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Developing New Animation Talent Headline News

Cartoon Springboard Pitching Event Lands in Madrid

Select European animation students and recent alumni will present their projects to a panel of top industry professionals; expert mentoring aims to strengthen projects both creatively and financially.

An Explosion of Art Music and Fashion ANIMATIONWorld

Kid Cudi’s ‘Entergalactic’ Gets Up Close and Innovative with Love

The lush, beautifully stylized, and immersive 92-minute animated musical tells the story of two young artists navigating love in New York City; show debuts today on Netflix alongside the artist’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ album.

Know Your Scales Headline News

‘Lyle, Lye Crocodile’ Original Track ‘Heartbeat’ to Release Ahead of Film

The voice of the singing croc himself, Shawn Mendes, took to Instagram to tease his all-original song – which drops September 30 - from the upcoming film, which hits theaters October 7.

Destination Torino! Headline News

Henry Selick to Receive 2022 VIEW Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 26, 2022 at 5:54am

The Oscar-nominated director of Netflix’s upcoming ‘Wendell & Wild’ stop-motion animated feature will lift the lid on his new film, about two demons who team up with a teenage punk rocker and abandon the Underworld for the Land of the Living, in a special presentation as he is honored at this year’s VIEW Conference, running October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

Celebrating the Best in Animation Headline News

Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’ to Open Animation is Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:20am

AIF reveals its 2022 event lineup of world premieres, features in competition, special screenings, and panels; fest to run October 21-23 and 29 in-person in Hollywood.

Mysteries of the Unknown Headline News

Disney Shares ‘Strange World’ Trailer

Helmed by Oscar-winning director Don Hall, the studio’s new original animated feature transports viewers to uncharted, treacherous lands alongside three generations of the Clades, a legendary family of explorers; coming to U.S. theaters in November.

A New Holiday Tradition Headline News

Animated Holiday Special ‘Reindeer in Here’ Coming to CBS

The one-hour show, based on Adam Reed’s best selling children’s book of the same name, was also created and executive produced by the ‘Archer’ producer, and premieres on CBS this November 29.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ Arrives in 4K with an Extended R-Rated Edition

Warner Bros. Animation and DC’s animated thriller is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, on Blu-ray+Digital, Blu-ray (in Canada), and Digital; bonus featurette, ‘Batman: The Long Halloween – The Evolution of Evil,’ takes a psychological dive into commonalities of the film’s heroes and villains.

People Headline News

Oscar Winner Jonas Rivera Named Executive VP Film Production at Pixar

After joining the animation house as its first intern, the ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Toy Story 4’ producer will now oversee all studio film and streaming content production.

Release Date Roulette Headline News

Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Pushed to Summer 2023

The company’s busy theatrical release calendar gets some post D23 updates, as many dates have been moved, while the Star Wars film ‘Rogue Squadron’ had disappeared altogether.

You're Despicable! Headline News

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Coming to Peacock

Steve Carrell stars as the master of evil in Illumination’s newest entry in the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise; the CG animated comedy debuts exclusively on the streamer later this month.

Can You Ever Go Home Again? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Drifting Home’: A Story of Temporary Living and Eternal Community

Hiroyasu Ishida’s new animated film, about a group of elementary school-aged kids trapped on an apartment building floating in the ocean, captures the nostalgia of friends and communities we once loved before moving on in our separate lives; now streaming on Netflix.

The Dark Knight Goes to Mesoamerica Headline News

‘Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios’ Finds Lead with Mexican Actor Horacio Garcia Rojas

The animated feature, an iteration of the Joker and Two Face set in Mesoamerica, adds the ‘Narcos: Mexico’ star to voice cast that includes Omar Chaparro as Yoka and Alvaro Morte as Hernán Cortés.

Specialty Anime Releases ANIMATIONWorld

To Crunchyroll’s Mitchel Berger, It’s All About the Fans

The company’s SVP of Global Commerce, a longtime home entertainment executive, talks about the growing theatrical appetite for anime, and how passionate audiences around the world continue to support the franchises they love. 

Animated Love Headline News

Trailer for Kid Cudi and Netflix’s ‘Entergalactic’ Animated Special Arrives

We finally get a closer look at this beautifully stylized 92-minute special that tells the story of two young artists navigating love in New York City; show drops September 30 alongside the artist’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ album.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

Call for Entries: 50th Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood’s celebration honors excellence in animation and returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall in February 2023; entry deadline is December 13.

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

‘Inside Out 2’ and ‘Elemental’ Lead Pixar and Disney’s D23 Reveals

The barrage of sneak peeks continues as the studios share stills, key art, title treatments, and other tidbits from 7 new animated projects that also include ‘Win or Lose,’ ‘Elio,’ ‘Iwájú’, ‘Strange World,’ and ‘Wish.’

Let’s Get Wild and Woolly Headline News

DreamWorks Reveals ‘Abominable and The Invisible City’ Trailer and Cast

Picking up where 2019’s ‘Abominable’ left off, the wild and woolly adventure continues with Chloe Bennet reprising her role as ‘Yi’ and Tenzing Trainor returning as ‘Jin; all-new animated series hits Peacock and Hulu next month.

Heard on the Street Headline News

Rumor: Disney Returning to Classic Hand-Drawn Roots?

The Mouse House may have a 2D animated feature in the works with an upcoming adaption of Bluebeard, the French folk tale about a murderous aristocrat and his scrappy fiancé who refuses to be defeated.

Our Interest is Pea-qued Headline News

Musical Comedy ‘Penelope’ in Development at Disney

Now word yet on whether it’s a live-action or animated, but the upcoming feature will loosely follow the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale ‘The Princess and the Pea,’ and may premiere November 22, 2023.

Cat’s on the Move Headline News

Gore Verbinski’s ‘Cattywumpus’ Exits Netflix

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ director’s new animated film, featuring fuzzy space felines, will be shopped to other studios despite production being well underway at the streaming giant.

Grab Your Scooby Snacks! Headline News

‘Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!’ Here for Halloween

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s original animated film comes to digital and DVD in October; watch on Cartoon Network and HBO Max during the annual Scoobtober celebration.

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