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It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals Summer 2024 Anime Calendar

Newly added titles include ‘The Magical Girl and the Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies,’ ‘Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 13’ and ‘True Beauty;’ popular series continue with new episodes dropping weekly.

People Headline News

The Imaginarium Studios Names Maeve Russell Head of Production

UK-based mocap and performance capture facility founded by Andy Serkis is currently at work on the forthcoming Bandai Namco release, ‘Unkown 9 ; Awakening.’

Independent Animation Headline News

NFMLA Announces ‘August Film Festival InFocus: International Animation’ Program

Next event focuses on independent filmmakers across the globe with screenings of short films including a selection of California-made shorts and films created in Los Angeles; coming to Downtown L.A. August 3.

Evlis Presley Blogs

PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA - THE DAY I MET ELVIS

The never before told story of how I met Elvis Presley on the day he bought a .357 Magnum which sold at auction for $195,500.

Lighthouse Studios Headline News

Ireland’s Lighthouse Studios Promotes Marc Jordan to Chief Financial Officer

Jordan’s first co-production deal sees France’s Gao Shan Pictures board new children’s animated-adventure series ‘Showtime,’ joining Ireland’s Dog Ears.

Andreas Deja Headline News

VIDEO: Andreas Deja Releases ‘Mushka’s Lullaby’

Orchestral song from the soundtrack of the award-winning hand-drawn short film ‘Mushka’ is one of the final compositions by legendary Disney songwriter Richard M. Sherman.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Hulu Shares July Animayhem Lineup

The streamer’s sizzling summer anime offerings include new ‘Suicide Squad Isekai’ episodes dropping Thursdays and the complete Season 1 of ‘Bloom into You’ and ‘I'm Quitting Heroing’ debuting July 15.

LAIKA Dives Into Live-Action Headline News

LAIKA Acquires ‘Crumble’ Script by Brian Duffield

Oscar-winning duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller will produce, with the writer at the helm, of the studio’s latest live-action effort - an original story of a married couple who go on a world-traversing adventure in the hope of finding a cure to an ancient curse.

Business Headline News

Skydance Reveals ‘New Paramount’ Vision Ahead of Merger Finalization

David Ellison, who will be named Chairman-CEO if the deal goes through, stressed that moving forward, the company will be a ‘confluence of art, first and foremost, working hand in hand with technology.’

Villainy in Bikini Bottom Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie’ Trailer

The 3DCG animated adventure follows Sandy Cheeks and SpongeBob SquarePants as they head to Texas to save Bikini Bottom from a villainous plot; debuts August 2.

The Animation Guild Headline News

The Animation Guild Sets Art Auction to Benefit Mutual Aid Fund

‘Unique and United’ exhibit at Gallery 839 features an auction of multimedia works by TAG members to be held on Thursday, July 11.

All Eyes Turn to Ottawa Headline News

7 Animated Features to Compete at OIAF 2024

The Ottawa Animation Festival releases its official list of feature films in competition that includes Annecy 2024 Cristal Award winner ‘Memoir of a Snail,’ Jury Award winner ‘Flow,’ and the Contrechamp Grand Prix winner ‘El sueño de la Sultana;’ the event runs September 25-29.

One Fantastic Diller Headline News

A Look Back at Danish Animated Kids’ Series ‘John Dillermand’

Just discovered hilarious 2021 ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ segment spotlights the controversial public broadcaster DRTV’s stop-motion show that follows the eponymous middle-aged man with a prehensile penis that can extend several meters long.

In Passing Headline News

Legendary Producer Jon Landau Passes at 63

The Oscar-winning producer of  the hugely successful 'Titanic' and the 'Avatar' film franchise and longtime producing partner to James Cameron at Lightstorm Entertainment passed away on Friday after a battle with cancer. 

25 Years of SpongeBob SquarePants! Headline News

Exclusive: Happy 25th ‘SpongeBob SquarePants!’ Anniversary Artwork

Nickelodeon previews brand-new key art and shares an interview with stars Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, and Mr. Lawrence; the celebration kicks off July 13 with the ‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards’ hosted by SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick.

Business Headline News

Bejuba! Entertainment Acquires ‘Animixies’ Worldwide Distribution Rights

Trailer released for the 3DCG animated kids’ series that follows 2 intrepid young zoologists who explore a newly discovered Island with the help of its inhabitants, the fantastical creatures named Animixies.  

Business Headline News

Skydance, National Amusements Reach Tentative Paramount Acquisition Deal

Talks are more than back on… the purchase will not be finalized until it is reviewed by the special committee of Paramount’s board of directors, with a 45-day period to shop around for other bidders.

Let the Manic Mayhem Begin… Again! ANIMATIONWorld

Wacky Mayhem is Back in ‘Despicable Me 4’

Director Chris Renaud talks about Illumination’s latest entry in the biggest global animated franchise in history – and its storied brand of silly cartoon fun – as the first ‘Despicable Me’ film in 7 years hits theaters today, July 3.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll Lands North American Rights to ‘Kizumonogatari -Koyomi Vamp-‘

Supernatural vampire compilation film from Aniplex of America to receive one-day-only release in North America, Mexico and Australia beginning in August.

Business Headline News

DNEG Group Secures $200M Investment

The United Al Saqer Group’s fund infusion accelerates company’s diversification from service provider to content production and AI-powered technology partner, bolstering expansion of Prime Focus Studios’ content creation efforts, start of new tech division Brahma, and launch of visual experience hub in Abu Dhabi.

Lasagna Lasagna! Headline News

Cineverse, 9 Story Launch Free ‘Garfield’ Channel on Sling Freestream

The ‘9 Story Presents: Garfield and Friends Channel’ offers all seven seasons of ‘Garfield and Friends,’ which includes 121 22-minute episodes, along with 12 specials and two direct-to-video titles.

Talking Tom & Friends Headline News

Outfit7 Releases ‘Talking Hank's Adventure Guide: Island Living’ YouTube Series

Produced in collaboration with Brazilian company Hype, the show follows Hank as he learns survival skills and discovers the magic of island wildlife; the premiere episode is live now.

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