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Cinedigm Merging Viewster into Newly Launched CONtv Anime

New global 24/7 linear and AVOD network begins streaming on CONtv’s 120 million device network with library of popular anime films and series including ‘Bubblegum Crisis,’ ‘AD Police,’ and ‘Vampire Princess Miyu.’

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Kelly Asbury, ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Director, Dies at 60

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:40pm

The CalArts alum and well-respected animation veteran spent almost 40 years as a writer, story artist, and designer on some of the industry's most successful shows. 

Events Headline News

WB’s 24-Hour Mega DC FanDome Free Virtual Event Set for August 22

Global DC Multiverse immersive gathering will highlight WB games, film, TV and comic announcements, cast and creator presentations and exclusive preview footage.

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Ankama Launches ‘WAKFU’ Season 4 Kickstarter Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:37am

Led by series creator Tot, the French studio behind the famed anime-inspired series looks to crowdsourcing for production support to give fans new, expanded adventures they’ve been waiting for. 

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Augenblick Studios: 21 Years of Weird, Dark and Mysterious Adult Animation

Still doing hand-drawn 2D animation more than 20 years after leaving MTV, Aaron Augenblick and his ‘rinky-dink’ Brooklyn studio have thrived by not producing animation for kids.

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Netflix Greenlights DC’s ‘Sweet Tooth’ with Robert Downey Jr. Exec Producing

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 2:06pm

New series from Team Downey follows a part deer / part boy who journeys through a post-apocalyptic world seeking answers to his hybrid origins.

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A Bit of Hope from a Superhero Fan in ‘Heroes in Lockdown’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:09pm

French filmmaker Régis Raffin’s stylized film, made by a small team from their homes during lockdown, shares the notion that nothing, especially tough times of despair, lasts forever.

Business Headline News

Starlight Media and Lion Forge Animation Sign Co-Production Deal

Companies enter into multi-year/multi-project joint venture to bring both existing and new IP projects to the Chinese market.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Addams Family’ Coming to Digital December 24 and Blu-ray January 21

Hilarious animated feature about Charles Addams’s iconic and subversively comedic family gets its home entertainment release on multiple platforms including On Demand.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

OLM Asia Launches New Pokémon Animation Series with the Help of Celsys’ Clip Studio Paint

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:37am

OLM’s 2017 Malaysian studio expansion provides a new pool of talented artists they can quickly and efficiently train on the digital paint tools used to produce their signature hand-drawn anime look. 

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Clip Studio Paint Captures Hand-Drawn ‘Feel’ for Artists and Animators

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:09am

Celsys’ all-in-one paint tool provides intuitive, customizable features that help transfer an artist’s touch to their graphic design, manga/comics, animation or other digital art. 

DC Comics Headline News

McConaughey, Farrell and Serkis in Talks to Join ‘The Batman’

Two-Face, the Penguin, and Alfred Pennyworth rumored additions to Warner Bros’ newest Gotham City installment, set to swoop into theaters on June 25, 2021.

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Directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan Talk ‘The Addams Family’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:46am

Charles Addams’s iconic, subversively comedic family is back in MGM’s new animated feature, from the creative duo that brought us the raunchy, R-Rated romp, ‘Sausage Party.’

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Bringing Hand-Drawn Comics to Life with Animation Technology

Industry veterans Seth Zeichner and Pat Mariarity discuss using Adobe Character Animator and After Effects to create their animated short, ‘The Realm Beyond Reason.’

Korean Animation ANIMATIONWorld

SPP 2019: Asian Animation Business Leaders Converge on Seoul

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 3:46pm

Now in its 19th year, the 3-day conference set for next week brings together buyers, sellers, financiers and lovers of animated entertainment from all over the world. 

Korean Animation Headline News

Seoul Cartoon & Animation Week, Featuring SICAF, SPP and Si3, Kicks Off July 15

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 4:22pm

Seven days of animation-focused talks, screenings, workshops and exhibitions brings together artists and business professionals from around the world for one of Asia’s most important and innovative industry events. 

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