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TV Animation Headline News

Cartoon Network EMEA Reveals First Look at ‘Elliott From Earth’

From the team behind global hit ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ comes a new animated sci-fi comedy series about a boy and his mum suddenly transported across the universe; global rollout begins later this year.

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.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘My Better World’ Helps to Educate Kids in Sub-Sahara Africa

Fully African-produced animation project garners upwards of 2 million viewers a week while addressing the challenges for African teens navigating school, family, and friendship. 

Anime Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Coming Exclusively to Crunchyroll This Fall

‘The God of High School’ director Sunghoo Park leads the production of new series based on Gege Akutami’s manga published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media in the U.S. 

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: More Films for Freedom – Deadline August 16

Program encourages submissions from UK-based LGBTIQ+ filmmakers working with storytellers/filmmakers from the African continent and Middle East.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Animated Series ‘Isaura,’ Tackles Climate Change and Ocean Conservation

In trailer for South Africa-based collective Lucan’s new series, hand-drawn characters mixed with 3D environments create a distinct, textured look that transports viewers through the streets and coast of Mozambique.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: The Vision Behind ‘Jungle Beat: The Movie’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:06am

Premiering June 15 as one of Annecy 2020’s 10 feature films in competition, Brent Dawes and Sandcastle Studios’ charming new animated family adventure will be released worldwide on VOD June 26. 

Festivals Headline News

DISCOP Abidjan Animation du Monde 2020 Winners Announced

Three projects chosen from 2nd leg of competition; submissions due July 12 for the third competition leg taking place at upcoming Accra Animation Film Festival.

Netflix Headline News

‘Mama K’s Team 4’: Nexflix Launches Their First Original African Animated Series

Streaming giant is collaborating with Triggerfish Animation studio and CAKE to launch a continent-wide search for local female writing talent for new series.

Annecy Headline News

Triggerfish Announces ‘Seal Team’ Feature Ahead of Annecy

South Africa-based company also has the short film ‘Belly Flop’ screening during the festival’s closing ceremony and ‘The Highway Rat’ TV special, which it animated for Magic Light Pictures, is in competition.

Visual Effects Society VFXWorld

The 16th Annual VES Awards: Reactions, Photos and More

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:51pm

Get a peek at the winners onstage and backstage at this year’s grand Visual Effects Society bash.

Cartoon Network Headline News

CN Casts New ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Voice for Middle East, U.K.

Popular Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Alesha Dixon will voice Bliss, the action series’ new star character. 

DHX Media Headline News

DHX Dives into New Deals for ‘The Deep’

Newly-signed deals for season two of the DHX Media and A Stark Production co-production include Universal Kids in the U.S., along with broadcasters throughout Greece, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, the Middle East, the Baltics, Russia, Angola & Mozambique, and French Canada.

Visual Effects Headline News

Rhythm and Hues Co-Founder John Hughes Launches PHD

With offices in India, Malaysia and South Africa, new full-service production and postproduction collective led by VFX industry veterans John Hughes and Helena Packer and film/TV/commercial director Kevin Donovan forms in Los Angeles.

Toon Goggles Headline News

Toon Goggles Takes on ‘The Mojicons’

Ink global announces that the quirky animated series starring the emoji that grace our email and text messages will stream on global platform Toon Goggles.

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