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Phase Four MCU Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Eternals’ Teaser and Poster

The third MCU Phase Four film promises a brand-new set of immortal superheroes who must come out from the shadows after thousands of years to battles mankind’s oldest enemy; written and helmed by Oscar-winning ‘Nomadland’ director Chloé Zhao, the film opens November 5, 2021.

People Headline News

DNEG Adds Erika Burton as EVP, VFX - Global Head of Studios

Former Method Studios senior executive will be based in company’s Los Angeles office, working closely with Merzin Tavaria, President, Global Production and Operations.

Attack of the Trolls Headline News

Sony Trolls ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Fans with Official ‘Trailer’

The film’s official social-media team cheekily teased fans by releasing a photo of a large semi-tractor-trailer with the film’s title emblazoned on the side, instead of an actual promotional video.

Annecy 2021 is Coming! Headline News

10 Animated Features Selected for Annecy 2021 Competition

Nine additional features selected to screen in the Contrechamp program at upcoming festival, running both online and onsite from June 14-19.

animated short films Headline News

World Premiere of Disney’s ‘Far From the Tree’ Set for Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:21am

Studio’s latest animated theatrical short, about a raccoon whose frustrated parent tries to keep them both safe, will run alongside upcoming musical comedy, ‘Encanto,’ later in 2021.

The Dark Knight Rises Headline News

First Clip Drops for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10:23am

It’s the calm before the storm at Wayne Manor – on Halloween night – in the first official clip from the soon to be released feature-length film; next entry in the DC Universe movie series comes to Blu-ray and Digital June 22.

The Ultimate Crossover Headline News

Is a Studio Ghibli and Pixar Crossover Project in the Works?

The beloved studio responsible for ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and ‘Ponyo,’ home to iconic Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, recently posted an image on Twitter featuring Totoro with iconic characters from the Pixar Universe.

Support the Fight Against COVID-19 in India Headline News

Technicolor and Oxfam India Partner on COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser

Leading creative tech company and global charitable group team up to raise money to support grass roots relief work throughout communities in India; Technicolor will match up to €100,000 in donations received through this effort.

You Had Us At Gelato! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Luca’ Friendship Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 2:55pm

To celebrate National Streaming Day, director Enrico Casarosa and members of the voice cast share thoughts on the film and their own childhood; Disney and Pixar’s newest animated feature hits the streamer on June 18.

Every Hero Has a Beginning Headline News

‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’ Unmasks the Mysterious Ninja Hero

The origin film, premiering July 23, features Henry Golding as Snake Eyes in his time before the mask, when he could still speak; watch the action-packed trailer.

indie animation Headline News

Bill Plympton and Rock Farm Launch Kickstarter for ‘Demi’s Panic’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:44am

Indie animation legend teams with Danny Leonard and Lorena Hernandez Leonard on animated short about a young Latina professional living in NYC whose nightmares foreshadow the coming storm.

All New Asian American Projects Headline News

3 New Netflix Animated Projects Spotlight Asian American Creators

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 9:03am

Streamer announces ‘The Monkey King’ feature, ‘Mech Cadets’ and ‘Boons and Curses’ series, all coming in 2023, joining its growing film and episodic slate that includes ‘Witch Boy,’ ‘Centaurworld,’ ‘Oni,’ and ‘Ghee Happy.’

Cue the Harpsichord! Headline News

MGM Announces ‘The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem’ Game

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 4:22pm

Studio teams with Outright Games and PHL Collective on all-new game, based on the hit animated feature film franchise, featuring the legendary spooky family; release planned in time for Halloween this year on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PC digital platforms.

People Headline News

Nickelodeon Consolidates Animation and Live-Action Casting

Liz Paulson will lead network’s new team that handles all casting and talent development for series, movies, and studio content.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Unveils New Division with The Mill, MPC, Mikros Animation, and Mr. X

Production Services division becomes Technicolor Creative Studios, with new leadership team focused on design, direction, and production in VFX, XR, and animation.

Da-Dum Da-Dum…! Headline News

MGM Launches ‘Pink Panther Time Traveler’ Game

Studio teams with Play.Works games platform on three titles based on the iconic animated character; first game is now available on the platform’s connected TV network via leading streamers.

The Cat King of Rats! Headline News

David Tennant Joins 'The Amazing Maurice' Animated Feature

The prolific ‘Doctor Who’ actor will lend his voice to the fanciful adaptation of the 28th of Sir Terry Pratchett's 41 ‘Discworld’ series novels, which follows a cat con artist and his horde of rats.

The Superpowers of Ordinary People ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ - Using Art to Save the World

Knowing ourselves and understanding reality through art, where we often express our weirdness, is what gives all of us ordinary people our superpowers. 

indie animation Headline News

Trailer Drops for Solo Animated ‘Coriander & A Penny’s Worth of Lonesome’

Created by filmmaker Julian Grant as a tribute to movies of a bygone era, the award-winning film is now streaming on multiple platforms including Apple TV, YouTube, Amazon, Xfinity, and Vudu.

50/50 by 2025 Headline News

WIA Launches Talent Database to Increase Animation Studio Hiring Diversity

With a goal of ‘50/50 by 2025,’ Women in Animation reveals new human resource tool to support equity in animation industry hiring; searchable database features verified candidates for jobs in the international production community.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Yelena Opens the Door to Adventure in ‘Black Widow’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:40am

New ‘You Got a Plan?” clip shows Florence Pugh’s imaginative problem-solving skills during a high-speed chase in the highly anticipated action-packed spy thriller; first film in Phase Four of the MCU hits theaters and Disney+ with premier access on July 9.

Finn and Jake Return! Headline News

Yes, There’s a New Clip for ‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Together Again’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:05am

Streaming May 20 on HBO Max, best buds Finn the human and Jake the dog embark on an epic adventure taking them far from home, where they unite against a monstrous evil.

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