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Annie Awards: ‘Soul,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ & ‘Hilda’ Score Most Wins

ASIFA-Hollywood’s 48th Annual Annie Awards, honoring overall excellence as well as individual achievement in animation across 36 categories, were held tonight as a live streamed virtual ceremony this Friday, April 16. The star-studded presentation, often a predictor for the Oscar animation races, bestowed multiple honors on awards-season favorites Soul...

Off into the Wild Blue Sky: Reflecting on the ‘Ice Age’ Studio’s Legacy

***This article originally appeared in the May ’21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 310)*** The building was the size of a city block, plunked down in rural Greenwich, Connecticut. You could spend an hour walking the place, observing the different cultures of each department, the different crafts and artsy posters on display. It was arguably […]

News Bytes: ‘Gundam’ & ‘Cinderella’ Live-Action Pics, Floyd County Union MV, ‘Wonder Woman’s 1st Female Writer Dies & More

Netflix, Legendary Plan ‘Gundam’ Live-Action Feature Kong: Skull Island helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts is tapped to direct the flick inspired by the 40+ year old hit anime franchise, with comics writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man) penning the screenplay and exec producing. The new adaptation will be overseen by Legendary’s Cale Boyter and original...

Dream Farm Studio CEO Discusses Company’s New Projects and Priorities

We recently had the chance to catch up with Dr. Dave Ansari, the CEO of Canadian animation house Dream Farm Studios. The Toronto- and Poland-based company, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, creates animation and gaming art for broadcast and web applications and works with many advertising agencies, indie and branding agencies around...

Goodbye Kansas Helps Resurrect Albert Einstein as Digital Human

Bublar’s subsidiary Goodbye Kansas contributes to the digital creation of Albert Einstein for AI technology pioneer UneeQ and their Digital Humans initiative. As this year marks the 100th anniversary of his Nobel Prize in Physics, the project honors Einstein’s impact on history and on future generations through innovative AI technology. Goodbye Kansas...

‘Castlevania’ Ending with 4th Season; Netflix Considering Expanded Universe

It’s time to close the coffin on Castlevania — the breakout Netflix anime inspired by the classic Konami videogame will not return after the upcoming fourth season, launching May 13 with 10 episodes. Deadline confirmed the news and reported that the streamer might resurrect its world of heroes, monsters and powerful vampires in a new […]

Clip: Nick’s ‘The Barbarian and the Troll’ Dip into the Swamp of Fears

In tonight’s episode of Nickelodeon’s recently premiered puppetry series The Barbarian and the Troll, our brave, plush heroes screw their courage to the sticking place and buckle up for a perilous paddle! Get a sneak peek in the exclusive clip below… if you dare! Premiering Friday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), “Blood, Sweat & […]

Trailer: Netflix Sets Key Creatives, July Premiere for ‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’

Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 100 million units shipped worldwide, Resident Evil is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with the upcoming original CG anime series, RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, launching exclusively on Netflix in July this year, the streamer has revealed. Eiichiro Hasumi, the critically-acclaimed...

Clip: The Beginnings of a Beautiful Friendship in ‘Arlo the Alligator’

The latest addition to Netflix’s growing original animation lineup, Ryan Crego’s tuneful 2D feature Arlo the Alligator Boy, makes its streaming premiere today (Friday, April 16). In case you weren’t already sold on the cinema-quality visuals, pedigree voice cast and heartwarming message about finding one’s family, perhaps this sweet new clip about the...

Pastry Powered Hero ‘Anpanman’ Gets Exclusive Tubi Premiere

Tubi, a division of FOX Entertainment, announced it will exclusively premiere the massively popular Anpanman franchise from TMS Entertainment to English- and Spanish-speaking audiences. Starting with 10 movies, the first of which (Apple Boy and Everyone’s Hope) is now available, anime fans in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico will...

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