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Apple TV+ Orders Animated ‘Strange Planet’ from Dan Harmon and Nathan Pyle

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:11pm

Apple Studios’ series, based on Pyle’s popular webcomic and #1 New York Times Bestselling graphic novel, will feature profound and heartfelt stories about beings on a distant planet not unlike our own.

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Whoopi Goldberg Joins the Cast of Apple and Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:05am

The famed artist and EGOT winner will voice the role of ‘The Captain’ in Peggy Holmes’ tale of the unluckiest girl in the world, the first project under the animation studio's multi-year film and TV deal with Apple TV+.

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Jamaican Animators Chosen to Produce Short for ‘Sesame Street’

KingstOOn Festival and Sesame Workshop announce winning pitch team; UWI animation students, Chevon Irving and Tajha Winkle chosen to animate their ‘11 Robot Reggae Band’ film for iconic show’s Season 52, with local animator George Hay set to mentor and advise.

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Sesame Workshop Names Olexa Hewryk VP & Head of Animation

Other recently announced promotions include Sal Perez to supervising producer and VP for Sesame Street Productions, and ‘Sesame Street’ EP Ben Lehmann to senior VP & head of live-action.

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Submit Your Pitch to KingstOOn Virtual 2021 and Sesame Workshop

Jamaican animators are invited to submit pitches for animated and mixed media shorts for consideration on ‘Sesame Street’s Season 52; proposals must be received by March 31.

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Korean Webtoon ‘Dr. Brain’ Nabs Live-Action Series Order at Apple TV+

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2:44pm

Sci-fi thriller based on the popular webtoon is the first Korean-language project for the streamer; ‘Parasite’s Lee Sun-Kyun to star, with Kim Jee-Woon writing and directing.

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Jane Fonda Joins Cast of Apple and Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:23pm

The Academy Award winning actor will voice ‘The Dragon’ in Peggy Holmes’ tale of the unluckiest girl in the world, the first project under the animation studio's new multi-year deal to produce films and TV shows for Apple TV+. 

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Apple and Skydance Animation Sign Multi-Year Film and TV Deal

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:06pm

Partnership kicks-off with features ‘Luck’ and ‘Spellbound,’ and two-season order for ‘The Search for WondLa,’ all set to stream on Apple TV+.

TV Animation Headline News

WarnerMedia Launches Cartoonito Preschool Programming Block

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:38am

Coming to Cartoon Network and HBO Max this fall, new block will debut with 20 titles; ‘Bugs Bunny Builders’ and Sesame Workshop’s ‘Bea’s Block’ greenlit, joining development slate that will expand to 50 originals within two years.  

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Guru Studio Names Jody Jessop Head of Recruiting and Community Engagement

20-year industry veteran will be tasked with leading creative talent recruitment as the company continues a period of unprecedented growth; will also promote the studio’s community initiatives including mentorship and training programs for artists.

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9 Story Media Group Announces Strategic Hires to Bolster Senior Leadership

Additions across distribution, development, legal, and technology include veteran executives Joss Duffield; Gráinne McNamara; Jennifer Bol; and Boris Beaubien.

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Warner Bros. Names Tom Ascheim President of Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics.

Freeform president will step down this summer and join WarnerMedia to lead Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Boomerang while managing Cartoon Network and Warner Animation Studios in Los Angeles.

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2020 Kidscreen Award Winners Announced

The year’s best work in children’s television and digital media was recognized by the global kids entertainment industry at the annual Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

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Netflix Enters Into Overall Deal with ‘Doc McStuffins’ Creator Chris Nee

Peabody, Emmy, and Humanitas Prize-winning children’s television screenwriter and producer to write and produce new animated and live action series for preschool and all audiences exclusively for Netflix.

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‘Breaking the Glass Frame’ Celebrates Diversity, Seeks Strategies

Three-day symposium spotlighting female contributions to the field of animation and exploring solutions to sexual harassment, bias, and lack of diversity within the industry calls for heightened awareness of and increased empowerment for women, people of color, and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

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New York Officials Unveil ‘Made in NY Animation Project’

Young New Yorkers receive training on state-of-the-art animation software, opening doors to careers in film, gaming, advertising and more. New Animation Industry Council, comprised of professionals from New York-based animation studios, will advise the program.

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Independent Documentary ‘Street Gang’ Explores Origins of ‘Sesame Street’

New documentary feature from Macrocosm Entertainment and Citizen Skull Productions to include archival materials from Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company.

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Nelvana Showcases Dynamic New Look, New Properties at MIPCOM

Nelvana reveals new logo alongside a slate of new series being distributed worldwide including ‘Hotel Transylvania: The Series,’ Pendleton Ward’s ‘Bravest Warriors,’ ‘Mysticons,’ and ‘Esme and Roy.’

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