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Animation Festivals Headline News

Rémi Chayé’s ‘Calamity Jane’ Kicks Off FIAF’s 2021 Animation First Festival

February 5 opening night will feature the Annecy Crystal winning film’s US premiere; the festival will also feature two recently announced special programs highlighting animation from Africa.

comic books Headline News

DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Launches January 21

The premium digital comic book service will feature over 25,000 comic books and graphic novels with new content being continuously added; fans will have access to DC fan events to connect with other DC enthusiasts.

SVOD Headline News

Cottonwood Media’s 2D ‘Squish’ Now Streaming on HBO Max

Based on a popular graphic novel of the same name, the original animated comedy for kids features characters based on microscopic creatures; series educates children about the world around them.

Business Headline News

‘Agent Binky: Pets of The Universe’ Gets Season 2 Greenlight

Production to begin Spring 2021; produced by redknot, a joint venture between Nelvana and Discovery, the show is based on the popular graphic novels written and illustrated by Ashley Spires.

Animation Festivals Headline News

FIAF’s Animation First Festival Moves Online February 5-15

Program highlights include US and New York premieres of 69 feature length and short films; animated selections by special guest Wes Anderson; a tribute to French animator Paul Grimault; and shorts program including the best of Annecy International Film Festival; and an inaugural student short film competition.

TV Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Cleopatra in Space’ Season 3 Premieres January 14

Peacock continues expanding its kids programming with a new season of the original animated series based on Mike Maihack’s award-winning graphic novels.

Pilkey Returns! Headline News

Dav Pilkey’s ‘Dog Man’ Feature Greenlit at DreamWorks Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:46pm

Peter Hastings to direct, as studio begins development on new movie based on prolific ‘Captain Underpants’ author and illustrator’s #1 global bestselling series about a loveable canine superhero and his friends.

Cool Animation for Kids! Headline News

DreamWork’s ‘TrollsTopia’ and ‘The Mighty Ones’ Expand Peacock’s Kids’ Programming

Two new animated series will premiere on the streamer in November; new episodes of ‘Cleopatra In Space,’ ‘Curious George,’ ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild,’ and ‘Where’s Waldo?’ will premiere in November and December.

Really Dad? Headline News

‘Walking Dead’ Creator’s ‘Invincible’ Adult Superhero Series Heading to Amazon Prime

In the show’s first trailer, Robert Kirkman teases the 2021 release of his coming-of-age tale about a powerful superhero’s son... but don’t expect a typical Saturday morning cartoon.

Girl Power! Headline News

HBO Max Adapting BOOM! Studios’ ‘Lumberjanes’ into Animated Series

Series to launch with hour-long special written and directed ‘She-Ra and The Princesses of Power’ creator, Noelle Stevenson; her graphic novel ‘Nimona’ is also currently being adapted by Blue Sky Animation, set for release in 2022.

Short Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘Stories to Obsess Over’: WebToon’s Live-Action Comic Promos

The one-minute, black and white spotsfeature well-known U.S. actors taking on comic character personas, monologuing lines from stories in a promotional tease.

comic books Headline News

Keanu Reeves Penning Comic Book...About Himself?

The ‘John Wick’ trilogy star has teamed up with Boom! Studios and a fantastic roster of artists to create ‘BRZRKR,’ a limited comic series about a demi-god fighting for the U.S. government.

SVOD Headline News

Cinedigm Merging Viewster into Newly Launched CONtv Anime

New global 24/7 linear and AVOD network begins streaming on CONtv’s 120 million device network with library of popular anime films and series including ‘Bubblegum Crisis,’ ‘AD Police,’ and ‘Vampire Princess Miyu.’

WAKFU Headline News

Ankama Launches ‘WAKFU’ Season 4 Kickstarter Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:37am

Led by series creator Tot, the French studio behind the famed anime-inspired series looks to crowdsourcing for production support to give fans new, expanded adventures they’ve been waiting for. 

Business Headline News

Starlight Media and Lion Forge Animation Sign Co-Production Deal

Companies enter into multi-year/multi-project joint venture to bring both existing and new IP projects to the Chinese market.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Inks Deal with ‘Umbrella Academy’ Publisher Dark Horse Entertainment

First-look deal with iconic comic and graphic novel publisher will provide IP development opportunities for both film and TV projects. 

Television Headline News

Disney’s Freeform Entering Animation with Two New Comedy Series

Emma Roberts to executive produce ‘Betches’ and Felicia Day to oversee pilot for ‘Woman World,’ based on the graphic novel by Aminder Dhaliwal.

Tributes ANIMATIONWorld

Beautiful Maladies – The Uncanny World of Rosto

Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson shares a previously unpublished 2015 Pimpcast interview with the iconic Dutch musician and director, who passed away at 50 on March 7.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Adapting Graphic Novel ‘Pashmina’ into CG-Animated Musical Feature

‘Bend It Like Beckham’ filmmaker Gurinder Chadha and producer Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment adapting the bestselling fantasy-adventure graphic novel by Nidhi Chanani.

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