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‘Smiling Friends’ Provides Big Laughs in a Small, Suspicious-Looking Package

Creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel guarantee that their new animated comedy series, premiering January 9 on Adult Swim, will make you feel better… unless, you know, it doesn’t.

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Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – Dip the Halls Adventure’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 17, 2021 at 3:58pm

In the all-new holiday-themed episode airing December 19 on FOX, when Jerry's Bigfoot costume gets stolen a few days before Christmas, Beef helps him track it down… and the Tobin kids try to build an elaborate gingerbread village.

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Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – The Beef Hunt’

In the all-new episode airing November 21 on FOX, the Tobin kids and Honeybee take part in an old family tradition called ‘The Beef Hunt,’ while Beef wrestles with his greatest fear.

Getta a Job! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – Tasteful Noods Adventure’

In the all-new episode airing November 14 on FOX, Ham is assigned an after-school job at a restaurant as part of ‘Careers Week,’ and he’s in for a surprise! Meanwhile Moon develops a crush on an older woman.

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Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – Skidmark Holmes Adventure’

In the new episode airing November 7 on FOX, Judy’s mystery party exiles Beef from the house, where he finds himself on an unintended date with Alyson.

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John Hamm to EP and Star in New FOX Comedy ‘Grimsburg’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 29, 2021 at 6:44am

Set to air in 2023, the animated series centers on Marvin Flute, a misanthropic detective trying to redeem himself with his ex-wife and son he never bothered to pay attention to.

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24 HOURS 2021 Animation Contest Winners Announced

The competition challenges student teams to create a 30 second film; 208 teams submitted films, with 7 teams winning prize packs worth over $200k.  

Pushing 40 Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – Beef's Craig Beef Adventure’

In the new episode airing October 24 on FOX, Wolf discovers that Beef longs for a jet ski, and he’s determined to make it happen; Ham bonds with a novelty singing fish toy… so what else is new?

Accidents Happen! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - Wanted: Delmer Alive Adventure’

In the new episode airing October 17 on Fox, the Tobins tell their favorite stories about Delmer, determined to keep him awake and alive after he suffers a concussion from a dreadful ‘soup’ accident.

Student Teams Wanted! Headline News

Call for Entries: 24 HOURS Animation Contest

Don’t miss this great competition where student teams create a 30 second film on a given theme in a designated 24 hours; registration deadline is October 13 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

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Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – The Great Punkin’ Adventure’

In the new episode airing October 3 on Fox, Ham is invited to audition for a punk band after they hear him scream, while Honeybee and Wolf get their first directing gig.

Festivals ANIMATIONWorld

Virtually Sensational: Previewing SCAD AnimationFest 2021

This year’s festival showcases the animation industry’s explosive growth with a program of special screenings and talks with the makers of ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘The Harper House,’ and ‘ Star Wars: Visions,’ as well as with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios; event runs now through September 25.

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SCAD AnimationFest Announces Full Program Lineup

Talks on ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘The Harper House,’ and ‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’ are just a few of the highlights from the upcoming September 23-25 virtual festival, which also includes exclusive screenings and panels with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Witch Day 2’ Season 2 Finale

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 27, 2021 at 9:49am

In this season's final episode airing August 30 on FOX, at the annual Witch Day Festival, Jing becomes possessed when Kimberly’s magic potion actually works, while Duncan and friends enter a haunted Circuit City and Jack tries to finally win Annie a stuffed animal at the milk bottle toss.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Jurannie Park’

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 9:00am

In the new episode airing August 23 on FOX, Annie is suspended from her job and bonds with a group of birds that soon invade her home, while Kimberly tries to ask a boy out over the phone and Duncan struggles to jump up to a high branch like his friends.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD AnimationFest Returns Virtually September 23-25

The acclaimed event will offer online access to a global audience of creatives and enthusiasts; program includes panels with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Kimberly Em-‘Braces’ Great Change as ‘Duncanville’ Returns with New Episode

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 13, 2021 at 1:40pm

Riki Lindhome co-writes (with her ‘Garfunkel & Oates’ co-star Kate Micucci) and performs the show’s first ever production number as her character finds new popularity after finally getting her braces removed; ‘Off to the Braces’ airs this coming Monday, August 16 on FOX.

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‘Housebroken’ Snags Early Season 2 Renewal on Fox

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 9, 2021 at 11:18am

With new episodes of the series returning tonight, the network pickups up another season of its animated comedy about neighborhood pets working out their issues in therapy from ‘Veep’ colleagues Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden and Clea DuVall; series stars include Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Tony Hale, and Jason Mantzoukas.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Stan In The Place Where You Live’

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 8:00am

In the new episode airing July 19 on Fox, Duncan skips the PSATs to hang out with his grifter Uncle Stan, to his parents’ disappointment, while Jack, Kimberly and Jing clean the creepy attic to stay on Annie’s good side.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Crimes and Misters Demean Her’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 9, 2021 at 12:40pm

In the new episode airing July 12 on Fox, Jack coaches Jing’s little league soccer team, but feeling he’s too easy on the kids, gets Duncan to yell at the team; Annie takes Kimberly to work with her after having a falling out with her friends.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – That Jing You Do’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10:56am

In the new episode airing June 28 on Fox, Jing and Jack start a child birthday band together and Annie takes on managing them, while Duncan and his friends try to raise money to buy a massage couch they tried out at the mall, by charging scooters; author Stephen King guest stars.

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Apple TV+ Orders Animated ‘Strange Planet’ from Dan Harmon and Nathan Pyle

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:11pm

Apple Studios’ series, based on Pyle’s popular webcomic and #1 New York Times Bestselling graphic novel, will feature profound and heartfelt stories about beings on a distant planet not unlike our own.

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Jordan Young Boards Dan Harmon’s ‘Krapopolis’

The ‘Drawn Together’ creator has been named executive producer and showrunner of Fox’s new animated comedy about a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters trying not to kill each other while running a mythical ancient Greek city.

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