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Our Favorite Starfish Returns! Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops Teaser Trailer for ‘The Patrick Star Show’

Bill Fagerbakke reprises his role in new 2D animated family sitcom starring the famed starfish in his younger days, living at home, his wild whims and surreal imagination constantly disrupting his family; new series debuts this July on Nick.

Who Dunnit? Headline News

Suspects Outnumber Victims: New Images from ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’

Who is the Holiday Killer? It’s up to Batman, Captain Gordon, and DA Harvey Dent to decipher the clues in the upcoming DC Universe movie, coming to Blu-ray and Digital June 22.

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Corus Ventures into Adult Animation with ‘Psi Cops’

Production and distribution giant reveals first original series for Adult Swim, as part of its 2021/2022 programming slate; four new animated series plus fan-favorite re-up also greenlit, including ‘Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe,’ ‘Toopy and Binoo – The Movie.’

Animation Festivals Headline News

LALIFF Animation Day Short Film Slate Revealed

8 shorts will be featured at the LA Latino International Film Festival’s debut day-long animation event, set for June 4, which includes premieres, panel discussions, an animated shorts contest, and masterclasses; festival runs June 2-6.

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Lion Forge and BRON Team Up on ‘Heiress’ Animated Series and Games

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 1:41pm

Studios behind ‘Hair Love’ and ‘The Willoughbys’ will produce a kids’ series, interactive titles, and online community based on the story of a young prince determined to step out from the shadows of her brothers.

Happy Father’s Day! Headline News

‘Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam’ Movie Coming to Cartoon Network

This Father’s Day, the Teen Titans share commentary and hilarity at a ‘Space Jam’ watch party in their all-new 80-minute original movie; May 29 kicks off the ‘Teen Titans Go!’ weekend with ‘New Teen Titans’ creative team and DC Super Hero Girls crossover episode.

Can Humanity and Robots Coexist? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Eden’ Marries 2D and 3D in a Powerful Picture of Parental Love

Premiering today, Justin Leach’s new series, Netflix’s first original anime, explores the idea of robots showing the compassion needed to raise a child found alive in a post-apocalyptic world without humans.

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‘The BeatBuds, Let’s Jam!’ Will Soon Rock Out on Nick!

Co-produced by Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, new musical animated preschool series based on the kids’ music duo, The Beatbuds, features an original song each episode; show premieres June 7 with new episodes airing daily during the Nick Jr. Beat Bash week-long programming event.

Festivals Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montréal 2021 Issues Call for Entries

The event, running September 10-19, is accepting short film projects using puppet animation, object animation and/or pixilation; deadline for submissions is July 2.  

Fun in the Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Dialing In the Stylized Italian Riviera Waters of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:38am

Effects supervisor Jon Reisch drew on his experience as a guitarist to develop ocean wave simulation controls, much like sliders on an equalizer, to hit director Enrico Casarosa’s mark for an expressive, lyrical Japanese woodblock look, in the studio’s upcoming animated feature.

Injustice League Headline News

DC's Animated ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Adaptation in Development

The announcement appears inconspicuously in a list of bonus features on the upcoming animated ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two’ home entertainment release.

Get Geeked! Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Geeked Week’ Celebrates Fandom and Their Favs

Five-day free virtual event running June7-11 treats fans to exclusive news, trailers, art, and drop-ins from stars of popular shows including ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Castlevania,’ and ‘The Old Guard.’

The Dark Knight Returns Headline News

New Trailer Released for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two’

Action-packed conclusion to the two-part animated DC Universe Movies thriller sees the Dark Knight battle a unified front of super villains and solve a murder mystery; feature-length film comes to Digital July 27, and August 10 on Blu-ray.

A Villainous Midlife Crisis Headline News

‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’ Now Streaming on Hulu

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1:51pm

Animated by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, and written, created, and executive produced by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt, who also stars as the titular bad guy, the stop-motion comedy series, about a megalomaniacal supervillain who gets ousted from his own evil organization, shows that even a sinister villain can suffer a mid-life crisis.

animated short films Headline News

World Premiere of Disney’s ‘Far From the Tree’ Set for Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:21am

Studio’s latest animated theatrical short, about a raccoon whose frustrated parent tries to keep them both safe, will run alongside upcoming musical comedy, ‘Encanto,’ later in 2021.

The Dark Knight Rises Headline News

First Clip Drops for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10:23am

It’s the calm before the storm at Wayne Manor – on Halloween night – in the first official clip from the soon to be released feature-length film; next entry in the DC Universe movie series comes to Blu-ray and Digital June 22.

Anime-zing! Headline News

Netflix Releases ‘Trese’ Trailer and Full Voice Cast

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 9:48am

Darren Criss, Jon Jon Briones, and Nicole Scherzinger join Shay Mitchell and Liza Soberano in the highly anticipated anime series, based on Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo’s graphic novel, premiering June 11, 2021.

The Ultimate Crossover Headline News

Is a Studio Ghibli and Pixar Crossover Project in the Works?

The beloved studio responsible for ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and ‘Ponyo,’ home to iconic Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, recently posted an image on Twitter featuring Totoro with iconic characters from the Pixar Universe.

Doing the Hard Work of Casual Indifference Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville’ Season 2 Premiere

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7:22am

In Part 1 of the 2-part debut, featuring guest star Nick Offerman, the family takes its first vacation, and Duncan needs to know if Mia hung out with a guy over the summer; coming May 23 on Fox.

Doing the Hard Work of Casual Indifference ANIMATIONWorld

Julie and Mike Scully Talk ‘Duncanville’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 4:25pm

With a Season 3 renewal in hand prior to the show’s Season 2 May 23 premiere, the prolific co-creators and executive producers, along with star Amy Poehler, have cemented a spot on Fox's all-important primetime animation lineup.

indie animation Headline News

Bill Plympton and Rock Farm Launch Kickstarter for ‘Demi’s Panic’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:44am

Indie animation legend teams with Danny Leonard and Lorena Hernandez Leonard on animated short about a young Latina professional living in NYC whose nightmares foreshadow the coming storm.

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