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Discreet Arts Opens U.S. Office, Names Steven Wendland President

India-based studio opens in Los Angeles with plans to expand the studio’s 2D and CGI-animated work-for-hire services while developing current and new original IP.

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Behind the Martial Arts and Motifs of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Striving to create distinct, authentic, and believable fight choreography, artists on Disney’s new animated action fantasy were determined to show emotion-packed action quite different from what audiences are used to seeing on screen.

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New Teaser and Images Released for DC Universe’s ‘Justice Society: World War II’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 4:24pm

Next chapter in the popular animated movie series is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11 and digital on April 27.

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‘Bombay Rose’ Paints an Intimate Portrait of India’s Past and Present

For writer and director Gitanjali Rao, the ‘love’ within a simple rose inspired her compelling and beautifully hand-painted animated film about people in India living unfulfilled lives as they struggle to survive.

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‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run’ Premieres Today on Paramount+

‘Aye-aye, Captain!’ – the latest CG movie adventures of the Bikini Bottom gang hits the interwebs as ViacomCBS’ new streaming service launches with an under the sea splash; stop any important work and descend into wackiness with three zany clips.

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‘SpongeBob’ Spinoff ‘The Patrick Star Show’ Nabs Nickelodeon Greenlight

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9:37am

Bill Fagerbakke will reprise his role in the new 2D animated family sitcom starring the famed starfish, his wild whims, and surreal imagination, set to air on Nick this summer.

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An Endless Summer of Cartoon Fun: ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:41am

Executive producers Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller discuss Nickelodeon’s first-ever ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spinoff series, a prequel that follows 10-year-old SpongeBob, his pals, and their summertime sleepaway camp hijinks, premiering today on the new Paramount+ streaming platform.

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Korean Webtoon ‘Dr. Brain’ Nabs Live-Action Series Order at Apple TV+

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2:44pm

Sci-fi thriller based on the popular webtoon is the first Korean-language project for the streamer; ‘Parasite’s Lee Sun-Kyun to star, with Kim Jee-Woon writing and directing.

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Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is Finally Here

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1:47pm

After pushing its original November 25, 2020 release date because of the COVID-19 pandemic as it quickly pivoted hundreds of artists to produce the bulk of the film from home, the studio delivers a beautiful and emotionally fulfilling epic adventure; the film releases simultaneously in theatres and on Disney+ this Friday, March 5.

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Uncharted Territory and RISE Pictures Ink Production Deal

The companies will co-produce ‘Igraine The Brave Based,’ a 3D animated feature based on Cornelia Funke's magical fantasy novel; additional collaborations in the pipeline include other live-action and animated films and features.

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‘Flee’: An Animated Documentary Recounts a Harrowing Personal Trauma

Jonas Rasmussen’s intimate and powerful 2D film tells the untold story of his long-time friend Amin’s life as a gay child growing up in Kabul before his escape via Russia to Denmark.

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‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Soul’ Top VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:00am

‘Project Power’ and ‘The Witches’ lead the list of feature film field nominees; winners in 25 categories will be announced at a virtual ceremony streaming worldwide on April 6/7 depending upon time zone.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes with Kelly Marie Tran Recording ‘Raya’ at Home

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:50pm

Disney drops a new featurette, ‘Kelly’s Production Diaries,’ with the ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ star sharing her humorous production stories; animated epic will simultaneously hit theatres and Disney+ on March 5.

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DNEG Feature Animation Expands Leadership Team

Industry veteran Archie Donato heads to London as VFX supervisor on new studio project; Ted Ty brings 25+ years of 2D and 3D animation experience to Montreal as new global head of character animation.

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‘Soul’ Wins Best Animated Feature and Original Score at 78th Golden Globes

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:28am

Pixar took home its ninth feature film golden globe for their latest gem, featuring their first Black leading character, that skillfully embraces complex issues of religion, culture, and the struggle to answer the question, ‘What makes you…YOU?’

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See First Look Images from ‘Blazing Saddles’-Inspired ‘Blazing Samurai’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:56am

Animated comedy based on Mel Brooks’ classic Western stars Michael Cera, Samuel L Jackson, and Ricky Gervais, with Rob Minkoff producing, and a planned 2022 release.

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Pixar Drops Teaser and Images for Next Feature, ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:04am

Oscar-nominated ‘La Luna’ director Enrico Casarosa is at the helm of studio’s summer 2021 release about a young boy’s unforgettable summer on the Italian Riviera, filled with scooter rides, gelato, and teenage sea monsters.

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Exclusive Bonus Clip: ‘The Croods: A New Age – The Evolution of Contrasts’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:18pm

The next chapter in the first prehistoric family is now available to own on Digital, 4K, Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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Netflix Teams with Lupita Nyong’o on New Animated Musical ‘Sulwe’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:10pm

Based on the Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ actress’ #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same name, the film will tell a story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

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See ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run’ at the Drive-in on Feb 27 and 28

Paramount+ invites LA-based fans to an immersive drive-through experience; see the first episode of the original series ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years’ followed by a screening of the brand-new feature film featuring the whole Bikini Bottom gang.

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Netflix Nabs Rights to Light Chaser’s ‘New Gods: Nezha Reborn’

Produced by the studio behind ‘White Snake’ and set to stream April 9, 2021, the animated, modernized take on the Chinese mythological text ‘The Romance of the Gods’ follows Yunxiang on his journey to battle the Dragon Clan.

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Disney Drops ‘Crafting Raya’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 3:22pm

Go behind-the-scenes of the making of the highly anticipated new animated adventure, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ about a lone warrior who must track down the legendary last dragon to save her world; film releases March 5, 2021 simultaneously in theatres and on Disney+.

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Jane Fonda Joins Cast of Apple and Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:23pm

The Academy Award winning actor will voice ‘The Dragon’ in Peggy Holmes’ tale of the unluckiest girl in the world, the first project under the animation studio's new multi-year deal to produce films and TV shows for Apple TV+. 

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