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‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Arrives on Digital September 3

The animated/live-action hybrid comedy stars basketball legend LeBron James in an epic adventure to save his kid; 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releasing October 5.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Witch Day 2’ Season 2 Finale

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 27, 2021 at 9:49am

In this season's final episode airing August 30 on FOX, at the annual Witch Day Festival, Jing becomes possessed when Kimberly’s magic potion actually works, while Duncan and friends enter a haunted Circuit City and Jack tries to finally win Annie a stuffed animal at the milk bottle toss.

Business Headline News

Xmas is Coming Early in Toonz Media Group and K6 Media Group Deal

The companies have teamed up on ‘Li’l Santa,’ a brand-new series that follows the adventures of a pint-sized, modern day Santa eco-warrior; the show, slated for release in October, will culminate with a special Christmas episode.

Business Headline News

Beyond Rights Inks Deal with YouKu to Bring ‘Turbozaurs’ to China

The preschool CGI animated series features very special dinosaurs that can transform instantly into amazing machines; new set of dino adventures will debut on Chinese streamer in November.

We Love a Good Baddie Headline News

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Nabs its Villains

John Noble and Jimmi Simpson are welcomed aboard as the show’s bad guys, joining the cast that includes Kate Mulgrew reprising her role from ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ on the upcoming CG animated ‘Star Trek’ series; show debuts on Paramount+ later this year.

Our Spidey Sense is Tingling Headline News

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Teaser Breaks Viewer Record

The highly anticipated upcoming Sony superhero adventure has fans itching for more, as the film’s August 23 trailer launch broke the all-time 24-hour internet record for most global views; the sequel to box office hit ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ hits theaters December 17.

Cake is Tasty! Headline News

Have Another Slice of ‘Cake’ on September 30

FXX returns with Season 5 of its innovative, short-form live-action and animated comedy anthology on FXNOW and Hulu; look for more ‘Poorly Drawn Lines’ featuring the fantastical misadventures of Ernesto, and Branson Reese’s ‘Swan Boy,’ an animated short based on the comic of the same name.

Business Headline News

Sky Kids Greenlights ‘The Brilliant World of Tom Gates’ Season 2

Based on the enormously popular book series, the show features live-action along with 2D and stop-motion animation; currently in production the new episodes will hit Sky Kids and NOW in early 2022.

Awards Headline News

Television Academy Announces Juried Winners for 73rd Emmy Awards

‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,’ ‘Love, Death + Robots,’ and ‘The Simpsons’ are honored for outstanding individual achievement in animation, to be presented at the upcoming 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards running September 11-12.

Dept. of Can’t Wait Headline News

VFXRIO Live Presents Industrial Light & Magic's Hal Hickel

Renown animation and VFX specialist whose career includes work on iconic movie franchises like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ will share insights from the visual effects on ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2; free live online event coming September 4.

Give Her All We Got Headline News

Paramount+ Celebrates ‘Star Trek Day’

Beam me up, Scotty! to the virtual event, hosted by Wil Wheaton and Mica Burton, celebrating 55 years of ‘Star Trek’ featuring ‘legacy moments’ with iconic cast members, surprise appearances, and a tribute to Gene Roddenberry, streaming live on September 8.

Who Doesn’t Need a Magic Bag? Headline News

‘Felix the Cat’ Returning in New Kids' Comic Book Series

While audiences have been watching the famous feline on various screens for a century, Felix the Cat #1, from Source Point Press and DreamWorks Animation, debuts on good old paper in 2022; could new animated projects be far behind?

Animation Festivals Headline News

13 Animated Films Screening at NYC’s Winter Film Awards 2021

The 10th annual event, running September 23 – October 2, celebrates emerging filmmakers from around the world; animated screenings will be featured throughout the event will an all-animation matinee on September 27.

People Headline News

SpinVFX Adds VFX Supervisor Edward Taylor

The industry veteran brings over 20 years of technical expertise and leadership experience to his new role; credits for digital modeling and look development on projects include ‘Tron: Legacy,’ ‘The Three Musketeers,’ ‘Resident Evil: Retribution,’ and ‘Penny Dreadful.’

Holiday Action Headline News

Nickelodeon Reveals Live-Action ‘A Loud House Christmas’ Cast and Clip

Holiday special based on the award-winning animated series will feature real-life versions of the beloved Loud family; the feature length TV movie premieres this November.

TUDUM…. Headline News

‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’ Coming September 25

The streamer's inaugural virtual event devoted entirely to fans features first looks and exclusives from everyone's favorite programming; check out the clip to see what's in store.

We Want More Marvel! Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Shang Chi’s ‘Next Level Action’ Featurette

Catch a behind-the-scenes look at the martial arts action in ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,’ Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated new MCU outing heading to theaters September 3.

People Headline News

DNEG Announces Global Expansion Plans Including New Toronto Studio

Up to 200 new jobs to be created as part of opening fourth North American facility; 300 additional staff are being recruited for new jobs in Vancouver and Montreal offices, including 100 in new feature animation division.

9 Chapters are Coming! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Maya and the Three’ Teaser Trailer, Cast and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 6:13am

Zoe Saldaña, Diego Luna, Danny Trejo, and Queen Latifah lead an all-star cast in Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s highly anticipated 9-chapter tale, coming this Fall, of a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess on an epic quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from the vengeful gods of the underworld.

An Animated Fantasy Resurrection! Headline News

Adult Swim Drops ‘Teenage Euthanasia’ Trailer

New animated comedy is set in a mildly apocalyptic near-future Florida funeral home; the coming-of-age story is about second chances, death, and family, premiering September 19.

Mysterious and Spooky! Headline News

‘The Addams Family 2’ Releasing in Theaters and VOD Simultaneously

MGM’s highly anticipated ‘The Addams Family’ sequel reportedly will hit both cinemas and VOD rental channels this coming October 1.

Kid’s Content CTV Channels Headline News

Digital Television Russia Taps VlogBox for New Kids’ Content OTT Channels

Video content distribution and monetization platform to develop seven CTV channels featuring popular children’s series including ‘Be-Be-Bears,’ ‘Fantasy Patrol, ‘Heroes of Envell,’ and ‘Cutie Cubies; the deal also includes Roku content management and distribution, PR, and marketing support.

The Zombie Fight Continues Headline News

Rebellion Releases ‘Zombie Army: Legion of the Dead’ Short

Produced using Unreal Engine and innovative virtual production tools, the CG film is set in the same dystopian world as the ‘Zombie Army’ video game franchise; use of game assets allowed fast iteration and production timeframe.

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