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The Chicken Comes Home to Roost! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here’ Returns with More Slapstick and Sincerity

Premiering today on Peacock, Emmy Award winner Tony Hale and DreamWorks Animation’s 2D animated comedy about the misadventures of a curious, loveable chicken is back with a new season of hijinks and heart.

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Lost Marble Acquires Moho 2D Animation Software

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 9:37am

Company founded by the software program’s original creator and Cartoon Saloon’s supervisor of Moho animation will continue developing the technology used on films like ‘Wolfwalkers’ and ‘The Breadwinner.’

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

A Little Ingenuity Helps Dolly Parton Share Her Animated Holiday Duets

Just in time for Christmas, Ingenuity Studios brings the iconic singer and philanthropist’s likeness to life in three catchy, 2D music videos featuring Michael Bublé, Jimmy Fallon, and Willie Nelson.

Home Entertainment ANIMATIONWorld

‘Lupin III: The First’ Bridges the 2D-3D Gap Between Eastern and Western Animation

Tomokazu Sakamoto and Tatsuya Akagi share their efforts, with support from the franchise’s late creator, Monkey Punch, to respectfully depict iconic 2D anime characters in the 3D/CG style more familiar to international audiences.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge Release ‘Under the Mistletoe’ Hand-Drawn Music Video

Directed by Jay Martin and animated by Ingenuity Studios, the short depicts a budding holiday romance with a throwback melody.

I Know Words Headline News

‘Trump Bites’ Series 2 Returns Deep Inside the U.S. President’s Mind

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 7, 2020 at 3:56pm

New set of viral, satirical shorts once again dives into Trump’s fevered psyche; animated by Bill Plympton and Leah Shore, the Webby-winning series, produced by Billy Shebar and David Roberts, riffs on actual audio clips.

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Mariusz Wilczyński’s 2D ‘Kill It and Leave This Town’ Gets December 3 Virtual Premiere

Polish artist’s first feature-length hand-drawn animated film is an intimate portrayal of aging, mortality, and loss; Anthology Film Archives will host a special two-week virtual engagement in North America accompanied by a program of the director’s earlier short films.

Micro-Shorts Headline News

Dustin Grella Posts Uplifting Special Election Day ‘Animation Hotline’ Short

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 12:23pm

Famed micro-animation series that uses crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content returns with ‘Seagulls’ (#217); hotline phone is back open for callers sharing their 2020 experiences.

Technology Headline News

Secret Weapons Announces EbSynth Rotoscopy Automation Tool Beta

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 2:34pm

Prague tech company’s new tool creates all in-between frames in any artistic style – oil paint, watercolor, pastel, and others.

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How Studio AKA Captured Chaos and Destruction for the Main Titles on Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

Working with a team of six artists, director Steve Small employs a combination of 3D, rotoscope and hand-drawn artwork for the haunting, elegant main titles serving as the backstory for the HBO Max sci-fi series.

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.

Dept. of No Way! Headline News

Go Go Gojira: Original ‘Godzilla Singular Point’ Anime Series Heading to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:51pm

Coming to the streaming giant in 2021, show features a brand-new story and cast, and is being produced by bones (‘My Hero Academy’) and Orange (‘Beastars’).

People Headline News

Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore to Present ‘Wolfwalkers’ at View 2020

Award-winning director of Oscar nominated films ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the Sea’ will share an in-depth presentation of his latest folklore masterpiece, coming to Apple TV+ this fall.

2D Ice Cream Headline News

Animated Soft-Serve Meets Metaphysical Thriller in ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

Oscar-nominated animation producer Rosa Tran teamed with Oscar-winning director Charlie Kaufman to create a 1930’s style 2D animated ice-cream commercial as the pièce de résistance in his new film, dropping today on Netflix.

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Richard Linklater’s Animated ‘Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Adventure’ Taking Off at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:14am

New film from famed director will feature live-action-based hybrid CGI/hand-drawn style; ‘Undone’ animation houses Minnow Mountain and Submarine to produce.

People ANIMATIONWorld

Augenblick Studios: 21 Years of Weird, Dark and Mysterious Adult Animation

Still doing hand-drawn 2D animation more than 20 years after leaving MTV, Aaron Augenblick and his ‘rinky-dink’ Brooklyn studio have thrived by not producing animation for kids.

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Oscar-Winning Director Gene Deitch Dies at 95

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:28pm

Legendary animator, illustrator, producer, and author, who won an Academy Award in 1961 for his animated short, ‘Munro,’ passed away last Thursday at his home in Prague. 

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Netflix Pushes Anime’s Visual Boundaries in Akira Saitoh’s ‘Sol Levante’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:22am

Breathtakingly beautiful new experimental short from Production I.G., one of world’s first hand-drawn 4K HDR projects, is now available for viewing.

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WATCH: DreamWorks Releases ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing’ Season 2 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 4:24pm

Emmy Award winner Tony Hale’s animated comedy about the misadventures of a curious, loveable chicken returns to Netflix on March 20.

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Trippy, Edgy and Reptilian: The Wonderful Melancholia of ‘Acid Rain’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:07pm

Polish director Tomek Popakul’s Annie Award-nominated short film is a jagged, hypnotic Eastern European road trip viewed through a depressing but entrancing cartoon shaded daze. 

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