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Here Kitty Kitty! ANIMATIONWorld

Red Star’s Ben Smith Talks Years of Cat-Tastic Animation

The co-founder discusses the loss of his business partner, Jan Rogowski, and the studio’s transition from theme park films to feature films centered around an interesting creative niche: animated cats.

Go Go Genndy! Headline News

All ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ Episodes Releasing on DVD in June

Genndy Tartakovsky’s award-winning animated series comes home in ‘Dexter’s Laboratory: The Complete Series’ with all 78 episodes, and series special, ‘Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip;’ all now available for digital purchase.

Farm Fresh to Your Door Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Big City Greens the Movie: Spacecation’ Official Trailer

NASA Astronaut and special guest star Scott Kelly shared the exciting preview on Instagram; the upcoming movie premieres June 6 on Disney Channel and June 7 on Disney+. 

Business Headline News

Skydance Animation Appoints Bruce Anderson Head of Production

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 4:34pm

The former Blue Sky Studios executive will oversee the studio’s animated feature film production planning and delivery; their first series, ‘Wondla,’ debuts June 28 on Apple TV+.

Calling All Canadian Creators Headline News

Submissions Open: OIAF TAC Pitch THIS! 2024

Annual competition offers Canadian creators a unique opportunity to refine their craft and reach an audience of peers, studio executives, and potential buyers; semi-finals and finals take place during TAC, which run September 25-27.

Mia Rosie and Buddy Oh My! Headline News

Rovio and Amazon Kids+ Release ‘Angry Birds Mystery Island’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 3:21pm

Three new hatchlings – Mia, Rosie, and Buddy – along with a foreign-exchange piglet named Hamylton get stranded on a deserted island but are thwarted by twists and turns every time they try to escape; series debuts 8 of 24 Season 1 episodes on May 21.

Say it Ain’t So! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Red vs. Blue: Restoration’ Marks the End of the Rooster Teeth Era

Studio co-founder Matt Hullum talks about the seminal, groundbreaking machinima series, ‘Red vs. Blue,’ set in the world of ‘Halo,’ and the property’s first and only feature film, which he directed and releases today, a poignant farewell as the company closes its doors May 15.

Diversity in Creative Development ANIMATIONWorld

Fred Rogers Productions Gives Young Writers a Home in the Writers’ Neighborhood

In the final day of accepting submissions for the third year of fellows, the studio’s eight-week program is dedicated to fostering emerging writers' careers in children's media, blending virtual and in-person sessions with ongoing mentorship and professional networking opportunities.

Portrait of an Auteur ANIMATIONWorld

Hisko Hulsing Talks About His Rotoscoping Process

The ‘Undone’ director combines rotoscope and hand-drawn animation, live-action performance, and oil-painted backgrounds to capture the subtle intricacies of human emotions within a dream-like, 'unreal' aesthetic; watch the animatic of his upcoming short, ‘Resurrection,’ to be released in 2025.

Heading Down the Path of Vengeance Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Empire’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 2:37pm

The 2nd installment of the ‘Tales’ series journeys into the Galactic Empire through the eyes of two warriors on divergent paths set during different eras; debuts May 4 - ‘Star Wars Day.’

Oddly Magical Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops ‘The Fairly OddParents: A New Wish’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 10:59am

Coming to Nickelodeon on May 20, the all-new series features the return of the Emmy Award-winning original series’ lovable Wanda and Cosmos, a recently retired fairy couple, and introduces their new neighbor, 10-year-old Hazel.

We Want More Spirited Teen Shows! Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares ‘WondLa’ Animated Trilogy First Look

Skydance Animation’s new series, based on Tony DiTerlizzi’s best-selling books, follows Eva, a curious and enthusiastic teenager who has been raised in an underground bunker by her robot caretaker.

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Jurassic World: Chaos Theory’ Trailer

In the new DreamWorks Animation series, 6 years after the events at Camp Cretaceous and in the wake of tragedy, ‘The Nublar Six’ reunite, and together must unravel a conspiracy that threatens dinosaur and humankind alike; the 10-episode first season debuts May 24.

