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Season 3 Arrives! ANIMATIONWorld

Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux Talk ‘The Great North’ Season 3

For the co-creators, showrunners, and executive producers of the hit FOX animated comedy, humor can be found even in serious topics like global warming - the sisters consider themselves like the dance band on the Titanic, ‘keeping spirits high as the ship goes down.’

Get Cronenberg’d Headline News

‘Scanners’ TV Series Adaptation in Development at HBO

Based on David Cronenberg’s infamous body horror film, the show will follow two women who must learn to work together to topple a vast conspiracy determined to bring them to heel.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

Call for Entries: 50th Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood’s celebration honors excellence in animation and returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall in February 2023; entry deadline is December 13.

Honoring Excellence in TV Animation and VFX Headline News

Arcane Wins Big at The Creative Arts Emmys

This past Saturday and Sunday evenings, artistic and technical achievements in television were honored; the Riot Games and Netflix series led the animation pack with 4 Emmy nods, while Chadwick Boseman was celebrated with a posthumous Emmy for his voice work in Disney+’s What If…?

Our Interest is Pea-qued Headline News

Musical Comedy ‘Penelope’ in Development at Disney

Now word yet on whether it’s a live-action or animated, but the upcoming feature will loosely follow the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale ‘The Princess and the Pea,’ and may premiere November 22, 2023.

Player One Has Joined the Game Headline News

Dewayne Perkins, Tim Story Join ‘Clue’ Animated Series

‘The Amber Ruffin Show’ writer and ‘Barbershop’ producer are the first names to join the upcoming adaptation of Hasbro’s classic ‘whodunnit’ board game from Fox Entertainment, eOne, and Bento Box Entertainment.

Business Headline News

Terapin Studios Acquires Toomics Global Webtoon Platform for $160 Million

Company follows up this past February’s purchase of webtoon producer Copin Communications with new deal execs are confident will bring the company’s cartoon creators further into the international marketplace, putting them in better position to negotiate IP deals.

Events Headline News

40th Anniversary Screening of ‘The Last Unicorn’ Coming to The Academy Museum

Screenwriter/author Peter S. Beagle and producer Michael Chase Walker be on hand for a Q&A at the David Geffen Theater showing of the classic 1982 animated fantasy.

Business Headline News

Chris Miller Signs on to Direct Untitled ‘Smurfs’ Animated Musical

The official announcement will be made June 16 at a special Nickelodeon and Paramount Animation presentation at Annecy 2022; the animated musical is slated for a  December 2024 release.

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.

We Want More Dark Underworld! Headline News

‘Mortal Kombat’ Helmer Simon McQuoid to Direct ‘Omega’ Sci-Fi Feature

Blair Butler, a seasoned horror screenwriter who also produced Hulu and Marvel’s ‘Hellstrom’ series, is working on a new version of the script.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

2023 Annie Awards Set for February 25

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:21am

50th Annual ceremony, recognizing the best in the field of animation, returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall; Deadlines, Rules, and Categories to be announced September 12.

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.

Is Reality Elastic? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Undone’s Wild Ride Between Time, Space, and Reality Returns for Season 2

Co-creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksburg’s groundbreaking, rotoscope animated drama, about a young woman trying to harness her newfound time traveling skills and unravel her father’s murder - with his help – is back with more mind-bending episodes.

Frank Miller Presents! Headline News

Frank Miller Launches Publishing Company, New Comics on the Way

Under his newly formed ‘Frank Miller Presents’ banner, the widely influential creator will deliver new installments of his iconic series, as well as fresh visions from up-and-coming artists.

Business Headline News

LAIKA and ‘Ozark’ Creator Bill Dubuque Teaming Up on ‘The Night Gardener’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 9:22am

Studio CEO and president Travis Knight will direct the stop-motion feature, a gritty neo-noir folktale centered on a young man in rural Missouri fighting to keep his family together in the wake of a tragedy.

Awards Headline News

‘Tuca & Bertie’ Lands Animation Honors at 2022 Writers Guild Awards

Cartoon Network’s popular series about two millennial bird women wins out over ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Family Guy’ at Sunday’s virtual ceremony.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune,’ ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines,’ and ‘What If…?’ Take Home Critics Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:28am

The two features add to their winning streaks, with the Disney+ animated series nabbing the award for Best Animated Series (TV), at last night’s ceremony.

And the Winner Is! Headline News

‘Affairs of the Art’ and ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Top Winners at 2022 British Animation Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:50pm

Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ comedy about a larger-than-life Welsh housewife takes home three awards; Locksmith Animation’s tale of an awkward middle-schooler and his defective robot takes home Best Longform honors.

Business Headline News

Latoya Raveneau Inks Overall Deal at Disney Branded Television

Under the agreement, ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ director will develop animation and live-action content for Disney Television Animation and 20th Television Animation.

Live Talks Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: A Conversation with the Creatives Behind Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’

Join the virtual conversation with the creative team behind the studio’s new animated feature; the free March 18 event is hosted by the VIEW Conference in partnership with OGR.

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