May's News in Animation!

We're always excited to share all the new productions of the worldwide animation industry with you.  As we near the end of May, we round-up a few updates that were announced this month.


1. 'Missing Link'


Though Laika is constantly pushing forward with cutting-edge technology, their colorful style in physical stop-motion remains the same in their newest animated feature Missing Link. Led by director Chris Butler, Missing link is a comedy-adventure about Sir Lionel Frost, a monster investigator, and, the "monster" himself, Mr. Link.

No trailer has been revealed yet, but read more about Missing Link here!


2. 'Popeye' on YouTube!


Popeye, the 89 year old sailor, has a series coming out on YouTube!  King Features Syndicate, which handles the Popeye franchise licensing, made a pact with Wildbrain for this development.  They will take over management for "Popeye and Friends Official" YouTube channel and will be responsible for the new content.  A decade later, The launch is scheduled for 2019 - stay tuned on our social media platforms for more info!


3. 'Disenchantment' on Netflix


Matt Groening’s animated fantasy series is being described as "if The Simpsons and Futurama had a baby," and it was announced to premiere on Netflix in August 2018! No official trailer has been released for it, but their first tweet, posted on May 22, gave us a teaser shot - and with no surprise, this animated series targets adults.


4. French Animation Film Festival 


The 7th edition of the French Animation Film Festival had its opening day on May 23, 2018!  One of the animations being screened this year, seen above, is called features a blend of anime and street art truly makes this feature a French-Japanese animation. 

There is also a Workshop on "Stop-Motion Animation", a couple of talks, and many other screenings! See the full list here


5. Boomerang Unveils...


Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!  Boomerang is reviving some old-time animations into new productions, to be released in 2019!  In the new series, the Mystery Inc. gang resumes their detective work with some celebrity guests.  Meanwhile, Pebbles, Bamm Bamm and Dino have some new adventures of their own. 


There is so much more being announced, especially as we near Summer 2018! Stayed tuned on our social media platforms for a daily dose of the animation industry news. 


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