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They’re Certainly Looney! Headline News

HBO Max Drops ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons Valentine’s Extwavaganza!’ Trailer

Crazy antics turn romantic when Porky pines over Petunia and Bugs has a secret admirer; the Looney Tunes’ characters continue their special type of mayhem in the all-new special debuting on February 3.

Expanding Awareness of ASL Headline News

'DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild’: A Milestone for Deaf Representation

See clips of Season 6 ‘sign over’ performances by deaf actress Shaylee Mansfield, using American Sign Language to communicate new character ‘Shaylee,’ expanding inclusivity and awareness of ASL.

A Mammoth Franchise Returns ANIMATIONWorld

A One-Eyed Weasel and a Couple of Possums Walk into a Dino Den…

Director John C. Donkin and Executive Producer Lori Forte talk ‘The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,’ the latest zany installment in the literally ‘mammoth’ ‘Ice Age’ franchise, premiering Friday, January 28 on Disney+.

Business Headline News

WarnerMedia OneFifty Acquires Baobab Studios’ ‘Namoo’ for HBO Max

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10:30am

Oscar-nominated director Erick Oh’s poignant animated short, about the beautiful and heartbreaking moments of a man’s life, to premiere on the streamer January 27.

People Headline News

Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’ Gets Release Date and Additional Voice Cast

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 9:32am

Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, and Lil Rel Howery join Whoopi Goldberg and Jane Fonda on the Peggy Holmes-helmed CG feature about Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world, who must unite with magical creatures to turn her luck around; an Apple Original Films and Skydance parnership, the film hits Apple TV+ August 5.

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Crunchyroll, Fuji TV, and Slow Curve + Ultra Partnership Kicks off with New Anime Titles

Companies shared new programming details at last week’s +Ultra event in Tokyo; previously announced ‘Estab Life: Great Escape’ to debut in April 2022 with newly revealed title ‘Ooyukiumi No Kaina’ coming in January 2023.

Stop-Motion Animation Headline News

Netflix Unveils First Teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

First look at new footage from the Oscar-winning director’s stop-motion musical introduces us to the humble abode of Sebastian J. Cricket; film set to hit Netflix this December.

Business Headline News

‘Big City Greens’ Musical Announced as Disney Renews Series for Season 4

Key members of the animated comedy’s creative team, including Chris and Shane Houghton, have been confirmed as part of the new movie project, which is now in development.

Into the Kidaverse Headline News

Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! Kidaverse Launches in April

Subscription-based commercial-free kids’ destination to be built on recently acquired Ameba TVs technology platform; enhanced content to include Kartoon Channel! favorites along with custom avatars and emojis, games, branded Kidaverse VR goggles, immersive content and NFTs for kids.

Let the Voting Begin ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Musician’: Celebrating Human Resilience with Cutout Animation

Expatriate Iranian director Reza Riahi and producer Eleanor Coleman discuss their expertly crafted, dialogueless stop-motion short film about a musician, blinded by Genghis Khan - while taking his girlfriend as a slave/consort - who 50 years later, is summoned to perform at the castle where she is being held.

It’s so Crunchy! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘FreakAngels’ First Look Clip

Voice cast revealed for upcoming original animated series about a group of psychically powered friends and the dangers that await them; the Crunchyroll Original hits the streamer January 27.

Engage! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Trailer

Also announced, Whoopi Goldberg guest stars, reprising her role as Guinan from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation;’ the all-new season premieres March 3 exclusively on Paramount+.

People Headline News

David Derrick Jr. to Direct Disney’s ‘Moana’ Series

Musical being produced for Disney+ is set as the inaugural project at company’s new Vancouver studio opening later this year; Oscar-nominated Osnat Shurer will serve as the show’s producer.

Independent Animation Headline News

Watch: Oscar Shortlisted ‘The Windshield Wiper’

Director Alberto Mielgo concludes ‘Films are made to be watched’ as he shares his labor of love; the 3D/CG animated movie that poses the question, ‘What is Love?’ is now available free on YouTube.

The Goji World Smiles Again! Headline News

Godzilla and the Titans Will Wreak More Havoc in Apple TV+ Monsterverse Series

In the freshly ordered kaiju show, humans will come to grips with the reality that monsters exist and uncover the secrets of the shadowy organization known as Monarch.

Stop-Motion at its Best! Headline News

Aardman and Netflix Reveal New ‘Wallace & Gromit’ Film, ‘Chicken Run’ Sequel Details

The multiple Oscar-winning studio is collaborating with the streamer on two stop-motion comedies, each from a storied franchise; films to premiere in 2024 and 2023 respectively.

TV Animation Headline News

Netflix Orders ‘Bad Crimes’ from Mike Judge and Greg Daniels

The co-creators of ‘King of the Hill’ will executive produce 10 episodes of Nicole Silverberg’s animated dark comedy through their new animation outfit, Bandera Entertainment.

Vikings and Dragons Oh My! Headline News

‘Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky’ Season 2 Trailer and Key Art Revealed

New episodes of the DreamWorks Animation original CG animated series, about Viking twins Dak and Leyla and their exciting adventures, stream February 3 exclusively on Peacock.

I Want My LOTR! Headline News

It Finally Gets a Name: ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 12:23pm

Watch the fiery, slow-motion molten metal ‘title birth’ of Prime Video’s highly anticipated, $500 million, 2-season at least series, set thousands of years before the events of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ premiering September 2.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Watch East Side Effects’ Noir-Inspired Visuals on ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

The New York-based VFX studio produced matte paintings, smoke and fog, and other digital elements to give Joel Coen’s new film its stark, minimalist look and feel.

animated anthology Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘The Boys Presents: Diabolical’ First Look

Delving into untold stories of the Emmy-Nominated ‘The Boys,’ the anthology delivers 8 uniquely animated episodes brought to life by creatives including Awkwafina, Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogan, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler; series hits the streamer March 4.

Machines Rule! Headline News

Mike Rianda Shares Manifesto for Making 'The Greatest Animated Movie of All Time'

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ writer/director says he was ‘terrified’ of making his first feature, and writing these creative rules helped bring his vision into focus.

Badass Game Adaptations Headline News

HBO Sets Storm Reid to Star as Riley Abel in ‘The Last of Us’ Series Adaptation

The ‘Euphoria’ star will play the role of an orphaned girl with scrappy, survivalist instincts in the upcoming series; DNEG set as lead VFX vendor.

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