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Netflix Releases Official Trailer and Key Art for “The Liberator”

The 4-part animated series is the true story of US Army officer Felix Sparks who in WWII led the 157th Infantry Battalion on a 500-day fight to liberate Europe; the series premieres on Veteran’s Day, November 11.

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The Shins ‘The Great Divide’ Takes a Reverse Zoom Journey Through the Big Bang

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:09pm

Producer Jen Alvares and her Hunters House team deliver a stunning, complex CG music video for the Grammy-nominated indie rock band’s latest single.

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Netflix’s 4-Part Animated WWII Drama ‘The Liberator’ Coming November 11

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 8:00am

Riveting, true story of U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks and his racially integrated infantry battalion’s 500-day fight from Italy to Dachau is the first produced using Trioscope enhanced hybrid animation technology; watch the teaser trailer.

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‘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.

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Mike Mitchell and Drew Massey Bringing Puppet Fun to Nick’s ‘Brendar the Barbarian’

Live-action puppet comedy series, coming to Nickelodeon in 2021, features a fierce female warrior on a quest to free her brother; show is co-created by the ‘Trolls’ and ‘The LEGO Move 2: The Second Part’ director and ‘Sid the Science Kid’ puppet master.

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Hugh Davidson Inks Exclusive Multi-Year Deal Warner Bros. Animation

Emmy Award-winning Mike Tyson Mysteries and Nobodies writer/producer will develop original animated projects across all WBA platforms; his ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ gets presentation order.

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Nominees Announced for the 2020 International Emmy Kids Awards

‘Ico Bit Zip,’ ‘Oddbods,’ ‘Moominvalley’ and ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ are nominated in the Kids: Animation category.

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Live-Action/Animated Hybrid ‘Woke’ Premieres on Hulu

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2:25pm

Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, new series uses talking animated objects to illustrate the sudden awareness of racism by a newly ‘woke’ Black cartoonist.  

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Controversy Grows As ‘Mulan’ is Released on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 12:59pm

Criticism continues to mount in response to the film’s end credits ‘special thanks’ to Xinjiang government organizations reportedly involved in refuting Western claims of massive forced incarceration and human rights abuses of over 1 million ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Develop ‘The Three-Body Problem’ at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 11:50am

Chinese author Liu Cixin’s Hugo Award-winning trilogy about humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization will be adapted into live-action series.

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Animal Logic Launches Australia-Based Screenplay Competition

Submissions will be accepted from September 1 – November 15; in addition to a cash prize, the winner will receive professional guidance from studio development and production executives.

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Live-Action ‘Resident Evil’ Series Ordered at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 9:14am

Show inspired by Capcom’s hugely popular horror-video game franchise gets the greenlight; brand-new storyline will span two different timelines.

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Take First Look at Henson's ‘Earth to Ned,’ Debuting on Disney+ September 4

In the hybrid live-action/animated series from The Jim Henson Company, aliens sent to destroy the planet decide to host a talk show instead.

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Smeared Image Animation Vividly Dramatizes Witness Accounts in ‘Coup 53’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 3:54pm

Fine artist Martyn Pick’s unique, striking technique recreates traumatic events from the CIA and MI6-engineered 1953 Iranian coup in Taghi Amirani and Walter Murch’s riveting documentary.

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‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Creators Walk from Netflix Live-Action Adaptation

Original Nickelodeon series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have exited the streaming giant’s production, citing an ‘unsupportive environment.’

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Hulu Adds to Animation Slate with ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Woke’

Platform announces new season of Steven Spielberg’s classis cartoon series 22 years after its last episode; and new semi-animated series inspired by life and work of artist Keith Knight.

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Moonbug Acquires YouTube’s ‘Blippi’ and ‘CoComelon’

Entertainment company boosts subscriptions to over 235M across 100+ digital platforms, harnessing the increasing call for widely accessible kids’ content.

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CAA Hit with New Round of Layoffs and Furloughs

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 2:15pm

While animation production seems to be thriving, one of Hollywood’s premier agencies announces a significant staff reduction, another sign of COVID’s continued impact on many areas of the entertainment business.

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NBCUniversal’s Peacock Streaming Platform Now Live

Studio formally joins the age of subscription SVOD; animated shows ‘Where’s Waldo?,’ ‘Cleopatra in Space,’ and ‘Curious George’ are among original Peacock series debuting on the service.

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Imaginary Forces Crafts Layered Montage for ‘Jack Ryan’ Season 2 Title Sequence

Studio’s hybrid filmmaking merges two different storyboard concepts to illustrate composite portrait of lead character’s background.

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Executive Producer Mike Rubiner Talks ‘The Loud House’ 100th Episode

With a 2020 Daytime Emmy nomination in tow, as well as two GLAAD Media Award nominations, the hit Nickelodeon show celebrates diverse characters, realistic storylines, and a centennial milestone as it heads into Season 5.

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