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Short and Sweet Headline News

‘Santiago of the Seas’ Creator Niki López Completes Short for Nickelodeon

The Puerto Rico native, one of ‘Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch,’ made the film as part of Nick’s Intergalactic Shorts Program initiative to develop original comedy-driven content with an eye towards eventual series development.

Give Us Our Dragons Headline News

‘Game of Thrones’ Projects Shelved in Wake of HBO Max Shakeup

According to the famed franchise’s creator, while crowd favorite ‘House of the Dragon’ will move forward to its second season, all other spinoffs not yet greenlit have been ‘shelved.’

Gimme Groot! ANIMATIONWorld

Luma Pictures Helps Grow a ‘Groot’

Marvel Studios’ 5-episode collection of ‘I Am Groot’ animated shorts finds the mischievous toddler sprouting his childhood wings, produced through a close collaboration between director Kristen Lepore and the VFX studio’s animation director, Raphael Pimentel; the series is now streaming on Disney+.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops New Trailer, Release Date for ‘NieR: Automata Ver1.1a’

The anime series based on Square Enix and Platinum Games’ role-playing game, featuring the battle between androids and machines in a post-apocalyptic Earth, is set to release January 7.

Kids Are Ready for the Tough Conversations ANIMATIONWorld

‘Karma’s World’: An Invaluable Education in Black Character Animation

Series head writer Halcyon Person shares how Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges’ hit children’s show pushes boundaries and tell stories never told before in animation, representing both the Black experience and Black culture of a true Brooklyn neighborhood; Season 4 now streaming on Netflix.

Business Headline News

Milk VFX Launching Bordeaux Studio in 2023

The award-winning visual effects house to kick off the new year with a new French-based facility helmed by Creative Director/Head of Studio Andy Morley; continued studio expansion follows the recent acquisition of Lola Post Production.

A New Avatar Era Headline News

Is Another ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Project on the Way?

Avatar News reveals an original animated series following the next ‘earth cycle’ Avatar, set after the events of ‘The Legend of Korra,’ may be coming to Paramount+ in 2025.

In Passing Headline News

Famed ‘Naruto’ Producer and Studio Pierrot Founder Yuji Nunokawa Dies at 75

In addition to the illustrious anime icon’s achievements in entertainment, he was responsible for establishing initiatives to aid the anime industry, such as The Association of Japanese Animations collective and NUROANI Juku.

This Could be Anime-zing! Headline News

Is a ‘Stranger Things’ Anime Spinoff in the Works?

The rumored series, set in 1980s Tokyo, chronicling the adventures of video game-loving twin brothers after an encounter with the Upside Down, has been teased by media outlet What’s on Netflix.

Sorry to See You Go! VFXWorld

The Many Visual Worlds of ‘Westworld’

Visual Effects Supervisor Jay Worth talks about the HBO sci-fi thriller’s fourth – and final – season, and his long tenure on the show, which set a new high production value bar for streaming series.

streaming entertainment Headline News

LINE FRIENDS Mobile Messenger Stickers Inspire ‘BROWN AND FRIENDS’ Netflix Series

The new animated children’s series from IPX follows the adventures and friendships of the LINE original characters; show debuts on the streamer December 29.

First of Her Name Headline News

Cristina Fiumara Joins Riot Games as Global Head of Animation Development

The ‘Arcane’ developer and producer tasks the former Disney exec with developing animated TV series and feature films for Riot Entertainment.

A God and His Boy Headline News

Live-Action ‘God of War’ Series Coming to Prime Video

Based on the critically acclaimed PlayStation video game franchise, the series follows God in exile Kratos, who stumbles into an epic adventure as he attempts to spread the ashes of his diseased wife with his estranged son.

People Headline News

Longtime Warner Bros. Exec Jeff Brown Exits After Nearly Three Decades

Beginning his career as a Marketing Director in 1996, the EVP had a hand in the distribution and sales of some of the studio’s biggest franchises, including the DCU, ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and ‘The Matrix.’

Business Headline News

Oscar Winner Rodney Rothman Closes Animation Development Deal with FOX

The ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ co-director and producing partner Adam Rosenberg’s production company, Modern Magic, will create and produce new animated series for FOX Entertainment.

Business Headline News

The Cinesite Group Secures $235M Funding Package

The VFX and animation studio collective announces new long term financing deal to continue its acquisition revenue growth, increase client offerings, capacity, and expand its global footprint; NatWest Corporate Bank led the financing alongside Barclays – the company’s longtime bankers.

Meow Headline News

The ‘Pawesome’ New ‘SuperKitties’ Animated Series Coming to Disney Channel

Disney Branded Television’s show about adorable superhero kittens who impart lessons of kindness, empathy, and friendship premieres Jan 11 on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney+.

Business Headline News

Experience the ‘Netvrk Metaverse Virtual World’ Trailer

NFT-inspired ‘Jungle Freaks – The Animated Series’ is heading to the immersive platform; Xentrix Studio to produce show’s high-fidelity 3DCG animation, ready for metaverse and Web3 integration.

Wait Until Mom Finds Out! Headline News

Netflix Reveals ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ Sneak Peek

From Academy Award winner Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, the new CG action comedy looks at family life and the moments that shape it while giving ‘take your kids to work day’ a crazy new angle; the 10-episode series hits the streamer in February.

Business Headline News

IDW Expands into Series Animation with Three Graphic Novel Adaptations

‘Dragon Puncher & Spoony’ chronicle the adventures of a cute ruthless kitty and his sidekick Spoony as they battle evil dragons; ‘Korgi’ is a coming-of-age tale of a fairy and her magical puppy; and ‘Relic of the Dragon’ is a fantasy-adventure following an ordinary man searching for a relic with the power to change the fate of his nation.

For the Emperor Headline News

Henry Cavill Boards ‘Warhammer’ Project with Amazon

No stranger to action adventure and franchises with large and demanding fanbases, the previous ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘The Witcher’ actor will now play an integral part in creating a live-action cinematic universe for the beloved tabletop and video game IP.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces Winter Anime Season Lineup

Check out the massive list… the anime streaming platform debuts largest simulcast lineup ever, including’ TRIGUN STAMPEDE,’ ‘VINLAND SAGA,’ ‘Bungo Stray Dogs,’ and many others.

People Headline News

Former Crunchyroll Execs Kristin Parcell and Stacy Burt Join Toho

Pair will lead the Japanese entertainment production giant’s U.S. expansion, including its first E-Commerce platform outside of Tokyo, launching in 2023.

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