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Anime Headline News

Funimation Shares Science SARU’s ‘The Heike Story’ First Look Trailer

Directed by Nako Yamada, the all-new anime series about a prayer that transcends 800 years launches September 15 – a full season ahead of its planned Japanese broadcast.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

Paul Lasaine Talks the Not So 3D World of ‘What If…?’

The production designer on Marvel Studios’ and Disney+’s first-ever animated series discusses the difficult, tireless work his ‘five-headed Hydra’ team performs poring over every detail of the stylized, mostly 2D show’s environments, lighting, color, and cinematography.

TV Animation Headline News

HBO Max Drops All-New ‘Little Ellen’ Trailer

Upcoming animated series celebrates individuality and imagination while following the hilarious antics of a 7-year-old Ellen DeGeneres; headlining the launch of Warner Media’s Cartoonito Kids & Family’s preschool block, the show debuts Monday September 13.

People Headline News

Tonko House’s ‘ONI’ Series Lands Anime Screenwriter Mari Okada

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 10, 2021 at 9:43am

Currently in production at Netflix, the project, inspired by Japanese folklore, features a unique, handcrafted style designed by studio co-founder and show creator Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi; join production team for big reveal at today’s 9:00 pm Lightbox Expo talk, ‘Journey of Tonko House.’

The Small Blue Wrecking Crew is Back! ANIMATIONWorld

40 Years in the Making: ‘The Smurfs’ Return to TV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:05pm

Head writers Peter Saisselin and Amy Serafin discuss the iconic franchise’s first all-new animated television series in nearly four decades; the ‘Smurf-tacular’ CG animated show premieres Friday, September 10 on Nickelodeon

Business Headline News

Pixomondo Taps Alex Webster to Head New London Virtual Production Division

The award-winning studio announces UK operations will launch this month; former Framestore managing director will be joined in London by CEO Jonny Slow to directly support company’s VP services expansion in Europe.

TV Animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Reveals ‘Wolfboy and the Everything Factory’ Trailer

All-new 2D animated series follows the epic adventures of Wolfboy, an imaginative oddball who discovers a strange realm at the center of the earth; all 10 episodes hit the streamer Friday, September 24.

Business Headline News

Netflix Drops Animated Comedy ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:16am

New series, based on Adam Gidwitz’s best-selling books, follows Hansel and Gretel as they run away from home searching for better parents who won’t chop off their heads.

Happy Star Trek Day! Headline News

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Official Trailer and Key Art Released

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:00am

Series star Kate Mulgrew and executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman unveiled the materials at yesterday’s Star Trek Day celebration; show debut set for October 28 with a one-hour premiere.

Business Headline News

Walt Disney Animation Taps Cinesite for ‘Iwájú’ 3DCG Work

Directed by Kugali co-founder Ziki Nelson, the new animated series will feature authentic stories inspired by African culture; show is set to premiere in 2023 on Disney+.

Anime Headline News

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.

Hispanic Heritage Month Headline News

Funimation Adding 1,000+ New Spanish Dubbed Anime Episodes

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the streamer is releasing a trove of content with Spanish and Portuguese subtitles and dubs; titles include ‘My Hero Academia,’ ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,’ and ‘Attack on Titan.’   

exhibitions Headline News

‘Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles’ Opens at National Children’s Museum in D.C.

The exhibition highlights the iconic characters created by Finnish author Tove Jansson and their evolution in animation through the decades; installation runs through January 9, 2022.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Watch ‘Victor and Valentino’ Season 3 Trailer

The popular Cartoon Network animated series finds our favorite duo sniffing out sinister happenings in Monte Macabre; guest stars include George Lopez, wrestler Oscar Gutierrez, comedian Felipe Esparza and Mariachi Reynas de Los Angeles.

Jobs Headline News

ScreenSkills Animation Skills Council Launches Animation Trainee Finder

Program provides production placements for candidates who have up to 12 months paid work experience in animation; program aims to increase the pool of qualified talent by providing a range of training opportunities – application deadline is September 27.

Make Some Nosie! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation's ‘Trolls: TrollsTopia’ Season 4 Now Streaming

Make some noise! and check out the new season trailer and get ready for nonstop fun and new friends in an all-new set of hair-raising adventures; watch new episodes now on Peacock and Hulu.

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.

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Carl and Dug Return: ‘Up’s Beloved Canine Gets His Own Miniseries

Writer/director/voice actor Bob Peterson and producer Kim Collins talk Pixar’s ‘Dug Days’ and the joys and challenges of reviving two legendary characters.

Much More than a Gay James Bond ANIMATIONWorld

Secret Agents for Change: Netflix’s ‘Q-Force’ Finally Arrives

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 5:44pm

Executive producer Gabe Liedman's new animated superspy series may have begun life with the phrase ‘Gay James Bond,’ but it quickly blossomed into so much more - a fun, unabashedly ‘queer’ workplace ensemble comedy about a group of loveably annoying misfit LGBTQ+ geniuses.

The Master Occultist Gets a Special; Business Headline News

'Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Wizard City’ Now Streaming on HBO Max

Based on the animated series by Pendleton Ward, the fourth and final ‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands’ special explores the backstory of mild-mannered occultist and loyal Princess Bubblegum assistant Peppermint Butler.

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ILM is Up to its Void in Alligators with ‘Loki’ VFX

By Trevor Hogg | Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:35am

The visual effects giant delivered 500 shots on Marvel Studios and Disney+’s latest MCU episodic adventure, creating the pyroclastic-like trans-temporal monster, Alioth, along with Alligator Loki and the cloudy, ambiguous world where everything pruned by the TVA is deposited.

Truly DC Fan-Tastic! Headline News

DC FanDome Returns with Epic New Streaming Event

Free global DC Multiverse immersive gathering will include huge array of WB games, film, TV and comic announcements, cast and creator presentations, and exclusive preview footage.

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.

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