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Invisible Universe: Dancing Dolls, Culinary Canines, and Celebrity Collaborations

Led by the Serena Williams-inspired Qai Qai, the internet-first animation studio has been steadily building seven different kids’ franchises, incubating first on social media before expanding the brands into film, TV, and games.

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Jonathan Schneider Joins Invisible Universe as President of Studios

The Skydance and Disney alum will lead efforts to adopt new technologies for the studio, especially those involving AI, mo-cap, and real-time rendering.

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Podcast EP 218: How Andrea Love Got 2 Million Followers On Instagram With Felt Animations

The independent stop-motion animator shares tips on leveraging social media, the challenges of running her own business and what the future holds for her ‘felt’ animation career.

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Frederator and BuzzFeed Team Up on ‘Chikn Nuggit’

The new animated series based on the online gender-inclusive comedy series about a weird, long-eared dog named Chikn Nuggit and his fast-food-named friends is the second property under development as part of Genius Brand’s first-look deal with Frederator.

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Podcast EP 207: How Tina Nawrocki Is Helping Keep Hand-Drawn Animation Alive

The 2D animator discusses how she creates hand-drawn animation, shares a behind-the-scenes look at her short ‘Syrenka: Legend of the Warsaw Mermaid,’ and talks about the team of women she assembled to help bring her project to life.

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Podcast EP 206: Art Director Matt Haworth and the Animation Industry in New Zealand

The Auckland-based art director and background supervisor discusses the challenges of finding freelance work and building a career in animation in NZ, and shares how he subsequently helped in MukPuddy animation studio’s evolution from a small group to a roster of over 50.

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Podcast EP 205: How Anik Rosenblum Started Dancing Line Productions

Vancouver-based 2D animation director shares his journey from Lithuania to Israel and finally Vancouver in pursuit of an artistic career.

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Podcast EP 204: How Margherita Premuroso Became a Creative Director for Title Sequences

The Italian animator, whose work includes title sequences for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Amend,’ and ‘The Last of Us,’ shares her journey from freelance animator in Italy to creative director at Elastic in the U.S.

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Podcast EP 203: How David Daniels Created Strata Cut Stop-Motion Animation

The director, filmmaker, and Bent Image Lab Studio founder shares everything about the stopmo animation technique he created and how it will continue to live on as a unique art form.

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Kartoon Channel! Announces Premiere of Shaquille O’Neal's ‘Shaq’s Garage’

The animated action-adventure comedy follows the Shaq PA, a family of vehicles inspired by the NBA Champion’s love of cars, as they go on missions to help the community; Pluto TV debut coming June 5.

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Podcast EP 202: Cameron Slayden Explains How to Get into MOA & Scientific Animation

Microverse Studios CEO and ‘mechanism of action’ animation producer shares how he discovered this niche field of animation, started his own company, and uses AI tools to create visuals for microscopic function animations.

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Podcast EP 201: Annie Wong's Freelance Stop-Motion Career

Known online as ‘Head Explodie,’ the freelance stop-motion artist, sculptor, and educator shares how she developed her unique style that got her gigs with Vans, Giphy, and Adult Swim.

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Podcast EP 200: Everything Terry Ibele's Been Doing Since Animation School

Happy Anniversary!!! The Toronto-based stop-motion and 2D animator and podcast host celebrates his 200th episode with his friend Sheldon Koufman turning the table, interviewing Ibele with a look at everything he’s been up to since quitting animation school during the pandemic.

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Podcast EP 199: How Andy Coyle Made ‘Don't Walk Home Alone After Dark’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 10, 2023 at 8:22am

Only one more to go before we hit 200!!! But for 199, the Canadian animation director, best known for his work on the Annie Award-winning Netflix series ‘Hilda,’ discusses how he created his viral YouTube series - all in his spare time!

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Podcast EP 198: How StopMo Animator Harry Chaskin Produced ‘Steel Cut Oats’

The freelance animator reveals how he funded his film through Kickstarter and what it took to get some big-name actors involved in the project.

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‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ Named Anime of the Year at 2023 Anime Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 6, 2023 at 9:11am

The Netflix series about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed future metropolis leads all winners with 6 awards, while ‘JUJUTSU KAISEN 0’ takes best film along with 3 others, in this weekend’s ceremony livestreamed from Tokyo.

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2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Reveals Celebrity Line-Up

The leading anime platform boasts a-list slate of presenters participating in this year’s award ceremony taking place Mach 4; returning to the genre’s birthplace, the event streams live from Tokyo, honoring creators, musicians, and performances across streaming and theatrical.

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Podcast EP 197: Asli Bulut's Journey from Turkey to Canada to Pursue Animation Development

The now Toronto-based development production manager shares what her job really entails, as well as insights into the ‘business’ side of animation and what trends development execs are looking for in pitches.

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Podcast EP 196: Pattama Homrod and Building an Animation Career in Thailand

The mixed media artist, stop-motion and 2D animator shares her career journey, including her schooling and how she navigated opportunities to branch off as a freelancer.

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Podcast EP 195: Mac Whiting and the ‘Guardians of The Galaxy Holiday Special’

The Warner Bros. Animation supervising animation director talks about getting his first job as a storyboard revisionist, how he worked his way up to become a director, and how he lands coveted freelance roles while working full-time.

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Podcast EP 194: Spiridon Giannakis and Everything About Art Book Publishing

The German art book publisher/magazine editor discusses the world of print media, his career journey, which culminated with establishing his own publishing business, and the ins and outs of the business.

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Podcast EP 193: How Turkish Set Designer Merve Çaydere Got to Work at Laika

The animation director, designer and model maker discusses her journey from Turkey to the U.S. and how she scored a spot as a set designer at the iconic stop-motion studio.

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Podcast EP 192: Liam Gilbey & the Struggles of Creating an Animation Studio - 3 Years In

Cut the Mustard Animation’s studio director reflects on where the studio started, where it’s at and where it’s going – and how he and the other studio founders found their footing and managed to stay afloat.

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Podcast EP 191: How Robert-Jonathan Koeyers Made an Oscar-Shortlisted Film Right Out of School

The filmmaker discusses how he funded his animation team for ‘It’s Nice in Here,’ the key to his captivating storytelling, and what it’s like to work in the industry in the Netherlands.

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