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Music Video Headline News

The Weeknd Animates His Dark Past in ‘Snowchild’

Canadian artist Abel Tesfaaye illustrates his journey to fame in an anime-style music video for his new single, produced by D’ART Shtajio, the first Black-owned anime studio in Japan.

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Using Puppets, ‘Dollhouse’ Lays Bare the Pop World’s Sleazy Misogyny

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:14am

Nicole Brending discusses her savage animated satire, ‘Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Popular Culture,’ which hits digital platforms August 11.

Music Videos Headline News

RALPH Returns to her Pre-Teen Y2K Bedroom in ‘Crush’ Animated Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 2:13pm

Multi-disciplinary artist Amika Cooper, AKA blackpowerbarbie, channels ‘Lizzie McGuire,’ ‘Degrassi,’ and boomboxes for the singer’s new video, a reimagining of Jennifer Paige’s 1998 dance-pop hit.

Anime Headline News

WATCH: ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘SpongeBob’ Get Anime Treatment

Both ‘official’ and fan-made homage shorts, ‘Rick and Morty vs. Genocider’ and ‘Bubble Bass Arc,’ show that ‘niche’ anime audiences are a growing force to be reckoned with.

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

August 15 Entry Deadline Almost Here for SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:32am

Submit your animated shorts, commercials, game cinematics, trailers, motion graphics, VFX sequences and reels now; if computers played a key role in production, CAF wants to see your work!

Comic-Con Headline News

Rooster Teeth Shares Sneaks of 4 Upcoming Animated Series

Comic-Con panel reveals details on popular shows including ‘Red vs. Blue: Zero,’ ‘Recorded by Arizal,’ ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy,’ and ‘RWBY Volume 8.’

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’ to Premiere at Venice VR Expanded

Leading interactive studio’s newest work blends theater, cinema, and animation for an immersive experience that allows viewers to be the main character. 

Business Headline News

Moonbug Acquires YouTube’s ‘Blippi’ and ‘CoComelon’

Entertainment company boosts subscriptions to over 235M across 100+ digital platforms, harnessing the increasing call for widely accessible kids’ content.

SVOD Headline News

Crunchyroll Reaches 3 Million Paid Global Subscribers

Platform hits new milestone as it expands brands to include Anime Digital Network, Anime on Demand, KAZÉ and Eye See Movies while extending reach with HBO MAX, Adult Swim, and TNT Germany distribution deals.

Music Video ANIMATIONWorld

Moby Drops Moving ‘My Only Love’ Music Video Depicting Amazon’s Heartbreaking Destruction

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:19am

Celebrated musician teams with Brazilian studio Zombie on beautifully designed CG animated video chronicling rampant Amazon deforestation.

Community Outreach Headline News

W. Kamau Bell’s Animated ‘Talk Boring to Me’ Examines Much of What Ails the U.S.

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 12:32pm

Thought-provoking, smartly designed YouTube series tackles key social justice issues America is facing, confronting some unpleasant truths while calling us all to action.

call for entries Headline News

Applications Now Open for 2021 Universal’s Global Talent Composer Initiative

GDTI program alumni includes Amie Doherty, recently chosen to score DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature, ‘Spirit Riding Free.’ 

Awards Headline News

TV Academy Announces 72nd Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 1:05pm

‘Big Mouth,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘BoJack Horseman,’ ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘The Simpsons’ receive nominations for Outstanding Animated Program.

Trailers Headline News

‘Cuphead’ Goes Stop-Motion in PS4 Announcement Trailer

To support surprise game launch, Studio MDHR and Stop Motion Department collaborate on creepy-cool trailer, inspired by the 1933 experimental animated short, ‘The Peanut Vendor.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection’ On Blu-ray and Digital November 3

Collector’s set features 60 theatrical shorts, bonus content, documentary and 10 episodes of new ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons.’

SVOD Headline News

RetroCrush, Cinehouse and Midnight Pulp Now Free on STIRR

DMR ad-supported linear and VOD deal provides international premium content in classic anime, horror/thriller/action and arthouse and independent cinema.

Business

Chris Cray Launches Somesense Studio

London-Based independent artist-led animation studio now open, focusing on creating content in all forms, from web series to comics, films to comedy scripts, social media campaigns to editorials.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Jesse McCartney’s New Animated Music Video ‘Friends’ Premieres Today

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:58am

Filmmaker Nick Peterson and Velorean Productions take the platinum-selling singer and his friends on a drunken, superhero hula dancing adventure.

SVOD Headline News

Klasky Csupo Returns with New ‘RoboSplaat’ Digital Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10:38am

Birthed in quarantine by Arlene Klasky, the show will release new episodes twice weekly through 2021 on the studio’s YouTube Channel and Official Instagram.

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