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David Corenswet Suits Up in First ‘Superman’ Teaser Image

Director James Gunn revealed the first look on Threads, stating that the photo, ‘was taken on set by Jess Miglio and was entirely in-camera;’ the film flies into theaters July 11, 2025. 

Let the Manic Mayhem Begin… Again! Headline News

Illumination Drops New ‘Despicable Me 4’ Trailer and Poster

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 10:03am

Let the silliness begin! The first ‘Despicable Me’ film in 7 years, starring Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig alongside franchise newcomers Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara, Joey King, and Stephen Colbert, hits theaters July 3.

The Final AIP… For Now! Headline News

Podcast EP 252: ‘Celeste’ Art Director Pedro Medeiros & How to Become a Professional Pixel Artist

In Terry Ibele’s final Animation Industry Podcast, for now, the Brazilian artist discusses how got into game dev and how he creates from scratch a different art style for each game he works on.

A Christmas Surprise Headline News

Film Adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Christmas Pig’ in the Works

First published in 2021, the book follows Jack, a boy who loses his childhood toy Dur Pig and is gifted another, called Christmas Pig, who joins him on an adventure to rescue the wayward toy.

Who Doesn’t Hate Evil Wasps? Headline News

First Dominican Animated Production ‘Capitan Avispa’ Expands Global Rollout

Directed by famed Dominican Merengue and Bachata singer Jean Gabriel Guerra, the film follows Capitán Avispa, hero of Avispatrópolis and the Honey Kingdom, as he puts to test his nobility, justice, and innocence against the evil wasp Jacques Poison.

Flame On… Again Headline News

Paul Walter Hauser Joins the Cast of ‘The Fantastic Four’

The Emmy and Golden Globe winner joins Marvel’s remake in an undisclosed role alongside Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Susan Storm (The Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (The Thing), and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch); the film flies into theaters July 25, 2025.  

In Passing Headline News

Chance Perdomo Will Not be Replaced in ‘Gen V’ Season 2

Production will resume this month on ‘The Boys’ spinoff after the actor was killed in a March motorcycle accident – producers promise to ‘honor Chance and his legacy’ in the coming season.

The Boys are Back Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘The Boys’ Season 4 Trailer

New supes are headed to our screens in the Emmy-nominated series, which follows a group of superheroes who exploit their tremendous influence and popularity, when the new season premieres June 13.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 251: Ole Tillmann - Creating the StopMo for ‘Harold Halibut’

The German game studio art director discusses his indie video game and its unique style, combining stop-motion animation with 3D scanning and CG compositing.

A Darkness Rises Headline News

Disney+ Drops New ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11:43am

In the mystery-thriller, which takes viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era, someone is killing young Jedis… no one is safe, and your own eyes cannot be trusted; the series debuts June 4 with its first 2 episodes.

May the Best Design Be With You Headline News

Autodesk Launches Droid Design Contest with Disney and Lucasfilm

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11:10am

To celebrate Star Wars Day, the tech leader has announced its May the Fourth campaign, a month-long contest for superfans to design their own droid using Maya, 3ds Max, or Fusion.

The Glassworker Headline News

Trailer Drops for Usman Riaz’s ‘The Glassworker’

Set to compete in Annecy’s Contrechamp and screen at the Cannes Film Market, the hand-drawn 2D Pakistani feature follows the relationship of a father and son in the face of war.

Echoes of The Lonely Island Headline News

'Knuckles' Amazing Fever Dream Flames of Disaster Rock Opera Featurette Released

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 3, 2024 at 11:58am

Jorma Taccone, The Lonely Island stalwart, who directs Episode 4 of the Paramount+ series, goes behind-the-scenes on his crazy dream sequence in which Wade Whipple (Adam Pally) learns the ways of the Echidna warrior – and it’s got Christopher Lloyd too!

Who ya gonna call? Headline News

Watch: Studio AKA's ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ Animated Garraka Sequence

The animation, created with innovative 2D and 3D techniques, portrays realistic textures mimicking rock surfaces and cracks as if carved from real stone while revealing the movie’s formidable antagonist’s origins.

Imagine A Dispute Between Philosophers! Headline News

‘Wittgenstein’s Poker’ Kickstarter Launched

Starring Richard E. Grant, Brian Cox, and Karl Markovics, the animated short brings to life the ‘Cambridge Poker Incident,’ the notorious dispute between philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper.

Is This Miyazaki’s Last Film? Headline News

Digital, Blu-ray Release Dates Announced for ‘The Boy and the Heron’

Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning animated feature will be available to rent and purchase digitally in 4K Ultra HD on Prime Video and Apple TV starting June 25, while physical copies to hit stores July 9.

Back on the Grid Again Headline News

Jeff Bridges Will Appear in ‘Tron: Ares’

The third installment in the decades-spanning sci-fi franchise also stars Jared Leto, and is penned by Jesse Wigutow, with ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ director Joachim Rønning set to direct.

He-Man Finds a New Home Headline News

Live-Action ‘Masters of the Universe’ Finds Home at Amazon MGM Studios

LAIKA CEO Travis Knight willl now direct the film, which was dropped by Netflix last July after $30 million was spent in development; release set for Summer 2026.

Business Headline News

Weigel Broadcasting Launches ‘MeTV Toons’ Network

In collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery, the new national TV network will feature classic animated cartoon franchises, including ‘Bugs Bunny,’ ‘Daffy Duck,’ ‘Scooby Doo’ and ‘Tom & Jerry;’ coming in June 2024.

Food-on-Food Sex Returns Headline News

Prime Video Reveals ‘Sausage Party: Foodtopia’ Premiere Date

Feast your eyes, as Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Edward Norton reprise their ‘Sausage Party’ roles in the outrageous animated comedy series from Annapurna Television, Sony Pictures Television, and Amazon MGM Studios that hits the streamer July 11.

Resistance to the Roman Empire is Futile! Headline News

Studiocanal to Develop Sixth ‘Asterix’ Live-Action Film

Created in 1959 by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, the beloved French comic series follows Asterix and Obelix and their antics in Gaul, an outpost of resistance against the Roman empire. 

Heading Down the Path of Vengeance Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Empire’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 2:37pm

The 2nd installment of the ‘Tales’ series journeys into the Galactic Empire through the eyes of two warriors on divergent paths set during different eras; debuts May 4 - ‘Star Wars Day.’

Warner’s Warrior Angel Headline News

Warner Bros. in Talks to Acquire LuckyChap’s ‘Avengelyne’ Feature

The comic book adaptation, a collaboration between Olivia Wilde, Margot Robbie, and Simon Kinberg, with a script by Tony McNamara, follows Maximum Press’ demon-battling angel.

Oddly Magical Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops ‘The Fairly OddParents: A New Wish’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 10:59am

Coming to Nickelodeon on May 20, the all-new series features the return of the Emmy Award-winning original series’ lovable Wanda and Cosmos, a recently retired fairy couple, and introduces their new neighbor, 10-year-old Hazel.

GenAI in Animation Production Headline News

Kartoon Studios Announces Gadget A.I.

New proprietary GenAI integrated toolkit, developed on NVIDIA Omniverse, is designed for development, production, and post-production of new animated content as well as upgrading existing catalogs.