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Under the Sea Headline News

Walt Disney Studios Reveals ‘The Little Mermaid’ Poster

Helmed by Oscar-winning director Rob Marshall, the live-action adaption of Disney’s classic animated musical stars Halle Bailey as Ariel and arrives in theaters May 2023.

Mysteries of the Unknown ANIMATIONWorld

Disney’s ‘Strange World’: An Epic Adventure in the Grand Style

Director Don Hall, co-director/writer Qui Nguyen, and producer Roy Conli talk about the making of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ lush, expansive, and action-packed CG animated sci-fi film hitting theaters November 23.

If You Blink You’ll Miss It Headline News

Andrew Stanton to Direct ‘In the Blink of an Eye’ Live-Action Sci-Fi Film

The Oscar-winning ‘Finding Nemo’ and ‘WALL-E’ director set to helm upcoming drama, written by Colby Day, that will span the history of Earth and focus on three intersecting storylines to explore life, love, hope, and connection.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 181: Mo Davoudian's Formula for A Successful Animation Studio

Brain Zoo’s founder and CEO discuss how he’s stayed ahead of the game since starting the animation studio 27 years ago; he also reflects on the studio’s evolution during COVID and how he keeps landing big brand clients.

Business Headline News

Didimo Announces $7.15M Funding to Expand 3D Avatar Production System

Proprietary AI and cloud-based platform promises to turn 2D images into 3D avatars in 60 seconds; led by Armilar Venture Partners, the investment round will advance product development and create additional customer support.

Take the challenge Headline News

Call for Entries: Pixar and AMD’s ‘RenderMan Challenge’

Creators are invited to participate in the latest contest to achieve their cinematic visions – artists get access to ‘The AMD Creator Cloud’ for high-performance project rendering; submissions are being accepted through November 15.

Aaravos is Indeed Mysterious Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Dragon Prince’ Season 4 Trailer

At NY Comic Con, co-creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond shared key art and a preview of the next phase of their series’ new saga ‘Mystery of Aaravos;’ the new 9-episode season streams next month.

Chillin and Grilla-in ANIMATIONWorld

Elizabeth Ito Embarks on a New Animation Mission with ‘Mall Stories’

The ‘City of Ghosts’ creator’s knack for capturing funny aspects of often mundane everyday life is on full display in her first of a hoped set of animated short film documentaries, ‘Atilla the Grilla,’ made with an Epic MegaGrant, about how her favorite Mongolian Grill eatery at the Burbank Town Center mall survived the pandemic.

Say It Isn’t So Headline News

‘Blade’ Delays Cause Cascade of Marvel Film Release Pushbacks

Notable MCU titles with new release dates include ‘Deadpool 3,’ which will now premiere November 8, 2024, ‘Fantastic Four,’ which releases February 14, 2025, and ‘Avengers: Secret Wars,’ which debuts May 1, 2026.

In Passing Headline News

Broadway and Silver Screen Icon Angela Lansbury Passes at 96

The beloved voice of Mrs. Potts in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and face of Jessica Fletcher of ‘Murder She Wrote’ passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday; she is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Build a Galaxy! Headline News

KitBash3D Launches ‘Mission to Minerva’ 3D Art Competition

Artists get a free 3D asset Kit and free training tutorials to help complete the mission: build a galaxy and submit via social media by December 2 for the chance to win prizes. Top entertainment recruiters and art directors from ILM, Riot Games, NASA, Netflix, and CD Projekt Red will view and judge entries.

Animated Series Gets Split in Two Headline News

Netflix Divides Animated Series Leadership in Wake of Mike Moon’s Departure

Former HBO Max SVP Billy Wee joins the streamer as Director of Adult Animation Comedy Series, while Jermaine Turner is promoted to Director of Adult Animation Action Series; Maggie Malone joins as VP of Animation Film, reporting to recently named VP Karen Toliver.

The Motley Kid Crew Returns Headline News

Paramount+ Shares ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Teaser and Images

At New York Comic Con EPs Kevin and Dan Hageman took the stage with cast members Kate Mulgrew, Brett Gray, and Jameela Jamil, revealing a teaser, images, and a new crew member; mid-season return with new episodes set for October 27.

Countdown to Wakanda’s Return Headline News

Marvel Releases ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ BTS Featurette

Cast members reflect on loss of Chadwick Boseman as they celebrate the bittersweet ‘Return to Wakanda;’ the highly anticipated ‘Black Panther’ sequel hits theaters November 11.

Home Entertainment Headline News

3 Classic Cartoon Network Series Coming to DVD and Digital

‘Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Complete Series’ and ‘Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: The Complete Series’ release on Digital and DVD October 18; ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog: The Complete Series’ available now on Digital.

It’s Epic! Headline News

Epic Games Releases ‘Broadcast and Live Events Field Guide’ Free Download

Doc drop kicks off weeklong, online ‘Broadcast and Live Events: Steal the Show’ that features sessions and insight into how top creatives in broadcast and live events use Unreal Engine to engage viewers; virtual event runs through October 14.

Tite Kubo Arrives Headline News

Disney+ and Hulu Now Streaming ‘Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War’

Manga and anime production house VIZ Media has partnered with both platforms to debut the series, officially serving as the end of the ‘Bleach’ arc.

I Want a Pet T-Rex! Headline News

‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Renewed for Season 2

At last week’s NY Comic Con panel, the studio announced a Season 2 greenlight ahead of the Season 1 Disney Channel premiere this February; series star Diamond White performed ‘Moon Girl Magic,’ part of the show’s soundtrack, also coming in February.

Animation Hall of Fame Headline News

Animation Educators Forum Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Group

ASIFA-Hollywood’s non-profit association of teachers and scholars names first inductees into its new Hall of Fame, honoring the most influential artists and scholars in the history of animation.

Anime-zing Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘Suzume’ Trailer Along with A-list Japanese Cast Reveal

Makoto Shinkai’s latest film follows 17-year-old Suzume as she travels across Japan to close mysterious doors which, when open, usher in destruction and disaster.

Stop Bullying! Headline News

Cartoon Network Releases ‘Redraw Your World Without Bullying’

To support National Bullying Prevention Month, the network’s new ‘Stop Bullying: Speak Up’ campaign uses real life kids, original animation, and Cartoon Network characters to explain how to be an ally.

Next Gen Transformers Headline News

Paramount+ Shares ‘Transformers: EarthSpark’ Trailer

At NY Comic Con, Paramount+, Nickelodeon and Hasbro’s eOne treated fans to a panel with cast members and a trailer debut; the 3DCG series hits Paramount+ in the U.S. and on select Nickelodeon channels internationally in November.  

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