Nintendo and Illumination Share ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Poster
Starring Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen, the highly anticipated animated film based on the ‘Super Mario’ game franchise finally comes to theaters in April.
‘The Simpsons’ Episode Removed from Disney+ in Hong Kong for ‘Labor Camp’ Comment
Streamer takes down ‘One Angry Lisa’ episode from its Season 34 offering, joining a previously removed episode from Season 16 which mentions Tiananmen Square.
First Look: ‘South Park’ Season 26 Debut
We got images and a clip… the boys are back in the new season premiere, ‘Cupid Ye,’ on Wednesday, February 8; Cartman, jealous of the friendship that’s developed between Kyle and Tolkien, decides to do something about it.
‘Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head’ Sets Comedy Central Debut
From Mike Judge and MTV Entertainment Studios, the newest iteration of the iconic 1993 series airs February 8 following ‘South Park’s 26th season premiere.
8 Scientific and Technical Achievements to be Honored at Academy Sci-Tech Awards
19 individuals to be awarded at upcoming February 24, 2023 ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures; Iain Neil will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for extraordinary technological contributions.
Nickelodeon Reveals New Writing and Artist Program Participants
Programs align with ‘Content for Change’ initiative, a commitment to foster inclusive and diverse talent while developing tools needed to launch careers; 4 writers and 8 artists join the annual programs.
Mike Judge and Zach Woods' ‘In the Know’ Snags Voice Cast
Caitlin Reilly, Charlie Bushnell, J. Smith-Cameron, and Carl Tart join the stop-motion show, the streamer’s first adult animated series, about NPR’s third most popular host - a puppet who interviews real world humans - with a diverse crew of puppets… and nimrods.
DNEG Names Philippe Gluckman Creative Director – India
The former DreamWorks exec joins the studio’s growing creative leadership team that includes recent hire Angi Dyste as Senior Vice President, Episodic, and recently promoted Archie Donato as Head of VFX and Eoin Murphy as Head of CG.
Laurence Fishburne and Steve Loter Talk ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’
The wildly colorful action-packed animated comedy, based on the Marvel comics, follows the adventures of a young super-genius and her 10-ton T-Rex as they set out to defend and make a difference in their Lower East Side NY neighborhood; series premieres February 10 on Disney Channel, followed by its streaming debut February 15 on Disney+.
The King Lives! Netflix Drops ‘Agent Elvis’ Teaser
Yes, there’s now a video and poster! Academy Award Winner Matthew McConaughey stars as Elvis in the new adult animated comedy - he’s a global superstar by day and ass-kicking vigilante by night; the show hits the streamer next month.
Guillermo Del Toro to Helm ‘The Buried Giant’ Animated Adaptation
The dark storyteller shares new stop-motion project; will co-write and direct new film based on Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro's novel about a memory challenged elderly British couple on a quest to find their long-lost son.
'Encanto’ Wins Big at the 2023 Grammy Awards
The colorful Colombia-inspired Disney animated film won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, while composer Germaine Franco won Best Score Soundtrack and Lin-Manuel Miranda won Best Song Written for Visual Media for ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno.’
THE 2023 HUMANITAS PRIZES ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Have you written a script that embraces our common humanity? Do yourself and the world a favor! Enter it!
Framestore and HP Join the Academy Software Foundation
Organization’s flagship Open Source Forum at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles is set for February 16.
Cinesite Tapped to Animate Upcoming Untitled ‘Smurfs’ Feature
Project is the studio’s second theatrical production for Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation; new entry to the iconic property’s universe is slated for a February 2025 release.
WildBrain Inks Global Distribution Deal for Animated Series ‘Ray of Sunshine’
The new preschool show from Daily Madness follows Ray, a talkative seven-year-old boy living in Dublin, and highlights the importance of community and diversity.
Apple TV+ Drops ‘Pinecone & Pony’ Clip
Season 2 of the GLAAD Award-nominated series from DreamWorks Animation and First Generation Films debuts globally today.
‘Rick and Morty: Season 6’ Steelbook Blu-ray Box Set Coming March 28
Adult Swim’s two-time Emmy award winning series’ complete sixth season offering comes with all 10 episodes and special features including an all-new featurette ‘Rick and Morty: Inside Season 6.’
Exclusive: Netflix Shares ‘Princess Power’ Featurette
Drew Barrymore and authors Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheimer reflect on their new animated preschool series’ core messages of inclusivity, diversity, community, teamwork, and friendship; the show is now streaming on Netflix.
3D Sparrow Scores New Deals for ‘Booba’ Animated Series
Show’s fourth season just debuted on Netflix; ITVX, STAR, 9GO! and Pro Plus pick up the non-dialogue family show centered on a joyful and curious little hobgoblin.
Stuttgart Animation Festival Celebrates 30 Years
Launched in 1982, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film - ITFS - continues to provide a gathering place for the international animation community while acting as a career springboard for young talent; the event runs April 25-30.
Hulu Drops Marvel’s ‘Hit-Monkey’ Season 2 Announcement
It’s official, the badass monkey and his pal, the assassin ghost, will return with all-new episodes of Yakuza-killing fury; they’re on a mission, and it’s taking them to New York City.
‘Natural Habitat Shorts’: Like ‘Ranger Rick,’ But for Adults
Brennan Brinkley, Nicole Low, and Tyler Kula’s series of 3D shorts, all under 1 minute, throw various anthropomorphic animals - always cute, sometimes quite naughty - into contemporary human situations that play off fun facts about that specific animal, now playing on YouTube and other socials.
Nickelodeon’s Animated Series ‘Bossy Bear’ Debuts March 6
The all-new preschool show follows Bossy Bear and Turtle, two unlikely friends, as they navigate their childhood (mis)adventures; Season 1 features Lance Bass and Michael Turchin in recurring guest voice roles.
Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Volume 2 Lineup and Release Date
Lucasfilm’s unique anthology returns May 4 with nine new shorts created by an international line-up of award-winning filmmakers and animation studios, including Cartoon Saloon, Aardman, and Triggerfish, harnessing different animation styles, each offering a new take on the mythos of ‘Star Wars.’