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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.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD AnimationFest 2022 Returns to Atlanta

Running September 22-24, the festival will feature screenings, panel discussions, presentations, and talent from Hulu and Netflix, SCAD Alumni, as well as the debut of SCAD Atlanta’s new XR stage; passes are now on sale.

Got an Idea for a Short? Headline News

A Young Ballet Dancer Battles Her Reflection in New Disney+ Short Circuit Film

‘Reflect,’ the latest addition to Walt Disney Animation Studio’s experimental short film program, debuts today.

Sinister Algorithm Alterations! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Room Lottery’ from ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Episode 304

Is there a sinister plan to rig the lottery for better crew quarters? In tomorrow’s all-new episode on Paramount+, ‘Room for Growth,’ Mariner, Boimler, and Tendi clash with their arch-rivals as Delta Shift and the Cerritos engineers go on mandatory relaxation leave; get a jump on tomorrow's episode and watch AWN’s sneak peek ‘Room Lottery.’

People Headline News

Ryan Tudhope Joins Framestore as Creative Director and VFX Supervisor

Addition of the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ VFX supervisor, who touts experience on over 50 feature films and episodic projects including ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Rogue One,’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ bolsters the leading creative studio’s film and episodic team leadership.

Shadowy High Republic Intrigue Headline News

Main Cast Announced for ‘Star Wars’ Prequel ‘The Acolyte’

Amandla Stenberg will take the lead role in the Disney+ mystery-thriller series set during the final days of the High Republic era, with Jodie Turner-Smith in an undisclosed role and Lee Jung-jae set as the male lead.

Happy Birthday Mickey Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Mickey: The Story of a Mouse’ Teaser and Art

The Disney Original Documentary film examines the cultural significance of the nearly century old icon; movie includes new short, 'Mickey in a Minute,' and will hit the streamer on Mickey’s birthday this November 18.

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