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Annecy Headline News

Annecy Plans New Venues and 26% Seat Increase for 2020 Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:28pm

In response to 2019’s capacity and ticketing problems, the festival is making needed changes to accommodate screening capacity for the record numbers of attendees expected this summer.

SVOD Headline News

HBO Max Greenlights James Wan’s ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ 3-Part Animated Mini-Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 4:44pm

‘Aquaman’ and ‘Malignant’ director to executive produce kid’s project that begins with the King of Atlantis’ first day on the job. 

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Greenlights Stop-Motion ‘The House’ from Nexus Studios

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:40pm

Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roles, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza will each direct a chapter in dark comedy about a house and three generations of families who lived in it.

Awards Headline News

92nd Academy Awards: Animated Feature, Short Film and VFX Oscar Nominees React

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:20pm

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short film and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

Film Festival Events

NYC's 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - Feb 20-29 2020

Begins: February 20, 2020

9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building workshops and super-fun parties! Check out our 79 outstanding films from 27 countries -- we have something for everyone! 

Awards Headline News

‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘BoJack HorseMan’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Take Home Critics' Choice Awards

Winners of the Critics Choice Association’s 25th annual awards were announced last night at their Barker Hangar gala ceremony in Santa Monica, California.  

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 92nd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:19am

Dean DeBlois’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ Jérémy Clapin’s ‘I Lost My Body,’ Sergio Pablos’ ‘Klaus,’ Chris Butler’s ‘Missing Link,’ and Josh Cooley’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for Best Animated Feature.

People Headline News

Scott Derrickson Out as Director of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 5:18pm

‘Doctor Strange’ writer/director leaves sequel over creative differences; Marvel says production will start as planned in May with no delays.

The Lion King Headline News

Live-Action v Animation: The Debate Surrounding ‘The Lion King’

If ‘Frozen 2’ is now the highest grossing animated feature film of all time, where does that leave Jon Favreau’s ‘reinterpretation’ of ‘The Lion King?’

SVOD Headline News

‘The Hunt for Vlad The Impaler’ Available February 4 on VOD and Digital HD

A battle to end all battles… director Osman Kaya brings to life the true story of evil dictator Vlad The Impaler and the fearless cavalry unit chosen to assassinate him.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Union VFX Recreates Treasured Vatican City Locations for ‘The Two Popes’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 5:26pm

UK-based visual effects house tackles St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel ceiling. 

Festivals Headline News

FIAF’s 2020 Animation First Festival Coming to New York February 7 - 9

French animation festival to feature 15 premieres, animated shorts, features and discussions with acclaimed filmmakers.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2020 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:28am

‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Klaus’ and ‘Toy Story 4' get nods in Animated Film category; ‘1917,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Awards Headline News

Producers Guild Announces 2020 Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:05am

‘Abominable,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ ‘Missing Link’ and ‘Toy Story 4’ to contend in animated movie category; ‘1917,’ ‘Ford v Ferrari’ and ‘The Irishman’ among top producer award nominees.

box office Headline News

‘Frozen 2’ Passes ‘Frozen’ to Become Highest-Grossing Animated Feature of All Time

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:14am

Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck’s hit sequel passes $1.32 billion at the worldwide box office; Disney/Pixar now holds top three spots on list of most successful animated feature films in history.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll and VIZ Media Announce Anime Distribution Deal

Leading anime and manga streaming platform now offering popular new anime titles, including 'Death Note' and "Naruto' films, to viewers across U.S. and Canada. 

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