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Last Call for Ottawa International Animation Festival Submissions

Don’t forget to enter your film by May 31st; North America’s leading animation festival runs online September 22 – October 3.

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Behind the Music and Animation of ‘Doug Unplugs’

DreamWorks Animation’s musical kids’ series, created for Apple TV+, follows the adventures of a young robot who ‘unplugs’ from his fact-based world to experience the wonders of the human world with his best friend Emma.

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DreamWorks’ ‘Doug Unplugs’ Returns April 2 with All-New Episodes

Doug the robot is back, unplugged, and on an adventure to discover the wonders of the human world firsthand; the animated series streams globally only on Apple TV+.

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Nickelodeon Announces Its Biggest Animation Slate in 40 Years

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 19, 2021 at 8:48am

Network unveils aggressive set of greenlights and new series announcements at virtual upfront show, as it continues to expand across the kids and families entertainment space.

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Call for Entries: The Ottawa International Animation Festival

Submissions are being accepted for the 2021 festival, which runs September 22-26; the competition’s entry deadline is May 31.

Awards Headline News

Nelvana’s Nelnet Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy

The company’s cloud-based platform assists animation production for long-form 3D and 2D digital formats in which tasks, tools, and production assets are distributed to crewmembers and stakeholders around the world.

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Snipple Animation Studio Launches Snipple Originals

Company’s new UK-based division kicks off with a slate of five new shows including ‘Peeled Prawn & Shaved Sheep,’ ‘Snö,’ ‘Wise Island Woohoos,’ ‘Trippin,’ and ‘Cassidy’s Castle;’ BGF Invests £6 million, acquiring a minority share in the animation studio.

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Industrial Brothers Finishes ‘Remy & Boo’ Episodes in the Cloud

Having already turned to Amazon Web Services, the studio easily moved to full remote production in the cloud this March; company quickly scaled artistic and computing capacity without disruption to delivery schedule.

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A World of Wonders Waiting for Discovery in DreamWorks’ ‘Doug Unplugs’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 13, 2020 at 12:52pm

Based on Dan Yaccarino’s popular book series, the Apple TV+ animated preschool series features a young robot, Doug, who unplugs, and with his best friend Emma, journeys into the human world of adventure.

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Apple TV+ Drops Trailer for ‘Doug Unplugs’ Preschool Animated Series

Based on Dan Yaccarino’s popular book series, the show features a young robot who unplugs and journeys into the human world; the series premieres on November 13.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Global Mechanic and Alt Animation Partner on ‘Class Clown’

New 2D animation series, about a clown and carnival family that decides to settle down in the suburbs after years of being on the road, is created by Canadian writer Ian Boothby.

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Big Growth Spurt for ‘The Tiny Chef’ with Nickelodeon Animated Series Order

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:43am

The little herbivore and social media star snags new show, to run on Nick’s preschool platforms in the U.S. as well as Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. internationally.  

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Disney Channel’s ‘Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure’ Wins Three Daytime Emmys

‘Elena of Avalor,’ and ‘Disney Mickey Mouse’ bring home multiple awards at the virtual 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation.

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J.G. Quintel Goes Running with the Big Kids in ‘Close Enough’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 10, 2020 at 12:49pm

The Emmy Award-winning ‘Regular Show’ creator sets his sights on a distinctly older crowd in new animated HBO Max comedy about becoming an adult while not growing old.

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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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Netflix Announces CG-Animated ‘Mighty Express’ Series from ‘PAW Patrol’ Creative Team

Season 1 of Spin Master Entertainment’s new preschool series, produced by Atomic Cartoons, will be available worldwide on streaming giant in September 2020.

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HBO Max Greenlights James Wan’s ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ 3-Part Animated Mini-Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 4:44pm

‘Aquaman’ and ‘Malignant’ director to executive produce kid’s project that begins with the King of Atlantis’ first day on the job. 

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WingsMedia Plans Ambitious, Collaborative Sci-Fi Franchise Expansion

Tiny Island Productions will adapt and expand their ‘Dream Defenders’ animated series for the China market with a TV series, feature film, comics and an augmented reality experience, all as part of WingsMedia’s hope to grow ‘Starship MZ’ properties into China’s Marvel Universe equivalent.

Licensing Headline News

ZAG Animation Company Grows Global Retail with Licensing Partners, New Products

French-born production company ZAG finds global retail and broadcast success with Miraculous franchise property and plans future productions.