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The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

‘Bob Spit,’ ‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks,’ and ‘Bestia’ Lead 5th Quirino Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:06pm

Works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and Venezuela are honored across nine categories at the May 14 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

Business Headline News

Global Screen Nabs Rights to ‘The Last Whale Singer’ Animated Feature

Created by Telescope Animation using Unreal Engine 5, the film tells the story of a teenage humpback whale who must face his fears and summon a mystical song to save the oceans from a monstrous creature.

Ready set go! VFXWorld

DNEG Delivers Mushrooming VFX on ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

The studio handles 185 shots on Jeff Fowler’s ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ sequel, including the environmental build of the Mushroom Planet, the interior of a giant mech robot, and a massive explosive shockwave.

Dorky Tweens Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Turning Red’ - Embracing the Animal Spirit Within Us

Transformation lies at the heart of Pixar’s latest hit film, a coming-of-age story about a young Chinese girl in Toronto who must break away from all she has known to either accept, or reject, the actual beast inside her.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Universal Pushes Animated ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie into 2023

Game creator Shigeru Miyamoto announced the schedule change on Twitter; DreamWorks’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ will take over its December 21, 2022 theatrical release date.

Float Away! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Attack on Titan’ Director Uses Parkour to Illustrate Love in ‘Bubble'

Tetsuro Araki, known for often violent, action-filled anime, shifts gears to tell an emotional coming-of-age story set in a mostly underwater Tokyo encased in a large bubble and cut-off from the outside world; film hits Netflix April 28.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Pushed to 2023

Sony Pictures delays – and renames - its highly anticipated ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel as it revises its theatrical release calendar, which also now includes an official opening date for the third ‘Spider-Verse’ film and third ‘The Equalizer’ offering.

Jaegers and Kaiju Oh My! ANIMATIONWorld

Greg Johnson Talks ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Final Season

The Netflix series’ co-creator, co-writer, and co-executive producer reflects on his show’s final set of episodes that honor Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise while telling compelling stories about new characters and their adventures in the world of Jaegers and Kaiju.

A New Web 3.0 Content Franchise Headline News

Rainshine and Animasia Team on ‘Young Captain Nemo’ Blockchain Fan Community

Using the RainBlox blockchain platform, companies plan to expand on the upcoming animated feature film trilogy with Web 3.0 multi-format content including a spinoff series, NFTs, video games, merchandise, and an original soundtrack; the franchise is slated for release in late 2023.

Ready set go! Headline News

Sonic and Tails Crash a Wedding in New ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Clip

Latest snippet features a small sampling of the film’s large-scale action visual effects; Paramount Pictures’ ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ sequel hits theaters April 8.

People Headline News

Apple and Skydance Animation’s ‘Spellbound’ Finds its Princess

‘West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler snags lead role in the upcoming animated musical about a princess on a daring quest to save her family and kingdom.

Jaegers and Kaiju Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Season 2 Trailer

The streamer teases another look at the 2nd and final season of its anime series based on Legendary Entertainment and Guillermo del Toro’s popular ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise; new episodes of Kaiju vs. Jaeger battles debut April 19.

Things are Getting Even Wilder! Headline News

Watch ‘DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild’ Season 7 Trailer

Take a walk on the wild side as the fearless team of Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria return April 4 with brand-new episodes on Peacock and Hulu; Fortune Feimster and Patrick Warburton guest star.

Business Headline News

Farside Features and Strange Matter Media Ink Development Deal

Companies to co-produce a slate of animated series for the adult market; first project, ‘Blood of Camelot,’ is a dark fantasy that reimagines King Arthur as a vampire despot ruling over a blighted realm.

Jaegers and Kaijus Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Teases Fans With ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Season 2 Key Art

Based on Legendary Entertainment and Guillermo del Toro’s popular ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise, new episodes of Kaiju vs. Jaeger battles debut April 19; second and final season trailer hits in 2 days. 

Events Headline News

ITFS 2022 Announces Films in Competition and More Festival Highlights

2,028 films were submitted from 80 countries in the hopes of sharing over 65,000 euros in prizes; upcoming hybrid event runs in person and online May 3-8, featuring screenings, presentations, talks, workshops, and a free film program every day on Stuttgart's Schlossplatz.

Can Bad Guys Draw? Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘The Bad Guys’ Featurettes

They’re BAD – but can they draw? Studio’s new 3DCG 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.

Animated Features Headline News

‘Charlotte’ Trailer and Poster Released

The 2D animated drama tells the tale of a young German-Jewish artist who comes of age on the eve of the Second World War; from Good Deed Entertainment and starring Keira Knightley, the film hits theaters April 22.

Business Headline News

Toonz Teams with Tunche on ‘Kayara’ CG Animated Feature

César Zelada helming film that follows a young Incan woman who dreams of breaking into the elite, male-only group of Chasqui messengers; release set for 2024.

There’s a whole lot going on! Headline News

GLAS Animation Festival Shares Signal Film and Program

The online event, running April 6-10, announces its initial line-up and official selections in competition; it’s still not too late to enter the 2022 GIF Competition sponsored by GIPHY Arts.

Jaegers and Kaijus Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Season 2 Images

Based on Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise, the epic Jaeger-Kaiju battles continue in the second and final season of Legendary Television’s popular anime series; the Netflix Original hits the streamer April 19.

Lucha Libre! Headline News

Jorge Gutierrez Tees Up ‘I, Chihuahua’ Feature at Netflix

From the creator of ‘Maya and the Three’ comes an animated film about Chacho, a scrappy, masked luchador chihuahua; Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias stars and produces. 

Business Headline News

35 Projects Selected for Animation Production Days 2022

The curated business platform, a joint venture between ITFS and FMX, provides producers an opportunity to present projects to industry co-production and financing partners; event runs May 4-6.

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