26 ‘Canadian Children’s Media Day’

Studio marks its 50th anniversary by teaming up with Telefilm Canada and the Youth Media Alliance to celebrate the Canadian animation and children’s media industries.

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Netflix Drops New Clip, Sets ‘Vivo’ Release Date

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 6:33am

Sony Pictures Animation’s new musical adventure, which follows a musically gifted kinkajou who must find his way from Havana to Miami to deliver a song to his cherished owner’s long-lost love, hits the streamer August 6.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Brooke Keesling, Gary Schwartz Among Presenters at Anibar Animation Festival

Lori Malépart-Traversy also set to present at upcoming event, running July 23-30 in Peja, Kosovo; festival will feature over 300 film screenings, talks, workshops, and presentations by a number of special guests. 

Where Exactly is Arcadia? Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’ Clip

Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation’s 3DCG feature, premiering July 21, unites the heroes from the ‘Trollhunters,’ ‘3Below,’ and ‘Wizards’ series as they team-up in their most epic adventure yet.

Promoting Resources for Those in Need Headline News

‘Guiding Light’ PSA Raises Awareness for 211.org Community Support Network

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:00pm

Bent Image Lab and Chel White, working with the Ad Council and United Way, produce 2D spot that highlights resources available for people in at-risk situations.

Business Headline News

‘Baby Shark’ Movie in Development at Nickelodeon

The network and SmartStudy are co-producing the brand-new original animated film; the popular ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’ series also gets a Season 2 greenlight.

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