Mark your Calendars! Headline News

Annecy 2024 Official Feature Film Selections Revealed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 26, 2024 at 3:55pm

12 animated features have been chosen to compete at this year's festival, including ‘Memoir of a Snail’ by Adam Elliot, ‘Rock Bottom by María Trénor,’ and ‘Savages’ by Claude Barras; the 48th edition of the festival runs June 9-15.

Marvel-ous Music ANIMATIONWorld

The Newton Brothers Reflect on ‘X-Men ’97,’ Their First Animation Project

Andrew ‘Andy’ Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart jumped from composing for horror director Mike Flanagan to Marvel’s latest animated series, starting with retro synthesizer sounds of the late 80s and early 90s in the show’s first episodes before including more modern instrumentation and techniques, with care placed on the large number of handoffs between scenes that can feel jolting if the music isn’t done right.

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Transmedia Company Elf Labs Launches with Extensive Classic IP Library

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 9:26am

New company boasts a portfolio of 400 copyrights and more than 140 trademarks, combining dynamic characters and storylines with a market strategy that includes web series video content, AI-powered toys, animated and live-action feature movies, and seamlessly accessible augmented reality experiences.

Festivals Headline News

Cartoons on The Bay Announces Program Highlights

Award-winning director John Musker is being honored with Pulcinella Lifetime Achievement Award and retrospective; other special awards will go to Italian comic book artist Sara Pichelli and American producer, director, and writer Leslie Iwerks; the event returns to Pescara, Italy May 29-June 2.

It’s About Nature – And Cats ANIMATIONWorld

‘Nature Cat’s ‘Nature Movie Special Extraordinaire’ Drops for Earth Day

A new Season 5 special breaks the fourth wall with Nature Cat and his friends working to figure out what their movie special is about, as the newly anointed King Galahad. voiced by Chris Parnell (‘SNL’), begins taking things from nature for his castle; the special, along with a ‘Nature Chat with Nature Cat’ short form series that speaks directly to fans, debuts today, April 22.

On the road to Annecy Headline News

Netflix Reveals Expansive Annecy Program Filled with Sneak Peeks and Talks

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 22, 2024 at 6:25am

Zack Snyder’s ‘Twilight of the Gods,’ Aardman’s ‘Wallace & Gromit,’ and Shannon Tindle’s ‘Ultraman: Rising’ lead the streamer’s on-stage presentations showcasing many of its highly anticipated animated films and TV shows coming later this year and next.

Writing for animation ANIMATIONWorld

Joy Regullano: From Pre-Med Studies to Writing for ‘Monsters at Work’

The Filipino Asian American writer, known as the show’s ‘joke assassin,’ stumbled onto her path as an actress and animation scribe while in school learning to become a doctor and take over her father’s clinic.

Accessibility in Kids Programming Headline News

PBS Kids Shares ‘Alma’s Way’ American Sign Language-Integrated Clip

Advancing its accessibility offerings, PBS Kids launches ASL integration on popular animated series, available free on its digital streaming platforms; shows include ‘Arthur,’ ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,’ and ‘Donkey Hodie.’

Even More Good Times ANIMATIONWorld

Ranada Shepard Talks the Re-Imagined ‘Good Times’ Animated Series

The showrunner and executive producer of Netflix’s controversial, all-new adult animated show, based on the ground-breaking 1974 CBS sitcom, discusses how her upbringing and identity as an adopted Cuban child to Black parents on Chicago’s south side informs her creative decision-making and inspires the show’s loud animation style and edgy comedy.

Business Headline News

Comedy Central Orders ‘Golden Axe’ Animated Series

Mike McMahan (‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’, ‘Solar Opposites’) co-writes/executive produces the homage to the popular 1989 Sega video game; all-star voice cast includes Matthew Rhys, Danny Pudi, Lisa Gilroy, Liam McIntyre and Carl Tart.