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Podcast EP81: Aaron Long's Journey from Student to Director on ‘BoJack Horseman’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 3:47pm

The talented supervising director on ‘Tuca & Bertie’ discusses his path from Max the Mutt Animation School graduate to directing on ‘BoJack Horseman.’

Let’s Celebrate! Headline News

‘American Dad!’ Milestone 300th Episode Airs September 14

TBS treats fans with tributes, trivia, and ‘The Many Faces of Roger Marathon’ to celebrate series becoming the 25th scripted primetime show, in the history of television, to reach 300 episodes.

TV Animation Headline News

Live-Action/Animated Hybrid ‘Woke’ Premieres on Hulu

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2:25pm

Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, new series uses talking animated objects to illustrate the sudden awareness of racism by a newly ‘woke’ Black cartoonist.  

Business Headline News

twofour54 Abu Dhabi and Unity Creating Gaming ‘Centre of Excellence’

10-year partnership will build regional gaming hub for industry offering a training and entrepreneurial platform for cultivating talent and launching new careers throughout Middle East and Africa.

Dept. of I Can’t Wait Headline News

Official ‘Dune’ Trailer Breathes New Life into Sci-Fi Classic

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11:58am

‘Blade Runner 2049’ director Denis Villeneuve takes the helm of the latest big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi bestseller, and it looks dark, brooding and utterly inviting.

Technology Headline News

Digital Domain Introduces Masquerade 2.0 Facial Capture System

Next generation of company’s in-house technology allows complex facial motions to be added to every moment of gameplay 10x faster; powerful enough for feature films, but accessible enough for game development.

Get Out and Vote! Headline News

WIA Issues Call to Vote, Support for Voting Rights in New Open Letter

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 9:15am

Women in Animation president Marge Dean reflects on hard fought efforts to win voting rights for the disenfranchised, urging everyone spend the next 60 days preparing to vote as well as supporting the voting rights of others; organization posts downloadable Voting Resource Guide highlighting how you can help make everyone’s voice heard.

TV Animation Headline News

‘The Loud House’ Gets Season 6 Pickup on Nickelodeon

The network’s hit series, the number-one animated show across all TV in Kids 6-11, gets a 26-episode new season order; Season 5 premieres September 11 with a one-hour special.

Business Headline News

Santiago-Based Believe Signs with BLAH! blah? (Blah…)

Move by Latin American animation studio, along with recent Saarinen & Pico and Sharon & Perry representation signings, boosts its presence in US commercial market.

Awards Headline News

‘Something to Remember’ Named Best Film at Fantoche 2020

Festival confirms its commitment to parity and inclusion with women filmmakers accounting for more than half the films screened. 

#BoycottMulan Headline News

Controversy Grows As ‘Mulan’ is Released on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 12:59pm

Criticism continues to mount in response to the film’s end credits ‘special thanks’ to Xinjiang government organizations reportedly involved in refuting Western claims of massive forced incarceration and human rights abuses of over 1 million ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Exclusive: Christina Chang’s Sequence Pitch on Cartoon Network’s ‘We Bare Bears: The Movie’

One of the film’s storyboard artists makes her first pitch of the ‘bears running through the city’ sequence from the new animated movie based on the popular series, now available on DVD and digital.

Feast Your Eyes! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops Teaser Trailer for Tomm Moore’s ‘Wolfwalkers’

With all the stylized 2D artistry you’d expect, the latest feature from the twice Oscar-nominated ‘Song of the Sea’ and ‘The Secret of Kells’ director tells of a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves.

More Anime! Headline News

Crunchyroll and Sentai Filmworks Sign Home Video Distribution Deal

Anime distributer and merchandiser will distribute 'Food Wars! The Fourth Plate,' 'Ascendance of a Bookworm,' 'Granbelm,' and 'World Trigger,' bringing anime to more fans in the U.S. and Canada.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

HBO Max Presents RTX at Home Animation Festival September 15-25

Global virtual celebration of creators and talent from popular animated Rooster Teeth shows will stream live on RoosterTeeth.com and Rooster Teeth apps. 

Prepare to Die Mr. Bond! Headline News

Mr. Bond Returning to Theaters November 2020

MGM drops the second action-packed trailer for their next highly anticipated iconic spy thriller franchise installment, ‘No Time To Die,’ though time will tell if, and when, its theatrical release is possible.

I've Got the Spins! Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Euphoria’ Rotating Hallway VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5:27pm

Overall VFX supervisor David Van Dyke and PXO VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran detail the production of the HBO series’ drug-induced gravity-defying spinning hall sequence from Episode 1.

Animation Domination Returns! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: New FOX Animation Domination Lineup Posters Revealed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 4:01pm

The network’s Sunday night block of hit animated series returns with new seasons of ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Bless the Harts,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Family Guy,’ on September 27.

The Caped Pathogen Strikes Again! Headline News

‘The Batman’ Production Halted as Pattinson Contracts COVID-19

The novel Coronavirus strikes again on the set of the Warner Bros. and DC tentpole, as the UK production shut down for a second time after announcement that lead star Robert Pattinson has contracted the virus.

SVOD Headline News

Peacock Original ‘Curious George: Go West’ Premieres September 8

Streaming platform to release multiple movies, specials and series episodes marking ‘Curious George’s’ birthday, celebrated annually in September as ‘Curiosity Month.’

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