This corona phenomenon might be sticking around for awhile eh? Keen on getting in on some thriving animation news from around the world? Cartoons Underground has got you covered with only the best of animation events from all around the world. We’re covering everything this month from new animation shows to artists showcases. So strap in and get ready to step into an animation filled September!

Made by Maddie

Premiering September 13, Nick Jr.

Preschool going Maddie navigates the complicated yet lighthearted anecdotes on life, family, friendships and her unique passion for fashion. Living in New York, this young spunky girl confidently shows off her style and confidence while learning how to be compassionate and a risk-taker as a young girl.

This young, spunky and endearing series will showcase the voices of African-American icons such as Karamo Brown (The Queer Eye), Rhyon Nicole Brown (Empire), Monét X Change (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Al Roker (Today Show) and so many more.

Follow Maddie (Alyssa Cheatham) on her fun fashion animation adventures this September 13th only on Nick Jr.

44th Ottawa International Animation Festival

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This Canadian animation festival is entering its 44th year and it intends to be as spectacular as always despite being online in this edition. This festival is a unique combination of art and industry with some of the quirkiest animation takes being showcased alongside virtual workshops and talks. A great way for an animation student to get their feet wet, this animation festival is certainly one that stands out this year.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival provides a healthy mix of kid friendly content and thought-provoking adult friendly works, exclusive networking opportunities and the chance to showcase your art- wherever you may be! Be a part of something bigger in the animation world by attending vibrant virtual after parties, 1-1 coaching sessions on tips and tricks in the animation and so much more!

Check out their Facebook and website for more information on North America’s biggest animation festival happening September 23rd – October 4th 2020.

Call for Animation Entries: Tricky Women/Tricky Realities 2021

Like most industries the animation one isn’t exempt from having problems with female representation. Tricky Women/Tricky Realities is one of the pioneers to showcase some of the best female animation artists from all around the world. This international competition has been taking place for over 20 years and will make its return from the 10th – 14th March 2021.

The past years have shown works from Korea, China, Austria, Germany and so much more. The lively collection of female perspectives from all over the world provide an interesting take on being a female in the 21st century- wherever that may be!

Tricky Worldwide aims to be a hub of talent and representation for female animation filmmakers who need a platform for their voice. Their artist and residency program has helped launched many a career from Dahee Jeong to Anais Caura.

Submit your animation entries this September here and check out their stellar talents from the past 20 years.

Cyberpunk 2077 Takes Best of Gamescom Award

Looking to improve on your video game repertoire? Everyone we know has dabbled with a little bit of gaming in 2020. Look no further that the recent winner at Gamescom 2020 ‘Cyberpunk 2077’. Winning prizes such as Best PC game, Best Playstation game, Best Roleplaying game and Most Wanted consumer prize makes this game the biggest winner at Gamescom 2020.

Starring Keanu Reeves as “Johnny Silverhand” a hard rocker for the fictional band Samurai, this open-world action and adventure story showcases the obsessions with power, glamour, and body modification. Customise everything from your character’s cyberware, skillset and play-style as you explore Night City, but be careful, the choices you make will shape not just the story but the environment around you.

Other notable winners include KeyWe, Best Family Game, Voidtrain, Most Original Game, Project CARS 3, Best Simulation Game.

Download Cyberpunk 2077 here, it is available from November 19th 2020 but is available for pre-order on both PC and Sony Playstation.