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Talking Bakshi and Heavy Metal Headline News

Join AWN and ‘The Spine of Night’ Creators Live Q&A January 19

Morgan Galen King, Philip Gelatt and Will Battersby, along with Dan Sarto, will discuss the influence of Ralph Bakshi and ‘Heavy Metal’ on the making of their epic 2D animated fantasy; also, a look at rotoscoping’s history, why it was used for this project and challenges the creators faced in producing an indie film.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 ANIMATIONWorld

‘Sing 2’: Getting Ready for the Big Time

In Garth Jennings’s new animated musical, Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers return, ready to unleash their biggest extravaganza yet… with one small hitch – overcoming the fear of not being good enough; sequel to Illumination's 2016 hit ‘Sing’ arrives in theaters today, December 22.

Can Bad Guys Go Good? Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘The Bad Guys’ Trailer Because… It’s Good to be Bad!

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 4:10pm

Studio’s new action comedy about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws attempting to become model citizens, starring Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, and Awkwafina, hits theaters April 22, 2022.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops Final ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers are ready to unleash their biggest extravaganza yet… but there’s one small hitch; sequel to 2016 hit ‘Sing’ comes to theaters December 22.

To Dub or Not to Dub ANIMATIONWorld

How Outstanding Localization Helped ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Reach Global Success

While dubbing in anime is famously hit-or-miss, the renowned anime’s English dub is a beloved and exemplarary work that deserves study, and recognition.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Belts Out New ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

The singing animals from Calatonia are back, with warmed up pipes ready for a December 22 Christmas debut in the new trailer for the sequel to the hit animated musical ‘Sing.’

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops ‘Sing 2’ Character Art and Posters

Sequel to studio’s popular 2016 animated musical hits theaters December 22; all-star cast features Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson with Bono making his animated film debut.

Narration Rules... Sometimes! ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Crafts its Message Through the Power of Narration

Narration in film doesn't need to be a context dump; LAIKA’s hit film exemplifies how narration can elevate storytelling in animation and beyond.

People Headline News

Cartoonito’s ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience’ Voice Cast Revealed

WarnerMedia Kids & Family and Stampede Ventures upcoming CGI animated rock opera, based on Mo Willems’ best-selling book, will feature the voices of Jordan Fisher, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kate Micucci, Kevin Michael Richardson and Carol Kane; the musical adventure hits the newly launched preschool animation block on HBO Max in 2022.

Get on with the Show! Headline News

HBO Max Releasing ‘The Prince’ at Midnight Tonight!

In a surprise move, the streamer will drop all 12 episodes - at 12:01 PST on July 29 - of its satirical animated series about Prince George and his British royal family, which had been put on hold to retool following the death of Prince Philip earlier this year; official trailer and key art also released.

Can Bad Guys Go Good? Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Bad Guys’ Lands All-Star Cast

Awkwafina, Oscar winner Sam Rockwell, and Emmy Award winner Alex Borstein among stars added to upcoming animated feature film adaptation of Aaron Blabey’s book series about notorious bad guys going good; movie debuts April 15, 2022.

Mikey and Sulley Return! ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Television Turns Scares into Laughs in ‘Monsters at Work’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 10:01am

With Monstropolis now fueled by kids’ laughter, not screams, graduating scarer Tylor Tuskmon’s world turns upside down his first day at Monsters, Incorporated, in the new CG animated series, adapted from the famed Pixar films, debuting today on Disney+.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops ‘Sing 2’ Trailer and First Look Character Posters

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:27am

An all-star cast led by Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson joins Buster Moon in his next, and most dazzling stage extravaganza yet; the animated musical comedy sequel to 2016’s ‘Sing’ hits theaters Christmas 2021.

voice casting Headline News

Paramount+ Reveals ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Cast and First-Look Images

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 10:07am

Kate Mulgrew is joined by Rylee Alazraqui, Brett Gray, Angus Imrie, Jason Mantzoukas, Ella Purnell, and Dee Bradley Baker as the voices of the series’ young aliens; show premieres later this year.

Gaiman to the Rescue! Headline News

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Neil Gaiman on ‘The Sandman’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 9:02am

Take a ‘Sneak Peek’ at the upcoming Netflix series based on the prolific writer and producer’s DC comic book series, now in production.

Run Wild Run Free! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Spirit Untamed’ Now in Theaters

Latest chapter in the ‘Spirit’ franchise tells the story of a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who finds a kindred spirit in a wild Mustang.

Run Wild Run Free! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Spirit Untamed’ Recaptures the ‘Spirit’ of the Cimarron

Opening in theaters June 4, director Elaine Bogan and DreamWorks Animation’s next entry in the film and TV franchise uses CG to beautifully capture both the majestic splendor of the American frontier and the emotional bond between a headstrong girl and a wild stallion.

Gaiman to the Rescue! Headline News

Cast Revealed for Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’

Patton Oswalt, voicing Matthew the Raven, joins David Thewlis, Jenna Coleman, and Stephen Fry in Netflix’s dark fantasy series based on the popular DC comic books; show follows people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends his cosmic and human mistakes.

People Headline News

Nickelodeon Consolidates Animation and Live-Action Casting

Liz Paulson will lead network’s new team that handles all casting and talent development for series, movies, and studio content.

Respectfully on Hold Headline News

HBO Max Delays ‘The Prince’ Following Prince Philip’s Death

Gary Janetti’s satirical animated series that follows a sassy Prince George and his British royal family is respectfully put on hold, as the series depicts the Queen’s late husband in an unflattering light.

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Paramount+ Reveals Janeway First Look on Upcoming ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:12am

Kate Mulgrew reprises her role as the captain, now an emergency training hologram, in the all-new CG kids’ series about a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship; show will air on Nickelodeon following run on streamer.

Acting! Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and AMC Announce ‘Ultra City Smiths’ Cast

Created by Steve Conrad, the stop-motion animated series is slated for Summer 2021 release; all-star voice lineup includes John C. Reilly, Da’vine Joy Randolph, Jimmi Simpson, Bebe Neuwirth, Melissa Villaseñor, and Jason Mantzoukas.

Run Wild Run Free! ANIMATIONWorld

DreamWorks Animation Returns to the Frontier in ‘Spirit Untamed’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 12:06pm

Elaine Bogan directs the latest chapter in the ‘Spirit’ franchise, about a headstrong girl who finds a kindred spirit in a wild Mustang, being released by Universal exclusively in theatres on June 4.

Run Wild Run Free! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops Official ‘Spirit Untamed’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 9:06am

Isabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Andre Braugher, and Walton Goggins star in director Elaine Bogan’s animated adventure about a headstrong girl longing to belong; coming to theatres June 4.

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