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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.

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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.

Business Headline News

‘Family Guy’ Writer-Producer Wellesley Wild Inks Warner Bros. Animation Deal

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:30pm

Emmy-nominated showrunner of WBA/Amblin TV’s upcoming ‘Animaniacs’ series for Hulu signs exclusive, multi-year agreement for both animated and live-action projects.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘I Lost My Body’ Pushes the Creative Boundaries of Feature Animation

Director and co-writer Jérémy Clapin talks about the narrative and technical challenges in making his Oscar-nominated, Annie Award-winning film.

diversity and inclusion Headline News

There’s Still Time! Universal Animation Writers Program Submission Deadline is January 17

Entries are still being accepted for studio’s first-of-its kind paid writing program.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

The Life of a Sibling That Never Was: Siqi Song’s ‘Sister’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 1:49pm

An intimate, sober and thoughtful animated short that imagines what a Chinese man’s family life might have been had his mother not been forced to terminate her second pregnancy.

Books Headline News

New Edition of Liz Blazer’s ‘Animated Storytelling’ Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 3:47pm

The animator and educator’s updated guidebook on animated filmmaking includes a new section on nonlinear, experimental films; AWN readers can get 35% off their purchase through Peachpit.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: First Trailer for James Bond 25 - ‘No Time to Die’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 4:07pm

With DB5 miniguns blazing, Daniel Craig reprises his role, possibly / maybe / probably for the last time, as iconic Agent 007, in MGM’s upcoming action-adventure spy-thriller, arriving in theatres April 8, 2020.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

A Filmmaker’s Journey to Honor a Loved One in 'Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days'

The award-winning filmmaker shares the story behind her latest film, a mixed media, stop-motion and hand-drawn ode to a cherished uncle.

Books Headline News

Mark Simon Releases New Book ‘Start at the Top – Stories to Help You Succeed’

Author, cartoonist and story artist on productions including ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Woody Woodpecker’ shares dozens of lessons learned from a 30-year career filled with both successes and failures.

diversity and inclusion Headline News

Universal Launches Animation Writers Program

Submissions now being accepted for Global Talent Development & Inclusion department’s first-of-its-kind paid writing program that combines both TV and film content development.

Disney Headline News

Benioff, Weiss and Johnson Join the Rebellion Against ‘Star Wars’ Trilogies

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Rian Johnson have left their respective projects, leaving no new ‘Star Wars’ films in active development.

Books ANIMATIONWorld

Book Review: On Animation: The Director’s Perspective Volumes 1 and 2

By Andy Klein | Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:26am

Bill Kroyer, Tom Sito and Ron Diamond’s expansive anthology is an intimate and comprehensive record of firsthand experiences from a ‘Who’s Who’ of top industry directors.

Animated TV Series Headline News

IoM and Keith Chapman Ink Deal for New Preschool Series, ‘Farmer Mars’

Creator of ‘Paw Patrol’ and ‘Bob the Builder’ to co-develop animated property with Halifax-based studio.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Writer and Director Jill Culton Talks ‘Abominable’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 14, 2019 at 4:58pm

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s just released US-China co-production shows animation’s true power to cross cultural boundaries with an entertaining, relatable and emotional story.

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