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FLAMIN Fellowship Selects Six Artist-Filmmakers

The Film London initiative supports animators early in their careers with mentoring and development support, including £2,500 seed money to fund their work.

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AMC+ Shares ‘Pantheon’ Trailer and Key Art

Based on short stories from award-winning author Ken Liu, the 2D animated series explores technology, humanity, and the meaning of consciousness; all-star voice cast includes Daniel Dae Kim, Katie Chang, Paul Dano, and Aaron Eckhart.

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Netflix Drops Trailer for Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’

The famed director’s twisted series gives new life to the ghoulish ‘Addams Family’ clan while charting the supernaturally infused mystery of Morticia and Gomez Addams’ angsty daughter’s years at the Nevermore Academy; coming to the streamer this Fall.

Online Video Games Headline News

Iconic ‘Dragon Ball’ Characters Join ‘Fortnite’

Epic Games teams up with Toei Animation for the first-ever anime franchise integration transporting characters Goku, Vegeta, Bulma, and Beerus to the world of the famed online video game.

Oh No Toto! Headline News

‘Black-ish’ Director Kenya Barris Boards ‘Wizard of Oz’ Remake

Warner Bros. and Khalabo Ink Society planning to take audiences down the yellow brick road once again in a ‘modern reimagining’ of L. Frank Baum’s famed property.

First Responders and Their Talking Vehicles! Headline News

Disney Branded TV Shares ‘Firebuds’ Trailer and Guest Voice Cast

Emmy Award-winning creator and EP Craig Gerber helms the new animated musical adventure coming in September on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney+; celebrity guest voice cast includes Padma Lakshmi, Melissa Rauch, Oscar Nuñez, José Andrés, Pamela Adlon, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Lisa Loeb, and Patton Oswalt.

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Adult Swim’s ‘Housing Complex C’ Anime Horror Series Coming to Toonami

The new show, premiering in October, follows a girl who always finds trouble – but when terrible things befall her and her neighbors, it seems that an ancient evil may be at work.

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Adobe Shares ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power’ Exclusive Clip

Teaming up with Prime Video, the creative tech giant launches fan art campaign ahead of next month’s epic series release; free customizable Adobe Express and Adobe Photoshop templates and a limited-edition TikTok lens allow users to remix and digitally share artwork.

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Peacock and Lionsgate Ink Deal to Expand ‘John Wick’ Universe with Prequel Series

A three-part special, ‘The Continental,’ will explore the origin story and inner workings of the exclusive hotel, which serves as a refuge for assassins and a centerpiece of the hugely popular franchise; the limited series will hit the streamer in 2023.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

Winners Announced for Animafest Cyprus 2022

Michalis Papanicolaou’s ‘Crocodrilo-Ta oneira tou tempeli drakou' takes top honors with both the Cypriot Professional Film and Audience Awards; Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis' 'Flying Sailer' wins for Best Narrative Film.

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Milk VFX and Loud Minds Teaming-Up on ‘Surviving Earth’

Just commissioned NBC 8-part series will take a factual journey into prehistory with a broad range of digital environments, landscapes, and creatures; production kicks off production later this year with the show slated to stream on Peacock.

Let’s Talk Animation! Headline News

Podcast EP 174: FlipaClip Founder Marcos Meson and How the App Came to Be

Hear about the app's development (it began as a side project), its evolution into a tool used by millions, and why it’s become a starting point for many 2D animators.

Education Headline News

SCAD Announces 4 New Schools

Savannah College of Art and Design launches the School of Creative Technology, Animation and Motion, Film and Acting, and Visual Communication: courses in new technologies and STEM disciplines prepare students to lead companies, brands, and studios.

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Netflix Cancels ‘Q-Force’

Fans of Gabe Liedman’s animated superspy series about a ‘queer’ team of loveably annoying misfit LGBTQ+ geniuses will have to rewatch Season 1 to satisfy their craving for more of the show’s hilarious antics and chemistry. 

Artists Behind the Games Headline News

Watch: ‘The Riot Games Super Art Power Hour – Character Art’ Episode

The series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the talent creating the company’s most popular games; the newest episode spotlights 3D character artist Annie Kwon, who works on the skins team for ‘League of Legends.’ 

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Tubi Greenlights ‘Breaky Bear’ Animated Comedy

Joining the platform’s expanding adult animation slate comes a tale of three bears - drug dealers defending their turf from fracking with the help of their furry woodland friends; a release date for the show, animated by Bento Box Entertainment, has not been announced.

Horror from del Toro! Headline News

Netflix Reveals Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ First Look

Famed filmmaker’s new curated collection of 8 genre-defining tales challenges traditional notions of horror with stories ranging from magical and gothic to grotesque and classically creepy; the anthology debuts on the streamer in October with a 4-day double episode event.

Anime Movie Nights! Headline News

AX Cinema Nights Presents ‘The House of the Lost on the Cape’

Anime Expo and Iconic Events’ movie series kicks off the theatrical release of Eleven Arts’ acclaimed anime feature next month in New York and Los Angeles, which then expands to other markets nationwide.

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Goodbye Kansas Creates ‘Skull and Bones’ Cinematic Trailer

Jan Cafourek, Emnet Mulugeta and Henrik Eklundh share insights on the challenges of showing a hero’s journey and rags to riches story while hinting at the larger scope of the game’s world.

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‘Love, Death + Robots’ Renewed for Volume IV

Netflix has picked up another round of David Fincher and Tim Miller’s acclaimed adult animated anthology; the next volume promises more original animated entries brimming with terror, imagination, and beauty.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

E.D. Films Shares 'Retour à Hairy Hill’ Official Trailer

The animated film, inspired by inter-generational tales and decades-old sketches, tells a true story via symbolic fiction and intricate crafting of a young girl struggling to understand her destiny - slated for release in 2023.

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Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ ‘The Flying Sailor’ to Premiere at TIFF

Inspired by the true and tragic 1917 Halifax Explosion, the NFB-produced short contemplates the journey of a sailor who survived the blast and his ensuing sudden and unexpected voyage; film makes its North American debut next month at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

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