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Unhappy New Year Headline News

‘Several Hundred’ Employees to be Laid Off at Prime Video and Amazon MGM Studios

The sad news was announced Wednesday in a company memo from entertainment chief Mike Hopkins, who cited the need to reduce costs ‘to deliver even more breakthrough movies, TV shows, and live sports’ as the reason for the workforce cuts; 500 workers will also be cut at Amazon’s Twitch live streaming platform.

A Different Type of Criminal Headline News

Eisner-Winning Graphic Novel ‘Criminal’ Gets Prime Video Series Order

Creator Ed Brubaker and Jordan Harper will co-showrun the interlocking universe of crime stories from Legendary Television and Amazon MGM Studios.

Third and Final Headline News

Prime Video Renews ‘Good Omens’ for Third and Final Season

The unlikely adventures of an angel and a demon, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant, will conclude its run with an entirely original new season from co-creator Neil Gaiman.

Business Headline News

Watch Next Greenlights ‘Nate is Late’ Season 3

Popular series gets 7-million-euro budget for new season, co-financed by France Télévisions, Super RTL, COFIMAGE 34, SOFITVCINE 11, and CNC; use of ‘Sherlock’ asset bank allows creatives to tap and reuse models, animations, and special effects from previous episodes to produce new ones.

Masters of the Universe Headline News

‘Masters of the Universe’ Feature May Move to Amazon

Directors Adam and Aaron Nee’s live-action project, based on Mattel’s He-Man character, dropped by Netflix this past July after $30 million was spent in development, is rumored to be headed to Amazon MGM Studios, with lead Kyle Allen still attached.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

Crunchyroll Launches on Prime Video

Sony’s hugely popular subscription-based anime platform is now available on the streamer in the U.S., Canada, Sweden, and the U.K., with additional territories launching in 2024, allowing users to easily stream anime content.

VFX for films Headline News

VFX Breakdown Reel: VFX Legion Enhances Bone-Chilling ‘Totally Killer’

The visual effects boutique delivers 170+ shots for Nahnatchka Khan’s horror-comedy, adding visceral impact with invisible effects including CG blood-covered knife blades and digital removal of blood-filled prosthetics; check out the breakdown reel – film now streaming on Prime Video.

Kick Some Brass Headline News

Live-Action ‘Knuckle Girl’ Webtoon Adaptation Coming to Prime Video

The new film, directed by Chang (‘The Target’), stars Japanese actress Miyoshi Iyaka as Ran, a boxer who must break into the underworld to save her sister; debuts on streamer November 2.

Supes in School Headline News

Redband Trailer Drops for ‘The Boys’ Spinoff ‘Gen V’

The anticipated ‘The Boys’ spinoff series from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television will premiere exclusively September 29 on Prime Video; VFX studios on the show include DNEG, Ingenuity Studios, Luma Pictures, Pixomondo, ReDefine, and Rocket Science VFX.

Books Headline News

Kevin Geiger’s Kids’ Book ‘Grandpa Groundhog’ Now Available

The artist, animator, and Disney veteran’s heartwarming story of a gruff grandpa and a grumpy groundhog who compete for territory but find common ground is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Bookshop.org.

Supes in School Headline News

Key Art, Character Descriptions Revealed for Prime Video’s ‘Gen V’

The anticipated ‘The Boys’ spinoff series from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television will premiere exclusively September 29 on Prime Video.

After the Black Out Headline News

‘Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth’ Videogame in the Works at Annapurna Interactive

Check out the trailer - set within the universe created in the film franchise, the game explores the journey of a Blade Runner after the Black Out, when there are no Replicants left to hunt. 

Time for Tea Headline News

New Poster Teases ‘Good Omens’ Season 2 – Room for One More?

The unlikely angel and a demon duo greet an unexpected guest in the entirely original six-episode season from co-creator Neil Gaiman, premiering July 28.

European Animation Advocacy Headline News

Animation in Europe Federation Expands to 20 Countries

Estonia, Greece, and Portugal join member countries collectively calling on streamers to invest more heavily in European animation; new board members/advocates elected at a general meeting last week in Annecy.

Are Hatchlings Angry Too? Headline News

‘Angry Birds Mystery Island’ Series Coming to Prime Video, Amazon Kids+

The 2D animated project, from Rovio Entertainment and Titmouse, features beloved young birds, the Hatchlings, who work together with their new piglet friend to survive on a deserted island with supernatural elements.

We Want More Pikachu! Headline News

New Episodes of ‘Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series’ Coming to Netflix

The animated show follows Ash and Pikachu as they compete in the Pokémon World Coronation Series; set to stream this June.

Business Headline News

Great Wolf Entertainment Teams with Kidoodle.TV on ‘Adventures of the Great Wolf Pack’

Both the new animated series and film ‘The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure,’ animated by Six Point Harness, are now streaming.

Business Headline News

WGA Strike Halts Production on Numerous Shows

From Marvel to Netflix, the studios behind a slew of series and films have both voluntarily and involuntarily halted filming as the strike hits its second week, with multiple studios threatening showrunners with salary cuts and potential legal action.

People Headline News

Cinesite Names Shawn Walsh Group Chief Operation Officer VFX

17+ year Image Engine veteran and general manager steps up to helm visual effects production across the company and its partner studios including Image Engine, FX3X, and Trixter.

People Headline News

BlueBolt Expands Senior Management Team

With co-founders Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor and Angela Barson stepping down from day-to-day operations, the studio welcomes new board members Tracy McCreary, Henry Badgett, and Nic Birmingham.

Business Headline News

Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh Boards New ‘Phineas and Ferb’

The hit series' co-creator inks deal with Disney Branded Television, joining longtime creative partner Dan Povenmire to executive produce and voice direct all-new episodes of the award-winning animated show, which premiered in 2008 and became one of DTV’s most successful animated kids’ shows.

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