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DreamWorks Animation Production Workers Vote to Unionize

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 5, 2024 at 8:00am

After almost four years of organizing, 160 TV and feature productions workers join The Animation Guild (TAG), IATSE Local 839, and The Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, in a NLRB election.

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Nickelodeon Animation Workers Ratify TAG Union Contract

After nearly 1 year of negotiations, the studio’s animation production workers ratified a new contract prioritizing their well-being and professional development. 

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‘Solar Opposites’ Stars Riff on their V-Day Special, Jimmy Buffet, and Aging Pinots

Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack sat for a rather unconventional interview to discuss their ‘An Earth Shatteringly Romantic Solar Valentine’s Day Opposites Special,’ premiering today, February 5, on Hulu. 

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Hulu Drops ‘Solar Opposites’ Valentines Day Special Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 9:05am

It’s love like you’ve never, nor ever wanted, to witness – or feel - as Korvo, Yumyulack, Terry, and Jesse get romantic AF… yes, they went there; the ‘An Earth Shatteringly Romantic Solar Valentine’s Day Opposites Special’ special debuts February 5.

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Warner Recognizes Unionization for WB Animation, Cartoon Network Production Workers

After nearly five months of discussions with the studio, an agreement has been reached for 50 animation production workers to unionize under The Animation Guild IATSE Local 839.

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Disney’s ‘The Traveling Lab’ Animation Workers Vote to Unionize

10 remote Walt Disney Animation Studios employees are seeking official unionization election, setting the stage for a potential shift in the animation industry's approach to remote work.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Production Workers Vote to Unionize

After the studio refused to recognize their organization efforts this past March because of issues with job titles, 63 employees, including coordinators, managers, and supervisors, have now successfully voted to join The Animation Guild.

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Walt Disney Pictures VFX Workers File for Union Election

The workers join the latest wave of industry artists calling for protections afforded their union colleagues; group follows Marvel VFX workers as only the 2nd ever VFX worker NLRB filing.

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Sydney Ryan Talks ‘Solar Opposites’ Season 4 Hijinks

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 14, 2023 at 11:28am

The Hulu sci-fi comedy’s Emmy Award-winning supervising producer discusses the new season, including more mayhem in The Wall, new Silvercops adventures, and actor Dan Stevens replacing Justin Roiland, the show’s co-creator, as the voice of Korvo; all-new episodes debut today, August 14.

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Powerhouse Animation Agrees to Voluntarily Recognize Union

The Animation Guild will represent artists and production workers in upcoming negotiations at the studio; Texas becomes the first Right-to-Work state to have union-represented animation workers.

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Austin’s Powerhouse Animation Votes to Unionize

Effort marks the first organizing campaign for The Animation Guild in a right-to-work state and TAG’s third outside L.A. County after successful unionization at Titmouse and Late Night Cartoons in New York.

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Production Workers at Walt Disney Animation Studio Unionize

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 11:12am

IATSE Local 839 claims the studio has denied its request to voluntarily recognize the group of workers, preferring a NLRB election where it is attempting to exclude production supervisors and production managers from voting based on their job titles.

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Nickelodeon Animation Agrees to Voluntarily Recognize Production Workers

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 4:08pm

Production staff to be represented by The Animation Guild in upcoming negotiations after overwhelmingly deciding to unionize early last month.

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Nickelodeon Studios Production Workers Vote to Unionize

The largest bargaining unit of production workers to organize under The Animation Guild may head to the National Labor Review Board as studio opts to exclude certain workers based on job title, denying them the same rights and protections as other artists covered by a separate collective bargaining agreement.

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Trilogy Animation Group Reveals New Animation Slate

Roster includes reboots of Emmy-nominated preschool series, ‘Jay Jay The Jet Plane,’ and Emmy-winning ‘Tutenstein’ along with original IP ‘Doots,’ ‘Earth to Eden,’ and ‘Rubbernecks.’

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Workers on ‘Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News’ Vote to Unionize

The show's animation workers become second NY group in the last 30 years to vote for representation by The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839, following Titmouse’s historic vote in January 2022.

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Workers on ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ and ‘American Dad’ Vote to Unionize

Following in the footsteps of workers at Titmouse NY and LA, and ShadowMachine, the series’ production staffs file to join The Animation Guild and begin collective bargaining.

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ShadowMachine Workers Move to Unionize

The animation company’s production workers are the fifth group this year choosing to join The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839; Titmouse NY kicked off the unionization push in January 2022 with Titmouse LA following suit in March.

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‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Solar Opposites’ Workers Move to Unionize

The workers file to join The Animation Guild in a push for increased benefits and protections after their productions’ parent studios declined to voluntarily recognize them.

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