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FYSEE 2022 Emmys ANIMATIONWorld

‘Women Drawn to Animation’ Panel Spotlights Emmy Contender Successes

At the Netflix FYSEE event, Melinda Dilger, Jennifer Flackett, Kelly Galuska, and Emily Dean discussed their hit shows – ‘Arcane,’ ‘Big Mouth,’ ‘Human Resources,’ and ‘The Very Pulse of the Machine’ from ‘Love, Death + Robots’ – and their unlikely paths to success.

Celebrating Prehistoric Out-of-the-Box Thinking ANIMATIONWorld

‘Eureka!’: An Inventive Imagination Runs Wild in a Prehistoric Paradise

Children’s book author/illustrator Niamh Sharkey and ‘Doc McStuffins’ producer Norton Virgien discuss their new CG animated series about a young girl inventor who uses creative ‘thinkering’ to modernize her dinosaur-filled community, premiering today on Disney Junior and Disney+.

Season 1 DVDs Have Arrived ANIMATIONWorld

Bill Fagerbakke Talks Nickelodeon’s ‘The Patrick Star Show’

The famous actor and long-time voice of Patrick Star discusses his slapstick spin-off series, SpongeBob’s early years, and the late, great Stephen Hillenburg.

To Infinity and Beyond ANIMATIONWorld

Behind the Tactile, Push-Button World of ‘Lightyear’

For Brad Peltz, Jeremy Lasky and Fran Kalal, Pixar’s new animated feature seamlessly - with lots of exposed seams - marries 70s sci-fi design with futuristic buildings, vehicles, suits, and models – complete with realistic screens, buttons, levers, and gadgets – for a chunky look that belies the ruggedness and coolness of space exploration.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Teases ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ at Annecy 2022

With a nod to the original Brothers Grimm illustrations, the film’s senior creative team, led by Joel Crawford and Mark Swift, wowed the crowd with extensive sneak peek footage while walking through the touching and hilarious story of our favorite fearless feline hero’s return to cinemas this coming December.

Good Luck is Good! Headline News

Skydance Animation Shares ‘Luck’ Work-in-Progress at Annecy 2022

Studio team, led by director Peggy Holmes, wows the appreciative festival crowd with a fun set of sneak peek sequences showcasing its ‘very first’ animated feature film, coming to Apple TV+ August 5.

How Do You Get Down Off a Duck? ANIMATIONWorld

Apple TV+’s ‘Lovely Little Farm’ Boasts Some Pretty Lovely Little CG

Creators Maddy Darrall and Billy Macqueen talk about their new live-action / CG animated kids’ series, now streaming, about 2 sisters caring for the animals on their family farm, and how ILM’s single biggest challenge… was creating Quackety Duck Duck.

Can Bad Guys Go Good? ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Bad Guys’: A Messy and Complex Tale of Friendship and Redemption

For creator and writer Aaron Blabey, the DreamWorks Animation film, like his award-winning book series, shows how chaotic and complex relationships between characters highlight the humanity in all of us; now available on Digital.

Living LA Cool ANIMATIONWorld

‘Fairfax Season 2’: Why Viewers Should Watch Not Once, But Twice

Creators Teddy Riley, Matthew Hausfater, and Aaron Buchsbaum share some of the fast-paced setups and gags, including funny wall posters and tattoos you’ll miss if you blink – multiple viewings do help - as Dale, Derica, Truman, and Benny’s clout-tastic quest returns with 8 new episodes, now streaming on Prime Video.

What Does Love Really Mean? ANIMATIONWorld

‘My Love Affair with Marriage’ Plays Matchmaker with Animation and Science

Signe Baumane’s new animated feature, in competition at Annecy 2022, employs her raw, incredibly direct and soul baring storytelling in a film about a woman’s huger for love and acceptance, and how the power of biology is a force she must contend with.

Consume Responsibly ANIMATIONWorld

Emily Dean Shares Her Thrilling ‘Artistic Experience’ in ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3

The director’s vibrant, compelling short, ‘The Very Pulse of the Machine,’ channels Mobius’ psychedelia within an ambitious, toon shaded 3D/2D hybrid animation style to tell the story of an astronaut reeling from a deadly accident, trying to get back to her ship while using mind-warping drugs to counter her injuries.

Consume Responsibly ANIMATIONWorld

Alberto Mielgo Tells a Toxic Tale of Sensuality in ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3

The Oscar-winning ‘The Windshield Wiper’ director returns to Netflix’s iconic animated anthology with another short, ‘Jibaro,’ about a bloody, enrapturing clash between a gold-thirsty knight and a mysterious river siren; the iconic series, executive produced by Tim Miller and David Fincher, debuts today, May 20.

Rescue Rangers Return! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Takes a Loving Jab at Reboot Culture

Writers Doug Mand and Dan Gregor never thought their offbeat comedy mystery 'comeback' film would get made, but when Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and John Mulaney came aboard, the 2D/CG/live-action hybrid film suddenly didn’t seem so crazy.

Fighting for Climate Change One Animation at a Time! ANIMATIONWorld

The Climate Ad Project Fights for Change with Tongue-in-Cheek Animation

Longtime social activist Harold Moss has teamed his studio, FlickerLab, with NASA climate expert Peter Kalmus and a group of volunteer artists and scientists to create funny, meaningful 2D animated shorts addressing issues like Amazon deforestation, fossil fuel pollution, and rising ocean temperatures.

Who’s the Boss? ANIMATIONWorld

EP Brandon Sawyer Talks ‘The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib’

In the latest DreamWorks Animation ‘The Boss Baby’ franchise outing, hitting Netflix May 19, Theodore gets framed for embezzlement and reverts to his Boss Baby self, joining with brother Tim and nieces Tabitha and Tina to save Baby Corp from a new group of arch-nemeses.

Anime Movie Night! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Ryoma! Prince of Tennis’: A Story of Legacy and Fatherhood

Hitting U.S. theaters today, May 12, the franchise’s latest addition, based on Takeshi Konomi’s 1999 manga, tells the story of a tennis prodigy, looking to up his game, who's suddenly transported back in time to his father’s final championship match where he was mysteriously forced to retire.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Matt Braly’s ‘Amphibia’ Concludes its Annie Award-Winning Run

Disney’s ‘frog-out-of-water’ series, based on the creator’s childhood memories of sometimes awkward family visits to Thailand, was always designed to come full circle and wrap up its story of personal transformation after three seasons; 29-minute special Season 3 and show finale set for May 14 on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.

People ANIMATIONWorld

Iconic Muppets Get Supersized in ‘Sesame Street Mecha Builders’

New CG animated series from Guru Studio reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby as mecha robot superheroes-in-training who use STEM to help solve wacky, larger-than-life problems; show premieres today, May 9, on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito and May 10 on HBO Max.

It's Not Always an Event ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Great North’: Coming Out Doesn’t Have to Be Dramatic

For writer Charlie Kelly, May 8th’s episode, about Ham wanting to redo his ‘being gay’ announcement to elicit a more ‘theatrical’ reaction, shows that the unconditional love of family, however uneventful, makes for the best ‘reveal’ anyone could ask for.

This is Not Ariel’s Under the Sea VFXWorld

‘Oceanus: Act One’: Underwater Live-Action / VFX / Animation Sci-Fi on a Budget

FutureDude’s Jeffrey Morris has finally released his 30-minute short made with almost no money, a few actors, and a glass of water, fulfilling his long-time desire to tell a ‘deep sea’ story with compelling characters and hybrid filmmaking techniques that audiences relate to and enjoy.

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