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Wear a Mask! Headline News

Monsta’s PSA Goes Viral - Reminds Viewers to Practice CAPP to Defeat COVID-19

Popular animated superhero ‘BoBoiBoy’ costars with a 3D-animated version of Malaysia's Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, in ‘CAPP: The Power to Fight COVID-19;’ the video has garnered almost 700,000 views across various platforms.

SVOD Headline News

Guru Studio’s ‘Pikwik Pack’ Hits Disney Junior and DisneyNOW November 7

New animated series follows four adorable animal friends who deliver magical surprises to the citizens of their town; series teaches young viewers simple life lessons including community, responsibility, and teamwork.

Virtual Events Headline News

Animated Women UK Presents November Online Workshops – Register NOW

‘Confidence and Getting your Voice Heard’ and ‘Impact and Building the Brand You’ are aimed at helping women in UK’s VFX and animation industry achieve their goals.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s ‘Wolfwalkers’ Hits U.S. Theaters November 13

The Apple Original Film about a young girl confronting something mysterious and unexpected in the wolfpack she and her father are hunting down, is being distributed domestically by GKIDS; produced by Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, the film premieres December 11 on Apple TV+.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

‘The Jolliest Elf’: A New Holiday Tradition Coming to YouTube Thanksgiving Day

From Chad Eikhoff, director of ‘The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story,’ with animation by Trick 3D, the new short/pilot features the North Pole’s creative inhabitants in a first-of-its-kind animated talent competition.

People Headline News

Spire Animation Studios Gears Up for First Feature ‘Century Goddess’ with New Hires

Studio adds top creative and technological talent it begin work on inaugural animated feature; hires include Shawn Krause, Michael Surrey, David Alexander Smith, John Kreidman, Andrea Paul, Phillip Brochu, and J.J. Blumenkranz.

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‘KKUM:’ How Kangmin Kim Created His Oscar-Qualified Short with an $80 Micro-Budget

Seoul-born, Los Angeles-based independent stop-motion filmmaker employs Styrofoam and cinematic lighting to create a moving and intimate tribute to his mother.

Virtual Event Headline News

Register NOW: Robert Zemeckis Joins ‘Unreal Build: Virtual Production’ Event Lineup

Free online conference adds a virtual fireside chat with the Academy Award-winning director and his longtime VFX supervisor Keven Baillie to the November 10 free virtual event program.

Boo! Headline News

Trick or Treat! Adult Swim Halloween Marathon Begins October 30

Starting at 9:00 PM ET/PT, your evening of creepy fun will include premiere of Jack Stauber’s ‘OPAL’ at midnight followed by ‘Smalls-O-Ween’ bite sized shorts on Adult Swim Smalls.

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Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’ Artfully Illustrates Healing from Grief Through Play

With vibrant colors, gelatinous creatures and an unreal Lunarian moonscape, Sony Pictures Imageworks helps visualize a young girl’s emotional journey to a whole new world, in Pearl Studios’ new animated musical, now showing on Netflix.

Cops Getting Animated Headline News

Previously Live-Action ‘No Activity’ Renewed for Animated Fourth Season

CBS All Access decides to animate a new season of its half-hour comedy series about a pair of low-level cops who spend far too much time together in their squad car; from Funny Or Die, Jungle, and Gary Sanchez Productions.

More Adventures in Space! Headline News

Netflix Greenlights CG Series ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 10:31am

New animated project from Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, about a tough galactic bounty hunter whose family knows nothing about his job, stars Russell Hornsby, Yvonne Orji, Priah Ferguson, Yvette Nicole Brown, JeCobi Swain, Leslie Uggams, Rob Riggle, and Jim Rash.

Bring on the Gore! Headline News

New Trailer Drops for Dark Crunchyroll Original Series ‘Onyx Equinox’

The seriously adult show, in terms of bloodshed, about an Aztec boy named Izel, who finds himself caught in the middle of the Gods’ war for the future of humanity, premieres November 21.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab Studios Drops ‘Baba Yaga’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:59am

Leading interactive studio’s newest work, starring Kate Winslet, Daisy Ridley, Jennifer Hudson, and Glenn Close, blends theater, cinema, and animation for an immersive experience that allows viewers to be the main character in a haunting, reimagined fairytale world.

Feast Your Eyes! Headline News

You Might Get Bitten by New ‘Wolfwalkers’ Legendary Prologue

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:02am

Anything wild must be the work of the devil, and the wolves of the forest have mysterious, magical powers to heal… and turn humans into wolves with their bite, in Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s beautiful new animated feature, coming soon to U.S. theatres and Apple TV+.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Sneak a Peek at Netflix’s Stop-Motion ‘Alien Xmas’ Holiday Special Trailer

Get ready to snuggle up with some hot cocoa, because on November 20, a new holiday special will warm your heart; only the gift-giving spirit of Christmas and a small alien can save the world from a race of kleptomaniac aliens determined to take over the planet.

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A Digital Woman Discusses Society’s Perception of Femininity in ‘I.D.A’ CG Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:45pm

VFX studio Nu Boyana FX’s first inhouse animated short, based on a spoken word poem, started as an R&D project before blossoming into a film asking fundamental questions about what makes a girl real; the fully keyframed film’s production toolkit included Zbrush, Mari, Maya, and Nuke.

Business Headline News

Toonz Media and SMF Studio to Co-Produce ‘Aliens in My Backpack’

Studios enter strategic partnership to produce, distribute, and license a new CGI series that follows a family of aliens who share their ecological secrets to help make earth a greener planet.

animated series Headline News

‘Mistfall’ Animated Series Coming to YouTube in December

Ferly and Star Stable Entertainment producing short-form series featuring all-new storylines, narratives and characters that parallel those in the original game; long form scripted series is also in development.

Animation Festivals Headline News

1st Edition of Animatex Festival Coming to Cairo November 11-14

The go-to destination for the Egyptian animation community will feature four days of screenings, workshops, and discussions suitable for all audiences.

People Headline News

9 Story Media Group Announces Strategic Hires to Bolster Senior Leadership

Additions across distribution, development, legal, and technology include veteran executives Joss Duffield; Gráinne McNamara; Jennifer Bol; and Boris Beaubien.

Business Headline News

Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Unicorn: Warriors Eternal’ Gets HBO Max and Cartoon Network Greenlight

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:01am

On the heels of his ‘Primal’ Season 2 Adult Swim pickup, director returns to his ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ home with new series inspired by myths and lore from around the world.

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