Daily News Bytes: Celebrating Women’s Day with ‘Spirit’, ‘Trolls’ on a Roll, Learn About London Animation & More


Inni Karine Melbye, The Mother of Norwegian Animation 1937-2018
Journalist and friend of the pioneering artist, Nancy Denney-Phelps, remembers Melbye on the occasion of her passing after a six month illness. Melbye played a major role in the ASIFA Animation Work Group, set up Studio Filminnitiv and lived and worked on both sides of the Atlantic.

’Our Cartoon President’ Gets Additional Seven-Episode Order at Showtime
Steven Colbert and Chris Licht’s Whitehouse misadventures will keep rolling, with episodes averaging 2 million viewers across its multi-platform reach, despite a 32% Rotten Tomatoes ranking. Because nothing’s more amusing than dystopian collapse.

A Brief but Fascinating History of London’s Animation Studios
Jez Stewart, Animation Curator for the BFI National Archive, gives a quick tour around town to spotlight the very spots where UK animation history got made.

Fresh ‘Peanuts’ Fashion Line Served Up in Europe
ESSENTIEL Antwerp is offering new lines for men, women and children include sweaters, T-shirts, skirts, purses, handbags, scarfs, cardholders, keyrings and shoes inspired by Charles M. Schulz’s classic characters in its retail locations and department stores around the world. Oh, and online!

New Clips for ‘Trolls: The Beat Goes On’ S2
In addition to the exclusive clip we got to debut for you, DreamWorks Animation TV has revealed more sneak peeks at the new season of its peppy 2D series — arriving on Netflix tomorrow, March 9. Check out ”Prank Day Song” and the story of ”Rapunztroll”!

WATCH: Celebrating International Women’s Day | Spirit Riding Free
DreamWorks Animation Television invited members of the nonprofit Girls Inc. LA to its Glendale, CA, campus to meet with the female cast, executive producer, and artists who work on Spirit Riding Free for an inspiring discussion on girl power and the importance of female representation in entertainment.

The studio also premiered the Season 4 Trailer today — new episodes gallop to Netflix next Friday, March 16.

Girls Inc. kids meet with some of top women team members of Spirit Riding Free at DreamWorks' Glendale studio.

Girls Inc. kids meet with some of top women team members of Spirit Riding Free at DreamWorks’ Glendale studio.

ESSENTIEL Antwerp Peanuts Woodstock Purse

ESSENTIEL Antwerp Peanuts Woodstock Purse