Written by former AWN editor-in-chief Jennifer Wolfe, the detailed profiles share valuable and important insight into the Women in Animation initiative that continues to support and inspire the careers of numerous mentees.
Studio delivers 300 shots, including bullet hits, explosion enhancements, and driving comp interiors, on Warner Horizon’s episodic crime drama from the writers of ‘Gotham.’
Emmy Award-winning entertainment company delivers nearly 1,000 visual effects shots, including CG tigers, elephants, and Bobbie the hybrid human-groundhog, on Netflix’s post-apocalyptic adventure series.
Films by Jonas Poher Rasmussen and Samuel Patthey & Silvain Monney among 20 winners at the 45th festival edition, held both on-site and virtually, finally able to celebrate its 60th anniversary postponed from 2020 when the event was forced online due to the pandemic.
Animaccord inks deals with leading French TV platforms for new content; preschool spinoff ‘Nursery Rhymes’ hits the airways in early June, with ‘Masha and The Bear’ Season 5 coming soon.
2D animated series, based on the children’s novel ‘La rivière à l’envers’ by Jean Claude Mourlevat, follows the quest of a young girl and the boy whose world she turns ‘Upside Down;’ production to begin late 2021 with delivery in 2023.
Giddy Up! The popular animated show follows the Cassidy family working their farm and wrangling dinosaurs in 'pre-westoric’ times; produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios, the show originally debuted on Disney Junior in January 2021.
BAFTA winner James Whitlam will head episodic work as the company brings both departments under one banner, one pipeline, and a new leadership structure.
Three new installments mark the end of slavery in the U.S.; episodes feature activist Ms. Opal Lee, Saniya, the first national Miss Juneteenth winner, and the ancestor of Major General Granger, who read the proclamation in Texas that declared all slaves were free.
Currently in development, Copernicus Studio’s upcoming 2D animated adventure kids’ series ‘Lana Longbeard’ follows a feisty girl hitting the high seas with her Viking dad; production is slated to begin later this year.
Season 1 rolls out in 150 territories this year including Cartoon Network and HBO Max in the U.S.; Season 2 will air on Canal+ Family, Piwi+ and MyCanal in France.
The Finnish animation studio teams up with Toonz Media Group on the new animated series ‘Kingdom of None;’ Season 1 is expected to launch mid-2023.
The “nutty” animated series about an optimistic but prone to chaos squirrel and her best friend Barry the Bunny, from South African creators Lucy Heavens and Nic Smal, was revealed today at Annecy 2021; series set to debut in 2023.
The incredibly popular franchise kicks off its summer of fun with ‘Paw Patrol Live! At Home,’ now streaming, followed by ‘Paw Patrol: The Movie’ in theaters and streaming August 20; Seasons 1-5 of the animated preschool also now available.
Produced by Aardman Animation and featuring puppets made from felt, the stop-motion musical special, starring Gilliam Anderson and Richard E Grant, hits the streamer in time for the holidays this year; directors share project insights at Annecy 2021 work in progress panel.
Industry veteran will lead VFX house’s integration of innovative and emerging technologies as key pre-production to final shot service offerings.
The crazy duo brings their ‘Cat & Mouse’ antics to the Big Apple, where they leave chaos in their wake; Warner Bros. Animation’s all-new 2D animated series premieres July 1.
Journey to Bikini Bottom and Mount Middlemost in trailers for the network’s all-new series, filled with colorful characters, silly stories, and plenty of physical comedy, premiering July 9.
New subscription service productizes Weta’s Oscar-winning Maya-based proprietary VFX tools, providing artists access to one complete stage to screen Maya-based pipeline.
‘Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends’ and ‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse’ premiere in August, starring iconic characters set in new stories for kids and families; both series will be simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
Coming this summer from Kazuto Makazawa and Production I.G., anime series follows a young girl and her samurai crew, on the run from pirates and the English Navy, as they hunt for unimaginable treasure and adventure.
In their Annecy 2021 panel, creator Chris Nee and directors Peter Ramsey, Trisha Gum, and Jorge R. Gutiérrez harken back to ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ as they discuss the project, executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, that combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people.
In newly created role, veteran licensing executive will drive global expansion of entertainment brands and original IP including ‘Strawberry Shortcake,’ ‘Caillou,’ ‘Teletubbies,’ and ‘Chip & Potato.’
Co-creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee talk world building and mythology; based on Riot’s hugely popular MOBA game, the highly anticipated animated series hits Netflix this Fall.