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FOX Renews ‘Universal Basic Guys’ Prior to Season 1 Debut

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2024 at 4:57pm

The network greenlights a second season for the upcoming animated comedy, from creators Adam and Craig Malamut, about two brothers searching for purpose after losing their jobs but then being given $3,000 a month in a basic income program.

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Peacock Renews Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’

Streamer orders a second season of the prequel series to the popular film franchise, set in 1993, that sees Ted, whose fame has passed, living with and being an awful influence on best friend John.

Celebrating our Differences Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares ‘Frog and Toad’ Season 2 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2024 at 2:00pm

Based on the award-winning book series by Arnold Lobel, the animated series follows two best friends, Frog and Toad, who enjoy what they have in common while learning to embrace what they don’t; streams May 31.

Supporting 3D Design and Collaboration Headline News

New White Paper Dives Deep into NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise in Animation and VFX

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2024 at 11:26am

Discover the future of entertainment production with the groundbreaking collaboration between NVIDIA and HPC solution provider Exxact - uncover the power of OpenUSD and NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise in revolutionizing the Media & Entertainment (M&E) landscape.

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‘Scavengers Reign’ Heads to Netflix After Cancellation at Max

While a second season has not yet been greenlit, the first season of the animated sci-fi series about the crew of a damaged interstellar freighter that gets stranded on a beautiful yet unforgiving alien planet will continue to stream on Max and begin streaming May 31 on Netflix.

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Catya Plate’s ‘Las Nogas’ Wins Best Animation at Queens World Film Festival

The stop-motion short, the final film in the Brooklyn filmmaker’s ecological trilogy, comes to the NY Anthology Film Archives May 22 as part of a free public screening of shorts featuring 2023 NYC Women's Fund Grant recipients.

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FOX’s ‘Housebroken’ Will Not Return for Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 10, 2024 at 2:12pm

The show, which features neighborhood pets in group therapy led by a dog name Honey, all tackling their uncontrolled anxieties, unresolved traumas, and rampant narcissism, was not renewed by the network.

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Wattpad WEBTOON Studios to Develop ‘Apocalyptic Horseplay’ Animated Series

Based on the WEBTOON webcomic with 17 million views, the show, which follows the antics of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, will be written by ‘Workaholics’ co-creator Dominic Russo.

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All ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ Episodes Releasing on DVD in June

Genndy Tartakovsky’s award-winning animated series comes home in ‘Dexter’s Laboratory: The Complete Series’ with all 78 episodes, and series special, ‘Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip;’ all now available for digital purchase.

Gimme More Rings! Headline News

New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Films Coming from Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis

Warner Bros. Discovery’s CEO David Zaslav confirms they are ‘now in the early stages of script development’ for multiple new ‘Lord of the Rings’ films set to begin ‘releasing in 2026,’ with ‘Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum’ (wt) coming first.

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Disney Drops ‘Big City Greens the Movie: Spacecation’ Official Trailer

NASA Astronaut and special guest star Scott Kelly shared the exciting preview on Instagram; the upcoming movie premieres June 6 on Disney Channel and June 7 on Disney+. 

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Skydance Animation Appoints Bruce Anderson Head of Production

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 4:34pm

The former Blue Sky Studios executive will oversee the studio’s animated feature film production planning and delivery; their first series, ‘Wondla,’ debuts June 28 on Apple TV+.

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Final Frontier Delivers 2024 CLIO’s ‘Forever Bold’ Campaign

The studio tapped an impressive roster of global animation talent to deliver diverse visuals, from 3DCG to 2D traditional cell animation, with each artist’s visual language reflected to create a bold message rich in design.

Calling All Canadian Creators Headline News

Submissions Open: OIAF TAC Pitch THIS! 2024

Annual competition offers Canadian creators a unique opportunity to refine their craft and reach an audience of peers, studio executives, and potential buyers; semi-finals and finals take place during TAC, which run September 25-27.

Is It My Pants? Headline News

DailyWire+ Drops New Trailer for Animated Series ‘Mr. Birchum’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 11:39am

The media company’s first animated comedy, created by and starring Adam Carolla, follows the titular character as he navigates life as a Junior High teacher and father with the help of multiple fantasy mentors like the ghost of his gym teacher, Coach Murphy (Jay Mohr) and childhood frozen dinner icon Burly Man (Patrick Warburton).

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Thai-Chinese Feature ‘Out of the Nest’ Nabs ‘Annecy Presents’ Spot at 2024 Festival

The animated film collaboration from Thailand’s T&B Media Global and Dr. Jwanwat Ahriyavraromp tells a 'heartwarming story celebrating the power of self-belief and inner strength.'

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‘Inside Out 2’ and ‘Transformers One’ Directors Heading to VIEW 2024

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 7:43am

Kelsey Mann and Josh Cooley will present their upcoming animated features in-person at the special, 25th Anniversary Edition of the conference that’s taking place October 14-19, 2024, in Turin, Italy.

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Abano Producións, Letrario Team for Animated Feature ‘Mu-Ki-Ra’

The ‘Unicorn Wars’ producer and Colombian production studio have revealed their upcoming 2D animated feature co-production, set to be spotlighted at the 2024 Cannes’ Marché du Film Animation Day.

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Universal Drops Second ‘Twisters’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 2:23pm

The epic studio disaster movie returns in a cinematic whirlwind with an adrenaline-pumping, seat-gripping, big-screen thrill ride that puts you in direct contact with one of nature’s most destructive forces; coming to theaters July 19, 2024.

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Jack Paglen in Talks to Pen ‘The Maze Runner’ Revival

It’s been so long since 2018… and we’re told this is not a reboot… the ‘Transcendence’ writer would join original trilogy producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen, as well as director Wes Ball, for an installment described as a continuance of the franchise.