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Bluescape Launches Popsync Image Tool

The visual collaboration platform to provide new curated search and curation features that access premium images, including Getty Images, iStock, and Unsplash; teams can quickly find, share and discuss content, simplifying collaborative workflows.

TUDUM…. Headline News

'Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event' Returns in September

The virtual event is set to bombard the streamer's fandom with a massive display of scoops on fan-favorite shows, films and specials from across the globe – check out the teaser.

LANA!!! Headline News

FXX Sets ‘Archer’ Season 13 and ‘Little Demon’ Premiere Dates

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 10:35am

Sterling and Dysfunction Co return with 8 new episodes, followed the next day by the debut of Aubrey Plaza and Danny DeVito’s new animated comedy series about the Devil trying to gain custody of his daughter’s soul, all coming this August.

Betty Boop Joins the Metaverse Headline News

Fleischer Studios Drops ‘Betty Boop’ NFT Launch Teaser

‘Boop & Frens’ brings iconic animated character from Hollywood’s heyday into the metaverse in one-of-a-kind NFT collection including digital fashion inspired by classic cartoons – the perfect trending attire for avatar influencers in the most exclusive virtual realities.

Kids' Animation Headline News

‘Bluey’ Season 3 Coming Soon to Disney+

The Emmy Award-winning animated kids' series returns with more unpredictable and hilarious adventures of the young Blue Heeler pup, her sister Bingo, and Mum and Dad; episodes will follow on Disney Channel and Disney Junior later this year.

Great Shorts Coming to Ottawa Headline News

OIAF 2022 Reveals Official Animated Shorts Competition Selections

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 12:00pm

51 shorts to compete in student, narrative, non-narrative, and commissioned categories; the upcoming festival runs September 21-25.

Business Headline News

Universal Pictures Content Group Snags ‘Mavka. The Forest Song’ French Distribution Rights

Drawing on Slavic mythological images and themes and showcasing Ukrainian culture, values, and traditions, the 3D animated family feature is slated for Q4 2022 delivery, despite the challenges of the ongoing war.

To Lowly Go Where No One Has Gone Before Headline News

Paramount+ Sets ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 Premiere

Streamer also drops key art for the new season of the popular animated series; created by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan, the show tells the story of the crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos.

It’s Tough Being a Kid… of a Famous Monster Headline News

Nickelodeon and Mattel Reveal ‘Monster High’ Voice Cast and Images

Teen kids of monster fame make their way to the school of acceptance and self-discovery in the next entry in the popular franchise; the animated series hits Nickelodeon this fall along with an upcoming live-action movie-musical ‘Monster High: The Movie,’ which debuts October 6.

Awards Headline News

Hiroshima Animation Season Coming August 17-21

The Hiroshima International Animation Festival gets new August run, reveals inaugural ‘Golden Carpster’ Award honorees for contributions to animation in Pan-Pacific and Asian regions, and shares The World Competition: Category Award winners.

Business Headline News

California Carves $2.5 Million From State Budget for Animation Museum Project

New fundraising effort being led by creative executive Eddie Newquist, who is working with a small advisory board on the project, with Burbank a strong candidate for its eventual home turf.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Baffler Meal Complete Collection’ DVD Set Coming Soon

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing 138 episodes, ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters,’ and 30 hours of bonus content in a must-have collection.

The Emmy Goes to? Headline News

TV Academy Announces 74th Emmy Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 11:19am

‘Arcane,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ and ‘What If…?’ are nominated for Outstanding Animated Program; ceremony will be held Monday, September 12 on NBC, streaming live for the first time on Peacock.

Events Headline News

40th Anniversary Screening of ‘The Last Unicorn’ Coming to The Academy Museum

Screenwriter/author Peter S. Beagle and producer Michael Chase Walker be on hand for a Q&A at the David Geffen Theater showing of the classic 1982 animated fantasy.

People Headline News

Julius Onah to Direct Marvel’s Fourth ‘Captain America’ Film

The filmmaker’s burgeoning body of work includes another franchise gig, ‘The Cloverfield Paradox,’ as well as the Spirit Award-nominated drama ‘Luce.’

Legends of ILM Headline News

Disney+ Drops Trailer For ‘Light & Magic’ Doc Series

The streamer also unveils behind-the-scenes images and fresh key art showing the ILM team designing the Millennium Falcon in new Lucasfilm and Imagine Documentaries' series, streaming later this month.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 169: Gobelins’ Student Lava Hijzelaar's Process to Pencil & Paper Animation

The Dutch animator/student discusses the skillset learned from hand-drawn animation, her animation process from start to finish, and how she went about getting into the famous Paris-based school.

Gotta love stealthy do-gooders! Headline News

The Secret Do-Gooder Squad Returns in DreamWorks' ‘Team Zenko Go’ S2 Trailer

Netflix’s animated preschool series is back with 10 new episodes of its hit show, getting even more chances to share random acts of kindness on August 8.

Business Headline News

HBO Max, Cartoon Network and Lion Forge Team Up on ‘Iyanu: Child of Wonder’

New animated series is based on Roye Okupe’s graphic novel about a young Nigerian woman embued with superpowers who must use them to save humanity against an ancient curse.

Wascally Wabbit! Headline News

Exclusive: MeTV Shares ‘Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Bash Week’ Promo

‘Toon in With Me’ celebrates 82 years of America’s favorite Wascally Wabbit, running July 25-29 with cartoons, stories, and insights on everything Bugs; check out July 24 ‘Collector’s Call’ profiling Looney Tunes and Bugs Bunny collector Laurence Sheinman.

Business Headline News

Stereo D Rebrands as SDFX Studios

New name reflects the full-service VFX work offered as company works to meet growing industry demand; recent credits include Lucasfilm's ‘The Book of Boba Fett,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and Marvel Studios’ ‘Hawkeye.’

Not Your Standard Saturday Morning Cartoons! Headline News

OIAF’s Official Animated Series Competition Selections are…. Revealing

Almost anything goes in the mostly adult-themed line-up of animated shows competing at the upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.

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