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Multiverse Holiday Declared! Headline News

New Season Almost Here - June 20 Declared ‘Rick and Morty’ Day

Season 5 will hit the Adult Swim airwaves on the newly named Multiverse Holiday; fans can get a look at sneak peeks, behind the scenes footage and digital surprises; watch the new trailer for a run-down of special events on this special day.

What’s up with the Easter Eggs? Headline News

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 1 Comes Home May 18

The debut season of Paramount+’s new original animated comedy is being released on Blu-ray, DVD, and limited edition SteelBook with two hours of special features including ‘Lower Decktionary’ shorts and ‘Hiding in Plain Sight,’ that addresses the burning question… ‘What’s up with the Easter eggs?’

Even Their Genes are Bad! Headline News

Lucasfilm Drops ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Trailer

New original animated series kicks off with a 70-minute special Disney+ premiere on May 4; the new show stars an elite squad of experimental clones, introduced in the final season of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army… and they’re BAD.

Autism awareness Headline News

Autism Acceptance Month on PBS KIDS Starts April 2

‘Hero Elementary’ kicks off on World Autism Awareness Day with a half-hour special; other special series episodes highlight autism acceptance including ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ and ‘Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.’

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Piper’s Pony Tales’ Preschool Series Launching on YouTube

Epic Story Media teams up with Milkcow Media on an all-new stop-motion / CG show that illustrates the power of roleplay and imagination; in the series, Piper and her friends make up stories about their toy horses, that magically come to life.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

Josh Gad, Matthew Rhys, and Philippa Soo to Present at 48th Virtual Annie Awards

Streaming live on April 16, the event honors overall excellence and achievement in 36 animation categories; presenters announced also include Eva Whittaker; composer Michael Giacchino; director Sergio Pablos; DreamWorks director Jill Culton; producer Nora Twomey; and the cast of the web series, ‘Critical Role.’

Annecy 2021 is Coming! Headline News

Official Short Form Selections Unveiled for Annecy 2021 Festival

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:29am

44 shorts, 47 graduate films, 26 TV films and 32 commissioned films will compete; the hybrid virtual/physical event is set for June 14-19, as festival organizers continue to weigh options for how best to provide a safe and enjoyable on-site experience.

All Aboard! Headline News

HBO Max Shares Art and Synopsis for ‘The Infinity Train: Book Four’ Final Season

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 29, 2021 at 3:40pm

In the show’s final episodes, old friends Mini-Gi and Ryan must explore the inner puzzles of the Infinity Train – and their relationship – in order to return home, together.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Final Selections Announced for the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

Winners will be revealed at a May 29 ceremony; event will also honor the Cuban cartoonist and animation film director Juan Padrón.

 

Animated TV Series Headline News

All New ‘Gigantosaurus’ Episodes Coming March 29 to Disney Junior

The popular animated preschool series take kids on adventures with the Dino crew as they explore their world, overcome fears, and learn to solve problems together; new episodes feature a whole ‘clutch’ of new friends.

Casting Extravaganza Headline News

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Casts Seven New Characters

Familiar favorites Nenneke, Philippa Eilhart, Dijkstra, Rience, and Codringher will appear alongside original character Ba’lain and a gender swapped Fenn.

TV VFX Headline News

RISE FX Shares ‘Lovecraft Country’ VFX Breakdown Reel and Images

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:05am

German visual effects studio's new highlight reel showcases their work on funky ‘60s planet, menacing robots, and White Room prison cell from hit HBO horror fantasy series.

Pull The Trigger Headline News

Pull the ‘Trigger’ on April’s Loot Anime Crate

The latest action-packed crate contains officially licensed collectibles and wearables from ‘Trigun: Badlands Rumble!,’ ‘Darling in the Franxx,’ ‘Kiznaiver,’ and ‘Space Patrol Luluco!’

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Netflix Goes Big with New Anime Line-Up

Streaming giant doubles down on commitment to worldwide anime fans; up to 40 titles coming this year including the highly anticipated global release of ‘Record of Ragnarok’ and ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness.’

Events Headline News

SIGGRAPH Celebrates Women of Influence Panel Coming March 31

Join the conversation; virtual event features a discussion with women who shaped the organization and continue to blaze new trails in the computer graphics industry.

Education Headline News

Producer Ted Hope Joins ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management

The former Amazon Movie exec will co-lead the school’s new LA-based ‘Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management in the Creative Industries’ program, designed for individuals pursuing global leadership and management careers in film/television/new media and other creative industries.

Dude Where’s My Van Headline News

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: ‘Stranger Things’ David Harbour Guests on ‘Big City Greens’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:00am

The sci-fi star voices Rick, the scruffy owner of a beat-up van parked in front of the Green’s house, in new episode premiering March 27; Emmy-nominated animated comedy was recently renewed for a third season on Disney Channel.

No Time Like Real-Time

RealTime Conference Coming Live Online April 26-28

The free virtual event’s 2021 theme is ‘Merging Physical and Digital Worlds – The Rise of the Metaverse;’ 3-day program features sessions, keynotes, and demos, all focused on real-time technology and its impact on the workplace and how people connect.

We’re all in this together! Headline News

Bono’s One Campaign Launches Animated ‘Pandemica’ Vaccine Awareness Series

Co-founded by U2's star frontman, the global health and anti-poverty organization reveals new campaign to raise awareness of worldwide inequities in vaccine access; series animated by Emmy-winning indie studio Titmouse.

Africa’s First Kid Superhero Headline News

All-New Episodes of Lupita Nyong’o’s ‘Super Sema’ Coming March 26

Africa’s first kid superhero animated series, executive produced by the Oscar-Winning actress and author and produced by Nairobi studio Kukua, drops five all-new episodes on YouTube Originals for Kids & Family.

In Passing Headline News

‘Archer’ Actress Jessica Walter Dies at 80

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2:09pm

The voice of Malory Archer, the FXX hit show’s acerbic, biting, and hilariously strident spymaster, also known for her work as matriarch Lucille Bluth on ‘Arrested Development,’ passes away at her New York home.

Music in Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Voodoo Highway: Navigating the Music of Kids’ Animation

For composers and partners Graeme Cornies, James Chapple, and Brian Pickett, scoring for shows like ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ and ‘Bakugan’ is more than mere child’s play.

cloud Computing ANIMATIONWorld

Renderro Now Offering Cloud-Based Workstation Collaboration

Founder Piotr Chomczyk discusses his new visual artist and team cloud workplace that provides high-performance computers for real-time media sharing on animation and VFX projects.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Launches 2021 Spring Mentorship Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:54am

Women in Animation continues to expand its annual program by partnering with Black N’Animated, LatinX in Animation, and Rise Up Animation for special focus on mentoring women of color; mentee application submissions begin March 31.  

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