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Protecting the Rainforests ANIMATIONWorld

‘Koati’s Timeless 2D Captures the Heart of Latin America’s Biodiversity

Hitting theaters today, Rodrigo Perez-Castro’s new hand-drawn animated feature, starring and executive produced by Sofia Vergara, beautifully portrays the region’s vibrant but steadily disappearing rainforests alongside a message of hope for a more environmentally sustainable future.

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TMS Entertainment Presents ‘Women in Anime’ Virtual Event

The free online program, part of the 17th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival, runs October 14-17; panel features TMS producer and ‘Megalobox’ creator Minako Fujiyoshi and producer Jinko Gotoh.

Conferences Headline News

FMX Returns to Stuttgart for In-Person 2022 Conference

Centered on the theme ‘Changing the Game,’ storied event heads back to Haus der Wirtschaft this coming May 3-5, with a virtual program following on May 6; director and producer Hasraf 'HaZ' Dullul joins as first ever program chair.

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Cinesite Welcomes New London HQ GM and VFX Supervisor Hires

Joce Capper will oversee London studio, working in tandem with her Montreal colleagues; Rebecca Manning joins visual effects team following tenure at FuseFX as digital effects supervisor & head of 2D.

Spend the Holidays with Mickey ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Embraces Themes of Family, Optimism and Love in 2 New Holiday Films

‘Mickey's Tale of Two Witches,’ premiering today on Disney Junior and tomorrow on Disney+, and ‘Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas,’ coming later this year, continue the company’s tradition of fun, festive, and heartwarming animated holiday offerings.

The Drac Pack is Back! Headline News

‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Heads Exclusively to Prime Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:27am

The fourth film in Sony Pictures Animation’s successful ‘Hotel T’ franchise will bypass theaters, opting instead for a January 14, 2022 premiere in an exclusive global streaming deal with Amazon.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2021 Schedule Announced

Phil Lord and Chris Miller to be honored for Outstanding Achievement in Animation for ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines;’ hybrid event runs in-person and virtually October 23-30

Narration Rules... Sometimes! ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Crafts its Message Through the Power of Narration

Narration in film doesn't need to be a context dump; LAIKA’s hit film exemplifies how narration can elevate storytelling in animation and beyond.

Anime Headline News

‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Story Arc and Movie NOW Streaming

Crunchyroll surprises subscribers with today’s release of the highly anticipated anime series ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc’ and ‘Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

Warner Drops DC’s ‘Injustice’ Trailer and Images

Releasing October 19 on 4K Ultra HD Combo pack, Blu-Ray and Digital, the 2D animated action-packed adventure follows the Justice League in a dark alternate reality where the man of steel is driven mad and the heroes must pick sides.

Road Trip! ANIMATIONWorld

Cue the Finger Snaps! ‘The Addams Family 2’ Debuts

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 1, 2021 at 2:25pm

Directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan return to helm MGM’s CG animated sequel that sees the famously mysterious and spooky family set out on a miserable road trip across the U.S. in an attempt to reclaim its oddly special bond, released today in theaters and via PVOD.

Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Reveals Program Line-Up

The 7th edition returns as a hybrid event offering content online and in person November 14-30; new events include a keynote by the BBC’s Patricia Hidalgo and a feature film competition showcasing 4 international filmmakers.

Animated Features ANIMATIONWorld

The Creative Harmony Behind Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Director Byron Howard, director/co-writer Jared Bush, and co-director/co-writer Charise Castro Smith discuss their collaborative process and the making of a magical musical, opening in theaters November 24.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll to Stream ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Story Arcs

Based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotoge, ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc’ premieres October 10 with ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc’ coming December 5.

Animated Features Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Encanto’ Official Trailer and Poster

The new animated musical feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one; John Leguizamo joins the cast as Bruno, the uncle no one talks about – film opens in theaters November 24, 2021.

Aren’t You a Bit Curious? Headline News

Peacock Original ‘Curious George: Cape Ahoy’ Premieres September 30

Watch exclusive clip of The Man with the Yellow Hat trying to get George ready for a fun trip to the beach; new animated movie features original songs written by Michele Brourman and Amanda McBroom.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Illumination and Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Cast Revealed

Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen lead an all-star cast on the long-awaited animated feature, based on the hit video game, set to hit theaters holiday season 2022.

Festivals Headline News

Animation Is Film Reveals Competition Line-Up

AIF returns October 22-24 with 12 features in competition, 20 programs overall with shorts, premieres, and Q&As; ‘Studio on the Big Screen’ program features Pixar’s ‘Luca,’ Netflix’s ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines,’ and ‘Vivo,’ and other films that didn't receive a theatrical release.

Music Videos Headline News

Watch ‘My Own Drum Remix’ Video with Missy Elliott from ‘Vivo’ Soundtrack

Atlantic Records, Netflix, and Sony Pictures Animation drop vibrant remixed dance video of ‘My Own Drum’ from the just released ‘Vivo’ official soundtrack; the animated musical adventure feature all-new songs written and performed by the award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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2 New Stephen Colbert Animated Projects Coming to Comedy Central

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10:04am

Premiering this fall, ‘Fairview’ and ‘Washingtonia’ build on the network’s long history of political satire and further expand MTV Entertainment’s commitment to Adult Animation.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2022

Films are now being accepted for competition in five categories – International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Trickstar Nature Award, and AniMovie; submission deadline is December 1.

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE Clip: Liberty Joins the Paw Patrol

Arriving September 21 on Digital, ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’ finds the savvy dachshund and newest team member helping the heroic pups save the citizens of Adventure City; Blu-ray and DVD coming November 2, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The Woods are Dark and Deep Headline News

LAIKA Announces ‘Wildwood’ as Next Animated Feature

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:58am

Currently in production with studio CEO Travis Knight directing, film tells a tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and secrets set in an enchanted forest beyond Portland’s city limits.

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