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A New Dynamic Duo Headline News

Wonder Woman Will Return for a Third Film

On the heels of ‘Wonder Woman 1984’s successful release last week, Warner Bros. announces the next sequel in the planned superhero trilogy is a go from the dynamic Jenkins / Gadot duo, with Kristen Wiig possibly reprising her role as Cheetah.

SVOD Headline News

‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’ Season 3 Now Streaming on Netflix

Just when you thought Christmas was over, Universal and DreamWorks Animation’s brings you the third season of their hit animated series based on the ‘Fast & Furious’ live-action franchise.

Lessons Not Learned Headline News

Shia LaBeouf Not Joining the MCU Following Abuse Allegations

The ‘Transformers’ star’s career may be in jeopardy after a number of women, including FKA Twigs and Sia, allege physical, mental, verbal, and sexual abuse.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Ghibli’s ‘The Cat Returns’ and ‘Whisper of the Heart’ SteelBook Release Set

‘Spirited Away;’ ‘Castle in the Sky;’ ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service;’ ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind;’ ‘My Neighbor Totoro;’ and others.

Drama on the High Seas Headline News

Jared Leto May Join ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot

Disney's new ‘Pirates’ film boasts Margot Robbie at the helm, with DC’s most recent Joker rumored to reunite with his toxic ‘Suicide Squad’ partner on the high seas.

Contests Headline News

Call for Entries: Celsys’ 26th International Illustration Contest – ‘The Best Smile’

The Clip Studio Paint software developer launches an illustration contest to support and encourage artists worldwide; enter by posting work to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to enter; submission deadline is January 14, 2021.

The Tea is Mightier than the Sword Headline News

Netflix’s ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Producer Allegedly Poisoned in Murder Plot

While the motive is still unknown, Yoozoo Group chairman Lin Qi has died due to a suspected poisoning attack by the company’s senior executive Xu Yao.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

A Little Ingenuity Helps Dolly Parton Share Her Animated Holiday Duets

Just in time for Christmas, Ingenuity Studios brings the iconic singer and philanthropist’s likeness to life in three catchy, 2D music videos featuring Michael Bublé, Jimmy Fallon, and Willie Nelson.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces Winter 2021 Anime Season Slate

More than 30 series set to stream beginning early 2021; the new line-up promises a host of fan favorites, new and old, including Crunchyroll originals and exclusives.

The Fett is Set! Headline News

‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Set as Standalone ‘The Mandalorian’ Spinoff

Showrunner Jon Favreau confirms the after-credits teaser from the Season 2 finale marks the beginning of a new series set in the same timeline, coming December 2021.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Gigantosaurus’ Returns January 4 for Season 2 on Disney Junior

The popular animated series from Cyber Group Studios take kids on adventures with the Dino crew as they explore their world, overcome fears, and learn to solve problems together.

Technology Headline News

KeenTools 2021.1 Now Available

Major update to FaceBuilder for Blender includes built-in ARKit-compatible FACS blendshapes; support for Live Link Face CSV files with ARKit blendshape coefficients; fixed symmetry for topology and shape; added low-poly and mid-poly topologies; and more.

People. Business Headline News

Josh Selig and Sharon Gomes Exit Studio 100’s Little Airplane Productions

Executives had continued to run and expand the production studio after its 2017 purchase by the German family entertainment company; Studio 100 co-CEOs Barbara Stephen and Martin Krieger will oversee integration and streamlining of the studio’s international business as well as continuity of projects in the pipeline.

Business Headline News

Toonz Media Group Partners with OTTera for New OTT Channel

Digital content platform will bolster media group’s digital growth in family entertainment by providing service expertise and increased distribution of the Toonz content catalogue across multiple VOD platforms.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo the Sword and the Scoob’ Available February 23

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s new original animated film takes our fearless canine and the whole gang on a journey back in time to Medieval England; watch the trailer NOW!

Technology Headline News

Escape Studios Now Houdini Certified

School gains SideFX’s official recognition for excellence in teaching; students now get exclusive access to webinars, presentations, and real-time feedback sessions for their portfolios.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP89: Colette Peri's Tips on Running Your Own Stop-Motion Animation Business

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 4:12pm

The stopmo maven talks about setting up and running a studio, sharing her experience on projects for brands like Califia Farms, Care Skincare, and Expedia.

Business Headline News

Shout! Studios Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal for ‘Dreambuilders’ Feature

Company snags North American rights to release the CGI animated family film across all major entertainment platforms and in all packaged media.

animated series Headline News

FOX’s All-New Animated Series ‘The Great North’ Debuts January 3

Network airing special preview episode of the Molyneux sisters’ new comedy; Animation Domination returns February 14 featuring new episodes of ‘Bless the Harts;’ ‘The Simpsons;’ ‘The Great North;’ ‘Bob’s Burgers;’ and ‘Family Guy.’

Cartoons Headline News

‘Toon in With Me’ Premieres January 4 on the MeTV Network

Hosted one-hour series will feature sketches, guests, interviews, and games leading into some of the most iconic cartoon shorts ever, including fan favorites from the Merrie Melodies, Looney Tunes, and the MGM shorts libraries; ‘Saturday Morning Cartoon’ three-hour cartoon block debuts January 2.

Technology Headline News

Industrial Brothers Finishes ‘Remy & Boo’ Episodes in the Cloud

Having already turned to Amazon Web Services, the studio easily moved to full remote production in the cloud this March; company quickly scaled artistic and computing capacity without disruption to delivery schedule.

People Headline News

Bono, Halsey, and Pharrell Williams Join ‘Sing 2’ Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:26am

A host of new characters and actors board the sequel to Illumination’s 2016 hit animated musical comedy sequel, ‘Sing,’ set for a December 22, 2021 theatrical release.

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