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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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Is Jason Momoa Shedding the ‘Aquaman’ Mantle to Become Lobo?

Both DC Films co-CEO James Gunn and the star have hinted heavily at the introduction of the badass interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter into the new DCU, with the actor likely assuming the role.

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Javadoodles: ‘Talks Over Drinks’ with Friends in Funny Animated Shorts

The artist and animator’s Tumblr posts of simple drawings on coffee cups expanded into fun, humorous animated shorts of the cups, and cocktail glasses, sometimes using audio submitted by fans, generating millions of video views.  

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Graphic Novel ‘SILVER Of Treasures and Thieves’ Available Next Week

The Annie Award-nominated director Stephan Franck crafts a story set in the noir-pulp era of the 1930s; his book invites readers on an adventure where Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ is a tale of fact, not fiction, while he weaves a tale inspired by gothic horror and heist tropes.

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A Trio of All-Star Writers Join ‘Spawn’ Film Adaptation

‘Joker’s Scott Silver, ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Malcolm Spellman, and Matt Mixon have taken the reins from original writer Todd McFarlane for Blumhouse’s adaptation of everyone’s favorite spawn of hell.

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New Graphic Novel Presents Dino-Infused Take on Legend of Atlantis

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:38am

For Bureau of Magic president Mark Warshaw, his studio’s ‘Five Nations: The Age of Atlantis’ graphic novel, animated TV series and Web3 project brings to life the legendary sunken city he’s been dreaming about since age 7.

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Netflix Greenlights ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Fourth and Final Season

All good things must come to an end… but fans get one more season of the hugely popular series that will see the return of cast members Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore; Steve Blackman returns as writer, showrunner, director, and executive producer.

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‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Now Available on Digital

From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the 3D CGI animated feature is now available for premium digital ownership; 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD releases set for this October.

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HBO Max Axes ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Animated Series

Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves’ highly anticipated continuation of the highly influential mid-90s ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ will no longer move forward at the streamer but will be shopped to other networks.

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It’s All About the Kugel in FOLKS’ ‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 VFX

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00pm

The visual effect studio creates the Kugelblitz, a pulsating orb that destroys everything in its path with increasing blasts of energy – the Kugel Wave - as well as a numerous ravens summoned from Sparrow Academy Number Three Fei’s body, in the hit dysfunctional superhero comedy adventure, now streaming on Netflix.

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Paul Coker Jr., Designer of Iconic Rankin/Bass Characters, Dies at 93

The artist, who began his career as an illustrator for ‘Mad Magazine,’ cemented his legacy by creating the heroes and villains of many stop-motion holiday classics.

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‘DC League of Super-Pets’: A Family Film Produced by a Family

Hiram Garcia, his sister Dany Garcia, and action-star Dwayne Johnson, have produced Warner Bros.’ new animated comedy – debuting in theaters today - through the family business they founded in 2012 - Seven Bucks Productions.

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Union VFX Delivers a Tasty Bakery Van Chase for Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’

The London-based studio shares its VFX breakdown reel showcasing how they created a high-octane cupcake delivery truck pursuit through the Alps for Marvel and Disney+’s latest MCU series.

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Terapin Studios Acquires Toomics Global Webtoon Platform for $160 Million

Company follows up this past February’s purchase of webtoon producer Copin Communications with new deal execs are confident will bring the company’s cartoon creators further into the international marketplace, putting them in better position to negotiate IP deals.

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How Six Point Harness Used 2D to Tackle Black Noir’s Trauma in ‘The Boys’

Creative director Musa Brooker and animation director AnneMarie Roberts discuss how they mixed live-action with cute, cuddly, and ultimately creepy animal characters in the final Season 3 episodes of Eric Kripke’s Emmy Award-nominated Prime Video series.

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Honoring a Pioneer’s Memory: The Max Fleischer Cartoons Restoration Project

Max’s granddaughter Jane Fleischer and Rockin Pins CEO Mauricio Alvarado are heading to San Diego ComicCon to share their efforts at tracking down and restoring famous Fleischer Studios cartoons, starring characters like Betty Boop, Superman and Popeye, to bring them to the screen before they are lost forever.

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Kings Features Announces ‘The Animator’s Attic’ Comic Collection

The project will include comic creations from the early careers of notable animators before they became well-known, celebrating the shared history of the mediums.

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Toon Factory Reveals New Animation Slate

As it celebrates its 23rd anniversary, the kids’ content company announces the launch of a new production studio, Chromatik, in Marseille, as well as a development line-up of 2D and 3D animated series including ‘The How to Shrink Show,’ ‘Moods,’ ‘The Mad Scientist’s Daughter,’ and ‘Elf & Co.’

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Netflix Teases New ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 Trailer and Images

The streamer throws fans a meaty bone with a glimpse at the upcoming season featuring the dysfunctional superhero family that returns from the future convinced they prevented an apocalypse… but The Sparrow Has Landed and things aren’t exactly how they left them.

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2022 Animation Masters Summit Reveals Legend Awards

Indian artist, writer and activist Aabid Surti and Technicolor Creative Studios India head Biren Ghose will be honored at this year’s virtual summit; the even runs May 23-27 and registration is free.

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Blake Lively to Direct ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Creator’s ‘Seconds’ from Edgar Wright Script

The Searchlight-sanctioned project marks the actress’ feature film directorial debut, and the ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ helmer and writer’s second cinematic spin on a Bryan Lee O’Malley story.

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Netflix Reveals ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 First Look Images

What happens when you mess around with time and space? The dysfunctional superhero family returns home and finds out… the Sparrow Has Landed and things aren’t exactly how they left them; all new episodes stream June 22.

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