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Jennifer Garner and Warren Buffett Voice COVID-19 Prevention PSAs for Kids

First three of seven animated spots released, using ‘Llama Llama,’ ‘Secret Millionaires Club,’ and other Genius Brands International properties to help kids learn safe hygiene.

Books Headline News

New Edition of Liz Blazer’s ‘Animated Storytelling’ Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 3:47pm

The animator and educator’s updated guidebook on animated filmmaking includes a new section on nonlinear, experimental films; AWN readers can get 35% off their purchase through Peachpit.

SVOD Headline News

Magic Light Pictures’ ‘Zog’ Launches Today on Amazon Prime

Latest animated short from the studio behind Oscar-nominated ‘The Gruffalo,’ ‘Room on the Broom,’ ‘Revolting Rhymes’ and ‘Chico & Rita’ is now available to stream or download.

Books ANIMATIONWorld

A Son’s Compelling Tribute to his Fabled Father, Ub Iwerks

Don Iwerks talks about his new book, Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks, which celebrates the singular achievements of the irrepressible innovator.

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Livestream Event: Disney Legend Don Iwerks Discusses New Ub Iwerks Book December 11

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 3:08pm

Presented by D23, the free livestream from Walt Disney Imagineering’s Glendate campus includes panel led by Leonard Maltin, with Bob Weis, Linda Folsom and Leslie Iwerks.

Books Headline News

Mark Simon Releases New Book ‘Start at the Top – Stories to Help You Succeed’

Author, cartoonist and story artist on productions including ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Woody Woodpecker’ shares dozens of lessons learned from a 30-year career filled with both successes and failures.

Books ANIMATIONWorld

Book Review: On Animation: The Director’s Perspective Volumes 1 and 2

By Andy Klein | Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:26am

Bill Kroyer, Tom Sito and Ron Diamond’s expansive anthology is an intimate and comprehensive record of firsthand experiences from a ‘Who’s Who’ of top industry directors.

SVOD Headline News

Hulu’s ‘The Bravest Knight’ Launching 8 New Episodes October 11

Hulu Original series, a finalist for the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence award, breaks new ground with a message of inclusion in storytelling to young audiences.

VOD Headline News

DreamWorks Debuts Trailer for ‘The Spooky Tales of Captain Underpants: Hack-A-Ween’

Netflix brings a new Captain Underpants special to your door for any early Halloween treat – streaming on October 8!

Animated Feature Film Blogs

Reviews: ‘Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles’ and Rob Paulsen’s ‘Voice Lessons’

By Joe Strike | Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:27am

The Misweant writes about a different labyrinth and definitely not those ‘Turtles;’ plus, with apologies to Rocket J. Squirrel, ‘that voice… where have I heard that voice?’

Television Headline News

Benedict Cumberbatch and David Oyelowo Cast in Animated ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’

Half-hour special from Lupus Films, airing on Channel 4 this Christmas, brings classic children’s book to life with distinctive hand-drawn animation style.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Sir Terry Pratchett’s ‘Amazing Maurice’ Being Turned into Animated Feature

New Ulysses Filmproduktion and Cantilever Media project, based on 28th ‘Discworld’ novel, ‘The  Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents,’ is first animated film adaptation of a Pratchett book.

FxF 2019 Headline News

Phil Tippett, Julie Pott and Priit Pärn Being Honored at Frame-By-Frame Animators Conference

May 4th conference at Chicago’s DePaul University, for animators / by animators, will feature special guests, speakers, masterclasses and demos. 

Marvel Headline News

‘Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!’ Kicks Off May 5th

Back-to-back episodes on Disney XD and DisneyNOW cross time and dimensions using different animation techniques to visually support the storytelling.

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