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Into the Avatarverse! Headline News

Nickelodeon Launches Avatar Studios to Expand ‘Last Airbender’ and ‘Korra’ Worlds

Series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will helm the new venture; the studio’s first project, an animated feature, is set to begin production this year.

Animated TV Series Headline News

New ‘Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go’ is Coming to Town

Based on the classic book series, the latest iteration of the popular ‘Thomas & Friends’ franchise features fast colorful 2D animation, more physical comedy, and expressive characters; coming this fall to Cartoon Network and Netflix.

Business Headline News

Netflix Teams with Lupita Nyong’o on New Animated Musical ‘Sulwe’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:10pm

Based on the Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ actress’ #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same name, the film will tell a story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

More GOT Procrastination! Headline News

George R.R. Martin and Kalinda Vazquez to Adapt ‘Roadmarks’ for HBO

The duo will executive produce the series, based on famed sci-fi author Roger Zelazny’s 1970s novel which features a time traveling highway and… dragons.

Business Headline News

TeamTO Inks Rights Deal for Trio of Popular Kids’ Books

Studio acquires TV, film, and licensing rights to ‘Snowman,’ ‘Fox’s Garden,’ and ‘Something’s Fishy;’ each book to be adapted into a 2022/2023 holiday special.

Business Headline News

Netflix Inks Development Deal for Brian Jacques’ ‘Redwall’ Book Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:27am

Work on feature film and series underway with writer Patrick McHale; projects will be based on heroic animal adventures from the Penguin Random House Children’s UK books that have sold over 30 million copies.

Black History Month Headline News

Cartoon Network’s ‘Drawn to Making it Happen’ Premieres February 6

Celebrating Black History Month, new episode features 15-year-old Sidney Keys III, entrepreneur, and CEO of Books n Bros, who focuses on promoting literacy among Black boys; new monthly vignettes featuring inspirational stories from real-life kids to be released throughout the year.

Business Headline News

Pink Parrot Media and Sky bring ‘Snowsnaps’ to the UK

The popular preschool animated comedy-adventure series is a spinoff of the animated movie ‘Snowtime;’ the show encourages kids to use their imaginations to create their own games of make-believe in the outdoor world.

comic books Headline News

DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Launches January 21

The premium digital comic book service will feature over 25,000 comic books and graphic novels with new content being continuously added; fans will have access to DC fan events to connect with other DC enthusiasts.

Business Headline News

WATCH: Animated ‘Pinocchio and Friends’ Series Coming Late 2021

Check out new trailer for upcoming show from Rainbow Group and Toonz Media Group, who are partnering on CG adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio.’

VFX VFXWorld

Framestore Takes to the Stars in George Clooney’s ‘The Midnight Sky’

Studio’s VFX team created ominous imagery of a post-apocalyptic ‘Sick Earth,’ the Aether spaceship, and zero-G for a pregnant character’s spacewalk in the Netflix sci-fi feature.

TV Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Cleopatra in Space’ Season 3 Premieres January 14

Peacock continues expanding its kids programming with a new season of the original animated series based on Mike Maihack’s award-winning graphic novels.

SVOD Headline News

HBO Max Offers Up a Big Hug With ‘Love Monster’ Animated Preschool Series

Boat Rocker Studio’s new show, based on books of the same name by Rachel Bright, features an adventurous lovable monster that helps kids learn little life lessons.

Black Lives Matter Headline News

Kickstarter for ‘Art of Change’ Book by 100 Artists to Support Black Lives

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 4:19pm

Animation executives Dawn Yamazi and Deb Stone are publishing a collection of themed works from animation, illustration, and fine artists designed to support and inspire a narrative through art.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Nickelodeon’s ‘The Legend of Korra’ Steelbook Collection Coming March 16

4-book limited edition collection of Emmy Award-winning series features new artwork by Caleb Thomas, with only 10,000 copies produced: available for preorder now.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

‘The Magician’s Elephant’ Animated Feature Underway at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:11am

Streamer announces production has begun on film based on two-time Newberry Award winner Kate DiCamillo’s novel of the same name.

Pilkey Returns! Headline News

Dav Pilkey’s ‘Dog Man’ Feature Greenlit at DreamWorks Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:46pm

Peter Hastings to direct, as studio begins development on new movie based on prolific ‘Captain Underpants’ author and illustrator’s #1 global bestselling series about a loveable canine superhero and his friends.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Guru Studio's ‘Pikwik Pack’ Heads to Canada Starting December 26

New 2D animated preschool series features four animal friends who deliver surprises to their neighbors; kids learn gentle life lessons about community, responsibility, and teamwork.

Let’s Go Shopping! Headline News

Time to Shop! The Animation Guild Launches Virtual Holiday Market

Check everyone off your holiday list at the 3rd annual event that features unique and memorable gifts from pros behind popular animated TV shows and films.

SVOD Headline News

Sneak Peek: Apple TV+ ‘Stillwater’ and ‘Never Ending Dream’ Theme Song

Watch and listen; new 3D animated preschool series based on Jon J Muth's children's book series ‘Zen Shorts’ premieres globally on Friday, December 4.

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