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Megamind Returns ANIMATIONWorld

Megamind Returns After 14 Years with New Feature AND Series

EP/director Eric Fogel and CG supervisor Martin Leeper talk production challenges on the newly crowned blue hero in DreamWorks' animated kids’ film, ‘Megamind vs. the Doom Syndicate,’ that picks up after the events of the 2010 movie, and its all-new companion series, ‘Megamind Rules!’ premiering March 1 on Peacock.

Journey to a Futuristic Nigeria Headline News

Cinesite Delivers on Disney’s ‘Iwájú’ Animated Series

In its first collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios, Cinesite’s team delivered 108 minutes of animation for the original series set in futuristic Lagos, Nigeria; 6-episode series and the behind-the-scenes documentary are now streaming on Disney+

Family Animated Entertainment Headline News

PBS KIDS Reveals Spring Animation Slate

The ‘Wild Kratts: Our Blue and Green World’ movie debuts April 1, with ‘Nature Cat’s Nature Movie Special Extraordinaire’ premiering April 22; new episodes of other popular series roll out beginning with ‘Molly of Denali’ Season 4 on March 25.

Here’s to Second Chances Headline News

‘Wings of Fire’ Animated Series Moves to Amazon

Adaptation of the popular children’s books by Tui T. Sutherland has found a new home at Amazon MGM Studios after being shelved at Netflix in 2022 amid company layoffs.

Journey to a Futuristic Nigeria ANIMATIONWorld

Weaving Through the Fabric of Disney and Kugali’s ‘Iwájú’

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pan-African entertainment company Kugali’s 6-part original series about a young girl’s coming-of-age story living in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria, ‘wraps’ viewers in vibrantly colored and patterned clothing that captures the show’s cherished African heritage, debuting today, February 28, on Disney+.

Heading into Turnaround Headline News

Netflix Scraps Film Adaptations of Rick Riordan’s ‘The Kane Chronicles’

The young adult trilogy’s author, also known for ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians,’ revealed the disheartening news on Goodreads, stating that the project’s future ‘depends on whether another studio would like to step in, assume the pre-production costs, and move forward.’ 

Book Adaptations Oh My! Headline News

Roku Drops Teaser Trailer For ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Series

The live-action project stars Christian Slater as the evil ogre Mulgarath, Joy Bryant as loving matriarch Helen Grace, and Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell as twins Jared and Simon; all eight episodes will be available to stream on April 19.

It’s Pawsome! Headline News

Disney Branded TV Greenlights ‘SuperKitties’ and ‘Pupstruction’ Season 3

The popular animated series, renewed ahead of their Season 2 debuts, gives the fearsome foursome of Kitties more time to make their town ‘pawsome’ while the all-dog construction crew keeps their town in tip-top shape. 

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 242: Keith Pakiz on How to Become an Animation Director

The director, story artist, writer, and animator shares his journey, which took him from Cleveland to LA in pursuit of an animation career and how he rose in the ranks working on a variety of shows. 

One Last Batch ANIMATIONWorld

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Returns for a Third and Final Season

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 23, 2024 at 3:13pm

EPs Brad Rau and Jennifer Corbett talk about the show’s epic, action-packed Season 3, which tests the limits of the Batch in the fight to reunite with Omega, now streaming its first 3 episodes on Disney+.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask VFXWorld

Mike Lasker Breaks Down the Breakdown of ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ VFX

The visual effects supervisor on Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-nominated, VES and Annie Award-winning animated masterpiece discusses how artistic and technical innovations were pushed to the limit to take audiences into visual storytelling realms they’ve never experienced before.

Health Care in Space! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Second Best Hospital In the Galaxy’: Tentacle Hair, Beak Kisses and Chronic Anxiety

Creator Cirocco Dunlap and EPs/stars Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne talk about their new adult animated comedy that follows Dr. Sleech and Dr. Klak - aliens, best friends, and intergalactically renowned surgeons - as they tackle anxiety-eating parasites, illegal time loops, and deep-space STIs; premieres February 23 on Prime Video.

It’s Good to be Brave Headline News

Alan Cumming, Jane Lynch Join ‘The Bravest Knight’ Season 2 Voice Cast

The new season of Hulu’s GLAAD Media Award-winning 2D animated series will see the return of T.R. Knight as Cedric, Bobby Moynihan as Grunt, Wilson Cruz as Prince Andrew, Christine Baranski as the fearsome Red Dragon, Teri Polo as Saylor, and Steven Weber as The Head Knight, with Millie Davis stepping in to voice Nia.

Cricket Please Pass the Puck! Headline News

ESPN Goes Real-Time Again for 2nd ‘NHL Big City Greens Classic’

Cricket, Remy, and other show characters will join ESPN, Disney Branded Television, and the NHL for a live, animated game telecast of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins that will feature real-time technology recreating the action on the ice with series’ characters skating alongside animated versions of the players; telecast coming March 9.

Opposites React ANIMATIONWorld

‘Elemental’: The Little Film That Could

When director Peter Sohn and Pixar set out to create a 3DCG world in which a fiery young woman found a way to get together with a fun, ‘go-with-the-flow’ guy, they never dreamed it would take quite some time, slowly but surely, through word of mouth, to successfully find a global audience for their film.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

Watch Just Completed ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 2:31pm

See how the artistic and technical innovations on the Oscar-nominated and Annie Award-winning animated masterpiece were pushed to the limit in this thrilling new video, narrated by Sony Imageworks VFX supervisor Michael Lasker.

Digitally Funded Animation Headline News

Blockchain Animated Series ‘Cyko KO’ to Reunite ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Cast

The tech-backed project, which launched its pilot on Rewarded.tv exclusively for NFT holders, reunites the iconic show’s stars, including Jon Heder, who voices Cyko KO, Tina Majorino, Jon Gries, Efren Ramirez, and Haylie Duff. 

Meow! Headline News

Internet Sensation ‘Nora the Piano Cat’ Inspires Animated Series

Emmy Award-winning production company All That's Good Productions has released an official teaser for its new culturally diverse and educational animated children's series for all ages, inspired by one of Philadelphia's first viral animal stars. 

We Want More Snoopy Presents! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Welcome Home, Franklin’: How the First Black ‘Peanuts’ Character Came to Town

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 16, 2024 at 1:17pm

Executive producer Craig Schulz, director Raymond S. Persi, and co-writer Robb Armstrong discuss the latest ‘Snoopy Presents’ special in the storied franchise, which tells the backstory of one of the most beloved members of the “gang;” the show debuts February 16 on Apple TV+.

No More Noggin Headline News

Paramount Shuts Down Noggin App, Lays Off Entire Team

The paid children’s entertainment streaming app for licensed content, interactive videos/games, and popular Nickelodeon titles will no longer accept new subscriptions; big name titles, such as Nick Jr.’s ‘Blue’s Clues’ and ‘Dora the Explorer,’ will now be hosted at Paramount+.

Different Day Different Doomsday Headline News

‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 4 Gets a Release Date

All good things must come to an end… but not just yet! Netflix has announced the August 8 streaming debut of the popular series' final season, noting the return of cast members Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore. 

Really Dad? Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘Invincible’ Season 2 Part 2 Trailer

More new episodes are coming of the hugely popular animated series that follows the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet; Part 2 of Season 2 debuts March 14.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 241: How Austin Pettit Broke into The YouTube Animation Industry

The animator/story artist shares his quest to Los Angeles in search of animation work and how he ended up working primarily for YouTubers like Game Grumps, NOXP, Cas van de Pol, and GingerPale.

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