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Nathan Love director Jim McKenzie has delivered an evocative, nostalgic promo for National Geographic Channel’s The 80s: The Decade That Made Us miniseries. A rousing contrast to National Geographic’s traditionally grounded advertising, the animated spot serves up a trio of grinning, buff cheese ball characters working out in synch to [...]
There are several fun new animated and puppet-driven series making their debut on DVD/Blu-ray this week that should put everyone in the right retro summer mood. First up, how can you say no to the Fraggle Rock: 30th Anniversary Collection ($130 listed, $113 on amazon)? This glorious 21-disc (3230 minutes—that’s over [...]
Production management system Shotgun Software is offering a complete product overhaul with its new 5.0 version. The release encompasses production tracking, scheduling, review and approval, helping modern production pipelines run as efficiently as possible—and now also includes a new UI and toolset designed specifically for artists and supervisors. Shotgun 5.0 [...]
Brenda Chapman, the Oscar-winning writer and director of Brave has responded to Disney’s recent makeover of the film’s lead character Princess Merida. In conjunction with adding Merida to the Disney Princess line, Disney gave Merida a “more adult” look, dropping her bow-and-arrow and putting her in the type of glitzy [...]
Japanese director and animator Anno Hideaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion) will voice the lead character Horikoshi Jiro in this summer’s Miyazaki movie Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises). According to Twitch.com, the announcement was recently made on the film’s official website. Hideaki will portray the man who designed the zero fighter plane [...]
Disney Junior plans to air its popular animated series Sofia the First weeknights at 7 p.m. and weekends at 5:30 p.m., beginning June 10. The Hollywood Reporter says the show will also air weekdays at 9 a.m. and weekends at 8:30 a.m. on Disney Channel. This is part of the [...]
Lucasfilm announced on Friday that production of Star Wars: Episode VII will take place in the United Kingdom. All of the six previous live-action Star Wars movies have included U.K. production at Elstree, Shepperton, Leavesden, Ealing and Pinewood Studios. “We’ve devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars as inspiration [...]
Kids Media powerhouse DHX Media launched three dedicated paid YouTube family channels this week: DHX Kids, DHX Junior and DHX Retro were there of the premiere content partners selected to be part of YouTube’s first paid channels on Thursday. DHX Media digital channels will be offered in multiple countries, including [...]
Animation Magazine is proud to announce the next batch of judges confirmed for this year’s Pitch Party contest — the online/print pitching competition that puts your animated project ideas into the hands of industry decision makers. Submissions are now open for this year’s contest, with the winners set to be [...]
In advance of its May 15 New York City Upfront event, Adult Swim has unveiled its slate of new and returning shows. Among the new offerings is the comedy toon Rick and Morty from Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, which will premiere in primetime later this year and Fox Television’s [...]