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Podcast EP 161: How Indie Animator Jeremy Nixon Manufactures Social Media Fame

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 1:03pm

The London-based 2D animator offers up some tips for using ‘TVPaint’ for 2D animation and discusses his journey to social media fame and how he gets gigs with big clients.

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Podcast EP 160: How DM Galloway Animates Action Figures for a Living

The independent stop-motion animator discusses how he grew his YouTube following, how he manages to get brand deals, and what goes into the creation of figure stop-motion animation.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

Netflix Reveals Jack is Back for ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’

Jack Black will reprise his role as Po in the all-new DreamWorks Animation animated series; check out first look images and Jack’s TikTok post celebrating National Panda Day – it’s pure ‘PANDA-MONIUM!’

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Peacock’s ‘Joe vs. Carole’ Earns PETA's ‘Tech, Not Terror’ Award

The limited series about the Tiger King, Joe ‘Exotic,’ uses cruelty-free computer-generated imagery instead of real tigers; produced by Universal Content Productions and starring Kate McKinnon, the show is now streaming on Peacock.

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‘Korokoro’ Invites Players into a Free-to-Play Metaverse Anime Drama

Bang Zoom! Entertainment launches an audio-anime story via a 10-episode mini-podcast; players ultimately enter Sumomo City website where the adventure begins.

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FOX Entertainment Greenlights Berkeley Breathed’s ‘Bloom Country’

The Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist will co-write and executive produce the new series along with Miramax, Spyglass and Project X, with animation produced by Bento Box.

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Crunchyroll Announces Sixth Annual Anime Awards Winners

‘Attack on Titan Final’ takes top award as Anime of the Year as well as honors for Best Antagonist, and Best VA Performance in Japanese; ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Cour 2 garnered 4 awards including Best Girl, Best Fight Scene, Best Character Design, Best Action.

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Podcast EP146: Show Creator Ali Kellner on How to Create a Winning Pitch Bible

The Toronto-based animator discusses her festival competition-winning pitch for ‘Melrose Middle School;’ the key to successful pitching; option agreements; and creating a compelling character for TV animation. 

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‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Comes Home February 1

Who’s that scratching at my door? Everyone’s favorite canine hits Blu-ray and DVD with special bonus content including behind-the-scenes footage, the puppetry behind the puppy, and tips and tricks for caring for a 10-foot-tall dog.

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‘Chefclub’ Cooks Up Kids’ Edutainment Series

Popular online cooking brand expands into the world of animation with ‘Chefclub Friends;’ currently in development, the show is set to be presented at Kidscreen and MIPTV.

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New Year, New Look – Aardman Announces New Visual Identity

The renowned independent animation studio launches new website and new logo to reflect its legacy and growth while paying tribute to its clay animation roots.

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Comedy Central’s Animated Channel Launches ‘Momo’s Amerika’

The new four-part animated series, about an Egyptian immigrant who settles in the OC in search of his own version of the ‘American Dream,’ is now streaming on the networks’ new dedicated animation channel on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Coming to Digital December 14

Check out an exclusive clip featuring ‘Clifford’ book series author Norman Bridwell talking about the building of a giant red dog franchise; the CGI/live-action movie follows everybody’s favorite canine and his adventures in NYC – also out n Blu-ray and DVD February 1.

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Nexus Studios ‘A Future Begins’ Gets Thanksgiving Kick-Off

The charming stop-motion spot, created by award-winning animator John Kelly, focuses on Chipotle’s commitment to sustainable farming and human welfare; with a soundtrack by Grammy-award winning singer Kacey Musgraves, the commercial is a patchwork quilted love letter to the restaurants’ supply chain and the people behind it.

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‘Masha and the Bear’ Season 5 Debuts in UK

New season of studio’s popular flagship animated series now airing in 2 time slots on Tiny Pop with broadcaster extending series rights on multiple Animacord properties; ‘Masha and the Bear: Nursery Rhymes’ now available to watch on demand on the POP Player app.  

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DreamWorks’ Trolls Team with UN to Promote Healthy Diet and Sustainable Living

Studio releases awareness-raising video as it joins United Nations, FAO, and UNF in a global campaign to encourage healthy eating and reduce food waste.

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Animated NFT ‘Blockchain Buddies’ Launches

Confidential Creative and NC Labs have partnered on a first of its kind interactive animation project; NFT holding community members will be able to shape the project’s creative universe.

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Nexus Creates ‘Tiptoe & The Flying Machine’ Holiday Tale

Studio and director Conor Finnegan teamed up with BBDO NYC to create Macy’s new holiday campaign starring a little blue reindeer who discovers she can fly; the 60-second stop-motion commercial will air across television and online video during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Unspeakable Hosts ‘The Patrick Star Fan Favorites Special’

YouTube star hosts show featuring top Patrick Star scenes chosen by fans, never-before-heard theme song and montages from the popular series ‘The Patrick Star Show’ and ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years;’ 30-minute special airs November 12 on Nickelodeon. 

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