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Animation Festivals Headline News

20th Countryside Animafest Cyprus Names Artist in Residence

Photographer and filmmaker Gerco de Ruijter’s residence will take place in July, prior to the festival program, which runs from August 11-14.

People Headline News

DNEG Feature Animation Expands Leadership Team

Industry veteran Archie Donato heads to London as VFX supervisor on new studio project; Ted Ty brings 25+ years of 2D and 3D animation experience to Montreal as new global head of character animation.

Awards Headline News

‘Soul’ Wins Best Animated Feature and Original Score at 78th Golden Globes

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:28am

Pixar took home its ninth feature film golden globe for their latest gem, featuring their first Black leading character, that skillfully embraces complex issues of religion, culture, and the struggle to answer the question, ‘What makes you…YOU?’

Events Headline News

SPARK FX 2021 – A Virtual Conference Coming March 4-14

Online platform for VFX industry to feature eight streams with programs on the creative teams behind popular productions such as ‘The Monster Hunter,’ ‘Bridgeton,’ ‘The Expanse,’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy;’ streams will also include VFX sessions on Reel-Time, AI, and the latest technologies for the visual effects community.

Latinx Oh Yes Headline News

Angel Manuel Soto to Direct 'Blue Beetle,' First Latino Superhero Film

The upcoming DC feature Jaime Reyes, a Mexican American teen who gains otherworldly powers from a mysterious scarab.

Mine that IP! Headline News

Paramount+ Orders Live-Action ‘Dora the Explorer’ and ‘The Fairly OddParents’ Series

Mining of Nickelodeon IP continues with two new shows that will be similar to the 2019 ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ feature.

The Web-Slinger Returns! Headline News

‘Spider-Man 3’ Title Revealed After Some Good-Natured Fan Trolling

Sony shares ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ name after web slinging trio Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon tease possible titles ‘Phone Home,’ ‘Home-Wrecker,’ and ‘Home Slice.’

SVOD Headline News

Reimagined ‘My Little Pony G5’ and ‘Transformers: BotBots’ On the Way

Netflix and eOne's rebooted CG animated ‘My Little Pony’ movie and series, along with a 20-episode animated ‘Transformers’ comedy, will hit the streamer this fall.

Business Headline News

Animated ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Premiering This Year on Paramount+

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:50am

All-new CG kids’ series about a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship will also run on Nickelodeon; entire ‘Star Trek’ universe will be made available on the newly rebranded platform.

Business Headline News

Nickelodeon and Hasbro Teaming on Animated ‘Transformers’ Comedy Series

Network and eOne will co-produce 26 half-hour episodes about a new species of Transformers that must find their place among Autobots and Decepticons.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

See First Look Images from ‘Blazing Saddles’-Inspired ‘Blazing Samurai’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:56am

Animated comedy based on Mel Brooks’ classic Western stars Michael Cera, Samuel L Jackson, and Ricky Gervais, with Rob Minkoff producing, and a planned 2022 release.

You Had Us At Gelato! Headline News

Pixar Drops Teaser and Images for Next Feature, ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:04am

Oscar-nominated ‘La Luna’ director Enrico Casarosa is at the helm of studio’s summer 2021 release about a young boy’s unforgettable summer on the Italian Riviera, filled with scooter rides, gelato, and teenage sea monsters.

Into the Avatarverse! Headline News

Nickelodeon Launches Avatar Studios to Expand ‘Last Airbender’ and ‘Korra’ Worlds

Series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will helm the new venture; the studio’s first project, an animated feature, is set to begin production this year.

Holy Clown Prince of Crime Headline News

Sneak ‘Justice League’ Peek: The Joker’s New ‘Holy’ Look

Zack Snyder has again shared new stills and behind-the-scenes looks from his upcoming ‘Justice League,’ including the Jared Leto’s Joker in a crown of thorns, a gloomy Batman, a snap of Mera, and Cyborg sans VFX.

People Headline News

Cloud-Based Creative Studio Preymaker Expands Creative Team

Zachary Fortin and Bridgette Doran have joined the company in production and operations, respectively; both bring practical experience in logistics, technology, and creative collaboration.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Exclusive Bonus Clip: ‘The Croods: A New Age – The Evolution of Contrasts’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:18pm

The next chapter in the first prehistoric family is now available to own on Digital, 4K, Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Making the Right Calle! Headline News

Sasha Calle Joins ‘The Flash’ as First Latina Supergirl

‘The Young and the Restless’ star joins the DCEU with high praise from director Andy Muschietti and full support of the current ‘Arrowverse’ Supergirl, Melissa Benoist.

Virtual Events Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: ‘Animated Features Oscar Contenders – A Directors’ Discussion’

Join the free March 5 online conversation with leading animated feature film directors sharing insights into this year’s possible Oscar nomination line-up.

Family Entertainment Headline News

Toonz Media Group Launches ‘MyToonz’ OTT Platform

The India-based company’s new initiative provides family friendly entertainment across multiple platforms; the app features carefully curated fun, educational, safe, and non-violent content.

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