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‘Archer’ Digital Goodies on a Limited Time Mission in Quidd

Leading digital goods buying and trading platform Quidd has teamed up with FX Networks to offer officially licensed digital stickers and trading cards inspired by hit animated series ... Continue Reading →
Richard Edlund

VFX Master Richard Edlund Joins Chapman U as Pankey Distinguished Artist

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is bringing on four-time Academy Award winner (Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Raiders ... Continue Reading →
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Rick and Morty’s Virtual Game Materializes in April

Wubbalubbadubdub, kids! An awesome new Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality Playstation game is coming our way on April 10. The game, which retails for $29.99, is produced by Adult Swim ... Continue Reading →
Beastlies

Mattel and Bad Robot Launch Monster Plans for ‘Beastlies’

L.A.-based sculptor Leslie Levings’ charming monsters The Beastlies are coming to animated or hybrid life, thanks to a new plan launched by Mattel and Bad Robot. According to Deadline, ... Continue Reading →
Mirai

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’ Coming to NorAm Theaters with GKIDS

GKIDS has picked up North American distribution rights for Mirai, the highly anticipated new animated feature from celebrated director Mamoru Hosoda (The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, ... Continue Reading →
Sheep & Wolves: Pig Deal

Berlinale: Wizart Conjures New Poster for ‘Sheep & Wolves’ Sequel

Russian animation studio Wizart has revealed a new poster for its upcoming sequel to internationally successful animated feature Sheep & Wolves at the Berlin International Film ... Continue Reading →
FMX 2018

Blue Sky Icon Chris Wedge to Keynote at FMX 2018

Germany’s top animation and vfx confab FMX has announced the initial lineup for its upcoming event, which takes place April 24-27 in Stuttgart. Blue Sky Studios’ Oscar-winning animation ... Continue Reading →
Isle of Dogs

Critics Wag Tails for Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’

Wes Anderson’s much anticipated new animated feature Isle of Dogs made a big splash at the Berlin Film Festival yesterday. The film which opened the prestigious cineaste event pays ... Continue Reading →
The Art of The Secret World of Arrietty

GKIDS, Fathom’s Studio Ghibli Fest Returns; VIZ Announces ‘Art of Arrietty’

After a successful first run in 2017, GKIDS and Fathom Events have opted to continue their partnership to bring another series of treasured anime classics to U.S. theaters with Studio ... Continue Reading →
Big Fish & Begonia

Trailer: ‘Big Fish & Begonia’ Will Hook NorAm Audiences in Theaters April 6

Shout! Studios — the multiplatform film distribution arm of Shout! Factory — has tapped Funimation Films as its US theatrical partner to reel in the widely acclaimed Chinese ... Continue Reading →
Early Man

axisVFX Rocks 1,350 Shots for Aardman’s ‘Early Man’

UK-based axisVFX, the visual effects arm of Axis Studios and creator of high-end CG imagery for television and film projects, has delivered 1,350 shots over the course of 13 months ... Continue Reading →
Futurama

Happy President’s Day from Animation Magazine

Hey there, readers! The Animation Magazine crew will be out of the office on Monday, February 19 in observance of President’s Day. There will be no Monday morning newsletter, but ... Continue Reading →
Rick and Morty

‘Rick and Morty: Season 3’ Teleports to Disc May 15

Everyone’s favorite maladjusted miscreant scientist returns to disc when the most recent batch of hit Adult Swim series Rick and Morty: Season 3 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on May ... Continue Reading →
The Incredibles 2

Jack-Jack’s Unpredictable Powers Teased in ‘Incredibles 2’ Olympics Spot

Viewers got an informative first-look at the highly anticipated Disney-Pixar sequel Incredibles 2 during the NBC Olympics coverage on Wednesday night. The spot shows how Bob (a.k.a. ... Continue Reading →
Princess Emmy

Studio 100 Announces International Cast for ‘Princess Emmy’

Studio 100 Film has announced that Ruby Barnhill (Mary and the Witch’s Flower, The BFG), John Hannah (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Spartacus), Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity / Supremacy, ... Continue Reading →
Harvie and the Magic Museum

Planet Nemo Picks Up ‘Harvie and the Magic Museum’

Planet Nemo has snagged distribution rights to charming children’s 3D CG feature Harvie and the Magic Museum, from Rolling Pictures (Czech Republic) and co-producers Grid VFX (Belgium) ... Continue Reading →
The Stolen Princess

EFM: FILM.UA Adds to ‘Stolen Princess’ Sales Tally

FILM.UA Group announced from the European Film Market that it has closed a new deal for Ukrainian animated feature The Stolen Princess to Bohemia Motion Pictures for theatrical distribution ... Continue Reading →
Craig of the Creek

Adventure Begins on Cartoon Network’s ‘Craig of the Creek’ Feb. 19

An untapped spring of unlimited adventure awaits in the new Cartoon Network original series Craig of the Creek, launching on on the Emmy-winning Cartoon Network App and VOD on Monday, ... Continue Reading →
Fancy Nancy

Alyson Hannigan & Rob Riggle Star in Disney Junior’s ‘Fancy Nancy’

Disney Junior has announced that Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) and Rob Riggle (Modern Family) star in as parents Claire and Doug Clancy in its upcoming animated series adaptation ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: New ‘Voltron’ Trailer, ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Clip, ‘Kong’ VFX Breakdown & More

Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Mind Game’ Returns to Select Theaters The completely trippy and utterly engrossing cult classic from the famed director of Lu Over the Wall and Devilman Crybaby ... Continue Reading →