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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.

Awards Headline News

‘The Creator,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Last of Us’ Top VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:59pm

Gareth Edwards’ innovative sci-fi drama set during a future global war between mankind and AI simulants takes home 5 awards, while the hit ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel takes home 4; HBO’s critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning game adaptation series also garners 4 awards. 

Business Headline News

DeAPlaneta Entertainment Inks ‘Mia & Codie’ Licensing Deal

The animated series, created by Emmy Award winner Don Moody, follows Mia and her sidekick Codie, who both love to code, premiering next month on Canadian broadcaster TVOKids.

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.

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. 

And the Winner Is... Headline News

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Leads All Winners at 51st Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:50pm

In what may serve as a prelude to the Oscars, Sony Pictures Animation's hit 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, took home 7 awards, including best animated feature; Netflix's 'Blue Eye Samurai' took home six, including best TV/Media - Mature, while Pablo Berger's 'Robot Dreams' snagged best indie feature, and Dave Mullins' 'WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko' won for best animated short. 

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+.

Awards Headline News

15th Dorian Film Awards Nominees Announced

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics nominations in animation include ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Nimona,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ which also scored a nomination for Visually Striking Film of the Year; winners will be announced February 26.

I’m Back in the Saddle Again! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North: Risky Beefness Adventure’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 16, 2024 at 8:50am

In the all-new episode airing this Sunday on FOX, Beef has a one-night stand after a string of bad dates, Greta Meatweep exposes their sexcapades in the poem column of the local newspaper, Moon becomes Jerry’s Bigfoot little-brother sidekick, and the local clown duo challenges them to a costume battle over the Lone Moose party. 

Essays from the Master Animation Historian ANIMATIONWorld

Why is the Nature of Animation in Europe So Different from What is Being Created in the U.S.?

By Karl Cohen | Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 5:04pm

The second of three essays written by noted historian, author, and educator Karl Cohen to bring awareness to the present state of indie animated shorts and to stimulate a discussion that might lead to improvements; we continue with a discussion of how and why animation made in the U.S. and Europe evolved in such different directions in the second half of the 20th century.

New Voices in Animation Headline News

2024 Stories x Women Applications Now Open

The FIAPF and WIA program provides mentoring and coaching from industry experts to prep women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to pitch projects at the Annecy Festival and Market; deadline to apply is March 17, 2024.

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.

Gimme More Wolverine! X-Men Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘X-Men ‘97’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7:39am

It's finally here... the all-new animated series that takes us back to the iconic era of the 1990s as The X-Men, a band of mutants who use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them, are challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future; streaming starts March 20.

Doing More Houghton Business! Headline News

Disney Branded TV Inks Deal with ‘Big City Greens’ Houghton Brothers

The creators/executive producers enter a multiyear agreement that includes producing new projects for Disney Television Animation and developing adult animation with 20th Television Animation.

The Big Purple Dinosaur is Back! Headline News

‘Barney’ Returns With a ‘Love Day’ Message

Mattel has announced the big purple guy is back and set to share his message with a new generation; all-new animated series ‘Barney’s World’ is coming to Max later this year.

Who Doesn’t Love Alien Love - Or The Wall? ANIMATIONWorld

Mike McMahan and Josh Bycel Talk ‘Solar Opposites’ V-Day Special and Season 5

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 9:01am

The show’s EPs talk about their ‘An Earth Shatteringly Romantic Solar Valentine’s Day Opposites Special’ on Hulu, sharing the humor that comes from jumping on the least stakes-heavy thing, like a restaurant menu changing, and wanting to blow-up their least favorite holiday in a crazy way that leads directly to the upcoming season they promised would be their best and funniest yet.

VFX for television Headline News

Rodeo FX Shares ‘Foundation’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

VFX studio crafts fully immersive CG environments, working its magic on planet Trantor, its rings, and the season’s final epic battle, elevating the storytelling and visual impact across all 10 episodes of the popular Apple TV+ series. 

Still GoT It Headline News

Mattson Tomlin to Pen ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Series ‘Aegon’s Conquest’

The project, which follows Aegon Targaryen and his sister wives Rhaenys and Visenya as they invade, conquer, and unify six of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, will serve as a prequel to ‘House of the Dragon.’

Flex Those Casting Cordyceps Headline News

Catherine O’Hara Joins Cast of ‘The Last of Us’ Season 2

With her role undisclosed, the ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and ‘Beetlejuice’ star joins ‘Beef’ star Young Mazino as Jesse, Kaitlyn Dever as Abby, and Isabella Merced (‘Madame Web’) as Dina in HBO’s live-action series adaptation of the fan favorite zombie shooter.

It’s Risky Beefness ANIMATIONWorld

The Molyneux Sisters Talk Cloud Penises and Dad Dating on ‘The Great North’ Season 4

The show’s creators riff on their new season, including Beef’s expanded search for love, erotic mermen, where ranch dressing comes from, and the difficulty in animating large, puffy white anatomically correct cumuli, as the series returns for its post-NFL post-season run this Sunday, February 18, on FOX. 

The Saga Continues Headline News

Exclusive: Angel Studios Teases ‘The Wingfeather Saga’ Season 2

Starring Jodi Benson, Kevin McNally, Billy Boyd, and Henry Ian Cusick, the show continues the Igiby family's epic journey, promising more secrets, adventures, and heart-stopping moments. 

Journey to a Futuristic Nigeria Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Iwájú’ Official Trailer and Poster

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pan-African entertainment company Kugali’s 6-part original animated series begins streaming February 28; a ‘Disney Iwájú: Rising Chef’ series-inspired game debuts the same day.

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