The Burden

‘The Burden’ Wins Grand Prix & FXX Grant at 2018 GLAS Animation Fest

The 2018 GLAS Animation Festival has come and gone in Berkeley, CA, offering an eclectic and inspiring lineup of films, talks and special guests. With the festival winners announced, ... Continue Reading →
Rebecca Manley and Simone Giampaolo

Aardman Expands Partner Content Division, Adds Directors

Aardman has hired visual production company and animation studio Jungler to represent the studio and its pool of directors in France. Based in Paris, Jungler creates commercials, music ... Continue Reading →
New Duck Tales cast at D23 Expo 2017

Disney Fan Club Gears Up for D23 Expo 2019

All the many wonderful worlds of Disney will come together again next year when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents D23 Expo 2019, set for August 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention ... Continue Reading →
Deadpool

FXX ‘Deadpool’ Animated Series Project Implodes

FX, Marvel Television and series creators-to-be Donald and Stephen Glover (Atlanta) have broken ranks and left the much-buzzed-about Deadpool animated series dead in the water, less ... Continue Reading →
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Spielberg Says ‘Tintin 2′ Is Not Dead

Fans of Tintin, the popular comic-book character created by Belgian artist Hergé and adapted into several TV series and the 2011 motion-capture feature directed by Steven Spielberg, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Coco,’ ‘SpongeBob’ Take Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for Animation

Pixar’s awards season juggernaut Coco and long-running TV toon SpongeBob SquarePants won out in the animation categories of Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards, ... Continue Reading →
Spice Girls

Spice Girls Bringing Girl Power to Animation in Superhero Flick

UK pop princesses the Spice Girls will be giving a new meaning to their “girl power!” catch phrase by voicing animated alter egos in a new superhero-themed movie. Variety reports ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Nomad of Nowhere’ Ep. 1, Netflix Doubles Its ‘Oddbods,’ Teen-Lead Animation Ambition in Guyana, & More!

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival 2018 North America’s premiere toon fest is now open to submissions for the categories of Animated Feature, Independent Shorts (Narrative, ... Continue Reading →
Olan Rogers, creator of Final Space

Animated People: Olan Rogers Blasts Off into ‘Final Space’

This week, we catch up with YouTube star and indie filmmaker Olan Rogers, who created the original TBS/Conan O’Brien/Conaco animated series Final Space along with writing partner ... Continue Reading →
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Watch: ‘My Little Pony’ Goes ‘90s in ‘Saved by the Bell’ Spoof

Just when you thought nothing could top the magic of Mario Lopez’s smile, the crew behind Hasbro Studios’ My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic whips up a ponified tribute to the ... Continue Reading →
Bob the Builder

Channel 5 Serves More Milkshake! to Amazon Prime Video

Channel 5 is launching its preschool TV brand Milkshake! on Amazon Channels within Prime Video. Dubbed More Milkshake!, Channel 5’s first move into SVOD will be available to Prime ... Continue Reading →
Nightmare in the Morning

Disney XD Slates First Student Short Premiere from Animag Rising Star Yonatan Tal

This Saturday, March 24, Disney XD will premiere music-driven short Nightmare in the Morning from Yonatan Tal during his third year at CalArts in the Character Animation program. Airing ... Continue Reading →
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Trailer: ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Coming Soon to Nick

Nickelodeon has unshelled the first official trailer for its all-new 2D animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which follows the band of brothers as they discover ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: New ‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer, Sonic’s Secret Dance, an Epic Digital Human & More

PSIAF Confirms ‘Kathmandu’; Call for Entries Open The Palm Springs International Animation Festival returns to the desert this August 22-26, and submissions are now open for all ... Continue Reading →
Sherlock Gnomes

‘Sherlock Gnomes’: Not So Elementary, Dear Watson!

***This story originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 279)*** Sherlock Holmes is an infinitely complex, challenging and charismatic character. He’s ... Continue Reading →
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Fun Academy Presenting ‘Sgt. Stubby’ Premiere as Kids’ Charity Benefit

Fun Academy Motion Pictures is uniting with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California to co-host the world premiere of animated family feature Sgt. Stubby: An ... Continue Reading →
Anim18

Anim18 Details UK-Wide Animation Celebration

Beginning next month, venues throughout the United Kingdom will play host to showcases of British animation achievement, from childhood classics to experimental shorts. Anim18 will ... Continue Reading →
The Recall VR Abduction

FIU’s CARTA Arts College Teams with Bridgegate on VR Studio-Lab

Florida International University’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) has partnered with innovative Hollywood tech and VR content company Bridgegate Pictures ... Continue Reading →
Gary and His Demons

MIPTV: Blue Ant Shops Raft of New Titles with Adult Animation in the Mix

Blue Ant International, a transatlantic content distribution division of Blue Ant Media, is bringing an expanded catalog of new original content and third-party programming to the MIPTV ... Continue Reading →
Lucas the Spider

‘Lucas the Spider’ Snares Fresh TV in Its Adorable Web

Fresh TV Inc. (creator of the Total Drama franchise) has joined forces with animator Joshua Slice and snagged exclusive rights to “web” phenomenon Lucas the Spider. The company ... Continue Reading →