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GKIDS Nabs Alberto Vázquez's ‘Unicorn Wars’ North American Rights

The award-winning director’s newest adult animated feature, described as ‘Bambi meets Apocalypse Now,’ makes its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin later this month; the film makes its U.S. theatrical debut this Fall.

RWBY: Ice Queendom Headline News

‘RWBY: Ice Queendom’ English Dub to Hit Rooster Teeth, then Crunchyroll

The main ‘RWBY’ voice cast returns for the franchise’s latest effort, a new series that takes place in the world of Remnant, where science and fairy tales coexist, premiering in the U.S. September 25.

We’re Already at Phase 6? Headline News

Writer Jeff Loveness Boards ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’

The ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ writer will now pen the Phase 6 film alongside director Destin Daniel Cretton, with a current release date of May 2, 2025.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs September 2022

This month’s animated shorts survey includes ‘IIzuna Fair,’ ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Pattern,’ ‘The Record,’ and ‘Vampire,’ all in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.

You're Despicable! Headline News

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Coming to Peacock

Steve Carrell stars as the master of evil in Illumination’s newest entry in the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise; the CG animated comedy debuts exclusively on the streamer later this month.

Festivals Headline News

Dome Fest West 2023 Set Next Month in Costa Mesa

The 2nd annual 360-degree film festival and conference features full-dome, fully immersive 360-degree media shows, presentations, industry panels, interactive workshops, and keynotes by industry leaders.

In-Passing Headline News

Award-Winning Independent Animator Gil Alkabetz Dies at 65

The acclaimed Israeli director, whose short films ‘Rubicon’ and ‘Morir de Amor’ won prizes around the world, was a longtime fixture in the independent animation and international festival universe.

Star your Engines Headline News

David Harbour and Orlando Bloom Board ‘Gran Turismo’ Feature

Neil Blomkamp helms the high-octane film that pays homage to the best-selling PlayStation racing game, based on the true story of a teenage gamer whose skills ultimately translated into his becoming a professional racecar driver; film debuts in theaters on August 11, 2023.

Animated Political Satire Returns! Headline News

‘Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News’ Moves to Comedy Central

The late-night TV show host’s Emmy-nominated satirical animated news program returns on a new network with new stories of the day reported by animated anchors discussing topical issues with real-life political analysts, newsmakers, and media figures; new episodes kick off next month.

The Future is Now Headline News

‘Blade Runner 2099’ Live-Action Series Finds Home on Prime Video

Ridley Scott to executive produce and Silka Luisa to pen the project, a follow-up to the ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ which will stream on Prime video.

Business Headline News

King Features Syndicate Announces ‘Slylock Fox’ Animated Feature Adaptation

Bob Weber Jr.’s kids’ interactive comic, about a Sherlock Holmes-esque detective and his sidekick Max Mouse, heads to the big screen with Evan Daugherty as writer/producer and art direction by Chromosphere Studios.

Room for Everyone Headline News

New MCU Israeli Superhero Causes Uproar

Sabra, the Israeli Mossad agent, police officer, and human mutant, is set to appear in the upcoming Marvel Studios’ flick ‘Captain America: New World Order’ when it releases in 2024, and many folks around the world are none-too-pleased.

Can You Ever Go Home Again? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Drifting Home’: A Story of Temporary Living and Eternal Community

Hiroyasu Ishida’s new animated film, about a group of elementary school-aged kids trapped on an apartment building floating in the ocean, captures the nostalgia of friends and communities we once loved before moving on in our separate lives; now streaming on Netflix.

Move Over Indiana Jones Headline News

Andy Samberg’s Animated ‘Digman!’ Series Snags its Cast

The ‘Rescue Rangers’ star and Neil Campbell’s adult comedy has added the voice talents of Mitra Jouhari, Tim Robinson, Dale Soules, Guz Khan, Melissa Fumero, and Tim Meadows; Comedy Central debut set for early 2023.

call for entries Headline News

Call For Entries: Animac 2023

The non-profit cultural event welcomes animation enthusiasts and artists to a non-competitive celebration of animation in Lleida, Spain - February 2023; the public selects all submission category winners – the deadline to register is October 31.

The Flying Sailor ANIMATIONWorld

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis Talk ‘The Flying Sailor’

The Oscar-nominated ‘When the Day Breaks’ and ‘Wild Life’ filmmakers use a mashup of 2D, 3D, and live-action techniques to contemplate the nature of existence in their new animated short, based on a horrific, true-life disaster.

First Time Outside Asia Headline News

Crunchyroll Sets ‘Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island’ Theatrical Release Dates

Directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and based on the popular ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ series, the anime film, an adaptation of the original show’s 15th episode, makes its first appearance outside Asia in its inaugural English subbed and dubbed debut; tickets now on sale.

Business Headline News

‘Animanimals’ Season 2 Triggers Another Stampede of Deals

The 2D animated series created by Julia Ocker follows the absurd adventures of animals who learn important life lessons along the way; 2nd season scores multiple presales, with Season 1 relicensed by current broadcast partners while securing new deals as well.

Hoot Hoot! Headline News

Disney Branded Television Kicks Off ‘The Owl House’ Final Series Specials

Award-winning animated series culminates with 3 specials following Luz's journey to save the Boiling Isles from the evil Emperor Belos and the unpredictable Collector; the 1st special debuts on Disney Channel and Disney XD next month, with the final 2 coming in 2023.

That’s a Lot of Views Headline News

Podcast EP 178: How Turkish Stop-Motion Animator Özgürcan Özdamar Got 4.5 Billion Views On YouTube

The self-taught animator discusses his transition from working on commercials to self-publishing his own work - creating funny stop-motion videos for kids - on YouTube.

Destination Torino! Headline News

DreamWorks to Present ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ and ‘The Bad Guys’ at VIEW 2022

VFX supervisors Mark Edwards and Matt Baer head to Torino to discuss the visual magic behind DWA’s latest animated features at Italy’s premiere animation conference, running October 16-21.

First Look? Headline News

MODOK Image from ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Allegedly Leaked

Twitter user Chuck the Conqueror stumbled upon an image of an official ‘Quantumania’ t-shirt emblazoned with the image of the large-craniumed villain.

Helping Artists Stay Competitive Headline News

Autodesk Launches Maya Creative

Now accessible via Flex pay-as-you-go product use system, the new, flexible version makes the industry standard 3D toolset more affordable and accessible to artists at smaller studios.

Animation via NFTs Headline News

Web3 Co Woodies to Premiere NFT-Based ‘The Woodies Origin’ Animated Short

The company’s NFT collection comes to life in its first animated short, revealing the Woodie’s unique and mystical origins; the 3-minute CGI film debuts September 19.

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