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Playing a Deadly Board Game of War in Iron Maiden’s ‘Stratego’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 3:39pm

Blinkink director Gustaf Holtenäs, inspired by Kentaro Miura’s ‘Berserk’ manga and the battlefield strategy game Stratego, mixes hand painted 2D backgrounds with 3D elements and Houdini simulations to take Maiden fans inside a stylized, fantastical Japanese-themed gaming world.

TUDUM…. Headline News

‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’ Trailer and Line-up Revealed

The streamer’s inaugural epic virtual fan event, coming September 25, will host 145 of its biggest stars and creators, with first looks and exclusives from over 70 series, films, and specials.

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Funimation Drops ‘Ragnarok-The Animation,’ ‘Burst Angel’ and ‘Witchblade’ on YouTube

Free through November 30, 70+ HD episodes of the three anime series, with English subtitles, are now available for free in the US, Canada, and Japan.

Animation Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Drops Official Trailer and New Program Highlights

Get a glimpse of what’s in store at the upcoming virtual event set for September 22 – October 3; in addition to a host of screenings, sessions will include a discussion about WIA Vancouver’s ACE Program, an introduction to the Black Write Talent Incubator, and a conversation with storyboard artists José Pou and Bradley Cayford.

PSAs Headline News

Wonder Media Addresses Teen Suicide in ‘My Life is Worth Living’ Animated Series

Produced in partnership with the Cook Center for Human Connections, project provides a safe, nonjudgmental platform using relatable teen stories to teach suicide prevention strategies; episodes available on show’s YouTube channel.

TUDUM…. Headline News

‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’ Coming September 25

The streamer's inaugural virtual event devoted entirely to fans features first looks and exclusives from everyone's favorite programming; check out the clip to see what's in store.

Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges Headline News

Cartoon Network Debuts ‘Circle Time with Miss Ruby & Jessica’ Interstitial

The short features an animated Jessica from ‘Craig of the Creek’ talking to Ruby Bridges, civil rights icon and activist, about her experience as the first Black child integrated into an all-white school, and asking what kids can do to be peace makers.

The Dark Knight… in AR! AR Headline News

‘DC: Batman Bat-Tech Edition’ AR App Now Available

Free augmented reality mobile app offers kids an immersive narrative driven adventure into Batman’s crime fighting team the Knightwatch; also features mini games, AR face filters, sticker packs and exclusive video content connecting to DCKids’ YouTube channel.

Vidcasts Headline News

‘Between the Keyframes’ Motion Design Vidcast Launches

New biweekly show from industry experts Erin Sarofsky and Austin Shaw gives an insider’s look and insights into process, practice, and culture.

A Kid’s Night at the Museum! ANIMATIONWorld

A Young Girl’s Hero’s Journey Begins in Chris Nee’s ‘Ridley Jones’

Netflix’s new animated musical preschool series from the prolific Peabody, Humanitas, NAACP, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Doc McStuffins’ creator brings diversity, inclusivity, and representation to the adventures of a courageous and curious kid living inside a natural history museum.  

Finding Talent in the Middle Kingdom Headline News

Fred Seibert’s FredFilms and DeZerlin Joins Forces to Find Chinese Talent

Company’s new China-based animation incubator project, Hot Pot! Cartoons, seeks innovative creatives and content from the Middle Kingdom to develop for global markets.

Hmmmmmm Headline News

Netflix and CD PROJEKT RED’s ‘WitcherCon’ is Coming

The free global online event streams July 9-10 on Twitch and YouTube; fans of the games and TV series get a behind-the-scenes look at the popular franchise with panels, breaking news, and a preview of the upcoming mobile game ‘The Witcher: Monster Slayer.’

Anime on Peacock Headline News

RetroCrush Anime Now Streaming on Peacock

The 24/7 anime destination’s fan favorite titles coming to the streamer include ‘The Twelve Kingdoms,’ ‘Black Jack: The Movie,’ and ‘Arcadia of My Youth;’ more movies and series coming soon from the extensive RetroCrush library.

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Netflix Releases Trailer and Poster for Chris Nee's ‘Ridley Jones’

In a new era of preschool entertainment, the Emmy Award-winning 'Doc McStuffins' creator's animated series leads the way in representation, diversity, and inclusivity; watch the first episode now on Netflix Jr. YouTube – all episodes start streaming July 13.

Business Headline News

Moonbug and Amazon Kids+ Team Up on ‘Arpo Robot Babysitter’

As part of new kids’ content partnership, companies will develop new original animated series and mobile game, both based on ‘Arpo,’ a popular YouTube show ‘Arpo.’

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Imira Entertainment Launches ‘Zoonicorn’ CG Preschool Series

New show empowers kids using dreamtime adventures to teach important social-emotional and problem-solving skills; the brand includes interactive plush toys and music videos, available on YouTube and other streamers.

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Trailer Drops for Solo Animated ‘Coriander & A Penny’s Worth of Lonesome’

Created by filmmaker Julian Grant as a tribute to movies of a bygone era, the award-winning film is now streaming on multiple platforms including Apple TV, YouTube, Amazon, Xfinity, and Vudu.

Listen Up Fans! Headline News

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Podcasts on the Way

Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio team-up on an expanding podcast slate featuring fan favorite animated series; explore the Avatarverse with voice actors Janet Varney and Dante Basco starting June 22 – ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ premieres later this year.

Taking out Tyranny Headline News

Lebanese Animated Thriller ‘Alephia 2053’ Imagines A World Without Tyranny

Pulling from events surrounding the Arab Spring uprisings, powerful new 60-minute film envisions what the Middle East could look like in 30 years.

Animation is Booming! Headline News

New White Paper Shows Adult Animation is More than Booming

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1:56pm

According to veteran producer John Evershed, streamers and broadcasters have ordered more than 100 new series across different genres, an incredible 100% increase from a year ago.

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