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‘Transformers’ Voice Actor Jack Angel Dies Age 90

Prolific voice actor Jack Angel, known for his work in Voltron and Transformers among many TV, feature film and video game credits, has died at age 90. The news was shared by the Arlene Thornton & Associates talent agency — owned by Angel’s wife of almost 40 years, Arlene Thornton — on October 19 via […]

Animation Is Film: Back in Action

***This article originally appeared in the November ’21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 314)*** For months, we’ve all been waiting for animation events and festivals to return to their original live formats. It looks like we’ll finally get to see some of the world’s best animated movies on the big screen thanks to the valiant […]

Trailer: Patrick Imbert’s ‘Summit of the Gods’ Ascends Nov. 30

Netflix has unpacked the official trailer and key art for The Summit of the Gods, the critically acclaimed 2D animated feature from César Award-winning filmmaker Patrick Imbert (The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales). This Cannes Official Selection mountaineering tale arrives in select cinemas nationwide and streaming on Netflix on November 30. A breathtaking...

Trailer: ‘Super Crooks’ Snatches Up More Voice Stars

Additional voice cast have signed on to aid and abet Super Crooks, the new Netflix Anime series based on Mark Millar and artist Leinil Yu’s super-powered heist comic. The streamer also unveiled the main trailer today for the 13 x 30′ adaptation, directed by Motonobu Hori (Carole & Tuesday) and animated by studio Bones (Fullmetal […]

‘JoJo & Gran Gran’ Studio A Productions Expands with New Bristol Base

Independent U.K. animation producer A Productions has taken on an additional studio on the fourth floor of 15 Colston Street in Bristol to provide space for their growing workforce to expand. An internationally recognized, creative-led, multi-discipline studio with a strong track record of producing award-winning children’s content for broadcast and...

WIA Announces Scholarship Program Industry Partners for 2022

Women in Animation is continuing to expand its ongoing WIA Scholarship Program with workshops, tutoring sessions, software packages and cash prizes for recipients of the 2022 cycle from industry partners Animation Focus, Animation Mentor, Autodesk, Foundry, LAIKA, Toon Boom and Wacom. Additionally, WIA’s Bay Area and Montreal Chapters are providing...

DreamWorks ‘Trolls Holiday in Harmony’ Comes Caroling to NBC Nov. 26

A new half-hour animated musical special reuniting the colorful cast of DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls franchise will be bringing holiday cheer to TV screens next month! Starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, Trolls Holiday in Harmony premieres Friday, November 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. As the holidays near, Queen Poppy (Kendrick) plans the first...

First Look: Waffles + Mochi Need a Freezie Day Miracle in ‘Holiday Feast’ Special

Netflix has defrosted a first-look clip for the upcoming seasonal special, Waffles + Mochi’s Holiday Feast. The clip introduces viewers to the food-centric “Freezie Day” and puts our puppet heros in a pickle when they receive some hungry holiday guests. The 25-minute special premieres November 23. Waffles and Mochi are home for the holidays in […]

Animating with Anderson: Gwenn Germain on the Charming 2D Sequence in ‘The French Dispatch’

***This article was written for the December ’21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 315)*** Best known for his meticulously designed and art directed features, director Wes Anderson has managed to have successful parallel careers in both the live-action and animated worlds. The talented helmer of beloved stop-motion movies Fantastic Mr. Fox and Isle of...

Academy Reveals 2021 Student Academy Award Winners & Medals

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students as winners of the 48th Student Academy Awards competition. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards in the seven award categories will be presented by Oscar-winning filmmaker and 1992 Student Academy Award winner Pete Docter, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, and filmmakers...

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