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Mysterious and Spooky! Headline News

‘The Addams Family 2’ Releasing in Theaters and VOD Simultaneously

MGM’s highly anticipated ‘The Addams Family’ sequel reportedly will hit both cinemas and VOD rental channels this coming October 1.

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‘Cryptozoo’ Review: Bakus & Gorgons & Satyrs – Oh My!

AWN’s Miscweant examines Dash Shaw’s new animated feature film, set in ‘surreal’ 1967, about an activist group trying to protect supernatural cryptids from amoral government agents.

Barbie Heads to the Big Apple! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Before Us’ Music Video from Upcoming ‘Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 23, 2021 at 10:07am

Hitting Netflix September 1, the next chapter in Mattel’s storied franchise finds Barbie embarking on a musical summer adventure in the Big Apple, where she meets her new best friend, Barbie!

The Cat’s Meow Headline News

DC’s ‘Catwoman: Hunted’ Anime Feature Snags Badass Female Voice Cast

The latex-infused heist adventure officialy begins pre-production, adding Elizabeth Gillies as Catwoman, Stephanie Beatriz as Batwoman, and Lauren Cohan as Julia Pennyworth; release planned in early 2022.

Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Going Hybrid, Shares Festival Poster

The online event will run November 1-30 with live events and screenings running November 14-19; 2021 poster artwork was designed by award-winning animator Matthew Lee.

Where Exactly is Arcadia? ANIMATIONWorld

Jeff Danna Talks ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’ Music

The composer follows-up his work scoring Guillermo del Toro’s ‘3Below’ and ‘Wizards’ series by creating music for the CG animated feature finale of DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s epic fantasy franchise.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Watch… If You Dare: ‘Night of the Animated Dead’ Trailer

Which is scarier, the dead or the ‘Animated’ dead? Find out on September 21 when the 2D feature based on George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic comes to digital; Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD drops October 5.

Home Entertainment Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Spirit Untamed’ Arrives on Digital

The studio’s epic animated adventure about a headstrong girl who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse, is now available on Digital, with Blu-ray and DVD releases coming August 31; each version includes bonus footage, deleted scenes, special featurettes, how to videos and sing-a-longs.

Monsters Unite at Home! Headline News

Is ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Heading Straight to Amazon?

Sony is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to bypass theaters and stream the upcoming hit franchise sequel exclusively on Prime Video for a whopping $100 million.

Gotta Go Fast Headline News

Idris Elba to Voice Knuckles the Echidna in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

‘The Suicide Squad’ star joins Ben Schwartz as Sonic, James Marsden as Tom, and Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik in the CGI/live-action hybrid caper set to release in theaters on April 8th, 2022.

Celebrating All Things Stop-Motion Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montréal Reveals Short Film Selection and Poster

The 13th edition returns primarily online, September 10-19, with some in-person workshops; 93 films from 31 countries have been selected for this year’s short film competition.

Films in Competition Headline News

BIAF 2021 Reveals Short Film Selections and Trailer

83 animated films will compete in six categories at the festival coming October 23-27; event unveils ‘The Eyes of Summer’ poster and trailer by director Watanabe Ayumu.

People Headline News

Jason DeMarco Expands Duties, Joins Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios

Veteran Adult Swim creative executive named SVP Anime and Action Series/Longform, will lead studios’ expansion into anime development, production, and programming; tenure begins with ‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim.’

call for entries Headline News

49th Annual Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; honoring excellence in the field of animation, awards will be presented in 36 categories at ceremony set for February 26, 2022.

Business Headline News

Aardman and Gurinder Chadha Teaming on Animated Bollywood Musical

The renowned animation studio and famed ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ writer/director are collaborating on a high-concept film about a young Indian elephant who dreams of becoming a Bollywood dancer.

Hmmmm Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 9, 2021 at 8:39am

Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir, unleashes his sword and neatly trimmed beard in the hunt for monsters, coin, and other pleasures in the highly anticipated 2D anime ‘The Witcher’ prequel, premiering globally on August 23. 

What's a Kinkajou? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Vivo’ Brings the Sights and Sounds of Cuba to Life

With songs by Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also stars as the film’s titular kinkajou, Sony Pictures Animation’s latest gem blends 3D and 2D animation into a vibrant, colorful, and often wild celebration of music as a universal language of friendship, family, and love, premiering today on Netflix.

What Have We Learned Today? Headline News

‘South Park’ Creators Sign Massive 14 Movie, 5 Season Renewal Deal

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:53am

$900 million agreement with MTV Entertainment Studios calls for new movie on Paramount+ every two years starting this year, plus Comedy Central series commitment through Season 30.  

Cowabunga Dudes! Headline News

Casey and Colin Jost to Pen Live-Action ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

The made-for-TV comedy brothers are breaking into the film business with their own adaptation of ‘TMNT’ for Paramount Pictures alongside franchise expert Michael Bay.

Where Exactly is Arcadia? ANIMATIONWorld

An Epic Fantasy Franchise Concludes with ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 30, 2021 at 12:46pm

After 88 action-packed episodes spread across Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation’s Emmy Award-winning ‘Trollhunters,’ ‘3Below,’ and ‘Wizards’ series trilogy, a collection of heroes from all three team-up in a final 3DCG feature to fight the Arcane Order for control over the magic that binds them all.  

It’s Finally Here! Headline News

Phil Tippett’s ‘Mad God’ Finally Arrives

With a new teaser trailer and August 5 Locarno Film Festival premiere, the legendary Oscar-winning VFX and stop-motion master shares his 30-year passion project with eager audiences.

Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 Reveals Stellar Speaker Lineup

Confirmed presenters include Tom McGrath, director of ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business;’ ‘The Willoughbys’ director Kris Pearn; and legendary animator and VFX supervisor Phil Tippett; conference runs October 17-22 in Turin, Italy and online.

Annecy Festival Residency Headline News

Call for Entries: Annecy Festival Residence

Writers/directors get development time, support, and mentorship to work on graphic development of feature-length animated films, living and working in Annecy April 4 - June 30, 2022; the submission deadline is September 10, 2021.

What's a Kinkajou? Headline News

Netflix Shares New ‘Vivo’ Trailer and Images

Sony Pictures Animation’s new musical adventure stars Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda as Vivo, a musically gifted kinkajou who must find his way from Havana to Miami to deliver a song to his cherished owner’s long-lost love; film hits the streamer August 6.

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