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‘X-Files’ for Dummies: The Incompetent Competence of ‘Psi Cops’

Creators Bart Batchelor and Chris Nielsen talk about the long journey their Canadian adult animated comedy series about a paranormal detective agency took to arrive at Adult Swim, where it now streams at midnight.

Vi and Jinx on Blu-Ray! Headline News

‘Arcane’ Season 1 Coming to Digital, 4K UHD, and Blu-Ray

Set in the universe of the massively popular video game League of Legends, the series Limited-Run Collector’s Edition releases October 22, the SteelBook edition and the Standard Blu-ray edition on October 8, and on digital starting September 24, from GKIDS and Riot Games.

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW 2024 Speaker Updates: Chris Sanders to Talk ‘The Wild Robot’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 19, 2024 at 9:42am

Newly confirmed speakers include the famed director, plus Raymond Zibach and Jeff Budsberg, the top creatives behind DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature; Italy’s premier animation and VFX event runs October 14-19 in the beautiful baroque city of Turin.

Beware The Sisterhood Headline News

HBO Teases ‘Dune: Prophecy’ Series

Inspired by the novel ‘Sisterhood of Dune,’ and set 10,000 years before Paul Atreides’ ascension, the new live-action series follows the Harkonnen sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind; six-episode Season 1 coming to HBO and Max in November.

The Bros are Back Headline News

The Russo Brothers in Talks to Direct More ‘Avengers’ Films

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ helmers could return to the franchise for ‘Avengers 5’ and ‘Avengers: Secret Wars,’ the two-part theatrical conclusion to the MCU Multiverse Saga.

The Show Must Go On Headline News

Matthew Chauncey Tapped as New ‘X-Men ‘97’ Writer

The ‘What If…?’ head writer steps in for previous writer/producer Beau DeMayo, who was mysteriously let go earlier this year, just weeks ahead of the Emmy nominated series’ Season 1 premiere.

No Screaming in Space Please Headline News

20th Century Studios Drops Final ‘Alien: Romulus’ Trailer

Holy chestbursters 2024! Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Fede Alvarez, the terrifying new chapter of the ‘Alien’ franchise hits theaters August 16.

Animation Domination Oh My! Headline News

FOX Unveils Fall 2024 Animated Slate Premiere Dates

The schedule includes return dates for 'The Simpsons,' 'Bob's Burgers,' and 'Krapopolis,' as well as the new animated comedy, 'Universal Basic Guys,' which debuts immediately following the FOX NFL doubleheader on September 8.

Bringing Order to Deployment Chaos Headline News

Ravel Announces ‘Bare Metal Build Station’

New functionality empowers IT and DevOps teams to automate preparation and deployment of customized ‘build candidate’ virtual machine images to any network connected machine from a single unified and user-friendly interface.

I Sense a Teeny Force in You Headline News

The Younglings Return in ‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures’ Season 2 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 3:14pm

Lucasfilm’s animated series’ sophomore outing, which follows young Jedis in training as they study the ways of the Force, debuts August 14 on Disney+ and Disney Junior.

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LightBox Expo 2024

Begins: October 25, 2024

The 3-day event returns to Pasadena to celebrate the best in live-action, animation, illustration, and gaming with panels, programs, and demos featuring industry leading artists, creators, and studios; the event runs October 25-27.

The Cuts Continue Headline News

Warner Bros. Discovery to Lay Off Nearly 1,000 Workers Across Multiple Sectors

Affected staffers include those in finance, business affairs, and production; most cuts will be in the finance department, with less than 10 cuts to Max staff.

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Axis Studios Shuts its Doors, Lays Off 162 Employees

The Glasgow-based animation and VFX studio has stopped all production and been put into administration after becoming insolvent; restructuring firm Interpath Advisory will locate companies to continue any current projects in development.

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Inaugural Collision Awards Winners Announced

The global platform celebrates creativity and technical talent in animation and motion design across Marketing & Communications, Commercials, Television, Film, Experiential, Games & XR.

Music in Animation Headline News

Tony-Award Winning Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss Teaming on ‘Bad Fairies’ Animated Musical

The ‘Six’ duo will write the songs, alongside Isabella Summers (The Machine of Florence & the Machine), who will write the score and produce the songs, for the Warner Bros. Pictures Animation and Locksmith Animation film about a badass gang of fairies who break every rule in the book; release set for July 23, 2027.

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Shorts in Competition Revealed for Countryside Animafest Cyprus

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 15, 2024 at 4:30pm

33 short films from 14 countries have been selected to compete in the international category, with another 14 films from 7 countries selected in the children’s category, at the 23rd festival edition, coming to Salamiou August 9-12.

From Book to Screen Headline News

Passion Pictures to Adapt Multiple Rachel Bright Children’s Books

Deal finalized with Hachette Children’s Group for animated special adaptations of multiple stories, including ‘The Lion Inside,’ ‘The Koala Who Could’ and ‘The Squirrels Who Squabbled,’ illustrated by Jim Field.

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Additional Cast Revealed for Live-Action ‘Noir’ Series

Lamorne Morris and Brendan Gleeson join Nicholas Cage in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man Noir’ comic adaptation, which follows the aging, down on his luck PI in 1930s New York grappling with his past life as a superhero.

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Netflix Drops ‘Terminator Zero’ Anime Series Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 15, 2024 at 8:37am

Sonoya Mizuno stars as Eiko, the resistance fighter sent back in time to stop Skynet’s impending attack on humanity, alongside Timothy Olyphant as the Terminator, André Holland as Malcolm Lee, Rosario Dawson as Koroko, and Ann Dowd as The Prophet, in the Skydance Animation and Production I.G project streaming August 29.

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Layered Reality Partners with The Mill for ‘Elvis Evolution’

Technicolor Group-owned VFX house The Mill will use AI technology to create what’s being billed as ‘the most realistic and authentic version of Elvis’ alongside Layered Reality’s newly expanded in-house creative team.