Nelvana Launches ‘Talent Incubator: Black Write Edition’

[ad_1] Corus Entertainment Inc.’s Nelvana, an international producer, distributor, and licensor of children’s animated and live action content, has teamed up with Kids Can Press, an international children’s book publisher, to launch “Nelvana/Kids Can Press Talent Incubator: Black Write Edition,” an initiative designed to discover, support, and mentor emerging Black storytellers and illustrators. “We are …

‘Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles’ Opens at National Children’s Museum in D.C.

[ad_1] The Moomins have arrived at the National Children’s Museum – the subject of a visiting exhibition on loan from the Moomin Museum located in Tampere, Finland. The exhibition, “Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles,” showcases the universal values of the creatures, such as equality, inclusion, and respect for nature. The iconic fairytale creatures living …

‘Animator’s Survival Kit’ Now Available as Mini-Guides

[ad_1] Legendary three-time Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams, who died in 2019, was best known to the world for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and to the animation industry for The Animator’s Survival Kit, his definitive instructional book that later became a DVD set and iPad app. Based on masterclasses that Williams gave in the United States …

Netflix Acquires ‘The Summit of the Gods’

[ad_1] Netflix has acquired worldwide rights (outside France, Benelux, China, Japan, and Korea) to the animated feature The Summit of the Gods (Le Sommet des Dieux), based the popular manga series written and illustrated by Jiro Taniguchi, originally based on the 1998 novel by Baku Yumemakura. The film premiered earlier this year in Cannes as …

Michaela Pavlátová Talks ‘My Sunny Maad’

[ad_1] In My Sunny Maad, legendary Oscar-nominated Czech director Michaela Pavlátová’s animated feature film debut, a Czech woman marries an Afghan man with no idea what her life will be in post-Taliban Afghanistan. A co-production of Negativ (CZ), Česká Televize (CZ) and Sacrebleu Productions (FR), the poignant film took home the Jury Award this past …

New Episodes of Apple Original ‘Stillwater’ Now Streaming

[ad_1] Apple TV+ has dropped five new episodes of the Apple Original 3D animated series, Stillwater. Recently recognized with a Peabody Award for excellence, the show for kids and families encourages mindfulness and perspective through tales of friendship. The new episodes, along with five bonus shorts, are now available on the streamer. The series centers …

Xmas is Coming Early in Toonz Media Group and K6 Media Group Deal

[ad_1] Toonz Media Group and K6 Media Group have teamed up on a brand-new 2D animated preschool series, Li’l Santa, with plans to bring a little bit of Christmas to Santa fans everywhere. Based on the comic books by Lewis Trondheim and Thierry Robin, the series targets preschoolers and their families. The first season of …

Sky Kids Greenlights ‘The Brilliant World of Tom Gates’ Season 2

[ad_1] Sky Kids has commissioned a second season of the popular kids show The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (20 x 11’) from TG Entertainment Limited. The series is currently in production and will be available on Sky’s on-demand service Sky Kids and streaming service NOW in the UK & ROI in early 2022.  In …

Prime Video Releases ‘Do, Re & Me’ Musical Trailer

[ad_1] Prime Video just dropped a trailer for their upcoming Amazon Originals CG animated series Do, Re & Mi. Geared toward preschool-aged children, the show launches September 17 on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide, as well as Amazon Kids+ in the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, and Japan. Do, Re & …

Netflix Reveals ‘Ada Twist, Scientist,’ First Look Episodes, Trailer and Images

[ad_1] Netflix just revealed a trailer and first look images from the upcoming CG animated series Ada Twist, Scientist. From prolific Peabody, Humanitas, NAACP, and Emmy Award-winning Doc McStuffins creator Chris Nee, the new show follows eight-year-old Ada Twist, a pint-sized scientist with a giant-sized curiosity, who aspires to discover the truth about absolutely everything. …