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VIDEO: RJFS on Set: Creating the Characters of ‘Blark and Son’
Go behind the scenes at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios to check out Ben Bayouth’s original puppet series Blark and Son, a 30-second series coming soon to Instagram.

’Sing’: How Director Garth Jennings Made th Transition to Musical Animation
Bill Desowitz has a proper chat with the British director about imbuing Illumination’s second release of 2016 with a live-action vibe. (Read more about Sing in the February ‘17 issue of Animation Magazine!)

Nominations Announced for Art Directors Guild 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards
Final voting for the TV and feature film contenders runs Jan. 9 through Feb. 9. The winners will be announced at a gala event Saturday, February 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

’People v. OJ Simpson’ Star Sterling K. Brown Joins Marvel’s ‘Black Panther
The 2017 Golden Globe nominee will play N’Jobu, a figure from the hero’s past. Ryan Coogler is directing the 2018 release, which stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther.

Hasbro Content Lands on Playster Platform
A number of the studio’s animated and live-action kids’ titles are available now, including Transformers, Kaijudo and G.I. Joe titles. Playster is available via web browser and app (iOS/Android).

Blark and Son

Blark and Son