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Connecting Employers and Talented Neurodivergent Individuals ANIMATIONWorld

Jorge Gutierrez Speaks About ‘Love (of Animation) on The Spectrum’

The Emmy and Annie Award winning writer/director/artist (‘Maya and the Three,’ ‘The Book of Life’) shared his thoughts on neurodivergence, how ‘thinking different is a strength,’ and big leaps in history happened when ‘someone thought differently,’ after delivering the keynote at last month’s first-ever Autism in Entertainment Conference.

DreamZzz Do Come True Headline News

‘LEGO DREAMZzz’ Returns with ‘Night of the Never Witch’ Season 2 Episodes

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 10:58am

Check out the trailer and images... 10 new episodes that introduce a new villain who brings chaos to the dream world will hit the LEGO YouTube Channel on May 17, with another 10 coming this September.

Back in Black Headline News

‘Wednesday’ Season 2 Begins Production, Expands Cast

Steve Buscemi, Billie Piper, Evie Templeton, Owen Painter, and Noah Taylor join as new series regulars, while Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Lumley, Thandiwe Newton, Frances O’Connor, Haley Joel Osment, Heather Matarazzo, and Joonas Suotamo guest star.

Mia Rosie and Buddy Oh My! Headline News

Rovio and Amazon Kids+ Release ‘Angry Birds Mystery Island’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 3:21pm

Three new hatchlings – Mia, Rosie, and Buddy – along with a foreign-exchange piglet named Hamylton get stranded on a deserted island but are thwarted by twists and turns every time they try to escape; series debuts 8 of 24 Season 1 episodes on May 21.

Say it Ain’t So! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Red vs. Blue: Restoration’ Marks the End of the Rooster Teeth Era

Studio co-founder Matt Hullum talks about the seminal, groundbreaking machinima series, ‘Red vs. Blue,’ set in the world of ‘Halo,’ and the property’s first and only feature film, which he directed and releases today, a poignant farewell as the company closes its doors May 15.

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Sony Pictures Television, Adam and Craig Malamut Sign Overall Deal

The sibling duo, known for their work as writers, producers, and animators of the hit web series ‘Game of Zones,’ and creators of the upcoming FOX comedy ‘Universal Basic Guys,’ will focus on developing animated series across streaming, cable, and network. 

In Passing Headline News

Chance Perdomo Will Not be Replaced in ‘Gen V’ Season 2

Production will resume this month on ‘The Boys’ spinoff after the actor was killed in a March motorcycle accident – producers promise to ‘honor Chance and his legacy’ in the coming season.

The Boys are Back Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘The Boys’ Season 4 Trailer

New supes are headed to our screens in the Emmy-nominated series, which follows a group of superheroes who exploit their tremendous influence and popularity, when the new season premieres June 13.

A Darkness Rises Headline News

Disney+ Drops New ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11:43am

In the mystery-thriller, which takes viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era, someone is killing young Jedis… no one is safe, and your own eyes cannot be trusted; the series debuts June 4 with its first 2 episodes.

May the Best Design Be With You Headline News

Autodesk Launches Droid Design Contest with Disney and Lucasfilm

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11:10am

To celebrate Star Wars Day, the tech leader has announced its May the Fourth campaign, a month-long contest for superfans to design their own droid using Maya, 3ds Max, or Fusion.

Echoes of The Lonely Island Headline News

'Knuckles' Amazing Fever Dream Flames of Disaster Rock Opera Featurette Released

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 3, 2024 at 11:58am

Jorma Taccone, The Lonely Island stalwart, who directs Episode 4 of the Paramount+ series, goes behind-the-scenes on his crazy dream sequence in which Wade Whipple (Adam Pally) learns the ways of the Echidna warrior – and it’s got Christopher Lloyd too!

Diversity in Creative Development ANIMATIONWorld

Fred Rogers Productions Gives Young Writers a Home in the Writers’ Neighborhood

In the final day of accepting submissions for the third year of fellows, the studio’s eight-week program is dedicated to fostering emerging writers' careers in children's media, blending virtual and in-person sessions with ongoing mentorship and professional networking opportunities.

