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WebToon Launches WebToon Studios

Digital comic publisher announces new partnerships with Vertigo Entertainment, Bound Entertainment, and Rooster Teeth Studios; studio will also leverage existing relationships with their pool of writers and artists to build franchises across all media platforms.

Business Headline News

DUST to Develop ‘Moreau’ Sci-Fi TV Series

Project puts a modern spin on H.G. Wells’ ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and is the latest of the development deals announced by Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label; time travel feature film ‘Time Agent’ and ‘Last Exit: Space,’ a new documentary exploring mankind’s push to colonize space, are also in the works.

People Headline News

DNEG Appoints Paul Salvini as Global Chief Technology Officer

Newly named global CTO will be responsible for creating a new and innovative technological vision to help guide the visual effects and animation company through a period of unprecedented global growth.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Get Animated This Holiday with Nickelodeon’s ‘Nickmas’

Special holiday programming will include all-new episodes of ‘PAW Patrol,’ ‘Santiago of the Seas,’ ‘Blue’s Clues & You!,’ and ‘The Casagrandes;’ classic fan favorite holiday episodes of ‘Rugrats,’ ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and ‘The Loud House’ are also on the docket.

SVOD Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops Trailer for ‘Stillwater’ Preschool Animated Series

Based on Joh J Muth’s ‘Zen Shorts’ children’s books series, the show follows a wise panda who helps his young friends gain new perspective on the world around them; series premieres December 4.

I Want My Matt Daemon! Headline News

HBO and Framestore Release ‘His Dark Materials: My Daemon’ Interactive iOS App.

New augmented reality app connects users with their own Daemon, fueling further fan excitement over the Season 2 debut of ‘His Dark Materials’ coming to HBO and HBO Max on November 16.

A Voluptuous AI! Headline News

‘Halo’ TV Series Adaptation Resumes Filming

Showtime teases sneak of Master Chief and Cortana as its live-action adaption of the fan-favorite video game series goes back under the lights after production shut down due to COVID-19.

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A World of Wonders Waiting for Discovery in DreamWorks’ ‘Doug Unplugs’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 13, 2020 at 12:52pm

Based on Dan Yaccarino’s popular book series, the Apple TV+ animated preschool series features a young robot, Doug, who unplugs, and with his best friend Emma, journeys into the human world of adventure.

Anxiety Mosquitos Suck! Headline News

‘Big Mouth’ Season 4 Premieres December 4

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 13, 2020 at 9:01am

First trailer and pics are here! Summer camp has never ‘sucked’ so bad! The angst, anxiety, and pubescent mania-driven kids of Netflix’s hit animated series return next month for more guilt, jealousy, and pillow sex.

SVOD Headline News

‘Lazur Wulf’ Season 2 Premieres December 6 on Adult Swim

Animated series returns with original all-star cast and guest appearances by Cree Summer, Tunde Adebimpe, Dawnie Marie, Kittie Kaboom, Carl Jones, Ellington Wells and more; Season 1 now on HBO Max.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Launches Modo 14 Series Complete

Full three-part release features updates in direct and procedural modeling, rendering, animation, and rigging; update review webinar set for November 17.

Technology Headline News

The Mill Launches ‘Mill Scout’ AR Virtual Production App

Creatives can now visualize CGI objects immediately, allowing for increased flexibility on-set; portability of app allows it to be easily accessed from anywhere.

Rick and Morty in the House! Headline News

Adult Swim Festival Coming November 13-14

Special performances, chats, panel,s and more from all your favorite Adult Swim shows; includes livestreams and exclusives from ‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘Toonami Special Edition,’ ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ and ‘Metalocalypse.’

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Trioscope’s Gripping WW2 Animated Drama ‘The Liberator’ Premieres Today

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 3:19pm

Company’s innovative new technology platform marries live-action human performance with CGI to bring unprecedented level of emotion and fidelity; four-episode miniseries gets Veteran’s Day release on Netflix.  

Backyard Hijinks! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Mighty Ones’ Gets Down, Dirty, and Colorful with Nature-Inspired Animation

For executive producers Sunil Hall and Lynne Naylor, laying face-down in the grass brings the artistic perspective needed to create the adventures of a rock, strawberry, twig, and leaf in the new DreamWorks Animation comedy series.

Events Headline News

Free PNYA ‘VFX for Post Supervisors’ Webinar November 12

The next edition of the Post New York Alliance’s free ‘Post Break’ webinar series will look at practical issues on how to produce and deliver VFX for film and TV; panelists include VFX producer Leslie Lerman and Powerhouse VFX executive producer Ryan Cunningham.

Festivals Headline News

Cartoons on the Bay Going Digital on Rai Play from December 18-20

First ever digital edition will include previews, retrospectives, roundtables, and masterclasses; the Pulcinella Awards Ceremony will be available on December 20.

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Brad Minnich Explores New Animation Territory with ‘The Good Lord Bird’ and ‘2150’

The veteran VFX editor and supervisor talks about his two latest projects, Ethan Hawke’s Civil War-era period Showtime series, and a fully animated feature inspired by ‘Love, Death & Robots.’

Business Headline News

‘Umbrella Academy’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00pm

The streaming giant's hit dysfunctional superhero family adventure series, based on Dark Horse Comics’ Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels of the same name, gets picked up for another season.

People Headline News

Neeraja Raj Signs with Nexus Studios

Animator’s diverse portfolio features a wide range of techniques including stop-motion, puppetry, and 2D and 3D animation; she is working with the studios’ original content team to adapt her BAFTA shortlisted ‘Meow or Never’ into an animated series.

Business Headline News

Award-Winning Blue Zoo Animation Studio Turns 20

Founded in 2000 by Tom Box, Oli Hyatt, and Adam Shaw, the animation studio is now 300+ strong; Hyatt was instrumental in helping create Animation UK in 2008, a collective that incentivizes and bolsters the fast-growing UK animation industry.

In-Passing Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo’ Co-Creator Ken Spears Dies at 82

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 4:55pm

Prolific writer and producer will be remembered, along with co-creator and production partner Joe Ruby, for their many Saturday morning animated series including ‘Dynomutt,’ ‘Dog Wonder,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ and ‘Superman.’

The Hindu Festival of Lights! Headline News

A Special Diwali Greeting from ‘Mira Royal Detective’ Stars

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 12:33pm

Interspersed with show clips, Kal Penn, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aasif Mandvi, Karen David, Parvesh Cheena, Sonal Shah, and Leela Ladnier talk about the upcoming Diwali holiday and what it means to them.

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