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Animated TV Series Headline News

‘The Chicken Squad’ Premieres on Disney Junior May 14

Based on the children’s books series by Doreen Cronin, new CG animated series follows a trio of chicken siblings and their dog, Captain Tully, who use teamwork and critical thinking skills to solve problems; digital soundtrack, ‘Disney Junior Music: The Chicken Squad,’ featuring music from the series, also drops on May 14.

Virtual Events Headline News

GLAS 2021 Online Festival Kicks off Today

Running online April 5-11 this year, the 6th annual event features new programs including panel discussions ‘How to Pitch Your Film’ and ‘How to Get the Gig’ as well as virtual watch parties and free webinars.

May the Best Monster Win Headline News

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Success Signals Good News for Movie Theaters

The titanic smash-em-up demolished previous COVID-19 era U.S. theatrical box office takes with $9.6 million debut and $48.5 million 5-day opening weekend, that coupled with $236.9 million international cume, indicates movie theaters may not be dead…yet.

Business Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Expands as Australian Production Bounces Back

Studio’s business growth enhanced by Australia’s strong COVID-19 response, generous government incentives, and Australia’s PDV offset; creative team to top 225 at Adelaide location.

Virtual Events Headline News

FMX Conference Program Now Online

Running May 4-6, the conference’s first online edition will provide a platform for the global FMX community to reflect collectively on the disruption and reinvention of the industry; program will include panels, keynotes, and presentations.

Slam into the Jam Headline News

WATCH: Going Strong to the Hoop in ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 12:37pm

Warner Bros. releases new trailer and images for their upcoming animated/live-action hybrid comedy adventure starring NBA legend LeBron James and a team of your favorite Looney Tunes characters in a high-stakes challenge against an A.I.-led squad of digital goons.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Disney Drops Seriously Thrilling ‘Black Widow’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:42am

Hitting theatres and Disney+ simultaneously July 9, Marvel Studios’ often delayed and hotly anticipated spy thriller tells the mysterious backstory of the MCU’s most enigmatic and compelling Avenger.

TV Animation Headline News

‘Mira, Royal Detective’ Season 2 Debuts on Disney Junior April 5

Inspired by India’ cultures and customs, the second season of the popular preschool animated series includes special episodes highlighting the Eid al-Fitr holiday and festivals of Teej and Dasara; Season 1 streams on Disney+ April 30.

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‘Us Again’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Now on Digital

Catch a sneak peak of Disney Animation's latest short, now available with the digital purchase of Disney’s all-new animated epic adventure.

Insights into TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Part 1 of AWN-FuseFX VFX Artist Interview Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:31am

VFX supervisors Ariel Altman and Josh Miyaji share insights into their innovative visual effects work on shows like ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Barry,’ and ‘I Know This Much is True.’

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Ánima’s ‘Cranston Academy: Monster Zone’ Opens Down Under April 7

The animated family adventure and finalist for the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards opens soon in Australia and New Zealand; Double Dutch International will release it theatrically in Mexico, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Italy, CIS & Baltics, Vietnam, Middle East, UK, and South Africa.

Belle-adonna Headline News

WATCH: First Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu’s ‘Belle’

The music-driven and reality-bending animated film from the Oscar-nominated ‘Mirai’ director boasts a talented Japanese and international crew that includes ‘Frozen’ and ‘Tangled’ concept artist Jin Kim.

Honor Has A New Name! Headline News

Netflix Unveils ‘Yasuke’ Teaser Trailer and Poster

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:11pm

Bound by honor, compelled to defend; debuting globally on April 29, the reimagined story of the first African samurai is directed by LaSean Thomas and stars LaKeith Stanfield, with animation by ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ production studio MAPPA and music by Flying Lotus.  

There’s More to Life Than Bits and Bytes Headline News

DreamWorks’ ‘Doug Unplugs’ Returns April 2 with All-New Episodes

Doug the robot is back, unplugged, and on an adventure to discover the wonders of the human world firsthand; the animated series streams globally only on Apple TV+.

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.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll and VIZ Media Announce 5 Titles Heading to Home Video

Popular anime series slated for video release include ‘Jujutsu Kaisen;’ ‘God of High School;’ ‘Tower of God;’ ‘In/Spectre;’ and ‘Burn the Witch.’

Spread Your Wings and Fly! Headline News

'Birdgirl' Soars Onto Adult Swim

Spin-off series from the hilarious world of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law follows a CEO Superhero trying to right the wrongs of her not so ‘green’ family business; new half-hour comedy series premieres April 4.

Hmmmmmm Headline News

LAIKA Expands into Live-Action

The cutting-edge studio known for their innovations in stop-motion and CG on features including ‘Coraline,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ announces plans to bring screenwriter John Brownlow’s first novel ‘Seventeen’ to the big screen.

Otaku! Headline News

Taking on the Yakuza, Plagues, and Mechs in ‘Killtopia’ Cyberpunk Saga

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 1:55pm

Transmedia startup Voltaku, fueled by an Epic MegaGrant, begins development on animated series about two siblings’ adventures in a futuristic megacity, directed by Oscar-nominee Ruairi Robinson and penned by ‘Spine of Night’ director Philip Gelatt.

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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.

Celebrating Canadian Animation Excellence! Headline News

2021 Canadian Screen Awards Nominations Announced

Nominated animated shorts include ‘I, Barnabé,’ ‘The Great Malaise,’ and ‘4 North A;’ winners will be announced and honored at a series of events set for May 17-20.

Thundercats Assemble Headline News

Adam Wingard to Helm CG Animated ‘Thundercats’ for Warner Bros.

The ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ director will pen the script alongside Simon Barrett, assuring audiences the film will not follow in the ill-fated footsteps of ‘Cats.’

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.

Machines Rule! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:44am

Premiering April 30th, animated comedy from the Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ producers tells the story of a dysfunctional family’s fight to reconnect… and save the world from a robot apocalypse.

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