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Watch Video of How ILM Brought Alligator Loki and Alioth to Life

In this VFX breakdown reel, see how the horned gator was created, including skin textures and a medley of facial expressions that made the reptilian star a series favorite.

Diversity and Inclusion in Animation Headline News

4th Annual BRIC Virtual Summit Line-Up Announced

Featuring an opening keynote by KidNation founder Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, the February 11-12 event will feature an executive workshop as well as speakers from NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, Disney, and DreamWorks.

BMO Jake and Finn Oh My! Headline News

All 4 ‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands’ Specials Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD

Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the Max Original limited series comes home March 8; all seasons of ‘Adventure Time’ are now streaming on HBO Max.

Holy Dancing Irish Elk! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Riverdance: The Animated Adventure’ Reimagines an Iconic Musical

Director Eammon Butler and director/co-writer Dave Rosenbaum talk about authenticity, animating dance, and the challenge of transforming a world-renowned non-narrative stage show into a CG animated feature, now streaming on Netflix.

Becoming Your Truest Version ANIMATIONWorld

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’: Learning to Become Your Truest Self

The Oscar-nominated ‘Mirai’ director discusses his new film, about a shy young high school girl who comes of age as she takes a fantastical journey through the virtual world of ‘U,’ releasing today in North American theaters.

Teaching History with Animation Headline News

Why Producers of ‘The Joan of Arc Case’ are Betting Big on Animated Docudrama

French studio Program33, which just released the hugely popular ‘Building Notre Dame,’ believes that animating history is the best way to reach younger viewers.

Executive producer Michael Olson talks about Season 5 of the hit Disney Junior show ANIMATIONWorld

‘Puppy Dog Pals’ Returns with Cute New Pets and Silly, Fun Adventures

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1:50pm

Executive producer Michael Olson talks about Season 5 of the hit Disney Junior show, premiering January 14, and how new characters brought renewed storytelling and production energy for the latest escapades of Bingo, Rolly, and their friends.

Awards Headline News

‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘The Simpsons’ Lead 2022 WGA Awards Nominations for Animation

FOX shows nab 5 noms, with ‘Tuca & Bertie’ taking the sixth; winners to be honored at March 20 WGA awards ceremony.

Business Headline News

MPC Film, MPC Episodic and MR X Merge into MPC

Technicolor Creative Studios continues its strategic rebranding and consolidation by integrating its visual effects companies into one of the world’s largest VFX studios.

It’s Always the Shy Ones to Look Out For Headline News

‘Belle’: GKIDS Releases Dazzling Opening Scene and More New Footage

Mamoru Hosoda’s highly anticipated new animated feature introduces its unique universe with a sweeping musical number that instantly immerses you in the digital world “U.”

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP144: Alex Plapinger Shares How to Become an Animation EP

The executive producer shares how he built his career producing projects for TV and short films including ‘Water Bear’ and ‘Desert Island,’ and the more recent FXX ‘Cake’ shorts such as ‘Swan Boy’ and ‘The Beings.’

F**k S**t up! Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Official Trailer

The rather excitable band of misfits, based on Critical Role’s first livestreamed tabletop RPG campaign, is ready to F**k S**t up!; the highly anticipated all-new adult animated fantasy-adventure series hits the streamer January 28.

They’re Certainly Looney! Headline News

HBO Max Releases ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ Season 4 Trailer

It’s a new year with all new episodes coming January 20 featuring the crazy antics of Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Tweety, and other favorite cartoon characters.

Business Headline News

The Mill and MPC Advertising Unite Under The Mill Brand

Technicolor Creative Studios merges the 2 companies, creating the world’s largest VFX studio for the advertising and brand experience industries.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Exclusive Clip: Disney’s ‘Puppy Dog Pals’ Season 5

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:55am

The fun-loving pug puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly return to Disney Channel and Disney Junior on January 14 with a new set of exhilarating adventures in their neighborhood and around the globe.

Maury and Connie Get Their Own Show! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Human Resources’ Teaser and Images

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:05am

The ‘edgier and adult-ier’ ‘Big Mouth’ spin-off, starring hormone mistresses, monsters, and creatures dishing out anxiety, shame, and lustful words of encouragement, premieres March 18.

Road Trip! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Addams Family 2 - Courage to Be Kooky: Outsiders’

Stars Oscar Isaac, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, and Bill Hader talk about being ‘different’ and the movie’s message of family love and acceptance; MGM’s CG animated ‘The Addams Family’ sequel comes to Blu-ray and DVD January 18.

Taking on More Risky Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Ascendent Animation: Giving Voice to Talent and Anime that ‘Don’t Fit the Mold’

The Black-owned and LGBTQ+-operated studio launched in 2020 to embrace the need for more diversity and inclusivity – and mature, representative storytelling - in the anime dubbing industry.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

A ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Anime is in the Works - Here’s Everything We Know So Far

An animated series adaption is being cooked up at Netflix and Universal Studio Group’s UCP division, and though not yet greenlit, a wealth of talent is lined up if it moves forward.

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