The long-time creative partners, who with co-director Robert Smigel brought us ‘SNL’s iconic ‘Saturday TV Funhouse,’ discuss working alongside Adam Sandler on his quest to create an animated musical comedy for kids about kids, and the ‘huge’ chance they got, in their 50s, to helm a major animated comedy for Netflix, their feature film directorial debut.
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Oscar-winning ‘The Lost Thing’ director Andrew Ruhemann and producer David Park talk about their soulful animated short, in which a young boy finds an unusual way to win the heart of his crush.
Vivienne Medrano’s all-new animated adult comedy series, from A24 and Bento Box, follows Charlie, Princess of Hell, on her mission to depopulate her homeland.
Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted at the fourth franchise offering in a recent interview, which was later verified by songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who confirmed they would return to score both upcoming films.
With DreamWorks Animation’s funny and vibrantly beautiful ‘Trolls’ threequel hitting theaters today, the director shares his thoughts on the expansive comedy adventure teeming with great songs and new characters, including the evil pop duo Velvet and Veneer, who take the third act by musical storm.
The Grammy-nominated musician teams up with his pup, Buddy Boy Koz, in a modern rendition of the classic Disney song; the release is a prelude to his upcoming EP ‘Dave Koz Does Disney.’
For the ska alt rock group’s just-dropped EP, Intern Creatives ‘sublimely’ captures playful ‘90s surf vibes and ‘infectious grooves’ with vivid, colorful illustrations.
The series’ 25-track soundtrack, now available, immerses viewers in the sounds of the upcoming 8-episode adult animation series, set in Edo-period Japan, that tells the story of a master of the sword who lives a life in disguise while seeking revenge; watch it November 3.
Toby Genkel will direct the feature film adaptation of the iconic rocker’s 2005 novel from a screenplay by Jon Croker, with pre-production to begin first quarter 2024.
In celebration of the studios’ upcoming feature, ‘Trolls Band Together,’ guests can enjoy makeovers, dance lessons, and an on-stage performance with BroZone, as well as giveaways, exclusive merchandise, sneak peeks and more, November 3-5 at LA’s Westfield Century City in the Atrium.
Check out ‘Happy Day in Hell,’ a devilishly cute first listen to the soundtrack from Vivienne Medrano’s all-new animated comedy; the A24 and Bento Box series premieres on Prime Video this coming January.
From Illumination, the house that brought us ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Minions’ franchises, comes a new original comedy that follows a feathered family vacation from New York City to tropical Jamaica that manages to go awry, flying into theaters December 22.
The event promotes the Ibero-American animation market and its talent; deadline for submissions is December 14, 2023 - the event runs May 9-10, 2024.
The film, featuring music and narration by Gavin Friday and artwork based on original illustrations by Bono, retells and transforms Prokofiev’s 1936 symphonic fairytale into a story about a 12-year-old boy coping with the pain of losing his mother; short debuts October 19 on Max.
The crew returns with new friends and gear, ready for more daring forest rescues when the new season premieres November 1 on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney+.
DreamWorks Animation’s latest ‘Trolls’ film, starring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, hugs, and glitter, dances into theaters November 17.
Director Yuzuru Tachikawa discusses the difficulty in capturing the raw power and energy of the musicians behind his new film’s young saxophonist, Dai Miyamoto, and his ambitious trio, when every solo is unique, and recording live performances picks up every little unwanted sound; film playing in U.S. theaters October 8-9.
The modern animated fairytale features a headstrong princess who, when kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, takes matters into her own hands and plots a daring escape; film debuts next month at AFM.
Italy’s premier international event promises an exceptional in-person program of talks, presentations, in-depth workshops, and masterclasses designed to inspire, inform, and educate; join industry professionals, thought leaders, students, and enthusiasts in a celebration of the latest in animation, VFX, and games - event runs October 15-20.
With a special program offering a free child’s ticket to those who visit a Build-A-Bear Workshop and make a furry friend during the film’s theatrical run, Build-A-Bear’s new animated feature will release in Cinemark theaters across the country starting November 3.
Directors Sam & Adam Deats and EP/co-showrunner Kevin Kolde talk about their all-new series, the latest installment in the ‘Castlevania’ universe, a coming-of-age story of reckoning with trauma while destroying monsters and vampires alike… with lots of blood; now streaming on Netflix.
Coming October 19, the film, featuring music and narration by Gavin Friday and artwork based on original illustrations by Bono, transforms and retells the classic fairytale and Sergei Prokofiev’s famed symphony.
Announced by CEO Jim Sweeney on Thursday, the company plans a 16% workforce reduction as well as a divestiture of Bandcamp in a move towards a new ‘metaverse-inspired ecosystem’ strategy.
First-time filmmaker Diego Guzman’s new 2D animated feature draws inspiration from Satoshi Kon and Masaaki Yuasa to tell the tale of citizens contorting their bodies by any means possible into square shapes to get into a Tetris-like cube heaven, until one man finds another shape inside him that’s the antithesis of their world.