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Can Bad Guys Go Good? Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘The Bad Guys’ Trailer Because… It’s Good to be Bad!

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 4:10pm

Studio’s new action comedy about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws attempting to become model citizens, starring Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, and Awkwafina, hits theaters April 22, 2022.

Smile! Headline News

Adult Swim’s ‘Smiling Friends’ Turns Frowns Upside Down

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 3:23pm

Co-creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel’s new adult animated comedy features a company tasked with bringing happiness to a bizarre yet colorful world; start 2022 with a smile - series debuts January 9.

Finding Strength in Simplicity ANIMATIONWorld

‘Freebird’: Changing Hearts and Minds on the Realities of Down Syndrome

Writer/director Michael McDonald talks about the breakthrough animated short film that uses simple means for a powerful purpose.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Now on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD

A family road trip evolves into a quest to save the world from a machine apocalypse in the hit CG animated comedy adventure; bonus features include Katie Mitchell’s hilarious sock puppet parody short, ‘Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter,’ a look into her filmmaking process, a look behind the making of the movie, as well as tutorials on how to make sock puppets and Katie face cupcakes.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Katie Mitchell Hits Her Stride in ‘Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter’

In the parody short directed by Caitlin VanArsdale, ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ filmmaker heroine creates a sock-puppet action film featuring a redoubtable canine; short releases today as an exclusive bonus feature on the film’s Blu-ray release.

Navigating 6th Grade in Style Headline News

Paramount+ Announces ‘Big Nate’ Voice Cast

The all-new animated series, based on the kids’ books and comics by Lincoln Peirce, will hit the streamer in 2022; voice actors include Rob Delaney, Dove Cameron, and Bryce Charles.

People Headline News

Genius Brands Adds Zrinka Dekic as CFO, Head of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions

Entertainment industry and financial markets exec bolsters brands’ international operations following acquisitions of Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc and stake in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment AG; previous CFO Bob Denton named executive vice president of finance and accounting.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Releases Katana 5.0

Latest update focuses on artist collaboration and interoperability with render upgrades, workflow improvements, and support of render partners with a new render delegate ‘AVP.’

Awards Headline News

‘Dune,’ ‘Flee,’ and ‘Big Mouth’ Lead Critics Choice Award Nominations

Denis Villenueve’s sci-fi epic nabs 10 nominations, followed by Guillermo del Toro’s neo-noir thriller with 8, and both ‘Encanto’ and ‘Flee with two each for the upcoming 27th annual awards.

Down Boy! Headline News

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Coming to Digital December 14

Check out an exclusive clip featuring ‘Clifford’ book series author Norman Bridwell talking about the building of a giant red dog franchise; the CGI/live-action movie follows everybody’s favorite canine and his adventures in NYC – also out n Blu-ray and DVD February 1.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 79th Golden Globe Awards

Disney’s ‘Encanto,’ Neon’s ‘Flee,’ Pixar’s ‘Luca,’ Totem Films’ ‘My Sunny Maad,’ and Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ snag best animated feature nominations.

Reptile Jail Break! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Back to the Outback’ Offers Redemption for the Demonized

For co-directors Harry Cripps and Clare Knight, their new 3D/CG animated comedy shows that the deadliest and most feared Australian creatures are highly misunderstood, and just because something is different, doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful; film premieres today on Netflix.

Ready set go! Headline News

Paramount Releases ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Trailer and Images

The Blue Blur returns to theaters April 8, 2022, with an all-star cast including James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, and Jim Carrey; new additions include Idris Elba and Colleen O'Shaughnessey.

Indie Shorts ANIMATIONWorld

‘Night Bus’: An Exploration of Betrayal and Redemption

Taiwanese animator Joe (Wen-Ming) Hsieh’s 2D short follows 6 bus passengers harboring intense secrets whose lives unravel after a string of unfortunate events, wrongful accusations, and attempts at revenge.

Let the Game Adaptations Begin Headline News

Paramount+ Drops Long-Awaited ‘Halo’ First-Look Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 10, 2021 at 10:04am

New, live-action original series based on the iconic, hugely popular ‘Halo’ Xbox franchise about an epic, 26th-century battle between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, will hit the streamer in 2022.

A Best Friend Out of the Box! Headline News

‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Hits Digital December 15

Unwrap your new best friend from 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation as the goofy animated robot comes home; now available on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray.

Methinks This Quite Naughty! ANIMATIONWorld

The Fabulously Fun and Filthy ‘Crossing Swords’ Returns for Season 2

Back for another go are the Emmy Award-winning ‘Robot Chicken’ executive producers and their brilliantly raunchy, violent, and rapid-fire gag-driven stop-motion comedy about a royal squire dealing with the reality his beloved kingdom is a hornet’s nest of horny monarchs, crooks, and charlatans… and now it’s broke; new season debuts December 10 on Hulu.

Mysteries of the Unknown Headline News

Walt Disney Animation Drops ‘Strange World’ Concept Art

In the studio’s new original animated feature, viewers will experience uncharted and dangerous lands, led by a legendary family on a critical mission; helmed by Oscar-winning director Don Hall, the film is slated for release on November 23, 2022.

Float Away! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Bubble’ Teaser Trailer and Art

Upcoming anime feature is set in a Tokyo turned upside by gravity-defying bubbles, leaving the city cut off from the world; from director Tetsuro Araki and WIT Studio, the film streams April 28, 2022.

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