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Podcast EP 187: How Chris Walsh Produced the Stop-Motion Film ‘Orchid’

The filmmaker, author, and academic discusses building a home stop-motion studio, the challenges he faced self-producing his COVID lockdown film, and what teaching has taught him about storytelling.

Fun for the Howl-idays Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Housebroken’ Holiday Specials

In back-to-back holiday episodes of the howlingly popular animated comedy airing this Sunday on FOX, Honey’s dream comes true and Chico experiences hunger for the first time, while Elsa falls in love with a robot dog.

Portrait of Incredible Courage ANIMATIONWorld

‘Aurora’s Sunrise’ Marks a New Era in Armenian Storytelling

Inna Sahakyan’s animated documentary, integrating pieces of Aurora Mardiganian’s harrowing account – and lost 1919 film adaptation – of surviving unspeakable horrors as a teenager during the 1915 Armenian Genocide, shares one woman’s incredible courage, and how telling, and retelling, such a painful story is the strongest step forward a person can take.

Villard and Karacas Return! Headline News

‘KING STAR KING!/!/!/’ and ‘Ballmastrz: Rubicon’ Specials Coming to Adult Swim

New animated galactic adventures mark the return of fan-favorite heroes, plus their original creators JJ Villard and Christy Karacas, respectively; shows hit the network and HBO Max this coming February.

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Lucky ‘Krap Chicken’ NFT Owners Will Appear in ‘Krapopolis’ Season 1 Finale

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:40am

Blockchain Creative Labs, FOX Entertainment’s Web3 media tech company, has announced that a ‘Key to Krapopolis’ NFT will be added to 2 of the series’ dedicated NFTs, whose owners will be added as background characters in the final first season episode.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs November 2022

AWN’s monthly survey of animated shorts making the festival circuit rounds includes ‘A Tiny Man,’ ‘Sliver Cave,’ ‘Slow Light,’ ‘#BINARYGENDERNORM: GIRLS,’ and ‘Magical Caresses - Masturbation: A Short Story of a Great Taboo.’  

Technology Headline News

Imbalance Releases Ragdoll Dynamics 3.0

Tool that automates character physics in Maya gets update that includes click-and-drag interface, added physically based character posing, replacement rigs for interactive frame rates, and a multi-character asset library.

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Disney Expected to Lose over $140 Million on ‘Strange World’

Released during the usually lucrative Thanksgiving weekend, the action-packed 3DCG animated adventure only garnered $28 million globally even after its projected opening was lowered to $30-$40 million.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

New ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Image Revealed

Lead animator Nick Kondo revealed on Twitter the first look at Miles Morales since the initial film teaser was released late last year, showing an anxious looking Spidey walking away from his parents.

A New Holiday Tradition ANIMATIONWorld

‘Reindeer in Here’ Proves Wishes Do Come True

All-new 3DCG animated holiday special, directed by Lino DiSalvo and adapted from Adam Reed’s award-winning children’s book of the same name, brings together a young boy hoping to make a friend and a clumsy reindeer with one short antler who always feels like an outcast; show premieres November 29 on Paramount+ and the CBS Television Network.   

Awards Headline News

2022 BAFTA Children & Young People Award Winners Announced

Magic Light Pictures’ animated special ‘The Snail and the Whale’ garners two awards in the Animation and Director categories; the annual event is a celebration of UK and international content for children and young people spanning film, games, and television.

Mickey Heads to Stop-Motion ANIMATIONWorld

David H. Brooks Revisits Stop-Motion Holiday Hijinks Past in ‘Mickey Saves Christmas’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 25, 2022 at 12:28pm

The director comes full circle… sort of… in the ‘Robot Chicken’ studio’s latest special, its second holiday project for Disney, that sees Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse travel to the North Pole to save Christmas and learn the true meaning of the holiday; the show hits ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD November 27, and Disney+ the next day.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ to Feature Six Different Art Styles

Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller reveal upcoming ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel will sport unique looks that each signify a different universe, including an Indian comic-book look, Syd Mead-style illustrations of the future, and a watercolor-wash style.

A New Potter Era? Headline News

Is Warner Teaming with J.K. Rowling for More ‘Harry Potter’ Films?

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav plans to revitalize the studio’s finances by reviving successful franchises, such as DCU and ‘Harry Potter’ films, if the controversial author will agree.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Nickelodeon and Spin Master Announce ‘Paw Patrol’ Spinoff 'Rubble & Crew’

The new preschool animated series follows Rubble and his construction pup family as they help the community of Builder Cove; series premieres this coming February.

How the Magic is Made Headline News

WATCH: Trailer for ‘Making of The Rings of Power’ BTS Bonus Content

Prime Video drops eight segments of bonus content for their epic Middle Earth fantasy adventure series, now available through X-Ray, which include unreleased footage, interviews with cast and crew, the creation of costumes, and much more.

Animated Gifts Headline News

Converse Launches LAIKA Collection

The animation studio lends its famed characters, patterns, and iconography from ‘Missing Link,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Coraline’ to ‘The Converse By You x LAIKA Chuck 70’ collection – launching November 30.

Indiana Returns Headline News

Harrison Ford Getting ‘De-Aged’ for ‘Indiana Jones 5’

The prolific actor will be digitally reconstructed to resemble his younger self for an opening sequence in the upcoming film, set during the events between ‘The Last Crusade’ and ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.’

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