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‘Beyblade X’ Animated Series to Premiere Outside Asia

The series, previously only released in Asia, will premiere in the U.S. July 13 on Disney XD, and will stream on Hulu in the U.S. and Disney+ internationally, with batches of multi-language episodes slated for later this year.

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Digital Domain, Plaza Premium Team on AI-Powered Hospitality Services

The joint venture, setup as a separate business, aims to redefine the global hospitality and airport services landscape with digital human technology and AI; the virtual assistant has made its global debut at the Plaza Premium Lounge at Taoyuan International Airport.

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Impossible Objects Announces New Culver City Facility for Virtual Production

World-building lab and creative studio’s new facility features a 30-foot-wide by 10-foot-high LED wall built with AOTO 2.3mm pixel pitch panels and Brompton SX40 Tessera processors.

Motion Graphics Headline News

Duolingo Doubles Bolsters Design and Animation with Acquisition of Hobbes

Detroit-based animation and motion design studio gives mobile learning platform world-class motion design capabilities.

Hypothetically Speaking Headline News

Will Marvel Studios’ ‘What If…?’ End After Season 3?

Brad Winderbaum, Head of Streaming, Television and Animation, seemingly confirmed in a recent interview on the ‘Official Marvel Podcast’ that the series will end after its third season, as the ‘completion of a trilogy.’

People Headline News

Method Studios Announces New Hires in New York and Los Angeles

Trio of strategic talent acquisitions — Robert Mulligan, Blake Rice and Josh Hamilton — bolsters the company’s creative leadership across key studios.

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May Day! Getting Laid Off or Fired Sucks… But Change Can Be for the Better

Creative Career Coach Pamela Kleibrink Thompson shares how though our industry is suffering through tumultuous, post pandemic times… if you’re out of work, use the time to recharge, reconnect, refocus… even transform.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.’

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HBO Greenlights DC’s ‘Lanterns’ Series

The project, penned by Chris Mundy, Damon Lindelof, and Tom King, follows Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart in a mystery that will ‘weave back and forth between the films and the television shows’ of the DCU. 

AI Lovebots Oh My! Headline News

Atomic Monster, Blumhouse Expand ‘M3GAN’ Universe with ‘SOULM8TE’

Kate Dolan is set to direct the erotic thriller, which follows a man who inadvertently turns a harmless lovebot into a deadly soulmate; the franchise installment arrives January 2, 2026.

It’s Tough Being a Kid… of a Famous Monster Headline News

Universal, Mattel Team for ‘Monster High’ Feature

Akiva Goldsman is set to produce the film based on the spooky franchise, which centers on the high school-aged children of famous monsters.

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