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Mifa 2022 Reveals Expansive Program Line-up

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 8:24am

Market highlights include pitch sessions, partner screenings and Talent Acquisition Recruitment Sessions and Talks; event runs June 14-17.

People Headline News

WATCH: Mo Willems’ 'Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:12pm

Cartoonito on HBO Max's animated rock opera based on the bestselling author’s picture book and sold-out theatrical show tells the tale of a rockin’ naked mole rat who shockingly puts on some clothes.

Business Headline News

Leslie Jones to Star in Adult Animated Comedy from Warner Bros. Animation

The ‘SNL’ alum and ‘Our Flag Means Death’ star will voice the series’ protagonist, Plastic, but the character is not connected to a certain rumored DC feature.

It’s Paw-some! Headline News

First Scooby-Doo Preschool Series Greenlit by HBO Max and Cartoon Network

‘Scooby-Doo! And the Mystery Pups’ will join Cartoonito’s preschool lineup in 2024, with franchise vets Frank Welker and Matthew Lillard returning to voice Scooby and Shaggy.

The World Turns Upside Down Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Stranger Things 4' Vol 1 Trailer and Seasons 1-3 Recaps

If the world is indeed turning upside down, viewers best be prepared; brush up on Seasons 1-3, because all new episodes are coming this Friday, May 27 and you need to be ready!

Ready set go! Headline News

‘Sonic The Hedgehog 2’ Now Streaming

The hit live-action/animated hybrid starring the infamous Blue Blur is now streaming on Paramount+ and available for rent or purchase across Paramount Home Entertainment’s digital platforms; coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 9.

Business Headline News

Amazon Studios Orders Animated Sci-Fi Comedy ‘The Hospital’ from Cirocco Dunlap

The ‘Birdgirl’ and ‘Big Mouth’ consulting producer's new series gets two season commitment; the show, which follows a group of alien surgeons, will star Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne.

Business Headline News

Crunchyroll Nabs Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume no Tojimari’ at Cannes

The anime platform teams up with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Wild Bunch to secure distribution rights for the ‘Your Name’ director’s upcoming film; slated for November 11 release in Japan, the film rolls out in major territories in early 2023.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’ Now Available on Digital and Blu-Ray

From GKIDS and Shout! Factory, the Annie-nominated animated feature tells the heartfelt story of a shy high school student growing up in the age of Social Media; watch the ‘Making of Belle: The Costumes of Belle and ‘Belle: Official Opening Scene.’

Try to Get Along Please! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops ‘The Croods: Family Tree’ Season 3 Trailer

Inspired by the hit film, ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ the CG animated series follows the Croods and the Bettermans, who go from sparring rivals to unlikely friends fraught with misadventures; new episodes hit Peacock and Hulu on June 2.

Holy Moley Batman! Headline News

WarnerMedia Reveals ‘Batwheels’ Villains

The voice talent behind Batman’s evil nemeses includes Gina Rodriguez as Catwoman, Xolo Maridueña as Snowy the Snowcrawler, and Tom Kenny as Crash; the 3D animated preschool action-adventure comedy debuts this fall on Cartoonito, HBO Max, and Cartoon Network.

Business Headline News

Paperboat Animation Studios Unveils Eclectic New Slate

Following its acquisition by Vistas Media, the company has announced its first animation slate that includes a feature adaptation of ‘Kabuliwala,’ an adult-oriented web series, and big plans for a multi-platform franchise.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 162: How Jace Wertz Quit His Retail Job to Get into Stop-Motion

The stop-motion animator discusses the change in mindset that allowed him to leave his job after 15 years to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional filmmaker.

VFX is Happening in Quebec Headline News

1st Edition of CAFÉ Coming to Montreal June 7-8

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 3:12pm

The 2-day inaugural event for VFX and animation professionals will feature panels, discussions and presentations of the latest technology; tickets are now on sale.

People Headline News

Matt Corman and Chris Ord to Write and Produce ‘Daredevil’ Series for Disney+

The ‘Covert Affairs’ co-creators will bring the Man Without Fear to a new streaming platform, now that his likeness is no longer exclusively bound to Netflix.

Happy Father’s Day Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - Papa Don't Fiend Adventure’

In the Season 2 finale airing this Sunday on Fox, the Tobins spend Father’s Day weekend at an RV park and uncover the identity of the Fiend of Family Land; meanwhile Moon meets a skunk and Judy finds a new love.

Happy National Streaming Day! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Baymax!’ Series Trailer and Key Art

Streamer celebrates National Streaming Day with a peek at its upcoming 6-episode animated show about an inflatable, inimitable healthcare companion robot who only wants to do good, debuting June 29.

We’re Just Work Friends Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Plumbdog Millionaire’

In the show’s May 22 episode, Jack and Duncan make a local plumbing commercial in hopes of increasing their wealth and status, and most importantly to impress Annie and Mia; but newfound fame goes to their head.

Show Us Your Work! Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:08am

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is July 31, 2022.

Business Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals ‘Chainsaw Man’ Trailer and Images

The streamer nabs rights to anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s popular manga of the same name; the animated series will simulcast from Japan, subtitled, and dubbed, and release in 200+ countries later this year.

Business Headline News

Ron Howard’s Debut Animated Feature ‘The Shrinking of Treehorn’ Lands at Netflix

Animal Logic to produce the animation on the project, which is based on Florence Parry Heide’s surreal 1971 children’s book illustrated by Edward Gorey.

Business Headline News

‘The Amazing Maurice’ Book Adaptation Heads Abroad

Animated film starring David Tennant, Hugh Laurie, and Emilia Clarke, based on Sir Terry Pratchett's ‘The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents,’ nabs numerous international sales as part of its planned 2022 release.

Different Day Different Doomsday Headline News

Netflix Teases New ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 Trailer and Images

The streamer throws fans a meaty bone with a glimpse at the upcoming season featuring the dysfunctional superhero family that returns from the future convinced they prevented an apocalypse… but The Sparrow Has Landed and things aren’t exactly how they left them.

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