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Animation legend Dale Baer passes away at 70

Dale Baer, a beloved and prolific animation legend, has passed away. He was 70. The announcement came on January 16, 2021 by friends and colleagues that he had passed away the day before. A cause of death has yet to be determined. Walt Disney Animation Studios released the following statement below through their social media […]

Helluva Boss

This is not a family-friendly show, pushing acceptable adult content to a shocking degree, but those willing to brave the fires of Beelzebub may enjoy the independently produced high quality animation, eccentric characters, and nice melodies.

Phineas & Ferb co-creator Dan Povenmire announces new Disney Channel series Hamster & Gretel

Phineas and Ferb co-creator Dan Povenmire has a new animated series that has been greenlit for Disney Channel called Hamster and Gretel. The announcement video, seen above, was posted on Friday, October 9, but was only available for a select few to view. More recently news outlets picked up on the announcement. As Povenmire explains […]

Watch the New York Comic Con panel for Animaniacs revival featuring first clip

Much like other conventions this year as a result of the ongoing pandemic, the New York Comic Con has made their panels and presentations this year virtual and available online for audiences to watch for free. Among them is a panel on the forthcoming revival of the hit animated series Animaniacs, which can be viewed […]

ZooPhobia: Bad Luck Jack

While the characters and story echo Disney Channel programming, the independently produced short contains high quality animation and catchy songs, presenting a wholesome creature that is fun to watch and not fear.

Disney pushes D23 Expo a year from 2021 to September 9-11, 2022
Mulan

The live-action update to the Disney animated classic makes an admirable attempt at providing depth to the title character against strong visuals. But with everything else lacking excitement, it’s not quite “a girl worth fighting for”.

Evolve with the first trailer to The Croods: A New Age

Universal and DreamWorks Animation have released the first trailer to The Croods: A New Age, which can be viewed above. The sequel to 2013 hit finds the prehistoric cave family forced to find a new home. Though they find a seemingly idyllic paradise, it’s already home to the highly evolved Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”). […]

Get ready for a strange, nostalgic trip with the first WandaVision trailer

Marvel and Disney have released the first trailer for WandaVision, the first Disney+ television series set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which can be viewed above. The limited series will follow Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch and the android Vision as they try to live out an idealistic married life. Only nothing is as it seems, […]

The Mandalorian Season 2 trailer has launched

LucasFilm and Disney have released the official trailer for the second season of the popular, Emmy-nominated Disney+ original Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which can be viewed above. This season will focus on Din Djarin’s attempt to reunite The Child with his species, seeing them venture through numerous corners of the galaxy while dodging a […]

Animaniacs 27th anniversary celebrated with behind-the-scenes sneak peek at revival

To mark the 27th anniversary of the premiere of the original series, Warner Bros. has posted a brief behind-the-scenes video of the forthcoming revival of Animaniacs, which can be viewed above. The video focuses on Rob Paulsen (Yakko and Pinky), Jess Harnell (Wakko), Tress MacNeille (Dot), and Maurice LaMarche (Brain) reprising their respective characters alongside […]

Olaf “backstory” to be introduced in Disney+ short Once Upon a Snowman
Creator confirms sudden cancellation of The Venture Bros.

Jackson Publick, creator of the long-running and popular adult swim series The Venture Bros., announced through Twitter today that the series had been cancelled. Unfortunately, it’s true: #VentureBros has been canceled. We got the highly disappointing news a few months ago, while we were writing what would have been season 8. We thank you, our […]

Behind-the-scenes look at visualizing the world of Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina

Critical Role Productions have released the latest behind-the-scenes video on the making of the forthcoming animated series Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina. This featurette takes a look at how the show’s setting, the continent of Tal’Dorei in the world of Exandria, is being visualized for animation by the production studio Titmouse. Spotlighted are […]

Comic-Con@Home Coverage

Watch our coverage of Comic-Con@Home featuring the Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film 30th Anniversary, Ray Harryhausen 100th Birthday Celebration, and “The Secret Origins of Saturday Morning Cartoons”!

Beavis and Butt-Head get another revival, this time with Comedy Central
Watch Fun With Snow, an official Frozen short animated from home

Disney has launched a digital Frozen short called Fun With Snow starring Olaf that can be viewed above. The impressive part is that the short was animated solely by Hyrum Osmond from home and features Josh Gad voicing Olaf as recorded from home as well. Disney is promoting this as possibly the first in a […]

Full trailer of Pixar’s Soul comes alive

The full new trailer for Disney and Pixar’s upcoming Soul is now online, and can be checked out in the player above. The film will be the first Pixar feature released directed by Pete Docter since becoming the studio’s Chief Creative Officer last year. Attempting to explore metaphysics, the story revolves around middle school music teacher […]

Disney postpones release of Mulan amid coronavirus pandemic
The Blazing Dragons of Monty Python’s Terry Jones

Discover a hidden gem in Blazing Dragons, an animated series created by the late Monty Python alumni, where dragons are the heroes and humans the villains.

Behind the scenes look at writing Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina for animation

Critical Role Productions have released the first behind-the-scenes video on the making of the forthcoming animated series Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina. The featurette takes a look at the unique challenge of adapting material presented in live broadcasts of Dungeons & Dragons gaming sessions played by animation voice actors into an episodic medium. […]

NBC Universal developing animated Dungeons & Dragons podcast The Adventure Zone