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Netflix Drops Teaser Trailer for Tonko House’s ‘ONI: Thunder God’s Tale’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 7:07am

Dice Tsutsumi’s 4-episode animated series, set in a world filled with oddball gods and monsters of Japanese mythology, tells the tale of a brave, free-spirited girl who must fight to protect her peaceful village.

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Traveling the Tough Road to Redemption in Lee Rogers' ‘Silent Song’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 3:29pm

Animated by Bob Price, the 2D short matches the rich narrative and themes of darkness and light that suffuse the singer/songwriter’s entire ‘Gameblood’ album.  

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Ed Catmull Joins Baobab Studios’ Board of Directors

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 9:22am

The Pixar co-founder and former Walt Disney Animation Studios president will serve alongside Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin and PDI co-founder Glenn Entis.

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WATCH: Mo Willems’ 'Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:12pm

Cartoonito on HBO Max's animated rock opera based on the bestselling author’s picture book and sold-out theatrical show tells the tale of a rockin’ naked mole rat who shockingly puts on some clothes.

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Leslie Jones to Star in Adult Animated Comedy from Warner Bros. Animation

The ‘SNL’ alum and ‘Our Flag Means Death’ star will voice the series’ protagonist, Plastic, but the character is not connected to a certain rumored DC feature.

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Matt Corman and Chris Ord to Write and Produce ‘Daredevil’ Series for Disney+

The ‘Covert Affairs’ co-creators will bring the Man Without Fear to a new streaming platform, now that his likeness is no longer exclusively bound to Netflix.

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Ron Howard’s Debut Animated Feature ‘The Shrinking of Treehorn’ Lands at Netflix

Animal Logic to produce the animation on the project, which is based on Florence Parry Heide’s surreal 1971 children’s book illustrated by Edward Gorey.

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DNEG’s Toronto Studio Now Open

Studio’s doors opened May 13 with 150+ new hires; studio’s latest Canadian expansion comes amidst tremendous growth in worldwide demand for VFX and animation services.

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View Conference 2022 Now Open for Early Bird Registration

Italy’s premiere event runs in-person October 16-21 in Torino, Italy with a complete program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses available to livestream worldwide; entries for the VIEW Award contest are being accepted now through September 15.

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The Post New York Alliance Adds 3 New Companies

Post houses Cadence Effects, Running Man, and Shishkin Productions sign on as members of the association of post-production facilities, labor unions, and individuals operating in New York; the organization develops and promotes public policy aimed at benefiting the overall film and TV industry.

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WildBrain’s ‘Lake Erie’ Breaks New Ground in Family-Friendly Horror

Writer/director John Vassallo and studio SVP, Creative Logan McPherson talk about their award-winning 2D animated short film, a ghostly tale of a boy who loses his dog and must face terrifying forces to get her back.

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Framestore Montreal Taps DNEG Exec as New Head of Studio

The company adds Melinka Thompson-Godoy to helm studio’s Canadian efforts; Chloe Grysole is upped to MD Canada, Film & Episodic, tasked with oversight of Vancouver and Montreal studios.

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Mindshow Names Laura Hilker Creative Executive

Bringing extensive industry experience, the former Aha Media exec joins the CG animation production company that boasts cutting edge software merging video game tech with VFX and machine learning.

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Iconic Muppets Get Supersized in ‘Sesame Street Mecha Builders’

New CG animated series from Guru Studio reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby as mecha robot superheroes-in-training who use STEM to help solve wacky, larger-than-life problems; show premieres today, May 9, on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito and May 10 on HBO Max.

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