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A Century of Entertainment Headline News

Columbia Pictures’ Centennial Logo Debuts with ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Re-Release

Studio celebrates 100-year legacy with theatrical release of Sony Pictures Animation’s highest-grossing film, coming to theaters January 19.

We Will Be Entertained Headline News

Harry Gregson-Williams to Score Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator 2’

The film is the seventh collaboration between the director and composer, with previous projects including ‘The Martian,’ ‘Prometheus,’ and ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings;’ the bloody sequel that follows Lucilla’s son Lucius hits theaters on November 22, 2024.

Business Headline News

Nelvana Greenlights ‘Piñata Smashlings’

The 2D animated kids’ series, based on the Roblox game, follows 4 friends who form a team to save the Piñataverse while involved in game-like shenanigans; available for international sale, the previously released ‘Smashling’ shorts are available on Nelvana’s ‘Keep It Weird’ YouTube channel.

The Need for Speed… Again! Headline News

‘Top Gun 3’ in Development, Tom Cruise Set to Return

‘Maverick’ co-writer Ehren Kruger will also return to pen the script alongside director Joe Kosinski, with Miles Teller and Glen Powell rumored to reprise their roles as Lt Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw and Lt. Jake ‘Hangman’ Seresin. 

Explore the Avatarverse Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops ‘Avatar: Braving the Elements’ Podcast Season 3 Trailer

The companion show, hosted by Janet Varney and Dante Basco, continues its exploration of the Avatarverse with a new 40-episode season kicking off January 16 wherever podcasts are heard; new ‘Avatar: BTE Premium’ subscription is available on Apple Podcasts.

People Headline News

DNEG Adds Emmy-Nominated Producers Ron Ames and Jesse Kobayashi

Company taps the pair to advance and improve its service offerings and provide creative technological solutions to filmmaking challenges.

Business Headline News

Amuse Animation Inks Multiple Broadcast Deals

Digital studio expands into free and pay TV in LATAM, Canaries, and MENA; deals include 540 episodes of popular shows, including ‘Shark Academy,’ ‘Miliki Family,’ ‘RoboFuse,’ ‘AnimaCars,’ and ‘Increditales.’

Fear the Public Domain! Headline News

Nostalgic Horror Flick ‘Oswald Down the Rabbit Hole’ to Begin Filming this Spring

It’s ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ meets ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ as Lilton Stewart III and Lucinda Bruce team up to capture the magic of iconic cartoon characters through the lens of horror.

Business Headline News

Disney Branded TV Nabs ‘Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ Seasons 6 and 7

Zag and Mediawan Kids & Family ink deal to send hugely popular animated series and 3 specials to Disney Channels worldwide.

Unhappy New Year Headline News

‘Several Hundred’ Employees to be Laid Off at Prime Video and Amazon MGM Studios

The sad news was announced Wednesday in a company memo from entertainment chief Mike Hopkins, who cited the need to reduce costs ‘to deliver even more breakthrough movies, TV shows, and live sports’ as the reason for the workforce cuts; 500 workers will also be cut at Amazon’s Twitch live streaming platform.

The Former Jedi Will Return Headline News

‘Ahsoka’ Season 2 Officially in Development

The ‘Star Wars’ series that follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to the galaxy will return under the guidance of creator Dave Filoni; Season 1 streams now on Disney+.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX Drops 2024 Trailer

Originating from the ‘World of Gra’ universe created by graduates of the Animationsinstitut, the trailer illustrates this year’s event theme, ‘Connecting Ideas;’ the 28th edition of FMX – Film & Media Exchange returns to Stuttgart April 23 to 26. 

Grrrrrrrr! Headline News

Jacob Elordi, Christoph Waltz Join Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Frankenstein’

Felix Kammerer, Lars Mikkelsen, David Bradley, and Christian Convery are also added, joining Oscar Isaac and Mia Goth on the live-action Netflix flick based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel.

Wubba-Lubba-Dub-Dub! Headline News

‘Ricky and Morty: The Complete Seventh Season’ Heads to Blu-ray and DVD

All 10 episodes, featurettes, and a look ‘Inside’ the show and its characters will be available March 12 on Steelbook Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray Disc and DVD; now available for purchase on digital.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Launches Immersive Division

Cinesite Immersive will focus on creative IP owners and brands; in new partnership with Frameless Creative, has collaborated on two art projects based on works by Rembrandt and Monet; watch the ‘Making Of’ featurette.

This is the Way… to Theaters Headline News

‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’ Headed to the Big Screen

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 9:35am

Jon Favreau will direct Lucasfilm’s first cinematic offering based on the hit Disney+ series 'The Mandalorian;' scheduled to enter production later this year, the film is being produced by Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, and Dave Filoni.

A Different Type of Criminal Headline News

Eisner-Winning Graphic Novel ‘Criminal’ Gets Prime Video Series Order

Creator Ed Brubaker and Jordan Harper will co-showrun the interlocking universe of crime stories from Legendary Television and Amazon MGM Studios.

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