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Jack Black and Awkwafina Talk ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’

The award-winning actors behind the film’s eventual dynamic duo of Po and Zhen discuss the appeal of voice acting, their creative process, and what was most challenging in the booth; DreamWorks Animation’s all-new ‘Kung Fu Panda’ adventure hit theaters today, March 8. 

What Me Worry? Headline News

Pixar Drops ‘Inside Out 2’ Trailer – New Digs and Unexpected Guests!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 8, 2024 at 9:32am

It’s the feel good / sad / angry / anxious movie of the summer; Disney / Pixar’s highly anticipated sequel to Pete Docter’s Oscar-winning 2015 ‘Inside Out will hit theaters June 14. 

Simple-y Inspiring! ANIMATIONWorld

Javadoodles Goes Full-Time with Plans to Take Over the Internet

From a fun Tumblr side-project posting simple drawings on coffee cups to collaborating on stop-motion shorts and creating a YouTube series with 2D blobs sharing awkward silences and thoughts on life, the artist and animator has taken the big career leap and launched full speed into an expansive slate of projects. 

Mikey and Sulley Return! Headline News

Billy Crystal and John Goodman Return in ‘Monsters at Work’ Season 2 Teaser

Inspired by the popular movie franchise, the series features the ‘Monsters, Inc.’ stars reprising their fan-favorite roles; new season kicks off April 5 with a special 2-episode premiere, coming to Disney+ in May.

Oscar Contenders Headline News

Hulu Drops ‘Poor Things’ Trailer Ahead of March 7 Streaming Debut

The BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated film from Yorgos Lanthimos, starring producer Emma Stone, follows a young Victorian woman brought back to life by the unorthodox Dr. Godwin Baxter; stream it before the 96th Academy Awards on March 10.

Flex Those Casting Cordyceps Headline News

‘The Last of Us’ Season 2 Adds Four New Cast Members

HBO’s award-winning live-action adaptation of the hit Naughty Dog videogame brings on Danny Ramirez as loyal soldier Manny; Ariela Barer as young doctor Mel; Tati Gabrielle as military medic Nora; and Spencer Lord as gentle soul Owen.

It’s Looking Like Fire Headline News

Netflix Picks Up ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ for Seasons 2 and 3

Based on Nickelodeon’s animated series, the live-action adaptation has rapidly hit the top in global viewership, triggering a 2-season renewal less than a month after its February streaming debut.

Bye Bye Jodie Headline News

MTVE Studios Drops ‘Daria’ Spin-off Feature ‘Jodie’

The animated film, which began as a series, had a complete voice cast attached, and had been in development since 2020; no word yet if the project will be shopped to other networks.

Cowabunga Forever Headline News

Jeff Rowe Signs Multi-Year First-Look Deal with Paramount Animation

The ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ director and co-writer’s agreement includes the development, directing, producing, and executive producing work on both animated and live-action projects, including the upcoming ‘Mutant Mayhem’ sequel.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 244: Lachlan Pendragon and How His Stop-Motion Film Scored an Oscar Nom

The Australian animator discusses making his short ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It’ and his journey to the Academy Awards. 

Blood for Blood Headline News

‘House of the Dragon’ Kind of Sets Season 2 Premiere

The highly anticipated second season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ will debut on HBO and stream on Max this June.

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Weaving Visual and Special Effects Together in ‘Madame Web’

SFX Supervisor Jeremy Hays and VFX Producer Whitney Richman discuss the challenges of conceptualizing and creating scenes involving astral projection, underwater characters that aren’t actually underwater, and the lead character, Cassandra Webb, falling off a bridge during a motor vehicle rescue, on S.J. Clarkson and Sony Pictures’ suspense thriller. 

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Expands Spring 2024 Lineup

More anime coming to the platform in April includes ‘KONOSUBA -God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 3,’ ‘A Condition Called Love, Kurayukaba,’ and ‘Kuramerukagari;’ preview screenings at ‘La Mole’ fan event coming to Mexico City March 15-17.

Not The Cat’s Meow Headline News

Sony Drops New ‘The Garfield Movie’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 10:37am

He was incredibly cute long before he was insufferably indifferent… but then he got bigger; directed by Mark Dindal, the new 3DCG animated film finds the eponymous feline (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, as he is about to have a wild outdoor adventure, clawing its way into theaters May 24.

Robots and Otters Oh My! Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘The Wild Robot’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 9:28am

From the brilliant mind of Chris Sanders, writer/director of ‘Lilo & Stitch’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ comes a new adaptation of Peter Brown’s NYT bestseller, starring Lupita Nyong’o and Pedro Pascal… and robots… and otters! In theaters September 20.

No Heroes Only Rebels VFXWorld

Framestore VFX Takes Flight on ‘Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire’

VFX supervisor Bob Winter and his teams created the Bennu, a mythical winged, griffin-like creature based on animals including an eagle and lion, the Harmada/Nemesis fight, and the epic 20-minute third act Gondival battle, delivering 580 shots on the first installment of Zack Snyder’s two-part science-fantasy, now streaming on Netflix. 

Animation Promoting Gender Equality Headline News

Room to Read Announces ‘She Creates Change’ Animated Shorts Premiere Dates

Produced In partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery, the 6-episode live-action/animated film series shares the stories of 6 young women courageously meeting unique challenges encountered living in low-income communities in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Vietnam; premieres in Asia March 8.

The Anvil Drops Again Headline News

Stars Will Forte and Eric Bauza Praise ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Despite its Likely Demise

The former ‘SNL’ star reveals the wayward film is ‘super funny throughout, visually stunning, sweet, sincere, and emotionally resonant,’ while the famed voice actor hopes the film’s characters inspire new projects.

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PBS Kids Announces All-New ‘Alma’s Way’ Episodes

Kicking off March 4, episodes will give young fans a window into Bronx culture with breakdancing and neighborhood drum circles; in ‘Alma the B Girl,’ Alma and her friends work to perfect their moves.

sci-fi drama Headline News

David S. Goyer Steps Down as ‘Foundation’ Showrunner Over Budget Battles

EP Bill Bost will now oversee Season 3 photography, while Goyer will retain the ‘showrunner’ title and continue to write for the hit series, which was renewed by Apple TV+ for a third season last year.

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Megamind Returns After 14 Years with New Feature AND Series

EP/director Eric Fogel and CG supervisor Martin Leeper talk production challenges on the newly crowned blue hero in DreamWorks' animated kids’ film, ‘Megamind vs. the Doom Syndicate,’ that picks up after the events of the 2010 movie, and its all-new companion series, ‘Megamind Rules!’ premiering March 1 on Peacock.

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