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Special Event: Emmy Awards

Animation Domination Headline News

‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Family Guy’ Score 2-Season Renewals

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 2:05pm

Fox picks up both Emmy Award-winning animated comedies for two more seasons each, carrying both through 2023.

Dept. of Really? Headline News

‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Canceled Right After Emmy Win

Netflix has decided to end production on the fantasy adventure series despite its win at this past Saturday’s 2020 Creative Arts Emmys ceremony, leaving fans hanging on the future of the world of Thra.

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‘Rick and Morty’ Nabs Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:21am

Adult Swim’s hit animated comedy takes top animation honor; Netflix’s ‘Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ honored for Outstanding Children’s Program, as the Television Academy finishes out its 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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‘Forky Asks a Question,’ ‘Big Mouth’s Maya Rudolph Take Home Animation Emmys

Awards for short form animated program, character voice-over and derivative interactive program, as well as previously announced individual achievement in animation and motion design, were presented last night on the fourth evening of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Vikings’ Take Home VFX Emmys

The Disney+ and History series took home the awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role on the third night of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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Nominees Announced for the 2020 International Emmy Kids Awards

‘Ico Bit Zip,’ ‘Oddbods,’ ‘Moominvalley’ and ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ are nominated in the Kids: Animation category.

Mickey and Pals Return Headline News

‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse’ Shorts Series Coming to Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:22am

10 new classic-styled 2D shorts, starring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, will debut this November.

Awards ANIMATIONWorld

Breaking Down the 72nd Emmy Award Nominations

This year’s animated and VFX-driven shows represent continuing excellence in animation and VFX production for TV, much done remotely from home in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 12:32pm

The studio, and VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran, garner an Emmy nomination for their VFX work, delivering over 400 shots on Season 3 of HBO’s futuristic sci-fi thriller.

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The Winning Animated Re-Creations of Netflix’s ‘Losers’ Docu-Series

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 10, 2020 at 5:44pm

Mickey Duzyj’s Sports Emmy-nominated live-action/2D series deftly examines society’s relationship with failure by looking at epic, career-defining athletic disappointments.

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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.

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Disney Channel’s ‘Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure’ Wins Three Daytime Emmys

‘Elena of Avalor,’ and ‘Disney Mickey Mouse’ bring home multiple awards at the virtual 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation.

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J.G. Quintel Goes Running with the Big Kids in ‘Close Enough’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 10, 2020 at 12:49pm

The Emmy Award-winning ‘Regular Show’ creator sets his sights on a distinctly older crowd in new animated HBO Max comedy about becoming an adult while not growing old.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Re-Imagine ‘Clone High’ with MTV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:32am

Oscar-winning pair reuniting with series co-creator Bill Lawrence and writer Erica Rivinoja to develop new episodes based on iconic animated emo culture satire that originally aired in 2002.

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'Daria' Spin-off 'Jodie' Lands at Comedy Central

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4:18pm

Emmy Award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross to star in new series from MTV Studios, with Grace Edwards serving as creator and head writer.

SVOD Headline News

Can’t Wait: Jonathan Banks Joining Netflix’s ‘F Is for Family’ Season 4

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 10:49am

6-time Emmy-nominated actor, TV’s notorious ‘Breaking Bad’ fixer, joins Bill Burr’s hilariously raunchy, expletive-enhanced animated comedy. 

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‘Family Guy’ Writer-Producer Wellesley Wild Inks Warner Bros. Animation Deal

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:30pm

Emmy-nominated showrunner of WBA/Amblin TV’s upcoming ‘Animaniacs’ series for Hulu signs exclusive, multi-year agreement for both animated and live-action projects.

Virtual Reality ANIMATIONWorld

‘Bonfire’: A Revealing Look at Interactive Storytelling of the Comedic Alien Variety

Two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning writer/director Eric Darnell talks about Baobab Studios’ Annie Award-winning immersive VR experience and the sometimes confusing world of virtual reality.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Signs Multi-Year Deal with ‘Big Mouth’ Producer Titmouse

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:10pm

Deal includes development of multiple adult animated series plus first look rights to any adult shows the Emmy Award-winning studio creates.

Awards Headline News

Adobe Character Animator Receives Emmy Award for Breaking New Ground in TV Animation

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors pioneering software system used for live performance-based animation.

In Passing. J. Michael Mendel Headline News

‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Rick and Morty’ Producer J. Michael Mendel Dies at 54

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:13am

Four-time Emmy Award-winning producer passes away in his sleep Sunday evening at his Studio City, California home.

71st Emmy Awards Headline News

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Chernobyl’ Take Home VFX Emmy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:22am

HBO garners multiple wins including Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role, Main Title Design and Production Design.

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‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Love, Death & Robots’ Take Home Animation Emmy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:13am

Fox’s perennial favorite and Netflix’s new anthology series receive awards for Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Short Form Animated Program, while Seth MacFarlane wins for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for ‘Family Guy.’

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