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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.

Where Exactly is Arcadia? ANIMATIONWorld

Bigger Can be Better: The Titanic Conclusion to Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters' Franchise

Chad Hammes, Linda Chen, and Alfonso Blaas talk about scaling heights and finding balance in the production of DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s 'Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.'

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.

Spies Ahoy! ANIMATIONWorld

You Had Me at ‘LANA!’: ‘Archer’ Season 12 Premieres on FXX

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 1:00pm

Justin Wagner and Chi Duong Sato once again share creative and production insights as FXX’s hit animated comedy returns for a new set of good old fashion, dysfunctional, sexually charged, and often drunkenly performed globe-trotting spy missions; the new season kicks off today, August 25.

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?

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

The Cat’s Pajamas: ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ Creators Celebrate Their Second Season

Executive producers Jennifer Twomey and Traci Paige Johnson share the joys of making DreamWorks Animation’s hit hybrid preschool series, now streaming on Netflix.

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.

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.

Can You Remember the 60s? Blogs

‘Cryptozoo’ Review: Bakus & Gorgons & Satyrs – Oh My!

AWN’s Miscweant examines Dash Shaw’s new animated feature film, set in ‘surreal’ 1967, about an activist group trying to protect supernatural cryptids from amoral government agents.

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.

Barbie Heads to the Big Apple! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Before Us’ Music Video from Upcoming ‘Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 23, 2021 at 10:07am

Hitting Netflix September 1, the next chapter in Mattel’s storied franchise finds Barbie embarking on a musical summer adventure in the Big Apple, where she meets her new best friend, Barbie!

Technology Headline News

Weta Digital and SideFX Bringing Houdini to the Cloud

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:03am

New WetaH collaboration marks leading VFX company’s second move to integrate top commercial and proprietary applications in a single cloud-based service.

The Space Cowboys are Back! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Cowboy Bebop’ First Look Images and Release Date

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 23, 2021 at 8:27am

Live-action adaptation of the beloved sci-fi neo-noir anime, starring Daniella Pineda, John Cho and Mustafa Shakir, debuts globally on November 19.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Jurannie Park’

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 9:00am

In the new episode airing August 23 on FOX, Annie is suspended from her job and bonds with a group of birds that soon invade her home, while Kimberly tries to ask a boy out over the phone and Duncan struggles to jump up to a high branch like his friends.

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