Animation Is Film Reveals Competition Line-Up

[ad_1] Animation Is Film (AIF) has announced the competition line-up and other special events for its fourth edition, which takes place in-person October 22-24, returning to its home at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.  Kicking off on Friday, October 22 is the North American premiere of the highly anticipated Netflix feature, The Summit …

Netflix Drops ‘Arcane League of Legends’ First Look Character Posters

[ad_1] Netflix has released character posters for their upcoming animated series, Arcane League of Legends, based on Riot’s MOBA game, League of Legends. Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions – and the power that will tear them apart. …

Watch ‘My Own Drum Remix’ Video with Missy Elliott from ‘Vivo’ Soundtrack

[ad_1] Atlantic Records, Netflix, and Sony Pictures Animation just released a vibrant new visual, My Own Drum Remix, featuring Missy Elliott and Vivo’s Marta. The energetic dance video includes 3D animated sequences of the musical’s animated characters, dancing along and singing to the beat. Directed by Evan Hara, it features Tik Tok stars Enola Bedard, …

Secret Agents for Change: Netflix’s ‘Q-Force’ Finally Arrives

[ad_1] Q-Force, Gabe Liedman’s raucous new animated comedy, premieres today on Netflix. The all-new 10-episode series boasts an all-star cast including Sean Hayes as Agent Mary; Gary Cole as Director Chunley; David Harbour as Agent Buck; Patti Harrison as Stat; Laurie Metcalf as V; Matt Rogers as Twink; and Wanda Sykes as Deb. Created and …

Frank Zhu Named Managing Director Riot Games’ China Entertainment

[ad_1] Riot Games has tapped Frank Zhu as managing director for Riot Games’ China Entertainment, its newly formed division that will expand the company’s existing IP through film, television, music, consumer products, and live experiences.  Zhu joins the game developer and publisher after serving since 2016 as the CEO of Pearl Studio, where he let …

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 …

Re-VIEW: ‘Vivo’ – the Magic of the Mambo

[ad_1] In Vivo, the animated musical adventure from Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix, a music-loving kinkajou called Vivo (Lin-Manuel Miranda) sets out to deliver a song written by his friend Andrés (Juan de Marcos González) to his long-lost love Marta (Gloria Estefan). Along the way, Vivo befriends an energetic young girl called Gabi (Ynairaly Simo) …

Netflix Launching Animation Foundations Mentorship Program

[ad_1] Netflix is launching the Netflix Animation Foundations Program, a four-month mentorship program for early creatives looking to break into the animation industry. The streamer’s impact on storytelling and commitment to using the art of animation to broaden empathy and understanding can be seen in recent releases including Maya and the Three, Ridley Jones and …

‘Octonauts: Above & Beyond’ Coming to Netflix

[ad_1] Season 1 of Silvergate Media’s Octonauts spin-off series, Octonauts: Above & Beyond will debut globally on Netflix September 7, 2021, followed by Season 2 in 2022. First launched on screens in 2010, the original internationally broadcast animated series has retained popularity while establishing a significant fanbase, especially since its debut in the UK, US, …

VIEW Conference 2021 Welcomes Aardman’s ‘Robin Robin’ Creative Team

[ad_1] VIEW Conference 2021 has just announced a special panel celebrating the stop-motion animation of Robin Robin, the upcoming musical special from Aardman and Netflix starring Gillian Anderson, Richard E Grant, Bronte Carmichael and Adeel Akhtar. Substituting Aardman’s trademark Plasticine style, viewers will be charmed by the whimsical, handcrafted needle felting aesthetic and design of …