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Ayo Edebiri Replacing Jenny Slate as Missy on ‘Big Mouth’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 28, 2020 at 8:36am

Actor and comedian also joins the writers' room for Season 5; move comes two months after show creators apologized for casting white actors in roles for people of color with promise to make changes and be more responsible moving forward.

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‘Squidbillies’ Actor Stuart Baker Fired for Offensive Facebook Posts

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:16pm

Series creators Jim Fortier and Dave Willis announce the move on Twitter in response to longtime cast member’s comments about legendary singer and actress Dolly Parton and Black Lives Matter.

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W. Kamau Bell’s Animated ‘Talk Boring to Me’ Examines Much of What Ails the U.S.

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 12:32pm

Thought-provoking, smartly designed YouTube series tackles key social justice issues America is facing, confronting some unpleasant truths while calling us all to action.

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Emmy Raver-Lampman Takes Over Role of Molly on ‘Central Park’

‘Umbrella Academy’ actress joins Loren Bouchard’s Apple TV series one month after he pledged to find a Black or biracial actress to play the character amid a continuing reckoning over representation in the industry.

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Call for Entries: More Films for Freedom – Deadline August 16

Program encourages submissions from UK-based LGBTIQ+ filmmakers working with storytellers/filmmakers from the African continent and Middle East.

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‘Big Mouth’ and ‘Central Park’ Will Recast Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell with Black Actors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 5:11pm

Creators of both animated comedies apologize for casting white actors in roles for people of color, promising to make changes and be more responsible on such issues moving forward.  

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Did SpongeBob SquarePants Comes out as LGBTQIA+?

For Pride Month, Nickelodeon tweeted a picture featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, leading to speculation about the hit animated sea-dweller’s long-rumored sexuality.

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BAAA Art Auction for Racial Justice Expands for New 3-Day Event

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:05am

Running June 19-22, auction adds original artwork from numerous noteworthy artists; all proceeds to benefit Equal Justice Initiative.

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LFA’s Women in European Animation Panel Set for June 17 at Annecy 2020

Day-long video conference, ‘Confinement Votre,’ will focus on what women in the industry across Europe have learned and created during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

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Cinesite Bolsters Management Team with Three New Hires

Melissa Taylor, Siobhan Bentley and Tamara Boutcher will oversee feature animation and VFX services in London and Montreal studios.

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BAAA Online Art Auction Supporting Equal Justice Initiative Now Open

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1:13pm

Original works from Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo, Kal Athannssov and other prominent industry creatives open for bids through June 14; all proceeds being donated to EJI.

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Baobab Studios, KuKu Studios, and Tonko House Form Bay Area Animation Alliance

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11:57am

Powerhouse indie studios join forces to support and inspire Bay Area animation professionals while raising the bar for independent animation worldwide.

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Fresh Takes: Daniel Sterlin-Altman’s LGBTQ Love Letter, ‘Reach the Sky’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:41am

Director’s stop-motion music video, showcasing three queer friends and lots of yarn, delivers a message of support to those struggling to be themselves.

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Design Collective Mighty Oak Joins Alkemy X’s Rep Roster

All-women boutique design and animation studio brings expertise in handmade animation techniques fused with live-action to campaigns for numerous high-end clients. 

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Producers Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román Talk ‘Klaus’ Crew Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:17pm

New featurette highlights how the filmmakers prioritized inclusion in building one of the most diverse crews in animation history.

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State of California Intervenes to Stop Riot Games Gender Discrimination Settlement

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 2:43pm

Two state agencies are trying to vastly increase the payout and address alleged inadequacies in the non-monetary terms of the proposed $10 million settlement.

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