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The Creative Harmony Behind Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Director Byron Howard, director/co-writer Jared Bush, and co-director/co-writer Charise Castro Smith discuss their collaborative process and the making of a magical musical, opening in theaters November 24.

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Disney Drops ‘Encanto’ Official Trailer and Poster

The new animated musical feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one; John Leguizamo joins the cast as Bruno, the uncle no one talks about – film opens in theaters November 24, 2021.

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Illumination and Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Cast Revealed

Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen lead an all-star cast on the long-awaited animated feature, based on the hit video game, set to hit theaters holiday season 2022.

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Animation Is Film Reveals Competition Line-Up

AIF returns October 22-24 with 12 features in competition, 20 programs overall with shorts, premieres, and Q&As; ‘Studio on the Big Screen’ program features Pixar’s ‘Luca,’ Netflix’s ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines,’ and ‘Vivo,’ and other films that didn't receive a theatrical release.

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Hero4Hire Creative Names Jordan Beck Head of Development

Veteran industry exec will oversee development and launch of original IP and creative projects for kids at the Massachusetts-based animation, motion graphics, and mixed media studio.

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Watch ‘My Own Drum Remix’ Video with Missy Elliott from ‘Vivo’ Soundtrack

Atlantic Records, Netflix, and Sony Pictures Animation drop vibrant remixed dance video of ‘My Own Drum’ from the just released ‘Vivo’ official soundtrack; the animated musical adventure feature all-new songs written and performed by the award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Call for Entries: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2022

Films are now being accepted for competition in five categories – International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Trickstar Nature Award, and AniMovie; submission deadline is December 1.

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EXCLUSIVE Clip: Liberty Joins the Paw Patrol

Arriving September 21 on Digital, ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’ finds the savvy dachshund and newest team member helping the heroic pups save the citizens of Adventure City; Blu-ray and DVD coming November 2, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

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‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Now Available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD

Hit sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2017 blockbuster, ‘The Boss Baby,’ reunites the now adult Templeton brothers, who uncover the dark secrets of a prestigious grade school while rediscovering the meaning of family; bonus materials include all new ‘Precious Templeton: A Pony TALE’ short.

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Disney Releases ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Final Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 2:00pm

New CG animated comedy about a socially awkward middle-schooler and his faulty robot, starring Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer, opens in theaters this October.

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‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ Available Now as Blu-ray+DVD Combos

High-definition studio editions of LAIKA’s acclaimed animated films include interviews, behind-the-scenes looks, feature-length storyboards, and featurettes;ParaNorman’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Blu-ray+DVD release follows on September 14.

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Netflix Acquires ‘The Summit of the Gods’

A 2021 Official Selection in Cannes, the animated feature, based on the manga series by Jiro Taniguchi, hits select US theaters November 24 and UK theaters November 26 prior to streaming on Netflix starting November 30.

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Re-VIEW: ‘Vivo’ – the Magic of the Mambo

Fueled by a cascade of original Lin-Manuel Miranda songs, Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix’s animated musical adventure is a celebration of life and love powered by energetic music and dance.  

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‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Arrives on Digital September 3

The animated/live-action hybrid comedy stars basketball legend LeBron James in an epic adventure to save his kid; 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releasing October 5.

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13 Animated Films Screening at NYC’s Winter Film Awards 2021

The 10th annual event, running September 23 – October 2, celebrates emerging filmmakers from around the world; animated screenings will be featured throughout the event will an all-animation matinee on September 27.

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DC’s ‘Catwoman: Hunted’ Anime Feature Snags Badass Female Voice Cast

The latex-infused heist adventure officialy begins pre-production, adding Elizabeth Gillies as Catwoman, Stephanie Beatriz as Batwoman, and Lauren Cohan as Julia Pennyworth; release planned in early 2022.

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Is ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Heading Straight to Amazon?

Sony is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to bypass theaters and stream the upcoming hit franchise sequel exclusively on Prime Video for a whopping $100 million.

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Idris Elba to Voice Knuckles the Echidna in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

‘The Suicide Squad’ star joins Ben Schwartz as Sonic, James Marsden as Tom, and Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik in the CGI/live-action hybrid caper set to release in theaters on April 8th, 2022.

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BIAF 2021 Reveals Short Film Selections and Trailer

83 animated films will compete in six categories at the festival coming October 23-27; event unveils ‘The Eyes of Summer’ poster and trailer by director Watanabe Ayumu.

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49th Annual Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; honoring excellence in the field of animation, awards will be presented in 36 categories at ceremony set for February 26, 2022.

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‘Vivo’ Brings the Sights and Sounds of Cuba to Life

With songs by Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also stars as the film’s titular kinkajou, Sony Pictures Animation’s latest gem blends 3D and 2D animation into a vibrant, colorful, and often wild celebration of music as a universal language of friendship, family, and love, premiering today on Netflix.

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Casey and Colin Jost to Pen Live-Action ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

The made-for-TV comedy brothers are breaking into the film business with their own adaptation of ‘TMNT’ for Paramount Pictures alongside franchise expert Michael Bay.

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Entry Deadline Extended for SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival

Submissions now being accepted through August 15, 2021; coming to Tokyo December 14-17, festival showcases innovative shorts, commercials, VFX reels, simulations, visualizations, cinematics and other exciting, CG animated work.

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