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Video Game-Embedded Animated Series ‘Hello Neighbor: Welcome to Raven Brooks’ Launches

tinyBuild hopes to pioneer cross-media storytelling, with the series debuting inside their ‘Hello Neighbor 2’ video game that launched December 6.

Business Headline News

‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ Feature Film Prequel in the Works at Baboon Animation

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 16, 2022 at 11:02am

The famed bear and pals from A. A. Milne’s classic book are headed to the big screen, with DreamWorks alum Mike de Seve directing and co-writing with fellow alum John Reynolds.

Who Did This? ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: Sequence 2 – My New York Times Part 1

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares her introduction to 'commercial' animation, when she snagged her first job, at Jack Zander’s Animation Parlour in NYC, while still managing to graduate Cal Arts, in the second of an ongoing series of articles - and eventual blog - she’s penning for AWN.

Holy Shatterverse! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Sonic Prime’: Same Sega Flair with Some Redemptive Introspection

Sonic returns with a brand-new ‘universe-shattering’ 3DCG series, where after a run-in with Dr. Eggman, the Blue Blur must race to save more than just the friends he’s taken for granted; now streaming on Netflix.

F**k S**t up! Headline News

Prime Video Releases ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Season 2 Trailer

A 12-episode sophomore season of the highly anticipated adult animated fantasy-adventure series, based on stories and characters developed by Critical Role, hits the streamer in January.

Innovations in Virtual Production Headline News

Watch On-Demand: PNY, Vū, NVIDIA, and Puget Systems’ ‘How Vū is Revolutionizing Virtual Production’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1:05pm

Free virtual presentation explores how Vū’s virtual production environment, coupled with NVIDIA RTX™ A6000 professional GPUs, optimizes workflows, pushing the boundaries of creative possibilities.

Looking For New Projects! Headline News

Project Submissions Open: Animation Production Days 2023

A joint venture of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and FMX, ADP runs April 25-28; deadline for submission of projects in film, TV series, mobile content, games, cross- and transmedia is February 9.

Animation to be Proud Of! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder – Guest Cast’ Featurette

Season 2 of the popular animated series, based on the Disney Original ‘The Proud Family,’ debuts on the streamer in February.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Season 2 Trailer

Jack Black and Rita Ora return as Po and Wandering Blade, who, along with their motley crew of warriors, embark on new adventures, facing danger at every turn; the all-new 12-episode season comes to Netflix next month.

It’s Unreal! Headline News

Epic MegaGrants Shares Latest Recipients and 2022 Recap

New film and TV recipients include animated shorts - Bit Film’s ‘Little Bird,’ Westworld’s ‘The Silent Sea,’ and Chromosphere’s ‘Mall Stories;’ since its inception 4 years ago, 1,800 recipients across 6 continents have been awarded grants.

Mark your Calendars! Headline News

Annecy Festival Goes Big for 2023

Wait… we get to spend another day by the lake you say? This year’s event will kick off a day earlier, on Sunday, June 11, for 7 full days dedicated to the art of animation; Guillermo del Toro announced this year’s spotlight on Mexican Animation.

People Headline News

Freefolk Bolsters VFX Team with Key Hires

VFX Supervisor David Bowman and VFX Producer Hannah Dakin will help expand studio’s film and episodic division; company will soon move to a new facility boasting state-of-the-art production servers and workstations to streamline workflow and increase capacity.

More SpongeBob! Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops ‘SpongeBob SquarePants Presents The Tidal Zone’ Trailer and Art

Get ready for a multidimensional adventure – a tale of comedy and caution, satire and stupidity in the first ‘SpongeBob Universe’ crossover special coming in January.

Middle-earth is Growing! Headline News

The Cast Expands on Prime Video’s ‘Rings of Power’ Season 2

The series, currently in production in the UK, has added Gabriel Akuwudike, Yasen ‘Zates’ Atour, Ben Daniels, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle, and Nicholas Woodeson, while the role of Orc leader “Adar” has been recast with Sam Hazeldine.

Honoring the Best in Kids and Family TV Animation Headline News

Children’s & Family Emmy Award Winners Announced

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 12, 2022 at 3:53pm

‘Maya and the Three,’ ‘Hilda and the Mountain King,’ ‘Centaurworld,’ and ‘City of Ghosts’ each take home multiple awards in NATAS’ brand-new, expanded standalone ceremony held over two nights this past weekend.

Middle-Age Superhero Dads Embarrassing Their Kids While Making the World A Better Place! Headline News

Hulu Drops Images and Sets ‘Koala Man’ Release Date

Michael Cusack, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Snook, Jemaine Clement, and Demi Lardner star in the original animated series about a middle-aged superhero dad, his titular not-so-secret identity, and his quest to stamp out crime in his hometown. 

Honoring the Best in Kids and Family TV Animation Headline News

NATAS ‘Individual Achievement in Animation’ Winners Announced

Netflix’s ‘Kid Cosmic’ designers Chris Tsirgiotis and Craig McCracken honored along with five other artists for their work in a single episode or special; reveal comes ahead of the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards ceremonies scheduled for this weekend.

The Perfect Xmas Gift! Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Tops ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ With a Touch of Nostalgia

Recalling late-20th-century pop culture, the hand-drawn, rotoscoped animation bookends the newest ‘Guardians’ adventure - now streaming on Disney+

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

Amazon Studios Opens Stage 15

The AWS-powered Virtual Production stage debuts alongside the new Amazon Studios Virtual Production department; ‘Candy Cane Lane’ directed by Reginald Hudlin and starring Eddy Murphy, kicks off as the stage’s inaugural feature film production. 

The Clones Returns! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Season 2 Trailer

Wanda Sykes guest stars in Lucasfilm Animation’s popular CG animated series about a genetically mutated group of mercenaries, returning with all-new episodes in January.

They’re Birds and They’re Angry Headline News

‘Angry Birds Bubble Trouble’ Season 2 Premieres December 10

The second season sees the flock of daydreaming birdies venture far beyond their backyard and into the piggies’ natural habitat, Pig City, where they must make new friends, get jobs, and try to stay out of trouble.

Animation Lives Headline News

Warner Bros. Discovery Animation Isn’t Dead: ‘Batwheels’ Renewed for Season 2

Despite the recent company shakeup that has animators fearing for their jobs, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim president Michael Ouweleen assures naysayers that the animation division is not dead.

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