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A Villainous Midlife Crisis Headline News

‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’ Now Streaming on Hulu

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1:51pm

Animated by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, and written, created, and executive produced by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt, who also stars as the titular bad guy, the stop-motion comedy series, about a megalomaniacal supervillain who gets ousted from his own evil organization, shows that even a sinister villain can suffer a mid-life crisis.

animated short films Headline News

World Premiere of Disney’s ‘Far From the Tree’ Set for Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:21am

Studio’s latest animated theatrical short, about a raccoon whose frustrated parent tries to keep them both safe, will run alongside upcoming musical comedy, ‘Encanto,’ later in 2021.

The Dark Knight Rises Headline News

First Clip Drops for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10:23am

It’s the calm before the storm at Wayne Manor – on Halloween night – in the first official clip from the soon to be released feature-length film; next entry in the DC Universe movie series comes to Blu-ray and Digital June 22.

Anime-zing! Headline News

Netflix Releases ‘Trese’ Trailer and Full Voice Cast

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 9:48am

Darren Criss, Jon Jon Briones, and Nicole Scherzinger join Shay Mitchell and Liza Soberano in the highly anticipated anime series, based on Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo’s graphic novel, premiering June 11, 2021.

Doing the Hard Work of Casual Indifference Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville’ Season 2 Premiere

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7:22am

In Part 1 of the 2-part debut, featuring guest star Nick Offerman, the family takes its first vacation, and Duncan needs to know if Mia hung out with a guy over the summer; coming May 23 on Fox.

Doing the Hard Work of Casual Indifference ANIMATIONWorld

Julie and Mike Scully Talk ‘Duncanville’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 4:25pm

With a Season 3 renewal in hand prior to the show’s Season 2 May 23 premiere, the prolific co-creators and executive producers, along with star Amy Poehler, have cemented a spot on Fox's all-important primetime animation lineup.

You Had Us At Gelato! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Luca’ Friendship Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 2:55pm

To celebrate National Streaming Day, director Enrico Casarosa and members of the voice cast share thoughts on the film and their own childhood; Disney and Pixar’s newest animated feature hits the streamer on June 18.

indie animation Headline News

Bill Plympton and Rock Farm Launch Kickstarter for ‘Demi’s Panic’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:44am

Indie animation legend teams with Danny Leonard and Lorena Hernandez Leonard on animated short about a young Latina professional living in NYC whose nightmares foreshadow the coming storm.

All New Asian American Projects Headline News

3 New Netflix Animated Projects Spotlight Asian American Creators

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 9:03am

Streamer announces ‘The Monkey King’ feature, ‘Mech Cadets’ and ‘Boons and Curses’ series, all coming in 2023, joining its growing film and episodic slate that includes ‘Witch Boy,’ ‘Centaurworld,’ ‘Oni,’ and ‘Ghee Happy.’

Cue the Harpsichord! Headline News

MGM Announces ‘The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem’ Game

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 4:22pm

Studio teams with Outright Games and PHL Collective on all-new game, based on the hit animated feature film franchise, featuring the legendary spooky family; release planned in time for Halloween this year on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PC digital platforms.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Animating the Punchy Electro Beats of 1788-L’s ‘Automaton’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1:08pm

The acclaimed producer’s new music video, animated by FISE and GASOLINE, captures the experimental bass and exciting, Daft Punk-like melody from the track off his new ‘Parallel:S’ EP.

Business Headline News

Dan Harmon’s New Animated Fox Series Gets a Name: ‘Krapopolis’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 8:43am

‘Rick and Morty’ creator’s show about a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters in a mythical ancient Greek city will be curated on Blockchain with a digital marketplace selling all sorts of NFT merchandise; series to debut in 2022.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Yelena Opens the Door to Adventure in ‘Black Widow’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:40am

New ‘You Got a Plan?” clip shows Florence Pugh’s imaginative problem-solving skills during a high-speed chase in the highly anticipated action-packed spy thriller; first film in Phase Four of the MCU hits theaters and Disney+ with premier access on July 9.

Finn and Jake Return! Headline News

Yes, There’s a New Clip for ‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Together Again’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:05am

Streaming May 20 on HBO Max, best buds Finn the human and Jake the dog embark on an epic adventure taking them far from home, where they unite against a monstrous evil.

Is There Hope for Humanity? SVOD Headline News

Hope is on the Way in ‘Sweet Tooth” Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 10:41am

Can the bond between a man of violence and a hunted, hybrid deer boy searching for others like him survive a world ravaged by the worst in human behavior? Season 1 premieres June 4 on Netflix.

Are you Man or Monster? Headline News

Drac and Pack are Back in ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 9:00am

In the final ‘Hotel T’ franchise chapter, Van Helsing’s ‘Monsterfication Ray’ goes awry, monsters become humans and Johnny… you know what’s coming! Sony Pictures Animation’s animated comedy hits theatres July 23.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Young Artists Pivot into Animation for Universal Music Group’s °1824 Division

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:28pm

Moving away from videography during the pandemic, members of the company’s inhouse creative group embraced new digital tools, including After Effects, to produce captivating video content that often provided fans their first visual representation of a new song.

3D Surrealism ANIMATIONWorld

Sci-Fi Ambient Minimalism: ‘Blue Moon Frequency # 2b [Spring Mix]’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:43am

Debuting today, the latest collaboration from noise-electro/classical composer Elizabeth Joan Kelly and avant-garde slide-guitarist Geiger von Müller gets surreal with public domain NASA images, Cinema 4D, and After Effects.

Coop ANIMATIONWorld

Get Ready to ‘Chicken Charge’ in Disney Junior’s ‘The Chicken Squad’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:03am

For executive producer Tom Rogers, his ‘egg-citing’ new series, premiering today, about three chicken siblings and their rescue dog mentor, is all about having fun and learning how to help your friends, neighbors, and family.

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