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A Trio Bands Together to Help Denis Villeneuve Make ‘Dune’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:10pm

Two of the director’s previous collaborators - production designer Patrice Vermette and editor Joe Walker - along with first timer, cinematographer Greig Fraser, teamed together to help him bring author Frank Herbert’s famed sci-fi novel, long thought unadaptable in cinema, to the screen.

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John Chu to Direct Adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’

Warner Animation Group and Dr. Seuss Enterprises announce new animated musical feature based on the famed author’s final book; other properties slated for new co-productions include ‘The Cat in The Hat’ and ‘Thing One and Thing Two.’

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Mercury Filmworks and Mukpuddy Teaming on ‘Badjelly the Witch’

Studios to co-produce Spike Mulligan’s modern, irreverent fairy tale as a 2D animated series; adaptation promises madcaps adventures with quirky characters, matter-of-fact magic, and weird and wonderful surprises – and of course, good triumphing over evil.

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Izabela Plucińska: Changing Fate with Your Own Hands

The Polish stop-motion animator discusses working with plasticine and her most recent, and challenging production about a bulimic and perverted man who obsessively identifies his lost love with his left foot.

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‘Kapaemahu’ Expands with Book, Exhibition and Documentary Film

A series of projects will soon arrive based on the celebrated, award-winning 2D short about the long-suppressed, centuries-old story of Waikiki’s mysterious four-boulder monument to the gentle people, both male and female in mind and body, who brought science and healing to the island.

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Netflix Releases ‘Super Crooks’ Trailer and Images

The streamer also announces the Japanese and English voice cast for the upcoming action-packed anime series based on Mark Millar’s comic of the same name; all 13 episodes debut globally November 25.

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Netflix Releases Italian Comedy ‘Tear Along the Dotted Line’ Trailer and Key Art

Written and directed by comic book author Zerocalcare, the series dives into the creator’s existential narrative reminding the viewer, ‘There’s always something worse;’ show debuts November 17.

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HBO Releases First Official ‘House of the Dragon’ Teaser

The Dragon has finally taken off, as the network officially drops the first sneak peek of its ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel that follows the Targaryen’s rise to power in Westeros.

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Warner Drops DC’s ‘Injustice’ Trailer and Images

Releasing October 19 on 4K Ultra HD Combo pack, Blu-Ray and Digital, the 2D animated action-packed adventure follows the Justice League in a dark alternate reality where the man of steel is driven mad and the heroes must pick sides.

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Peacock Original ‘Curious George: Cape Ahoy’ Premieres September 30

Watch exclusive clip of The Man with the Yellow Hat trying to get George ready for a fun trip to the beach; new animated movie features original songs written by Michele Brourman and Amanda McBroom.

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Pure Imagination Inks Development Deal for William Shatner’s ‘TekWar’

Mixed reality adult animated series, based on the famed actor and author’s sci-fi thriller franchise, will use new technologies to invite viewers to immerse themselves in a real-time multiverse and join the narrative.

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The Nuttery Inks Deal with Storytel to Help Develop Animated Titles

Indie studio will seek production partners for projects based on streamer’s original audio and e-books; popular titles include kids’ book series ‘The Glitch in the Code,’ as well as adult action thrillers ‘Black Dophin,’ and ‘RAM.’

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Dandelooo Inks ‘Billy the Cowboy Hamster’ Distribution Deals

The 2D animated series follows a little hamster who dreams of becoming a cowboy in the Wild West; currently in production, the show has been presold to Super RTL in Germany, Denmark’s DR, Sweden’s SVT, RTS in Switzerland, Norway’s NRK, Arte Editions, and KMBO and TV5 Monde in France.

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Rooster Teeth Inks Animation Production Deal with Albert Whitman Media

Drawing on the children’s book publisher’s extensive library, the companies will co-develop and produce a slate of original animated series; literary works ‘Zapato Power’ and ‘The Wish Library’ are currently in development and will be introduced at MIPCOM 2021.

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Tonko House’s ‘ONI’ Series Lands Anime Screenwriter Mari Okada

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 10, 2021 at 9:43am

Currently in production at Netflix, the project, inspired by Japanese folklore, features a unique, handcrafted style designed by studio co-founder and show creator Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi; join production team for big reveal at today’s 9:00 pm Lightbox Expo talk, ‘Journey of Tonko House.’

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40 Years in the Making: ‘The Smurfs’ Return to TV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:05pm

Head writers Peter Saisselin and Amy Serafin discuss the iconic franchise’s first all-new animated television series in nearly four decades; the ‘Smurf-tacular’ CG animated show premieres Friday, September 10 on Nickelodeon

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Netflix Drops Animated Comedy ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:16am

New series, based on Adam Gidwitz’s best-selling books, follows Hansel and Gretel as they run away from home searching for better parents who won’t chop off their heads.

Animation Instruction Headline News

‘Animator’s Survival Kit’ Now Available as Mini-Guides

The most essential chapters of legendary Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams' seminal 2009 book - a must-have for every animator – have been published as a series of four easy-to-carry, easy-to-study books.

Truly DC Fan-Tastic! Headline News

DC FanDome Returns with Epic New Streaming Event

Free global DC Multiverse immersive gathering will include huge array of WB games, film, TV and comic announcements, cast and creator presentations, and exclusive preview footage.

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Netflix Acquires ‘The Summit of the Gods’

A 2021 Official Selection in Cannes, the animated feature, based on the manga series by Jiro Taniguchi, hits select US theaters November 24 and UK theaters November 26 prior to streaming on Netflix starting November 30.

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New Episodes of Apple Original ‘Stillwater’ Now Streaming

Apple TV+ has released 5 new episodes and bonus shorts of the Peabody Award-winning animated kids’ series; Apple Original ‘Doug Unplugs’ returns for Season 2 on September 17.

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Sky Kids Greenlights ‘The Brilliant World of Tom Gates’ Season 2

Based on the enormously popular book series, the show features live-action along with 2D and stop-motion animation; currently in production the new episodes will hit Sky Kids and NOW in early 2022.

Who Doesn’t Need a Magic Bag? Headline News

‘Felix the Cat’ Returning in New Kids' Comic Book Series

While audiences have been watching the famous feline on various screens for a century, Felix the Cat #1, from Source Point Press and DreamWorks Animation, debuts on good old paper in 2022; could new animated projects be far behind?

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Netflix’s ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Revived, Derek Tsang to Direct

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ ill-fated series is back on track after facing serious scandal when producer Lin Qi died after being poisoned by Yoozoo Group senior executive Xu Yao.

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