SAG-AFTRA approves new animation contract through 2020

As animation and voiceover work becomes ever more commonplace among mainstream TV and movie fare, it’s more necessary to work out fair labor contracts. SAG-AFTRA members overwhelmingly voted earlier this month on a new deal. Results announced thi…

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Syfy orders animated version of Weekend Update called Alien News Desk

Here’s an interesting development for fans/followers of Saturday Night Live. SNL’s Weekend Update is reproducing! More specifically, the people who write and produce Weekend Update are now also going to write and produce an animated series …

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Comedy Central launches animation submission process, open through Dec. 31, 2018

Based on the success of Nickelodeon’s “Animated Shorts Program,” sister Viacom network Comedy Central has launched its own Animated Shorts Program. “We hope the Animated Shorts Program is an evolution of our continuous history of finding the next great comedic voices. We are grateful to the very smart people at Nickelodeon who originated this incubator, and […]

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Tenacious D’s NSFW webseries and new album: Post-Apocalypto

Tenacious D is back. Jack Black and Kyle Gass have recorded a new album, are heading out on tour behind it, and also releasing a six-episode animated webseries, with each episode featuring a brand-new Tenacious D song from JB and KG. It’s called “Post-Apocalypto.” And Black hand-drew the webseries himself! The webseries includes “appearances” from […]

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Comedy Central sets eight-day South Park marathon to lead up to Season 22 premiere

Comedy Central will kick off a 273-episode, eight-day marathon airing of South Park on Sept. 19, leading up to the Season 22 premiere the following Wednesday night, Sept. 26. For more, click here!

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Comedy Central acquires syndication rights to FOX animated classics King of the Hill and The Cleveland Show

With Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in a rush not only to create new original content, but also have all of the best stuff you enjoyed watching years ago on TV to watch over and over again, it’s newly notable whenever some other channel/platform acquires series syndication rights. And so Comedy Central announced today that it’ll […]

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Ren & Stimpy creator outed as predator of underage teen girls

Most people who were fans of the animated cult classic Ren & Stimpy knew that its creator had a troubled past with Nickelodeon, withJohn Kricfalusi getting fired from his own show. And people who worked on the show likely knew that Kricfalusi liked to date younger women. But until BuzzFeed broke the news last week, […]

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‘Blair’: TBS Is Lookin’ at Instagram!

In 2014, comedian Mo Welch posted her first comic on her @momowelch Instagram handle. It featured a simply drawn depressive named Blair and read “Spirit Airlines is my ‘Nam’” Two years later, The Daily Dot wrote a piece on Mo, the traction her Blair comics were getting in the space, and–perhaps more importantly–the inspiration behind sitting down and drawing in […]

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Louis CK will not voice any new cartoon voices in 2018, either

Louis CK starred as the voice of a dog in the 2016 film, The Secret Life of Pets, but two other animated projects featuring the comedian’s voice have been recast or scrapped in the wake of his sexual harassment confession last fall. The Disney Channel confirmed that CK’s role of “The Horrifying Sweaty One-Armed Monstrosity” […]

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Team Coco’s Comedy Club animates stand-up routines on Snapchat

Matt Braunger’s routine about an elevator ride from hell has become the first animated Snapchat show for TBS and Conan’s new series, Team Coco’s Comedy Club. New animated stand-up routines will debut Sundays throughout the winter, developed specifically for Snapchat’s mobile platform. You’ll be able to catch them on Snapchat from 6 a.m. Eastern Sunday through […]

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