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Taylor James Bolsters Creative Team with Key New Hires

Following a year of rapid growth, the studio gears up for 2022’s continued success by adding award-winning creative director Luciano Tapia, and CG leads Bill Mata and Fola Akinola.

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Sony Unleashes Final ‘Uncharted’ Trailer

The last preview of the upcoming prequel of Naughty Dog’s smash PlayStation game franchise, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, gives us a glimpse of its epic action set pieces before it’s released exclusively in theaters.

They’re Certainly Looney! Headline News

HBO Max Drops ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons Valentine’s Extwavaganza!’ Trailer

Crazy antics turn romantic when Porky pines over Petunia and Bugs has a secret admirer; the Looney Tunes’ characters continue their special type of mayhem in the all-new special debuting on February 3.

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'DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild’: A Milestone for Deaf Representation

See clips of Season 6 ‘sign over’ performances by deaf actress Shaylee Mansfield, using American Sign Language to communicate new character ‘Shaylee,’ expanding inclusivity and awareness of ASL.

F**k S**t up! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Legend of Vox Machina’: A Dream Project Made by Loyal Fans and Long-Time Friends

What began as a livestreamed web series about a group of friends playing ‘D&D,’ has become 24 episodes of an animated adult fantasy-adventure featuring an excitable band of misfits with a fondness for boozing, brawling, and just generally F**king S**t up, desperately trying to pay off their mounting bar tab; highly anticipated show hits Prime Video today, January 28.

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Watch: Orchestra Performs South Park’s ‘Jackin’ It in San Diego’

In celebration of the Season 25 ‘South Park’ premiere on February 2, Comedy Central treats fans to a rendition of the musical number from the iconic Season 16 episode ‘Butterballs.’

A Mammoth Franchise Returns ANIMATIONWorld

A One-Eyed Weasel and a Couple of Possums Walk into a Dino Den…

Director John C. Donkin and Executive Producer Lori Forte talk ‘The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,’ the latest zany installment in the literally ‘mammoth’ ‘Ice Age’ franchise, premiering Friday, January 28 on Disney+.

Down Boy! Headline News

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Comes Home February 1

Who’s that scratching at my door? Everyone’s favorite canine hits Blu-ray and DVD with special bonus content including behind-the-scenes footage, the puppetry behind the puppy, and tips and tricks for caring for a 10-foot-tall dog.

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‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ Gets New Teaser, North American Release Date

The prequel to the acclaimed anime series will explore the history of a high school for sorcerers, and the cursed energy of its strange students.

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Special Event: ‘Only a Child’ Virtual Screening and Q&A

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 8:57am

Go behind-the-scenes of the Oscar shortlisted animated short with director Simone Giampaolo and producer Gabriella de Gara, moderated by ‘The Willoughbys’ director Kris Pearn, with special guest Severn Cullis-Suzuki, on Friday, January 28 at 11 am PST.

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Method Studios Walks Us Through History for ‘Eternals’ End Credits

Audiences take a stunning visual tour of artwork across the ages, including Egyptian hieroglyphics, Aboriginal cave paintings, Middle Age tapestries, and Indonesian shadow puppets, in Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao and Marvel Studios’ superhero adventure.

A Bold Take on Romance Anime ANIMATIONWorld

‘Josee, the Tiger and the Fish’: Embracing People with Disabilities in Anime

Kotaro Tamura’s brave, emotional animated love story features one of the first lead characters in a romance anime to use a wheelchair.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

‘Dune’: The Inner Workings of Ornithopters, Sand Worms, and Creative Moviemaking

From functional wingspans to alien throat anatomy, DNEG animation director Robyn Luckham discusses his work on Denis Villeneuve’s masterful epic adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic.

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WarnerMedia OneFifty Acquires Baobab Studios’ ‘Namoo’ for HBO Max

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10:30am

Oscar-nominated director Erick Oh’s poignant animated short, about the beautiful and heartbreaking moments of a man’s life, to premiere on the streamer January 27.

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Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’ Gets Release Date and Additional Voice Cast

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 9:32am

Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, and Lil Rel Howery join Whoopi Goldberg and Jane Fonda on the Peggy Holmes-helmed CG feature about Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world, who must unite with magical creatures to turn her luck around; an Apple Original Films and Skydance parnership, the film hits Apple TV+ August 5.

Re-Forging the Bonds that Connect Us ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Encanto’ - Seeking Beauty in Truth

Experiencing life as the underdog - an outsider - teaches us empathy and a greater understanding of ourselves, our loved ones, and the critical connections that bind us together.

Storytelling with Unreal Headline News

Epic’s Virtual Production Week Showcases Unreal Engine’s Use Across the Industry

With highlights including production insights on Reel FX and Netflix’s ‘Super Giant Robot Brothers!’ series, event provides aspiring independents and industry vets alike with free online discussions all this week on the evolving influence of the real-time technology.

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PBS KIDS ‘Work It Out Wombats!’ Coming in 2023

Produced by GBH KIDS and Pipeline Studios, the animated show about a trio of marsupial siblings will demonstrate computational skills for preschoolers, providing them with powerful tools for self-expression and problem solving.

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Luma Pictures is Well Suited to ‘Eternals’ VFX Production

The VFX studio delivers over 400 shots, including each character’s elaborate CG suit formation effects, as well as Phastos’ holographic printing press used to create all manner of items.

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‘Big City Greens’ Musical Announced as Disney Renews Series for Season 4

Key members of the animated comedy’s creative team, including Chris and Shane Houghton, have been confirmed as part of the new movie project, which is now in development.

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‘The Musician’: Celebrating Human Resilience with Cutout Animation

Expatriate Iranian director Reza Riahi and producer Eleanor Coleman discuss their expertly crafted, dialogueless stop-motion short film about a musician, blinded by Genghis Khan - while taking his girlfriend as a slave/consort - who 50 years later, is summoned to perform at the castle where she is being held.

It’s so Crunchy! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘FreakAngels’ First Look Clip

Voice cast revealed for upcoming original animated series about a group of psychically powered friends and the dangers that await them; the Crunchyroll Original hits the streamer January 27.

Arthur Turns 25! Headline News

PBS KIDS Celebrates ‘Arthur’s’ 25th Anniversary

Special marathon kicks off February 16 featuring 250 back-to-back episodes and movie specials; GBH Kids to expand content with Podcast, Topical Shorts, and Games rolling out in 2022 and beyond.

Let the Voting Begin ANIMATIONWorld

Plague Diversions: Gazing at the Shortlist for the Best Animated Short Oscar

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson shares his takes on this year’s set of 15 films shortlisted for a spot as one of five nominated for the upcoming Academy Awards.

Engage! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Trailer

Also announced, Whoopi Goldberg guest stars, reprising her role as Guinan from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation;’ the all-new season premieres March 3 exclusively on Paramount+.

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