The filmmakers share how the sequel to ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’ got its story from the franchise’s catchphrase, ‘No Job is Too Big, No Pup is Too Small,’ with the furry first responders finding out that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference; film hits theaters September 29.
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Directors Sam & Adam Deats and EP/co-showrunner Kevin Kolde talk about their all-new series, the latest installment in the ‘Castlevania’ universe, a coming-of-age story of reckoning with trauma while destroying monsters and vampires alike… with lots of blood; now streaming on Netflix.
The former Nickelodeon President of Entertainment talks about his non-profit documentary studio’s second annual Children’s Resilience in Film Awards, which recognizes films and filmmakers that highlight children’s strength in the face of adversity; ceremony set for October 3, with supportive events and screenings beginning today, September 28.
In the 45 years since 71 students made up the university’s first class, ‘Starship SCAD’ has grown to four locations, over 100 degree programs, more than 17,000 current students and 60,000 alumni, with more than 2,200 alone in the School of Animation and Motion… and a brand-new Midtown Atlanta expansion that includes a 700-seat theater, SCADshow, that will host the festival, running September 28-30.
First-time filmmaker Diego Guzman’s new 2D animated feature draws inspiration from Satoshi Kon and Masaaki Yuasa to tell the tale of citizens contorting their bodies by any means possible into square shapes to get into a Tetris-like cube heaven, until one man finds another shape inside him that’s the antithesis of their world.
Brothers Shane and Chris Houghton’s Emmy Award-winning series, about a mischievous 10-year-old who moves from the farm to the big city with his out-of-place family, returns with new stories taken from their own lives growing up in rural Michigan before moving to LA… where people don’t respond to friendly waves; new season debuts September 23 on Disney Channel.
Matthew A. Cherry’s new animated series, based on his Oscar-winning ‘Hair Love’ short, offers an honest, heartfelt, and comedic take on a millennial couple and their young daughter as they juggle careers, parenthood, social issues, and multi-generational dynamics while working to make a better life for themselves; show debuts September 21 on Max.
The company’s powerful, ergonomically designed SpaceMouse 3D, CadMouse, and Keyboard Pro are providing improved creative workflows and professional-grade comfort to artists in the animation and game industries.
Philippe Alessandri, Clément De Ruyter and Sylvain Huchet discuss their serialized animated kids’ show – and tabletop game – filled with ‘meowgic’ and adventure, that follows four kittens banished from the ‘Kingdom of Cats’ who must learn to work together to find the treasure that will be their ticket home.
The veteran animator has built a long, successful career using various 2D techniques to produce ‘explainer videos’ that help companies unpack their product’s messages in fun ways that aren’t boring.
In Jim Capobianco and Pierre-Luc Granjon’s new stop-motion film, the iconic Renaissance man, who wrote grocery lists on his sketches, was insatiably curious and headstrong, so much more interesting than his usual depiction as an untouchable genius; the film hits U.S. theaters September 15.
The former Rhythm & Hues and DreamWorks Animation senior exec switched gears and jumped headfirst into animated film and series development, creating her own shows while mentoring and collaborating with Epic Games and ASIFA India to start the Women Creators Program.
Co-EPs / Co-showrunners Nate Cash and Erin Gibson’s revived ‘Tiny Toon Adventures’ series, set at Acme Looniversity, famed institution of higher hijinks learning, sports a visual facelift where the characters ‘move in a cool 3D way, but it's all hand-drawn;’ Season 1 debuts today, September 8 on Max, tomorrow on Cartoon Network.
The Adult Swim veteran discusses his use of slightly weird, experimental comedy on five new 2D shorts that honor ‘Star Trek: The Animated Series’ 50th anniversary, kicking off this Friday with ‘Skin a Cat.’
For directors Julien Chheng and Jean-Christophe Rogers, an early WIP screening was interrupted by news of Russia’s attack; they quickly realized their film, about healing a broken, suppressed country, was more relevant and real than ever, giving them an even more heightened sense of purpose.
Co-showrunner Steven Maeda and VFX supervisors Victor Scalise and Scott Ramsey took extra-special care crafting the live-action series adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s famed 106-volume manga and 20-season anime series, noting huge risks tackling the beloved property while mindful of the long list of failed anime-to-live-action efforts that preceded them.
Writer/creative director AJ Grand-Scrutton and animation director Eric Ciccone talk about Dlala Studios’ revival of one of Disney’s oldest character designs, building an entire 2D animated game world for Mickey & Friends that includes a new story and original orchestral score, recently launched exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
Led by the Serena Williams-inspired Qai Qai, the internet-first animation studio has been steadily building seven different kids’ franchises, incubating first on social media before expanding the brands into film, TV, and games.
The latest crop of shorts in Dave Hughes’ innovative incubator of new talent and new ideas includes four episodes of Joe Cappa’s ‘HAHA You Clowns,’ Chloe Trost’s 2-part ‘Dohls,’ and Maggie Brennan’s ‘Agoraphilia.’