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Killing It in 2D ANIMATIONWorld

Choc Chip Animation Riffs on Pop Culture in ‘The Art of Murder’

Sisters Nirali and Anokhi Somaia channeled their lifelong love of 2D animation and 90s anime into a new animation studio and original series, about sketchbook characters that come to life at the stroke of midnight; the show's pilot debuts this summer on YouTube.

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Partners with China’s StarTimes to Launch Kartoon Channel! Africa

The channel will offer originals ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten;’ ‘Rainbow Rangers;’ ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab;’ and ‘Llama Llama’ as well as weekend movies such as ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7;’ ‘Ella Bella Bingo;’ ‘Toys and Pets;’ and ‘Boonie Bears.’

Another Two Bite the Dust Headline News

HBO Max Decision to Pull ‘Titans’, ‘Doom Patrol’ Precedes DC Studios Takeover

While the cancelation of both series after their fourth seasons came as a shock to fans, James Gunn claims he and DC Studios co-CEO Peter Safran are blameless.

Real-World Experience Headline News

Escape Studios Students Contribute VFX to ‘Borderland’ Indie Thriller

Students at the Pearson College school helped deliver more than a dozen shots on the upcoming feature about a retired Irish paramilitary who witnesses an SAS officer’s fatal shooting of his pregnant wife.

WTF? ANIMATIONWorld

F is for Flake: The (Not So) Great Animation Robbery?

The indie animation community is confronted by scandal, of sorts, involving a short film, recently submitted to animation festivals, that appears to be a copy of a short made a decade ago.

Business Headline News

FOX Renews ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’

The network orders two new seasons for each of the hugely popular Animation Domination series, all from 20th Television Animation, cementing the longest-running primetime animation block’s continued airing through the 2024-25 broadcast cycle.

We Want Fast Food Items as Neighbors Headline News

Adult Swim Orders ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Season 12

As a follow-up to the animated comedy ‘Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm,’ which debuts on HBO in February and Adult Swim in March – Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, the ‘creative geniuses’ behind the franchise, will produce 5 all-new episodes. 

We Love Optimistic Squirrels Headline News

Disney TV shares ‘Kiff’ Premiere Date, Cast and Theme Song

The Cape-Town inspired animated series follows optimistic squirrel Kiff and best friend Barry the bunny on their adventures in Table Town, where animals and magical oddballs live side by side.

A Visually Stunning Return to Pandora! VFXWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ – A Miraculous Vision

In his triumphant return to the exotic world of Pandora, director James Cameron once again employs the most vibrant and stunning visual artistry to share with audiences his central theme of diversity.

The End of an Era Headline News

Justin Roiland Resigns as Squanch Games CEO

Move comes after the ‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator was dropped this week from his shows with Adult Swim and Hulu; the status of his production company, Justin Roiland’s Solo Vanity Card Productions! is unknown.

Couple Billionaire’s Club Headline News

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and Zoe Saldaña Hit Major Box Office Milestone

The visually stunning sequel from James Cameron becomes the sixth film in history to earn over $2 billion in global sales, his third, and the star’s fourth.

It’s Pawsome! Headline News

‘PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie’ Snags Star-Studded Cast

Kristen Bell, Christian Convery, Mckenna Grace, Lil Rel Howery, James Marsden, and Serena Williams join previously announced Taraji P. Henson and returning cast members Kim Kardashian, Marsai Martin, and Ron Pardo on the animated film from Nick, Spin Master, and Paramount, hitting theaters this October 13.

Lots of New Animation for Kids Headline News

Disney TV Shares February Slate of All-New Animated Kids' Series Episodes

Next month, Disney Channel and Disney Junior are brimming with episode premieres of popular original series, including ‘Superkitties,’ ‘Firebuds,’ and ‘Monsters at Work;’ ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’s Josh Keaton and ‘Respect’s Jennifer Hudson guest star on ‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.’

Don't Give Me That Do Goody Good Bullshit Headline News

Pink Floyd Animation Contest Stirs Controversy by Exploiting Artists

The animation community is calling foul play on an animated music video competition being held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary English rock band’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ album.

F**k More S**t Up! Business Headline News

Amazon Studios Greenlights ‘Mighty Nein’ with ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Creators

Critical Role signs overall multiyear TV and first-look film agreement with the streamer; new animated series, being created with Titmouse, is based on the 2nd campaign of the popular ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ web series.

That’s a Lot of Kids’ Shows! Headline News

Apple TV+ Expands ‘Kids & Family’ Animation Slate

The streamer's Spring lineup kicks off with new seasons of ‘Pinecone & Pony,’ ‘Pretzel and the Puppies,’ and ‘Stillwater’ and the launch of all-new series ‘Eva the Owlet,’ ‘Jane,’ and ‘Frog and Toad;’ seven new ‘Peanut’ classics join the streamer with ‘Peanuts Anthology III’ and ‘Sago Mini Friends’ celebrates Earth Day.

Say It Ain’t So Headline News

Hulu Drops Justin Roiland from ‘Solar Opposites’ and ‘Koala Man’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 11:30am

The news follows yesterday’s report that Adult Swim severed its ties with the prolific ‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator in the wake of his being charged with a felony for an alleged incident against an unnamed girlfriend in 2020.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Celebrates a Special Lunar New Year

Writer Felicia Ho and co-executive producers/writers Chris Amick and Ben Mekler discuss the essence of Po, cultural inspiration, and their collaboration process on the ‘Epic Lunar New Year’ episode capping Season 2 of DreamWorks Animation’s hit series, now streaming on Netflix.

VFX for TV Headline News

CoSA VFX Goes Invisible for ‘Your Honor’ Season 2 Visual Effects

The VFX studio helps enhance the drama, add realism, and ensure continuity on Showtime’s legal drama starring Bryan Cranston as a disgraced judge, now airing and also streaming on Paramount+.

People Headline News

Eric Roth to Receive VES Board of Directors Award

The Visual Effects Society Board of Directors honors former VES Executive Director for his 19 years of leadership; the award will be presented next month at the 21st Annual VES Awards.

Cats Can Talk! Headline News

Watch an Exclusive Movie Clip - ‘The Amazing Maurice’

Following its North American premiere at Sundance, the animated adventure about a sassy, street-smart talking cat inspired by the award-winning novel by the late Sir Terry Pratchett - starring Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, David Tennant, and Ariyon Bakareon – hits U.S. theaters next month.

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