Here Are Three Black-Produced Animated Projects You Should Know About

Black representation in animation is scarce which sucks but that doesn’t mean producers aren’t trying. In these constantly volatile times where the leader of the free world is constantly judging books by their covers, it’s important to remember the guys that are trying their damnedest to lean forward and make a difference in the adult animation industry. So, let’s spotlight three black-produced projects you need to know about coming from black producers that are every bit as awesome as anything you’ve seen on television.

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BubbleUK: BBC announces pilot for Tom Hardy voiced cartoon series

Recently, BBC3 announced that they’ll be introducing the pilot for a new animated series called “Sticky”, from the makers of Fonejacker. The show centres on a group of college students, who face a world without internet, and must go in search of the route of Wi-Fi’s demise. As someone who was very dependent on the internet during my own studies, I’m quite intrigued by this concept, and feel that many other students or graduates will be just as interested.

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Bella Fe Films welcomes animators worldwide for Bill Plympton tribute

Bella Fe Films of Los Angeles, California, announces an open call to animators worldwide to participate in Your Face Global Jam, a tribute to twice Oscar Nominated ‘King of Indie Animation,’ Bill Plympton. Plympton, celebrating 30 since his first Oscar nomination for his hand-drawn surreal animation Your Face has opened up this film for reinterpretation by his fans and fellow animators for the re-mastered release of the original film, and seeks to include tribute interpretations in his special features. Bella Fe Films director, Ken Mora, has to-date compiled over 40 three-second segments from animators in over a dozen countries for the Global Jam, and has further opened up more segments in an open-call competition for inclusion in the film.

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