Portrait of an Auteur ANIMATIONWorld

Hisko Hulsing Talks About His Rotoscoping Process

The ‘Undone’ director combines rotoscope and hand-drawn animation, live-action performance, and oil-painted backgrounds to capture the subtle intricacies of human emotions within a dream-like, 'unreal' aesthetic; watch the animatic of his upcoming short, ‘Resurrection,’ to be released in 2025.

Business Headline News

Weigel Broadcasting Launches ‘MeTV Toons’ Network

In collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery, the new national TV network will feature classic animated cartoon franchises, including ‘Bugs Bunny,’ ‘Daffy Duck,’ ‘Scooby Doo’ and ‘Tom & Jerry;’ coming in June 2024.

Food-on-Food Sex Returns Headline News

Prime Video Reveals ‘Sausage Party: Foodtopia’ Premiere Date

Feast your eyes, as Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Edward Norton reprise their ‘Sausage Party’ roles in the outrageous animated comedy series from Annapurna Television, Sony Pictures Television, and Amazon MGM Studios that hits the streamer July 11.

Resistance to the Roman Empire is Futile! Headline News

Studiocanal to Develop Sixth ‘Asterix’ Live-Action Film

Created in 1959 by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, the beloved French comic series follows Asterix and Obelix and their antics in Gaul, an outpost of resistance against the Roman empire. 

Heading Down the Path of Vengeance Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Empire’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 2:37pm

The 2nd installment of the ‘Tales’ series journeys into the Galactic Empire through the eyes of two warriors on divergent paths set during different eras; debuts May 4 - ‘Star Wars Day.’

Oddly Magical Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops ‘The Fairly OddParents: A New Wish’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 10:59am

Coming to Nickelodeon on May 20, the all-new series features the return of the Emmy Award-winning original series’ lovable Wanda and Cosmos, a recently retired fairy couple, and introduces their new neighbor, 10-year-old Hazel.

GenAI in Animation Production Headline News

Kartoon Studios Announces Gadget A.I.

New proprietary GenAI integrated toolkit, developed on NVIDIA Omniverse, is designed for development, production, and post-production of new animated content as well as upgrading existing catalogs.

A Super Return Headline News

‘My Adventures with Superman’ Sets Adult Swim Return

The hit animated series, a coming-of-age story that follows twenty-somethings Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen as they discover who they are, together, returns for a second season on May 25 at midnight ET/PT.

Jinkies! Scooby-Doo Headline News

Is a ‘Scooby-Doo’ Live-Action Series Headed to Development at Netflix?

Zoinks! Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg will pen the script, which, if approved, is guaranteed a straight-to-series order with the streamer.

The Ex-Jedi Returns Headline News

Ghost VFX Shares ‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’ Breakdown Reel

Copenhagen team’s extensive design work included holograms, set extensions and creature augmentation for the Lucasfilm saga, which follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy; Season 1 now streaming on Disney+.

We Want More Spirited Teen Shows! Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares ‘WondLa’ Animated Trilogy First Look

Skydance Animation’s new series, based on Tony DiTerlizzi’s best-selling books, follows Eva, a curious and enthusiastic teenager who has been raised in an underground bunker by her robot caretaker.

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Jurassic World: Chaos Theory’ Trailer

In the new DreamWorks Animation series, 6 years after the events at Camp Cretaceous and in the wake of tragedy, ‘The Nublar Six’ reunite, and together must unravel a conspiracy that threatens dinosaur and humankind alike; the 10-episode first season debuts May 24.

The ‘Ol Switcharoo Headline News

Sage Steele Joins Voice Cast of DailyWire+ Animated Series ‘Mr. Birchum’

The former ESPN anchor has replaced Candace Owens as the voice of Deena, after she exited the conservative news website last month over irreconcilable political differences with co-founder Ben Shapiro.