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Live-Action / Animated Documentary Headline News

‘The Witches of the Orient’ Hits Theaters July 16

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 12, 2021 at 3:56pm

Check out the trailer for Julien Faraut’s fascinating live-action / animated documentary about Japan’s 1964 Olympic gold medal women’s volleyball team, the direct inspiration for Chikako Urano’s ‘Attack No. 1’ manga and subsequent anime series.  

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The Legendary Charles Schulz Explored in ‘Who Are You, Charlie Brown?’

New Apple TV+ documentary paints a compelling picture of the iconic cartoonist and his beloved characters through animation, film clips, cartoon clippings, family photos, and audio commentary from the artist himself.

Good Grief Charlie Brown! Headline News

‘Who Are You, Charlie Brown?’ Coming to Apple TV+

Lupita Nyong’o narrates new documentary celebrating the iconic cultural phenomena which is ‘Peanuts’ and its creator, Charles M. Schulz; premiering June 25, show features interviews with Jean Schulz, Drew Barrymore, Al Roker, Kevin Smith, Billie Jean King and Noah Schnapp.

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How Netflix’s ‘City of Ghosts’ Takes a Kid’s-Eye View of the Supernatural

‘Adventure Time’ director Elizabeth Ito’s new documentary-style animated series follows a group of kids, known as the Ghost Club, as they investigate ghost sightings and encounters around L.A.

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Animated Documentary ‘Flee’ Sells for $1 Million at Sundance

The moving film, revealing a painful 20-year-old secret from a gay academic’s journey to Denmark as an Afghan child refugee, sold to Oscar award-winning studio Neon for seven figures as the film festival got underway.

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‘Animation Outlaws’ Shows How Spike & Mike Made ‘Sick & Twisted’ a Household Name

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 17, 2020 at 3:16pm

Craig ‘Spike’ Decker and Kat Alioshin discuss her new documentary that skillfully captures the raucous energy and infectious spirit of the infamous, riotous, and hugely influential ‘Sick & Twisted Animation Festival.’

documentary films Headline News

‘Hand Drawn’ Feature Documentary in Last Days of Indiegogo Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 12:05pm

Felicity Morland’s film about the history of traditional 2D animation, featuring Nora Twomey, Glen Keane, James Baxter, Floyd Norman, and Jorge Gutierrez, has 4 days to reach final fundraising goal.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ Arrives on Blu-Ray April 30

Shout! Factory and GKIDS documentary about Studio Ghibli’s Academy Award-winning director of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro getting DVD and digital release. 

Documentaries Headline News

TRAILER: Documentary Feature ‘Hand Drawn’ Explores the Art of 2D Animation

Documentary film features interviews with Jorge R. Gutierrez, Eric Goldberg, Nancy Beiman, Bill Plympton and many other hand-drawn animators from all different corners of the industry.

animated short films Headline News

The Studio and Spoken Word Duo Kinetic Affect Release ‘A Simple Question’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 28, 2018 at 12:37pm

Six-minute animated short honors Charlottesville’s one-year anniversary by examining the complex issues surrounding ‘Do Black Lives Matter?’ 

Laundry Headline News

Laundry Names James Sweigert Managing Director

The former executive producer of TV & streaming at mOcean brings extensive experience in marketing, brand strategy, design and TV and film production to his new role spearheading business development at Laundry.

Animation Festivals Blogs

58th International DOK Leipzig Festival - 26 October to 1 November 2015 in Leipzig, Germany

With 37 animated documentaries and 94 animated films plus live action films and a special Simpson’s event the Dok Leipzig Festival was so full of content it was impossible to see everything.

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