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Pink Parrot Media and Sky bring ‘Snowsnaps’ to the UK

The popular preschool animated comedy-adventure series is a spinoff of the animated movie ‘Snowtime;’ the show encourages kids to use their imaginations to create their own games of make-believe in the outdoor world.

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Tickets on Sale for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and The Witch’ in U.S. Theaters February 3

Fathom Event screenings will feature special interviews with director Goro Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki; studio’s first entirely 3D/CG animated film also begins streaming February 5 on HBO Max.

Sasha Rocks! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Amphibia’ and Sasha Rock in New ‘Disney Theme Song Takeover’

Actress and YouTuber Anna Akana voices an animated hard rock version of the ‘Amphibia’ theme song as Anne’s best friend Sasha takes the stage in the Disney Channel series’ latest episode, ‘Theme Song Takeover: Sasha Conquers.’

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Hand-Drawn ‘Minor Accident of War’ Tells Harrowing Personal WWII Story

The Oscar-qualified short combines 2D animation with contemporary artistry to adapt a poem about the true-life experiences of poet and World War II veteran Edward Field.

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Run the Jewels Gets Plastic in ‘Walking in the Snow’ Music Video

Rap duo El-P and Killer Mike fight a cold-as-ice enemy in a stop-motion short directed by Chris Hopewell, based on a track from the band’s latest album, ‘RTJ4.’

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WATCH: The White Stripes’ ‘Animated Yule Log Video’

Rock around the Christmas Tree with a crazy video featuring the band’s greatest hits, classic acoustic tracks, rarities, B-sides, and original Christmas song ‘Candy Cane Children.’

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.

Devonian Creatures from the Deep! VFXWorld

Translating Simon Stålenhag's Art to the Screen in Duvchi's ‘Geronimo’ Music Video

The famed Swedish artist and Jens 'Duvchi' Duvsjö, with support from Staffan Linder and Goodbye Kansas Studios, discuss their collaborative creative process in depicting a mesmerizing VFX sequence that awakens prehistoric creatures.

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GKIDS Drops English Dub Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves sings the English language version of the film’s theme song, ‘Don’t Disturb Me.’

Greed is Not Good! Headline News

Leah Shore Helps Lyn Lapid Take on Industry Greed in ‘Producer Man’

Indie animator directs and produces the Tik Tok star’s breakout music video, a minimalist blend of live-action and clever hand-drawn animation.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Toyotathon’s CG ‘The Journey’ Spot Delivers a Holiday Message

Conill and LOBO collaborate on animated commercial aimed at a cross-cultural audience; short promotes a unified message of family, love, and togetherness featuring a Toyota RAV4 on a road trip with a boy and his dad.

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WATCH: 3DAR and Baobab Studios' ‘Paper Birds: Part 1’ Trailer

Studios team with Facebook’s Oculus on VR film that pushes the boundaries of animation; available on Oculus Quest December 10, the 20-minute immersive experience includes moments of interactivity via virtual reality hand tracking.

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Shout! Studios Acquires North American Distribution Rights for ‘Coppelia’

Combing animation with ballet, the live-action hybrid film is a modern retelling of a love story between Swan and Franz; ballerina Michaela DePrince leads an impressive ensemble of international dancers.

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Billy Corgan Talks The Smashing Pumpkins ‘In Ashes’ Music Video Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 4, 2020 at 9:07am

With the final short’s release, the famous alt-rock musician discusses animated storytelling and his ambitious and expansive five-episode 2D series, produced to support the band’s long-awaited double album, ‘CYR’; watch ‘Purple Blood,’ the fifth and final film.

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How Deep Sky Created The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘In Ashes’ Music Video Series

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:27am

For Mike Anderson, Jared Hobbs, and Barret Thomson, producing Billy Corgan’s ambitious, five-episode project meant matching a 2D style to the frontman’s vision, while finding innovative ways to develop useful animatics just from scripts, well before the unreleased music made it into their hands.

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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.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Weathering With You, Collector’s Edition’ Now Available

Makoto Shinkai’s highly acclaimed anime special edition release, from Shout! Factory, includes bonus features CD soundtrack; feature length documentary; interview with the director; ‘Weather Front’ featurette; and more. 

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Confronting Racism and Injustice in Yoke Lore’s ‘Fade Away’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5:02pm

2D Animated short, directed by Aishwarya Sadasivan, explores two characters forced to determine whether their differences outweigh their similarities.

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