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Podcast EP 161: How Indie Animator Jeremy Nixon Manufactures Social Media Fame

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 1:03pm

The London-based 2D animator offers up some tips for using ‘TVPaint’ for 2D animation and discusses his journey to social media fame and how he gets gigs with big clients.

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‘Battle Kitty’ Expands the World of Interactive TV... with Colorful Hair Bows

Directing duo Matt and Paul Layzell - the Layzell Bros - discuss their new, immersive, 3D animated kid’s series that unites linear and interactive storytelling through videogame-style overworld maps, premiering April 19 on Netflix.

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Netflix Shares Interactive 3D Series ‘Battle Kitty’ Trailer

The animated show about a super powered kitten allows kids to navigate their own adventures and unlock new chapters in the story; created by the ‘Layzell Bros,’ the show hits the streamer worldwide on April 19.

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Peacock’s ‘Joe vs. Carole’ Earns PETA's ‘Tech, Not Terror’ Award

The limited series about the Tiger King, Joe ‘Exotic,’ uses cruelty-free computer-generated imagery instead of real tigers; produced by Universal Content Productions and starring Kate McKinnon, the show is now streaming on Peacock.

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Comedy Central’s Animated Channel Launches ‘Momo’s Amerika’

The new four-part animated series, about an Egyptian immigrant who settles in the OC in search of his own version of the ‘American Dream,’ is now streaming on the networks’ new dedicated animation channel on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Nexus Creates ‘Tiptoe & The Flying Machine’ Holiday Tale

Studio and director Conor Finnegan teamed up with BBDO NYC to create Macy’s new holiday campaign starring a little blue reindeer who discovers she can fly; the 60-second stop-motion commercial will air across television and online video during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Unspeakable Hosts ‘The Patrick Star Fan Favorites Special’

YouTube star hosts show featuring top Patrick Star scenes chosen by fans, never-before-heard theme song and montages from the popular series ‘The Patrick Star Show’ and ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years;’ 30-minute special airs November 12 on Nickelodeon. 

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‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ Creator Launches Substack

Hugely popular Netflix and DreamWorks series’ showrunner and executive producer Noelle Stevenson unveils ‘I’m Fine I’m Fine Just Understand,’ where they’ll share two weekly comics, personal anecdotes and answers to readers’ questions about animation and comics.

Do You Feel Lucky? Headline News

Exclusive Clips: ‘Killers of The Cosmos - The Case of the Death Ray’

“Game of Thrones' star Aidan Gillen takes the audience through the awe-inspiring and sometimes frightening mysteries of space; in the new episode viewers are asked ‘do you feel lucky?’ as the show explores an ominous threat from above – the death of a star likened to a blindfolded sniper with Earth as its target.

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Science Channel’s ‘Killers of the Cosmos’ Premieres September 19

'Game of Thrones' star Aidan Gillen takes the audience through the awe-inspiring and sometimes frightening mysteries of space; using animated drama with input from top experts in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, biology, cosmology, and planetary science, show presents viewers with an evidence-based investigation of some of science’s most unbelievable wonders.

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Epic MegaGrant Recipient Conical Launches ‘The Green Fairy’ VR Short

Available for download June 24, the interactive studio’s fantasy adventure will be supported on Valve’s Steam VR, Oculus Rift, and Quest by Facebook; 9-part Vlog series will also be released.

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Illumination Launches ‘Saturday Morning Minions’

Studio’s first original digital series will dop new episodes every Saturday for next 40 weeks starting June 5; ‘Minions: the Rise of Gru’ animated comedy coming Summer 2022.

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Hornet Adds Andrea Love to Director Roster

Creator of animated series ‘Cooking with Wool’ uses wool and patience to develop characters for stop-motion animated films; projects include ‘Elder,’ a commercial piece that explores live-in care, and her award-winning short ‘Tulip.’  

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‘Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly’ Anime Series Premieres April 12

The cute, lovable, but violent characters, Gloomy and Pity, jump from the toy shelf to the screen in new animated series; set to air on Tokyo MX station in Japan, global fans can check out the episodes on Gloomy’s YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.

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HBO Max Reveals 4 Adult Animated Original Series in Development

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:27am

Streamer shares images and synopsis of new projects, part of an aggressive animation programming expansion that includes orders for ‘Clone High,’ ‘Velma,’ and ‘Fired on Mars’ as well as a two season ‘Close Enough’ renewal also announced today.

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GKIDS Launches Official English-language Studio Ghibli Social Media Channels

Deal with the award-winning Studio Ghibli marks an extension of long-term partnership; US based distributer already handles famed animation studio’s North America theatrical and home video rights.

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Call for Entries: Celsys’ 26th International Illustration Contest – ‘The Best Smile’

The Clip Studio Paint software developer launches an illustration contest to support and encourage artists worldwide; enter by posting work to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to enter; submission deadline is January 14, 2021.

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DeepMotion’s Animate 3D Invites You to #Animate3DYourself

Tech startup’s new AI-powered platform kicks off targeted social media challenge; upload and transform your 2D videos into 3D animation, then post on Tik Tok or Instagram to compete for prizes and free subscriptions.

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GRANT Embraces Dizziness and Disorientation in ‘Vertigo’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 27, 2020 at 1:20pm

Berlin-based 3D animator Stacie Ant takes a minimalist approach to capture the Swedish alt-pop star as an avatar in a state of unbalance and overwhelming emotion.

Me and My Memes Headline News

Riffing on Memes: Doing Things Media’s ‘Office Fire’ Now on IGTV

New animated series takes on contemporary meme culture; two employees distract themselves at work by watching and making fun of DTM’s vast library of viral video content.

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Klasky Csupo Returns with New ‘RoboSplaat’ Digital Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10:38am

Birthed in quarantine by Arlene Klasky, the show will release new episodes twice weekly through 2021 on the studio’s YouTube Channel and Official Instagram.

Covid-19 Headline News

New ‘COVID-19 The Series’ Episode Shows There’s a Little ‘Captain Quarantine’ In All of Us

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 2:58pm

Alvaro Garcia Gonzalez’s latest short captures the animated hopes and dreams of the coronavirus fighter in all of us, especially those who play flamenco guitar.  

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