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The Surreal, Stop-Motion World of ‘The House,’ Part 1

In the first of three linked articles, directors Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef talk about the inspiration and creation of their woolly story in Nexus Studios’ animated anthology, now streaming on Netflix.

Gimmie More Trek! Headline News

Paramount+ Renews Practically Everything ‘Star Trek’ It’s Got

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 2:57pm

Streamer announces new seasons and upcoming premiere dates for ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,’ ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks,’ and ‘Star Trek: Prodigy.’

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:57am

Nominees in 25 categories across film, TV, real-time, and special venue projects represent the top visual effects and animation work produced over the past year; ceremony format and venue yet to be revealed due to the ongoing pandemic.

We Love Trouble Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Cuphead Show!’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 7:28am

Upcoming series, based on the hugely successful Studio MDHR video game, is a crazy, surreal, 2D retro animation-styled slapstick comedy starring Cuphead and his brother Mugman seeking fun and adventure on Inkwell Isles… pursued by none other than the Devil himself; show premieres February 18.

Holy Dancing Irish Elk! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Riverdance: The Animated Adventure’ Reimagines an Iconic Musical

Director Eammon Butler and director/co-writer Dave Rosenbaum talk about authenticity, animating dance, and the challenge of transforming a world-renowned non-narrative stage show into a CG animated feature, now streaming on Netflix.

Executive producer Michael Olson talks about Season 5 of the hit Disney Junior show ANIMATIONWorld

‘Puppy Dog Pals’ Returns with Cute New Pets and Silly, Fun Adventures

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1:50pm

Executive producer Michael Olson talks about Season 5 of the hit Disney Junior show, premiering January 14, and how new characters brought renewed storytelling and production energy for the latest escapades of Bingo, Rolly, and their friends.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Exclusive Clip: Disney’s ‘Puppy Dog Pals’ Season 5

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:55am

The fun-loving pug puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly return to Disney Channel and Disney Junior on January 14 with a new set of exhilarating adventures in their neighborhood and around the globe.

Maury and Connie Get Their Own Show! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Human Resources’ Teaser and Images

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:05am

The ‘edgier and adult-ier’ ‘Big Mouth’ spin-off, starring hormone mistresses, monsters, and creatures dishing out anxiety, shame, and lustful words of encouragement, premieres March 18.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

20th Century Studios Drops ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 7:20am

Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, and Louise expand their comedic horizons - and our sense of joy - on May 27, as Loren Bouchard’s Emmy Award-winning hit animated comedy makes the jump to the big screen.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Folks VFX Helps 'Empower' Young DC Heroes in ‘Titans’ Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:53pm

Studio creates new and even more amazing superhero powers, as well as a photoreal green tiger and CG environments like the Amazons' island of Themyscira, for the HBO Max series, recently renewed for Season 4.

Awards Blogs

‘Encanto’ Wins for Best Animated Feature at 79th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:19am

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest musical, which tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one, beats out ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘My Sunny Maad,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ to win the season’s first big animation award.

Business Headline News

TwentyOne14 Media Teams with Pat & Mike, Dan Abnett and Team Legend Studios

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10:09am

Group's first project is animated series, ‘The Adventures of Skelly;’ strategic partnership includes former Cartoon Network Studios SVP Brian Miller, and will emphasize shows that feature and target underrepresented BIPOC audiences.

Great Things Come in Small Packages Headline News

‘Polly Pocket Season 3: Magic Locket Adventures’ Hits Netflix January 9

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 7, 2022 at 8:40am

13 all-new episodes feature our tiny heroine - with magical shrinking powers - and friends Shani and Lila embarking on adventures big and small as they explore the world outside of Littleton; watch exclusive ‘Polly's Putt Putt Pets’ clip.

A New Look and Feel Headline News

Cartoon Network Invites Kids Around Asia to Redraw Their World

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 4:15pm

On January 8, the channel launches its re-energized brand, ‘Redraw Your World,’ that promises to deliver more inclusive programming to wider audiences; campaign partnerships include Crayola, NTUC, and Singapore Chingay Parade 2022.

It's so Crunchy! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 3:21pm

Premiering January 9, new episodes from the show’s fourth and final season follow the emotional journeys of Eren, Mikasa, and Armin as the war for Paradis zeroes in on Shiganshina just as the Jaegerists seize control.

Stay Pufty My Friends VFXWorld

MPC Film Creates S’More Great VFX for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 2:40pm

Leading visual effects studio designs new ghosts, brings Harold Ramis back as Dr. Egon Spengler, and animates a horde of mini Stay-Puft marshmallows wreaking havoc on a Walmart, in Jason Reitman and Sony’s long awaited ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel.

Smile! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Smiling Friends’ Provides Big Laughs in a Small, Suspicious-Looking Package

Creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel guarantee that their new animated comedy series, premiering January 9 on Adult Swim, will make you feel better… unless, you know, it doesn’t.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ Season 4 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 3:27pm

The live-action hybrid preschool series returns to Netflix February 1 with 8 ‘cat-tastic’ new episodes; show invites kids to turn missteps and mistakes into something creative.

Business Headline News

AMC Networks Buys Anime Distributor Sentai

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 2:38pm

Deal includes company’s HIDIVE anime-focused subscription service and other brands, as well as its library of thousands of hours of popular titles including ‘Akame ga Kill,’ ‘Food Wars!’ and ‘Made in Abyss.’

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