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Crazy Talented Asians & Friends Animation Shorts Announced for Virtual Showcase

Flushing Town Hall announced the selected films to be honored at this year’s Crazy Talented Asians & Friends animation shorts showcase, “Celebrating APA Heritage Month, Frame by Frame,” a YouTube livestream event on Saturday, May 29 at 6 p.m. (EDT). The evening program also features live conversation with the artists to share their stories. “Flushing...

AfroAnimation Launches Diversity-Driven Virtual Summit in May

AfroAnimation, a virtual summit bringing together one of the largest and most diverse groups of animation industry professionals from around the world, has announced plans for a two-day virtual summit bringing together artists and professionals from around the world for panels and screenings. The event was founded by Keith White, a media and tech professional...

Jimmy Fallon Sets Slate with NBCU; Animated Special, Series in Dev

Jimmy Fallon and NBCUniversal announced new projects that will further expand The Tonight Show host’s signature brand into new content experiences across all platforms. Fallon will embark on creating one-of-a-kind series and specials across NBCUniversal through his production company, Electric Hot Dog, which he runs with Jim Juvonen. The announcement...

Winsing’s ‘Diary of Dinosaurs’ Reaches $10M Box Office Milestone

Diary of Dinosaurs, the seventh feature film from China’s Winsing Animation, has topped US$10 million in gross box office revenue, leading animated features during the Labor Day holiday. After a yearlong postponement, Diary of Dinosaurs finally debuted on May 1, shown on over 10,000 screens, with nearly 44 million admissions and 2.3 million screenings...

Tickets on Sale: GKIDS, Fathom Events Bring Acclaimed Anime Back to Theaters

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and long-time partner Fathom Events continue their collaboration, bringing back a series of recent critically acclaimed and fan-favorite titles for nationwide event screenings. Tickets for all events are on sale now, and can be purchased online by visiting...

Animafest Grand Shorts Competition Reflects a Colorful Kaleidoscope of Experiences

Out of 820 entries, 44 films from 24 countries have been selected for the Oscar-qualifying Grand Competition Short Film of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2021. Most of them hail from France (9), followed by Spain (5), U.K. and U.S.A. (4) and Belgium and Poland (3). Two Croatian films also compete […]

BTS Clip: How ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Sets Phasers to Stunning

Ahead of Tuesday, May 18’s launch of Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 on Blu-ray, DVD and Steelbook from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, fans can get an advance look at one of the fascinating bonus features included in the set. In the exclusive snippet from Lower Decktionary – Art Design below, we […]

Desirable Mutations: ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Expands a Galactic Franchise

***This article was written for the June-July ’21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 311)*** If you needed proof that the galaxy far, far away is a fully yielded universe capable of delivering a seemingly endless variety of exciting tales, then look no further than Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the new animated successor series to […]

Rooster Teeth Goes BTS on ‘gen:LOCK’ S2, Sets ‘Neon Konbini’ Premiere

Rooster Teeth Animation today unveiled new behind-the-scenes content for Season 2 of Michael B. Jordan’s all-star animated series gen:LOCK (Season 1 now streaming on HBO Max) and announced the premiere of the fun and frenetic anthology Neon Konbini, with dozens of new shorts in a mix of styles, from original creations to fan-favorites. Check out […]

CG ‘Ultraman’ Feature Powers Up with Netflix & Tsuburaya

Netflix announced today that it is in development on a fully CG-animated Ultraman feature film, in partnership with Japan’s Tsuburaya Productions and produced with acclaimed VFX & animation shop Industrial Light & Magic. The project is being directed by Shannon Tindle, co-directed by John Aoshima and written by Tindle and Marc Haimes — all alums...

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