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‘Mork & Mindy’ Producer Brian Levant’s ‘My Life and Toys’ Now Available

A consummate collection of memorabilia photographed by Joe Pellegrini appears alongside the musings of the TV/Film industry veteran, who reflects on pop culture’s influence in the U.S. dating back to World War II; readers get a chance, and an excuse, to reminisce while taking a walk down memory lane. 

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New Graphic Novel Presents Dino-Infused Take on Legend of Atlantis

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:38am

For Bureau of Magic president Mark Warshaw, his studio’s ‘Five Nations: The Age of Atlantis’ graphic novel, animated TV series and Web3 project brings to life the legendary sunken city he’s been dreaming about since age 7.

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There’s Wrestling and Singing in New ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Trailer

The live-action/CGI musical comedy, about a young boy who becomes fast friends with a singing crocodile living in the attic of his new house, is coming exclusively to theaters this October.

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Hasbro Releases ‘My Little Pony: Virtual Magic’ XR Story Platform

Its first ever experiential storyteller immerses kids in the ‘My Little Pony’ world while encouraging more reading fun and better comprehension; developed in collaboration with Quantum Storey, the program is now available.

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‘Big Nate’: An Ode to the Envelope-Pushing ‘Nickelodeon of the 90s’

Featuring 2D and 3DCG, along with stop-motion stylings, John Cohen and Mitch Watson’s series about a spirited, rebellious, and semi-incompetent sixth grader, based on Lincoln Peirce’s comics, harken back to a more risk-taking period in the network’s history.

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Disney+ Reveals Lead Cast for ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Series

Christian Slater debuts as the evil ogre Mulgarath, while Joy Bryant joins as the loving matriarch Helen Grace, with Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell starring as the twins Jared and Simon.

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The Sheer Enormity of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s Unprecedented VFX

Prime Video’s epic, $500 million fantasy series delivers its first-class ticket to middle earth with more 10,000 visual effects shots delivered by 20+ VFX studios and tech vendors.

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Behind ‘Lost Ollie’s Endearing and Engaging Floppy-Eared Character Design

For series creator and executive producer Shannon Tindle, the show’s toys, living alongside live-action human characters, must be believable, experiencing hardship and pain as well as joy and fun.

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Goodbye Kansas Gets Grabby with Excavator VFX on ‘Locke & Key’

For the Netflix series’ third and final season, the studio produced visual effects on 65 shots across 3 episodes, using Maya, Houdini, Nuke and 3DEqualiser to design and create new threats and looming dangers, including a battle with a mechanical claw-tipped arm.

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HBO Renews ‘House of the Dragon’ Because Of Course

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11:16am

After an historic, 20+ million viewer debut this past Sunday, the highly anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood’ and starring at least 2 dragons with saddles, gets a Season 2 order.

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‘Heavy Metal’ Director Gerald Potterton Dies at 91

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 1:39pm

The famed filmmaker and Oscar-nominated animator, known for his work on projects ranging from the seminal feature, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ to shorts like ‘The Selfish Giant’ and ‘Christmas Cracker,’ passed away last night at a Quebec hospital.

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‘King Kong’ Series in the Works at Disney+

A new live-action series featuring the famous ‘king of the apes’ is in early production with ‘Paper Girls’ creator Stephany Folsom set as writer and executive producer.

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Shannon Tindle and Peter Ramsey Talk ‘Lost Ollie’

The touching, visually stunning hybrid live-action/CG animated adaptation of Oscar winner William Joyce’s children’s book, about a lost toy braving danger as he searches the countryside for the boy who lost him, premieres today on Netflix.

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Fire Will Reign This Weekend: HBO Drops Final ‘House of the Dragon’ Promo

It’s finally here - HBO’s new original series, the highly anticipated prequel set 200 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ debuts Sunday, August 21.

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Game Giant Embracer Snags Rights to Everything Tolkien

The Swedish video game conglomerate has purchased Middle Earth Enterprises, which holds the rights to all the famed author’s published works, including ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ and other properties.  

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‘Black-ish’ Director Kenya Barris Boards ‘Wizard of Oz’ Remake

Warner Bros. and Khalabo Ink Society planning to take audiences down the yellow brick road once again in a ‘modern reimagining’ of L. Frank Baum’s famed property.

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Exclusive: Paramount+ Shares ‘Big Nate’ New Episode Teaser

The Nickelodeon Animation series returns later this month with 9 all-new episodes following the continued misadventures of Nate as he pursues his dreams to become a singer, save a pregnant lizard, and take spring break to the next level; 10 more episodes ordered for previously announced Season 2, coming in 2023.

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Netflix Shares ‘Lost Ollie’ Official Trailer and Key Art

The epic adventure of a lost toy who braves many dangers in search of the boy who lost him; the 4-part animated/live-action hybrid limited series finds its way to the streamer in August.

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Roland Emmerich to Direct ‘Those About to Die’ Gladiator Epic for Peacock

The mega-budget maven will adapt author Daniel Mannix’s non-fiction tome on ancient Rome as a dramatic series, which got a straight-to-series order from the streamer.

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Ánima Teams with Green Kids’ Club on ‘Victor and The Infinite & Mysterious Hallway of Loos’

Inspired by original IP developed for the environmental group, the new animated series follows a young ‘every kid’ kid who embarks on an epic quest to overcome challenges, find his inner hero, and learn to embrace and accept the imperfections of himself and his family.

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HBO Drops ‘House of The Dragon’ Official Trailer

Based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ the highly anticipated prequel set 200 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones’ tells the story of the Targaryen’s rise to power; the 10-episode series debuts next month on HBO and HBO Max… FINALLY!

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‘Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends’ Season 2 Coming Next Month

Disney Branded Television has announced the simulcast debut of the new season on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, along with a Season 3 renewal; 10 animated shorts precede the series release on multiple Disney platforms, introducing new friends and baddies to our superhero trio.

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New ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Teaser Unveiled

Footage gives fans a glimpse at the series’ Númenórean characters, and an early look at the many realms it will explore over its eight episodes.

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