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‘Deadpool 3’ Flips into Development with ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Writers

Dynamic writing duo Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin are set to pen the script for the third outing in the Ryan Reynolds-led franchise, the first Marvel-led X-Men universe film since Disney’s Fox acquisition.

People Headline News

Writers Guild of America West Honors Craig Miller

TV animation writer receives career achievement award for his achievements during a 30-year career writing, developing, and producing animated shows, with over 300 credits to his name.

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A Couple Faces the Pain of Unspoken Grief in ‘If Anything Happens I Love You’

In Will McCormack and Michael Govier’s animated short, estranged parents of a child killed in a school shooting try to overcome their heartbreak and find each other again; now showing on Netflix.

In-Passing Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo’ Co-Creator Ken Spears Dies at 82

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 4:55pm

Prolific writer and producer will be remembered, along with co-creator and production partner Joe Ruby, for their many Saturday morning animated series including ‘Dynomutt,’ ‘Dog Wonder,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ and ‘Superman.’

Brilliant! Headline News

Sophie Turner Joins HBO Max Animated Comedy ‘The Prince’

Series creator Gary Janetti (‘Family Guy’) announces the ‘Game of Thrones’ star’s addition to his A-List cast on the upcoming satirical comedy series based on the British royal family.

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HBO Max and Cartoon Network Greenlight 3 New Mo Willems Projects

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10:03am

Award-winning author and playwright expands his existing deal with new animated series ‘Unlimited Squirrels!,’ animated special ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Special,’ and live-action immersive series ‘Cat the Cat’s Show the Show Show with YOU the YOU!’

casting Headline News

Peter Dinklage, Rainn Wilson, and RuPaul Board Aniventure’s ‘Hitpig’

Voice cast and concept art released for upcoming futuristic, cyberpunk animated feature, helmed by Cinzia Angelini and Maurizio Parimbelli, from a script by Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘Bloom County’ cartoonist Berkeley Breathed.

Virtual Events Headline News

A Conversation with ‘Rick and Morty’ Stars and Co-Creators Set for PaleyFest NY

Insanity and psychopathic science are on the docket at The Paley Center for Media’s 8th annual TV festival; talent behind Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s hugely popular Adult Swim animated series scheduled for October 27; event kicks off October 23.

workshops Headline News

Black N’ Animated and WIA Announce Free Storyboarding Class Nov 7

In collaboration with independent animation studios Oddbot, Powerhouse, Renegade, Six Point Harness and Titmouse, the two organizations are hosting an all-day virtual class headlined by award-winning director Matt Danner’s ‘Storyboarding 101;’ other lectures include ‘Storyboarding for Action’ and ‘Storyboarding for Adult Comedy.’

People Headline News

Chris Dicker, Lena Byrne, and John Reynolds Launch ‘Sow You Entertainment’

Startup production company secures major development deal with global streaming platform; other projects in various stages include original IP for preschool, kids, and tween projects.

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Deftly Tackles the Risky Constructs of Life, Death, and How We Enter the World

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:23am

Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ new film skillfully embraces complex issues of religion, culture, and race, with the studio’s first Black leading character struggling to answer the question, ‘What makes you…YOU?’

Girl Power! Headline News

HBO Max Adapting BOOM! Studios’ ‘Lumberjanes’ into Animated Series

Series to launch with hour-long special written and directed ‘She-Ra and The Princesses of Power’ creator, Noelle Stevenson; her graphic novel ‘Nimona’ is also currently being adapted by Blue Sky Animation, set for release in 2022.

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‘Stories to Obsess Over’: WebToon’s Live-Action Comic Promos

The one-minute, black and white spotsfeature well-known U.S. actors taking on comic character personas, monologuing lines from stories in a promotional tease.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Animated Horror Series ‘JumpScare’ in the Works at Scholastic and Mainframe

Man of Action Entertainment writer collective to develop series, based on popular Scholastic kid’s horror books; each stand-alone story will use different animation styles, crafted to parallel and elevate their respective tones.

Annie Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Now Accepting Recommendations for Special Honorary Awards

Entries can now be submitted to suggest nominees for Winsor McCay Award, June Foray Award, Ub Iwerks Award, Special Achievement Award, and the Certificate of Merit at the upcoming 48th Annie Awards.

Cultural Sensitivities Headline News

Adult Swim Removes Offensive Episodes of Three Animated Series

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 2:50pm

Episodes from ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ ‘The Boondocks,’ and ‘The Shivering Truth’ have quietly disappeared from the network’s library, and are not part of show libraries licensed to HBO Max.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’ Family Dinner Clip

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 9:56am

Hairy crab notwithstanding, Fei Fei tries to convince her family the Moon Goddess Chang’e is real, in clip from Oscar-winning ‘Dear Basketball’ director’s new animated musical adventure, coming October 23.

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WATCH: Final Trailer and New Stills from Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:54am

Netflix shares new materials from Oscar-winning ‘Dear Basketball’ director’s new animated musical adventure, co-directed by Oscar-winner John Kahrs and produced at China’s Pearl Studios, coming October 23.

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Hugh Davidson Inks Exclusive Multi-Year Deal Warner Bros. Animation

Emmy Award-winning Mike Tyson Mysteries and Nobodies writer/producer will develop original animated projects across all WBA platforms; his ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ gets presentation order.

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Inside the Trippy and Complex Universe of ‘The Midnight Gospel’

Co-creator Duncan Trussell explains the process of marrying interviews from his ‘The Duncan Trussell Family Hour’ podcasts with animated visuals from the mind of ‘Adventure Time’ creator Pendleton Ward and the talented hands of Titmouse studio artists.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Exclusive: Christina Chang’s Sequence Pitch on Cartoon Network’s ‘We Bare Bears: The Movie’

One of the film’s storyboard artists makes her first pitch of the ‘bears running through the city’ sequence from the new animated movie based on the popular series, now available on DVD and digital.

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