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Helping Kids Build Friendships Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Shape Island’ Trailer

The stop-motion animated series teaches kids that people and friendships take many different shapes; based on the best-selling trilogy of ‘Shapes’ picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, the show kicks off January 20.

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‘SuperKitties’: Problem-Solving Felines Making the World More 'Pawesome’

Premiering January 11, the new animated preschool series blends campy humor, feel-good themes, and vibrant colors to bring two popular character-types together: cats and superheroes.

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’: So Much More Than Just a Sequel

Producer Mark Swift talks about the development of DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster adventure-comedy now in theaters, and why the long-awaited swashbuckling feline’s return is his favorite of all the films he’s worked on.

Helping Kids Build Friendships Headline News

Apple TV+ Announces ‘Shape Island’ Stop-Motion Kids’ Series

Coming January 20, the new animated show, based on the best-selling picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, follows the silly adventures of Square, Circle, and Triangle; also announced, ‘Helpsters’ Season 3 returns this Friday with all-new episodes.

More Dino Mania! Headline News

‘ARK: The Animated Series” Season One Trailer Drops

Based on the popular dinosaur survival adventure video game ‘ARK: Survival Evolved,’ the series features an all-star cast including Gerard Butler, Russell Crowe, Michelle Yeoh, and Vin Diesel, set to release on a yet-to-be-named platform later this year.

From Toy to Screen Headline News

Build-A-Bear Producing ‘Glisten and the Merry Mission’ Animated Feature

The ‘stuff it yourself’ teddy bear toy company is teaming with Foundation Media Partners on its first animated Christmas feature, complete with an all-star cast, based on the real-life Holiday plush collection star Glisten the snow deer.

The Clones Are Back! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Returns for Season 2

EPs Brad Rau and Jennifer Corbett talk cloth simulations, matte paintings, and military dynamics as their hit 3DCG animated series debuts its sophomore season tomorrow, January 4, on Disney+.

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

Hulu Drops ‘Koala Man’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 9:03am

Debuting January 9, 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, stars Michael Cusack, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Snook, Jemaine Clement, and Demi Lardner.

Gimme Groot! ANIMATIONWorld

Luma Pictures Helps Grow a ‘Groot’

Marvel Studios’ 5-episode collection of ‘I Am Groot’ animated shorts finds the mischievous toddler sprouting his childhood wings, produced through a close collaboration between director Kristen Lepore and the VFX studio’s animation director, Raphael Pimentel; the series is now streaming on Disney+.

A Lovecraftian Dark Knight? Headline News

New Images Revealed for ‘Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham’

Three exciting first-look character images have been released for upcoming Lovecraftian animated film, including glimpses of Batman (David Giuntoli), Harvey Dent, (Patrick Fabian), Oliver Queen (Christopher Gorham), and Talia al Ghul (Emily O’Brien).

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

Crime and Funishment: A Feline Hero Returns in ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’

Joel Crawford, director of DreamWorks Animation’s latest adventure-comedy, talks about Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, and the making of his new film about the famous whiskered adventurer’s coming to grips with mortality, a brilliant, instant classic, now in theaters.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops New Trailer, Release Date for ‘NieR: Automata Ver1.1a’

The anime series based on Square Enix and Platinum Games’ role-playing game, featuring the battle between androids and machines in a post-apocalyptic Earth, is set to release January 7.

The Latest from Light Chaser Headline News

GKIDS Sets ‘New Gods: Yang Jian’ Theatrical Release Date

Light Chaser’s new animated feature tells the story of Chinese god Yang Jian’s journey to stop his long-lost nephew as he searches for a treasure that could bring catastrophe.

Something Special Streaming on Xmas ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’: An Animated Tale of Love, Friendship, and Kindness

The beautiful and compelling new hand-drawn Apple Original Film, based on the bestselling illustrated book by Charlie Mackesy, debuts on Apple TV+ December 25.

We Finally Return to Pandora! VFXWorld

Joe Letteri Talks ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

Wētā FX’s 4-time Oscar-winning Senior Visual Effects Supervisor discusses his collaboration with director James Cameron on the highly anticipated ‘Avatar’ sequel, now in theaters.

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Returns to its Fairy-Tale Illustration Roots

For Production Designer Nate Wragg, the daredevil feline star and supporting characters of DreamWorks Animation’s new 3DCG comedy adventure, launching today in theaters, sport more exciting, painterly looks that draw heavily from their illustrated origins.

Can Bad Guys Be Good? Headline News

DreamWorks Shares ‘The Bad Guys: Anatomy of a Car Chase’ VFX Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 3:46pm

In an AWN exclusive, see how the studio designed and produced the signature opening chase scene, where cops and robbers careen across Los Angeles, in the studio’s 3DCG action comedy about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws attempting to become model citizens, starring Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, and Awkwafina.

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The ‘Pawesome’ New ‘SuperKitties’ Animated Series Coming to Disney Channel

Disney Branded Television’s show about adorable superhero kittens who impart lessons of kindness, empathy, and friendship premieres Jan 11 on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney+.

Wait Until Mom Finds Out! Headline News

Netflix Reveals ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ Sneak Peek

From Academy Award winner Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, the new CG action comedy looks at family life and the moments that shape it while giving ‘take your kids to work day’ a crazy new angle; the 10-episode series hits the streamer in February.

A Lovecraftian Dark Knight? Headline News

Voice Cast Revealed for ‘Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham’ Feature

David Giuntoli will star as the eponymous hero in an animated adventure of Lovecraftian proportions, set in a 1920s Gotham where the caped crusader accidentally unleashes an evil spirit.

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.

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.

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