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SVOD Headline News

Crunchyroll Reaches 3 Million Paid Global Subscribers

Platform hits new milestone as it expands brands to include Anime Digital Network, Anime on Demand, KAZÉ and Eye See Movies while extending reach with HBO MAX, Adult Swim, and TNT Germany distribution deals.

SVOD Headline News

Ubisoft’s ‘Splinter Cell’ Getting Anime Adaptation from ‘John Wick’ Scribe

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:10am

Derek Kolstad and Netflix are teaming up on new animated series based on the massively popular game first released in 2002.

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: Exclusive ‘The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding’ Clip

New animated fairytale sees Princess Odette and Prince Derek on a magical adventure in the enchanted land of Cathay, available August 4 on Digital and to rent from Redbox.

diversity and inclusion Headline News

EU Report: Women Direct Only 22% of Feature Films

New study finds women still account for a minority of directing and screenwriting positions in feature films and TV.

call for entries Headline News

Applications Now Open for 2021 Universal’s Global Talent Composer Initiative

GDTI program alumni includes Amie Doherty, recently chosen to score DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature, ‘Spirit Riding Free.’ 

Business Headline News

WGA Members Ratify New TV and Film Producers Contract

Three-year deal with Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) secures important gains for members, including a first-ever portable paid parenting benefit fund; additional funding for the WGA pension plan; and additional rights to address inclusion and equity programs with employers. 

Comic-Con Headline News

‘Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe’ Premieres August 28

Watch Comic-Con panel where Disney+ cast and creative team discuss origins of the animated movie and its opening song.Watch Comic-Con panel where Disney+ cast and creative team discuss origins of the animated movie and its opening song.

Jobs Headline News

CAA Hit with New Round of Layoffs and Furloughs

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 2:15pm

While animation production seems to be thriving, one of Hollywood’s premier agencies announces a significant staff reduction, another sign of COVID’s continued impact on many areas of the entertainment business.

SVOD Headline News

‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ to Debut September 18 on Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 9:22am

DreamWorks Animation announces cast and drops teaser for their new action-adventure series inspired by Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s hit franchise.    

SVOD Headline News

RetroCrush, Cinehouse and Midnight Pulp Now Free on STIRR

DMR ad-supported linear and VOD deal provides international premium content in classic anime, horror/thriller/action and arthouse and independent cinema.

People Headline News

Taika Waititi Hints ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ will Bring Major Romance

The Oscar-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ helmer describes his new ‘Thor’ franchise installment, coming February 11, 2022, as ‘so insane’ but also ‘very romantic.’

SVOD

‘Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna’ Arrives on Digital September 29

Toei Animation and Shout! Factory also releasing long-awaited animated feature on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack October 6; release features all new English dub.

Technology Headline News

Adobe Releases Substance Painter Update

New 3D paint tools optimize creative workflow allowing users to paint across UV Tiles, import UDIM images from existing sources and export easily to renderers or engines that supports UDIMs.

SVOD Headline News

Klasky Csupo Returns with New ‘RoboSplaat’ Digital Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10:38am

Birthed in quarantine by Arlene Klasky, the show will release new episodes twice weekly through 2021 on the studio’s YouTube Channel and Official Instagram.

Business Headline News

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Postponed Indefinitely Due to Pandemic

Another major summer theatrical release gets swallowed whole by COVID-19, as the $200 million animated-feature remake is delayed once again, following on the heels of recent postponements for ‘Tenet’ and ‘Avatar 2.’

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Woah! Watch the New Trailer for ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’

Bill and Ted team up for the third time on a gnarly time traveling adventure to totally bring harmony to the universe, On Demand and in theaters September 1, 2020.

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