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Snipple Announces New Preschool Singalong Show ‘The Singalings’

The animated comedy follows extraterrestrial Singalings Melody, Harmony and Bop as they investigate Earth; Sky Kids will bring the series to UK screens later this year.

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‘The Simpsons’ Episode Removed from Disney+ in Hong Kong for ‘Labor Camp’ Comment

Streamer takes down ‘One Angry Lisa’ episode from its Season 34 offering, joining a previously removed episode from Season 16 which mentions Tiananmen Square.

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'Encanto’ Wins Big at the 2023 Grammy Awards

The colorful Colombia-inspired Disney animated film won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, while composer Germaine Franco won Best Score Soundtrack and Lin-Manuel Miranda won Best Song Written for Visual Media for ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno.’

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Podcast EP 194: Spiridon Giannakis and Everything About Art Book Publishing

The German art book publisher/magazine editor discusses the world of print media, his career journey, which culminated with establishing his own publishing business, and the ins and outs of the business.

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‘Mickey & Minnie’ Animated Short Collection Celebrates 100 Years of Disney

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new compilation, including ‘Steamboat Willie,’ which first introduced Mickey Mouse, along with ‘Brave Little Tailor,’ ‘Mickey’s Delayed Date,’ ‘Hawaiian Holiday,’ ‘On Ice,’ and 5 others, comes to Blu-ray and DVD February 7.

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This is the Way! Disney+ Teases ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Season 3

The streamer shares key art and a featurette to tide fans over until the new 8-episode season’s March 1 release; Lucasfilm’s original live-action series follows the continuing journeys of Din Djarin through the Star Wars galaxy.

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Animated Characters: The Art of Babbitt – Part 1

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares Part 1 of her extensive, 2-part, 1979 interview with famed animator Art Babbitt, whom she met as a 21-year-old Cal Arts student after visiting Richard Williams’ L.A. studio on a dare.

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Bruce Smith and Ralph Farquhar Talk ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ Season 2

According to the executive producers, the sophomore season is even ‘louder and prouder,’ with new characters and deeper stories centered on culturally significant experiences within the Black community such as interracial dating and Juneteenth; new season debuts February 1 on Disney+.

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Long-Time Disney Exec Angi Dyste Joins DNEG Animation

Bringing 25+ years’ experience in animation and kids’ programming, the industry veteran assumes the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Episodic; the appointment comes as the studio increases its focus on TV and feature animation.

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TOONZ Studio Founder Bill Dennis Passes at 80

The longtime industry leader and ASIFA India chapter founder was a key player in building the animation production industry in India, including the setup of the Toonz Academy in Kerala and The Week of the Masters Animation Festival.

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Podcast EP 193: How Turkish Set Designer Merve Çaydere Got to Work at Laika

The animation director, designer and model maker discusses her journey from Turkey to the U.S. and how she scored a spot as a set designer at the iconic stop-motion studio.

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Disney TV Shares February Slate of All-New Animated Kids' Series Episodes

Next month, Disney Channel and Disney Junior are brimming with episode premieres of popular original series, including ‘Superkitties,’ ‘Firebuds,’ and ‘Monsters at Work;’ ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’s Josh Keaton and ‘Respect’s Jennifer Hudson guest star on ‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.’

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Podcast EP 192: Liam Gilbey & the Struggles of Creating an Animation Studio - 3 Years In

Cut the Mustard Animation’s studio director reflects on where the studio started, where it’s at and where it’s going – and how he and the other studio founders found their footing and managed to stay afloat.

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Jared Leto to Lead Disney’s ‘Tron: Ares’ Sequel

The upcoming film in the decades-spanning sci-fi franchise is being penned by Jesse Wigutow, with ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ director Joachim Rønning in talks to helm the project.

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Genius Brands Consolidates Consumer Platforms Under Newly Created ‘Genius Networks’

Veteran Media and Entertainment executive Todd Steinman named President, Genius Networks, Uniting Kartoon Channel!, Ameba TV, and Frederator Network.

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MARZ Announces Breakthrough ‘Vanity AI’ De-aging VFX System

New technology is 300 times faster than traditional pipelines, cost-effective, and without capacity constraints; currently in beta, the solution is available as a service, with licensing expected to be available later this year.

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Disney+ Drops ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Trailer and Art

Lucasfilms’ hit sci-fi adventure series follows the Mandalorian’s continued journeys through the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy; new 8-episode season kicks off in March.

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Podcast EP 191: How Robert-Jonathan Koeyers Made an Oscar-Shortlisted Film Right Out of School

The filmmaker discusses how he funded his animation team for ‘It’s Nice in Here,’ the key to his captivating storytelling, and what it’s like to work in the industry in the Netherlands.

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Hits Digital February 1 and Blu-ray February 7

Ryan Coogler and Marvel Studios’ action-adventure will soon be available all major digital platforms before coming home on disc; two exclusive Best Buy SteelBook designs showcase Wakanda and Talokan; Walmart exclusive includes a Black Panther enamel pin

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Hits Disney+ February 1

Streamer drops new TV spot to announce the hit Marvel Studios’ film, featuring an IMAX enhanced immersive home viewing experience, will debut next month; ‘Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast’ also released.

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‘Harry & Bunnie’ and ‘Chuck Chicken’ Heading to MENA

Animasia Studio inks deal with MBC Group, bringing 2 original animated series to the Middle East and North Africa; shows feature the slapstick adventures of a wannabe magician, and Chuck and the Kung Fu master with his magical egg.

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‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Returns for Season 2

EPs Brad Rau and Jennifer Corbett talk cloth simulations, matte paintings, and military dynamics as their hit 3DCG animated series debuts its sophomore season tomorrow, January 4, on Disney+.

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Cristina Fiumara Joins Riot Games as Global Head of Animation Development

The ‘Arcane’ developer and producer tasks the former Disney exec with developing animated TV series and feature films for Riot Entertainment.

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Podcast EP 190: Laura Gonçalves’ Journey to Create ‘The Garbage Man’

In the last AIP of 2022, the 2D animator discusses animation career opportunities in Portugal, producing and financing her latest film via an artist collective, and how she achieves her unique storytelling style.

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