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Kid Cudi’s ‘Entergalactic’ Gets Up Close and Innovative with Love

The lush, beautifully stylized, and immersive 92-minute animated musical tells the story of two young artists navigating love in New York City; show debuts today on Netflix alongside the artist’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ album.

Language Learning with Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Duolingo: The Vital Role of Animated Characters in Language Learning

Longtime PBS Kids and Cartoon Network executive Linda Simensky brings her expertise in developing character-driven storytelling to the award-winning app that offers courses in more than 40 languages to more than 500 million registered users.

Today We Go Home Headline News

Exclusive: Sneak Peek of ‘Wolfboy and the Everything Factory’ Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 7:00am

Nyx (Juno Temple from ‘Ted Lasso’) rallies the disarrays against Sprytes in a clip from the new season, which promises more whimsy with the wild, weird, and wonderfully epic adventures of Wolfboy, an imaginative oddball who discovers a strange realm at the center of the earth; the 2D animated series returns to Apple TV+ with all new episodes September 30.

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HIDIVE to Stream ‘Bibliophile Princess’ Exclusively this Fall

The historical drama anime series tells the story of book-loving Lady Eliana Bernstein and her ruse-to-romance relationship with Crown Prince Christopher.

Lookin’ Good Headline News

Netflix Drops Trailer for ‘Lookism’ Anime Adaptation

Based on the popular Korean webcomic of the same name, the series features Park Hyeong-seok, an overweight high school student who wakes up one day with a new ‘attractive’ body.

Another Cartoon Saloon Gem Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Trailer

Inspired by Ruth Stiles Gannett’s Newbery-honored children’s book and directed by Academy Award nominated Nora Twomey, the film tells the tale of a young boy’s adventures of discovery - ferocious beasts, a mysterious island, and the friendship of a lifetime – coming to the streamer in November.

Getting Raucous in Wollongong Headline News

Adult Swim Sets ‘YOLO: Silver Destiny’ Debut

Australia’s rowdy party girls are back looking for fun times, new experiences, positive vibes, and hot guys in the bizarre town of Wollongong; created by ‘Smiling Friends’ Michael Cusack, ‘YOLO’ Season 2 is coming in January 2023.

Season 3 Arrives! ANIMATIONWorld

Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux Talk ‘The Great North’ Season 3

For the co-creators, showrunners, and executive producers of the hit FOX animated comedy, humor can be found even in serious topics like global warming - the sisters consider themselves like the dance band on the Titanic, ‘keeping spirits high as the ship goes down.’

Season 3 Arrives! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - A Knife to Remember Adventure’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 23, 2022 at 6:36am

In the Season 3 premiere airing this Sunday on FOX, Honeybee and Wolf discover an outback-themed restaurant they can’t stop going to, while Beef confronts his fear of small talk.

Celebrating the Best in Animation Headline News

Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’ to Open Animation is Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:20am

AIF reveals its 2022 event lineup of world premieres, features in competition, special screenings, and panels; fest to run October 21-23 and 29 in-person in Hollywood.

Giddyup! Headline News

‘Star Stable: Mistfall’ Animated YouTube Show Coming to TV

The new series draws from the world of ‘Star Stable Online,’ an equestrian-based game, and follows 14-year-old Skye Rowan, her fire horse Blaze, and other forest rangers on the island of Jorvik.

TV Animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Wolfboy and the Everything Factory’ Season 2 Trailer

The streamer promises more whimsy with the wild, weird, and wonderfully epic adventures of Wolfboy, an imaginative oddball who discovers a strange realm at the center of the earth; the 2D animated series returns this month with all new episodes.

Teaching Kindness ANIMATIONWorld

‘Sago Mini Friends’: Helping Kids Appreciate the Big and Little Things in Life

Showrunner and executive producer Tone Thyne talks about his charming new animated preschool series, based on the ‘Sago Mini World’ app, which features Harvey the floppy-eared dog and models optimism, kindness, and gratitude, now streaming on Apple TV+.

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Jetpack Scores Global Rights to ‘Viking Skool’ and ‘Once Upon a Time…Objects’

Kids content distributor ramps up acquisitions with new 2D animated kids’ series from Paris-based animation studio, Samka; other recent additions to their content collection include the BAFTA Award-winning stop-motion series ‘Clangers’ in 2021 and ‘Alice’s Diary’ earlier this year.

Are You an Odd 1? Headline News

Netflix Reveals Offbeat Comedy ‘Oddballs’ Trailer and Premiere Date

Inspired by James Rallison’s oddly comic YouTube musings, the new animated series follows a bubble-shaped boy named James, whose life observations fuel rants that escalate to absurd heights; the show hits the streamer October 7.

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GKIDS Nabs Alberto Vázquez's ‘Unicorn Wars’ North American Rights

The award-winning director’s newest adult animated feature, described as ‘Bambi meets Apocalypse Now,’ makes its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin later this month; the film makes its U.S. theatrical debut this Fall.

RWBY: Ice Queendom Headline News

‘RWBY: Ice Queendom’ English Dub to Hit Rooster Teeth, then Crunchyroll

The main ‘RWBY’ voice cast returns for the franchise’s latest effort, a new series that takes place in the world of Remnant, where science and fairy tales coexist, premiering in the U.S. September 25.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs September 2022

This month’s animated shorts survey includes ‘IIzuna Fair,’ ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Pattern,’ ‘The Record,’ and ‘Vampire,’ all in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.

Festivals Headline News

Dome Fest West 2023 Set Next Month in Costa Mesa

The 2nd annual 360-degree film festival and conference features full-dome, fully immersive 360-degree media shows, presentations, industry panels, interactive workshops, and keynotes by industry leaders.

Animated Political Satire Returns! Headline News

‘Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News’ Moves to Comedy Central

The late-night TV show host’s Emmy-nominated satirical animated news program returns on a new network with new stories of the day reported by animated anchors discussing topical issues with real-life political analysts, newsmakers, and media figures; new episodes kick off next month.

Can You Ever Go Home Again? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Drifting Home’: A Story of Temporary Living and Eternal Community

Hiroyasu Ishida’s new animated film, about a group of elementary school-aged kids trapped on an apartment building floating in the ocean, captures the nostalgia of friends and communities we once loved before moving on in our separate lives; now streaming on Netflix.

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