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Funimation Entertainment Headline News

Funmation Sets Theatrical Run for ‘The Boy and The Beast’

The latest masterpiece from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda opens in U.S. theaters nationwide on March 4; advance tickets for the original Japanese-language version & the new English dub version available starting February 5.

Disney Headline News

Disney Sets New Dates for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Originally scheduled for release on May 26, 2017, ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ will now debut on December 15, 2017; ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ will set sail on May 26, 2017.

Films Headline News

Animation Breakdown to Host Exclusive ‘Moomins on the Riviera’ Screening

Selections from the myriad Moomins TV adaptations, documentary clips of Moomins creator Tove Jansson, and an exclusive screening of ‘Moomins on the Riviera’ in Finish with English subtitles set for Sunday, January 24th at The Cinemfamily in Los Angeles.

NYICFF Headline News

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Previews 2016 Feature Slate

Running Feb. 26-March 20, animated feature slate includes special preview screenings of Funimation’s ‘The Boy and The Beast’ and Mark Osborne’s ‘The Little Prince.’

Warner Bros. films Headline News

WATCH: Warner Bros. Unveils New ‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer

With visual effects provided by MPC, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Ollin Studio, new trailer provides a closer look at the film’s main characters, including the elusive Joker.

Films Headline News

Augenblick Studios Starts Production for ‘Adventures of Drunky’ Feature

Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Coogan, Nina Arianda, Dave Attell and Tyler the Creator star in R-rated animated feature directed by Aaron Augenblick and produced at Cartuna.

Luma Pictures Headline News

Luma Pictures Unveils New VFX Show Reel

With more than 80 feature films spanning over a decade, Luma Pictures has made its mark with CG characters, simulations, and environments that have hit the big screen on tentpoles such as ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and Pharrell William’s ‘Freedom’ music video.

MPC Headline News

MPC Creates Seamless Effects for ‘Spectre’

Led by MPC VFX Supervisor Mark Curtis and Producer Laura Schultz, MPC’s global team worked closely with director Sam Mendes and Production VFX Supervisor Steve Begg, covering three key sequences in the snowy Austrian Alps and the deserts of Morocco.

Rainbow Headline News

Rainbow Magic Set to Cast a Spell at NATPE

Animation studio Rainbow to present three of its biggest brands – ‘Winx Club,’ ‘Regal Academy’ and ‘My American Friend’ -- at the upcoming NATPE conference in Miami Beach.

Blacklist Headline News

Blacklist & Studio AKA Tell the Sweetest Story Ever Told About Salt

Blacklist and Studio AKA craft a 90-second short film for Morton Salt that provides a dog’s eye view of the changing winter landscape and how it affects family pets and their backyard best-friendships.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Disney Launches Signature Collection with ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

Available on Digital HD January 19th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack February 2nd; digital bonus materials include a rare 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short, ‘Hungry Hobos.’

In Passing Headline News

Paul Tibbett Talks About That Time David Bowie Did Voice Work for ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

David Bowie voiced The King of Atlantis, otherwise known as Lord Royal Highness, in the 2007 one-hour ‘Atlantis SquarePantis’ TV special that kicked off season five.

Toei Animation Headline News

Toei Animation Launches Remastered Versions of ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and ‘Saint Seiya’ in Latin America

‘Dragon Ball Z’ licensed to Corporacion Ecuatoriana de TV.S.A. in Ecuador and Televisora Nicaraguense S.A. Canal 8 in Nicaragua; Saint Seiya sold to Televisora Nicaraguense S.A. Canal 8 in Nicaragua.

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