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SIGGRAPH Asia’s CAF Welcomes Creators of ‘Wind,’ ‘Over the Moon’ & ‘Wolfwalkers’

Asia’s premiere computer animation festival, part of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual conference, will showcase the best of this year’s works, presented by the creators, who will share their insights and discuss their most innovative projects and experiences with computer-generated animation and visual effects. Celebrating the work of students, young...

Clip: Madhur Jaffrey & Sakina Jaffrey’s Waterfront Mystery in ‘Mira, Royal Detective’

In Friday’s new episode of Mira, Royal Detective, world renowned actress, chef and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey and her daughter, actress Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards) guest star as Mrs. Chopra andMrs. Kapadia, who both enlist Mira’s help when some of their valuables go missing. The case unfolds in “Mystery on the Waterfront,” airing in […]

GKIDS Unveils Rocking New Trailer for ‘On-Gaku’

Meet the band from Kenji Iwaisawa’s punk-inspired animated feature in the new trailer for On-Gaku: Our Sound, coming to select North American theaters through GKIDS on December 11. Winner of the Nelvana Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival and selected for Annecy, the 2D flick — animated almost entirely by director Iwaisawa — […]

Gillian Anderson, Richard E. Grant Lead ‘Robin Robin’ Cast

Netflix and Aardman announced the voice cast for upcoming stop-animation musical holiday special Robin Robin, which is currently in production at Aardman’s award-winning studio in the U.K. and will debut on Netflix in time for the holidays in 2021. Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson (The Crown) and Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever […]

Disney Confirms ‘DuckTales’ Will Not Return for S4

Despite a valiant fan petitioning effort online, the 2017 rebooted DuckTales series will not get a fourth season from Walt Disney Television Animation. A Disney spokesperson issued the following statement Tuesday: “The talented creative team, led by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones, have delivered exceptional storytelling with uniquely reimagined...

Sonia Manzano Series ‘Alma’s Way’ Coming to PBS KIDS from Fred Rogers Prod.

PBS KIDS today announced Alma’s Way, a new animated series from Fred Rogers Productions. The series is created by actor and writer Sonia Manzano, who positively impacted the lives of generations as “Maria” on Sesame Street, breaking new ground as one of the first Latino characters on national television and receiving an Emmy Lifetime Achievement […]

Cartoon Network Debuts New Anti-Racism PSA ‘Tell the Whole Story’

Cartoon Network is releasing a second anti-racism PSA developed by Emmy-nominated Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of O.K. KO! Let’s Be Heroes, aimed at providing kids and families with productive ways to disrupt the common narratives about racism. The latest PSA, titled “Tell the Whole Story,” features Steven Universe’s...

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 4.26

Epic Games today released Unreal Engine 4.26, delivering powerful new tools that extend the ability of creators to craft believable real-time environments and characters for games, film and TV, visualization, and training and simulation, as well as continued advancements to Unreal’s industry-leading virtual production toolset, higher-quality media output,...

Bill Plympton Launches Kickstarter for New Feature ‘Slide’

Indie animation icon Bill Plympton is crowdfunding a new feature-length project, Slide, inspired by his Oregon upbringing and love of country music. Plympton hopes that with a successful Kickstarter campaign (the minimum goal is set at $77,800, with a $200,000 stretch) could help him and his team bring the movie to fans as soon as […]

Watch: Award-Winning Luca Toth Short ‘Mr. Mare’ Debuts Online

Luca Tóth’s second independent short film, Mr. Mare premiered at the distinguished Berlinale festival in 2019. Since then, it has screened at 90 festivals around the world, winning 12 awards — including the Oscar-qualifying Børge Ring Award, presented by Danish animation society ANIS at the Odense International Film Festival. Mr. Mare is a surreal animated...

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