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The Year’s Best Anime! Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Named Anime of the Year at Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:15am

Horror action series the top vote getter at 5th annual celebration, as 15 million global votes are cast in 18 award categories; ‘Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!’ named best animation.

real-time tools Headline News

Cyber Group Studios to Receive Epic MegaGrant

Entertainment production company’s plans for new virtual production pipeline include an Unreal Engine-powered real-time rendering and motion capture studio.

Business Headline News

GKIDS Launches Official English-language Studio Ghibli Social Media Channels

Deal with the award-winning Studio Ghibli marks an extension of long-term partnership; US based distributer already handles famed animation studio’s North America theatrical and home video rights.

Business Headline News

Da Vinci Kids Picks Up Imira Entertainment’s ‘Darwin & Newt’

Global edutainment media company signs deal for STEM-based animated series; kids worldwide can tune in on popular digital and linear platforms.

TV Animation Headline News

Sneak Peek Weekend: ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ Episode 1 Premiere

The exclusive Kartoon Channel! event runs January 29-31 and will feature an introduction from series co-executive producer and star, Arnold Schwarzenegger; the shows officially debuts Spring 2021.

Go Electric! Headline News

Mark Ruffalo Stars in Veloz’s ‘Electric for All’ Culture Change Campaign

Creative studio Laundry’s ‘40 Million Reasons to Go Electric’ features bright, avant-garde 2D animation paired with music by LA-based singer Ayoni.

Virtual Events Headline News

Toei’s ‘World Trigger’ Global Livestream Watch Party January 30

Studio invites fans to join a special online event celebrating the popular sci-fi series featuring video and messages from the Japanese cast, screenings of episodes 1 & 2 of the new season, and post-episode discussions and giveaways.

Woof Woof! Headline News

FOX Drops New Denis Leary ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 18, 2021 at 9:30am

Check out the second of two animated shorts from Fox Entertainment and the famed comedian, based on Icebox’s ‘Poker Night,’ about five dog friends playing cards and shooting the sh@t about sports. 

Woof Woof! Headline News

HAVE A LAUGH: Denis Leary’s ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ 2D Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 11, 2021 at 10:22am

Check out the first of two animated shorts from Fox Entertainment and the famed comedian, based on Icebox’s ‘Poker Night,’ about five dog friends playing cards and shooting the sh@t about sports. 

The Playoffs Get Animated! Headline News

Denis Leary’s ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ Shorts Debut on January 9 FOX NFL Pregame

Fox Entertainment and the famed comedian team up on new animated shorts, based on Icebox’s ‘Poker Night,’ about five dog friends playing cards and shooting the sh@t about sports. 

Contests Headline News

Call for Entries: Celsys’ 26th International Illustration Contest – ‘The Best Smile’

The Clip Studio Paint software developer launches an illustration contest to support and encourage artists worldwide; enter by posting work to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to enter; submission deadline is January 14, 2021.

The Power of AI Headline News

DeepMotion’s Animate 3D Invites You to #Animate3DYourself

Tech startup’s new AI-powered platform kicks off targeted social media challenge; upload and transform your 2D videos into 3D animation, then post on Tik Tok or Instagram to compete for prizes and free subscriptions.

Happy Endings! Headline News

Aardman and Cats Protection Launch ‘Casper’s Magical Journey’

UK feline charity’s animated Christmas campaign, inspired by the true story of a boy and his missing cat, reminds people to chip their pets.

I Want My Matt Daemon! Headline News

HBO and Framestore Release ‘His Dark Materials: My Daemon’ Interactive iOS App.

New augmented reality app connects users with their own Daemon, fueling further fan excitement over the Season 2 debut of ‘His Dark Materials’ coming to HBO and HBO Max on November 16.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

Monsta’s PSA Goes Viral - Reminds Viewers to Practice CAPP to Defeat COVID-19

Popular animated superhero ‘BoBoiBoy’ costars with a 3D-animated version of Malaysia's Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, in ‘CAPP: The Power to Fight COVID-19;’ the video has garnered almost 700,000 views across various platforms.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

‘Pictoplasm in Isolation’ Goes Virtual September 18-19

Reimagined Berlin tradition offers free 2-day livestream broadcast featuring conversations and talks with artists, animators, designers, activists, and academics.

Afterlife Influencers! ANIMATIONWorld

Afterlife Influencers Share Upbeat Advice in ‘Death Hacks’ Snap Original

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:40am

From the horror comedy-loving, slightly bent minds of Augenblick Studios comes a new animated Snapchat series starring Kristen Schaal and Thomas Middleditch as two bubbly ghost hosts dispensing cheerful suggestions for the recently deceased.

Business Headline News

Sony Acquires Minority Stake in Epic Games

Company makes $250 Million strategic investment in game industry leader to broaden their collaboration developing state of the art technology, entertainment, and socially connected online services.

Animated Feature Headline News

‘Horrible Henry’s Wild Weekend’ Animated Feature Debuts June 6 on Netflix UK

New 2D special features the voices of Dick and Dom, reprising their roles from the live-action ‘Horrid Henry: The Movie.’ 

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Catchy and Cool: The Celebrity Shorts of V+ Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 4:22pm

For Vitaly Nikolaev and Veronika Nikolaeva, one animated Will Smith Instagram piece opened the door to a number of promo projects that bring positive online vibes to their artist clients.

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