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Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Re-Imagine ‘Clone High’ with MTV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:32am

Oscar-winning pair reuniting with series co-creator Bill Lawrence and writer Erica Rivinoja to develop new episodes based on iconic animated emo culture satire that originally aired in 2002.

Annecy 2020 Headline News

Aardman and Netflix Announce ‘Chicken Run’ Sequel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 9:16am

20 years after release of UK studio’s hit comedy, the highest-grossing stop-motion film of all time, we learn from filmmaker’s Annecy presentation that director Sam Fell and team will begin production next year on Ginger and Rocky’s new adventure. 

SVOD Headline News

First Look: Netflix Releases Trailer for Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 6:29am

Oscar-winning ‘Dear Basketball’ director’s new animated musical adventure, co-directed by Oscar-winner John Kahrs and produced at China’s Pearl Studios, will be released this fall.

Business Headline News

'Daria' Spin-off 'Jodie' Lands at Comedy Central

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4:18pm

Emmy Award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross to star in new series from MTV Studios, with Grace Edwards serving as creator and head writer.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: The Vision Behind ‘Jungle Beat: The Movie’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:06am

Premiering June 15 as one of Annecy 2020’s 10 feature films in competition, Brent Dawes and Sandcastle Studios’ charming new animated family adventure will be released worldwide on VOD June 26. 

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Executive Producer Mike Rubiner Talks ‘The Loud House’ 100th Episode

With a 2020 Daytime Emmy nomination in tow, as well as two GLAAD Media Award nominations, the hit Nickelodeon show celebrates diverse characters, realistic storylines, and a centennial milestone as it heads into Season 5.

Festivals Headline News

Jennifer Lee, Henry Selick and Dean DeBlois Headline Annecy 2020 Masterclass Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11:09am

Bruno Coulais, Chris Buck, Ron Clements, John Musker, Nick Park and Eric Darnell join a host of industry leaders headlining online festival’s selection of WIP, PREVIEW and Making Of presentations, running June 15-30.

Voice Acting Headline News

Watch an ‘Animation Under Lockdown’ Zoom Script Reading to Ease Your Stir-Crazy Day

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2:47pm

Animation / comedy writing duo Greg Hahn and Alan Denton team up with voice over pros Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Mike Pollock, Cindy Robinson, and Pete Capella for a bit of lighthearted animated quarantine distraction.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

‘Solar Opposites’: Doing What We Never Thought They’d Let Us Do

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 1:27pm

For series co-creator Mike McMahan, on his and Justin Roiland’s new Hulu animated comedy, if an idea makes them laugh, and it’s crazy enough, into the show it goes.

People Headline News

Taika Waititi to Harness the Force in New ‘Star Wars’ Feature

Oscar-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ director to co-write and direct new movie franchise entry; new ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ series also announced during May the Fourth celebrations.

TV series ANIMATIONWorld

Andy Richter Talks Animation Domination and Jon Benjamin’s Van

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 24, 2020 at 4:14pm

Veteran late-night comedian and voice actor, host of new ‘Anidom Beyond Show’ Animation Domination-related live recap show, brings his dry wit and love of animation to audiences in real-time.

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Walt Dohrn Talks ‘Trolls World Tour’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 4:34pm

With his sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 hit, ‘Trolls,’ releasing straight to digital home viewing this Friday, the director shares his thoughts on the joyful experience of creating six new musically-themed ‘lands’ of fuzzily immersive charm.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Kara Vallow Tackles the Mysteries of Science in ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:30pm

The Emmy-nominated ‘Family Guy’ executive producer returns for Season 3, delivering over 100 minutes of animation for the venerable, highly acclaimed science franchise, which debuts tonight on National Geographic.

SVOD Headline News

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Teaming with Netflix on Animated Comedy

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10:59am

’30 Rock’ heads sign deal for 20 episodes of new series, ‘Mulligan,’ created by Carlock and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ executive producer Sam Means.

SVOD Headline News

Taika Waititi Taking on Two ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Series at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:32am

Academy Award-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ director will write, direct and executive product two original animated series based on the world and characters of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book.

Annecy Headline News

Wes Anderson to Present at Annecy 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:19pm

Director of ‘Isle of Dogs’ and Cristal winner ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox,’ along with ‘The French Dispatch’ collaborators Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola, will talk about his relationship with animation.

Animated TV Series ANIMATIONWorld

Amy Poehler’s ‘Duncanville’ Arrives on FOX’s Sunday Night Animation Block

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10:24am

Four years in the making, the ‘SNL’ alum’s new comedy, created with Emmy Award winners Mike and Julie Thacker Scully, her ‘Parks and Recreation’ cohorts, premieres this Sunday.

Awards Headline News

2020 Kidscreen Award Winners Announced

The year’s best work in children’s television and digital media was recognized by the global kids entertainment industry at the annual Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

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