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VFX Breakdown: BlueBolt Adds Futuristic Visuals to ‘The Peripheral’

The studio transforms London into a dilapidated landscape dwarfed by towering statues of Greek Gods, creating the backdrop for the sci-fi series starring Jack Reynor and Chloë Grace Moretz, now streaming on Prime Video.

That’s a Lot of Kids’ Shows! Headline News

Apple TV+ Expands ‘Kids & Family’ Animation Slate

The streamer's Spring lineup kicks off with new seasons of ‘Pinecone & Pony,’ ‘Pretzel and the Puppies,’ and ‘Stillwater’ and the launch of all-new series ‘Eva the Owlet,’ ‘Jane,’ and ‘Frog and Toad;’ seven new ‘Peanut’ classics join the streamer with ‘Peanuts Anthology III’ and ‘Sago Mini Friends’ celebrates Earth Day.

Cats Can Talk! Headline News

Watch an Exclusive Movie Clip - ‘The Amazing Maurice’

Following its North American premiere at Sundance, the animated adventure about a sassy, street-smart talking cat inspired by the award-winning novel by the late Sir Terry Pratchett - starring Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, David Tennant, and Ariyon Bakareon – hits U.S. theaters next month.

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Bix Pix Brings Great ‘Form’ to Apple TV+’s ‘Shape Island’ Kids’ Series

The Emmy and Annie Award-winning animation studio behind 'Tumble Leaf' helps creators Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen embrace the charm and limitation of stop-motion on their ‘Shapes’ book trilogy adaptation; the show, now streaming, follows Serious Square, Intrepid Circle, and Tricky Triangle’s silly adventures as the trio searches for answers and builds on their friendship.

Survival Is the Only Law Headline News

Film Adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s ‘Hunter's Run’ in Development

Exile Content Studio secures film rights to the sci-fi novel, which follows Latino lead Ramón Espejo, a day laborer on a distant planet on the run for his survival.

Zelazny Coming to TV? Headline News

Stephen Colbert Boards ‘The Chronicles of Amber’ Series Adaptation

The late-night host will serve as executive producer for the show, based on prolific sci-fi and fantasy author Roger Zelazny's 10 book series about a royal family with the ability to travel through different dimensions of reality, who rule over the one true world: Amber.

Supporting Animation Education for Neurodiverse Artists Headline News

Rock Autism Benefit Concert for Center for Learning Unlimited Set

An evening of live music with Max Muscato, David Nolf, and Telephone Tag will benefit the organization’s Brainstorm Productions’ animation school for autistic students; show coming February 5 to Hotel Café in Los Angeles.

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A Look at ‘My Year of Dicks’

Created and written by Pamela Ribon, and directed by Sara Gunnarsdóttir, the Annecy Cristal winner and Oscar-shortlisted animated short, a refreshing tale of a 15-year-old girl’s discovery of sexuality and her fearless rite of passage, is now a Staff Pick on Vimeo.

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‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond’ Release Dates Set

Crunchyroll announces that the film, based on the popular anime series ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime,’ will hit theaters in English speaking territories and Mexico beginning January 18.

Something Special Streaming on Xmas ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’: An Animated Tale of Love, Friendship, and Kindness

The beautiful and compelling new hand-drawn Apple Original Film, based on the bestselling illustrated book by Charlie Mackesy, debuts on Apple TV+ December 25.

Climate Change Cheer! Headline News

Bill Plympton Returns… With Some Holiday Cheer!

The Academy Award-nominated animator’s School of Animation relaunches next month; meanwhile, check out his store for his latest artwork, a personalized caricature, or check out his upbeat short ‘No Snow for Christmas’ for a climate change Xmas celebration. 

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IDW Expands into Series Animation with Three Graphic Novel Adaptations

‘Dragon Puncher & Spoony’ chronicle the adventures of a cute ruthless kitty and his sidekick Spoony as they battle evil dragons; ‘Korgi’ is a coming-of-age tale of a fairy and her magical puppy; and ‘Relic of the Dragon’ is a fantasy-adventure following an ordinary man searching for a relic with the power to change the fate of his nation.

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‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ Feature Film Prequel in the Works at Baboon Animation

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 16, 2022 at 11:02am

The famed bear and pals from A. A. Milne’s classic book are headed to the big screen, with DreamWorks alum Mike de Seve directing and co-writing with fellow alum John Reynolds.

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‘The Amazing Maurice’ Debuts December 16 in the U.K.

Inspired by the award-winning novel by the late Sir Terry Pratchett, the animated feature tells the story of a talking cat who teams up with a clan of ‘educated rodents;’ making its U.S. premiere as a 2023 Sundance Film Festival selection in January, the film roles out theatrically across North America in February.

Christmas Comes Early! Headline News

Lupus Films Creates ‘The World of The Snowman’ Channel 4 Ident

The animated commercial celebrates the 40th-anniversary debut of the original iconic film ‘The Snowman,’ which first aired on the channel in 1982; spot, along with the franchise’s other movies, will air throughout the holiday season.

Streaming on Xmas Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse’ Trailer

Based on Charlie Mackesy’s book of the same name, the hand-drawn animated short tells a story of kindness, friendship, courage, and hope following a boy’s journey searching for home; coming to the streamer Christmas Day.

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Ukrainian-Produced ‘Brave Bunnies’ Returns with Season 2 in 2023

New Wildbrain, Glowberry and Ánimas’ agreement ensures the continued production of the popular preschool animated series despite its disruption caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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‘An Unexpected Ray of Hope’: William Joyce’s New Short, ‘Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8:54am

The Oscar and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author, and illustrator shares how a series of tragic losses – first his young daughter, then his wife – led to a prolonged period of creative withdrawal that he eventually emerged from, due to a simple twist of fate, to produce some of his career’s strongest and most innovative work.

Who You Calling a Wimp? ANIMATIONWorld

Jeff Kinney Talks ‘Diary Of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules’

Simple protagonists have always proven powerful for the author of the hugely popular book series, whose new 3DCG feature follows the ongoing riotous antics of angst-ridden, disaster-prone middle school student Greg Heffley; film premieres December 2 on Disney+.

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Disney Branded TV and Baobab Studios Partner on 'Intercats'

Studios team up with award-winning screenwriter Pamela Ribon (‘My Year of Dicks’) to develop an animated sitcom about the cats who produce the hysterical cat videos that go viral on the Internet.

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Podcast EP 187: How Chris Walsh Produced the Stop-Motion Film ‘Orchid’

The filmmaker, author, and academic discusses building a home stop-motion studio, the challenges he faced self-producing his COVID lockdown film, and what teaching has taught him about storytelling.

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Dandelooo’s ‘Ernest and Célestine - The Collection’ Heading to ZFD

Distributor inks deal with German pubcaster for Season 2 of the preschool series that follows the adventures of unconventional friends Ernest the eccentric bear and Celestine the mischievous mouse.

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