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Sony Drops ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’ Trailer #2

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 12:32pm

His crayon is made of pure imagination… which shouldn’t fall into the wrong hands… based on the classic children’s book by Crockett Johnson and starring Zachary Levi, the live-action / animated hybrid features a grown-up Harold, filled with wonder about everything, who doesn’t quite think things through; coming to theaters in August.

It’s Wicked Cool! Headline News

Universal Drops ‘Wicked’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 2:58pm

Based on the bestselling novel by Gregory Maguire and the hugely successful stage musical, Jon M. Chu’s upcoming musical fantasy adventure tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda; the film hits theaters November 2024.

Business Headline News

Skydance Animation Appoints Bruce Anderson Head of Production

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 4:34pm

The former Blue Sky Studios executive will oversee the studio’s animated feature film production planning and delivery; their first series, ‘Wondla,’ debuts June 28 on Apple TV+.

Imagine A Dispute Between Philosophers! Headline News

‘Wittgenstein’s Poker’ Kickstarter Launched

Starring Richard E. Grant, Brian Cox, and Karl Markovics, the animated short brings to life the ‘Cambridge Poker Incident,’ the notorious dispute between philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper.

We Want More Spirited Teen Shows! Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares ‘WondLa’ Animated Trilogy First Look

Skydance Animation’s new series, based on Tony DiTerlizzi’s best-selling books, follows Eva, a curious and enthusiastic teenager who has been raised in an underground bunker by her robot caretaker.

Just a Small-Time Pony Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘Thelma the Unicorn’ Trailer

Musician and solo artist Brittany Howard stars as Thelma, a small-time pony who dreams of becoming a glamorous music star; the 3DCG musical, based on the books of Aaron Blabey, hits the streamer May 17.

Can’t Humans and Monsters Just Get Along? Headline News

Crunchyroll Shares ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’ Season 3 Trailer

The popular anime series picks up with Rimuru and their nation of Jura Tempest Federation facing new threats and challenges while navigating the complexities of diplomacy, conflict, and growth.

VFX for television Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘3 Body Problem: Inside the End of Judgment Day’ Featurette

EP/Showrunner Eiza González, director Minkie Spiro, and BTL creatives explore the ‘utterly terrifying science and creative process’ behind a mind-blowing episode 5 scene; the 8-episode series is now streaming.

Animated Features Headline News

Lupus Films Drops ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ Trailer

The 3-time BAA Award-winning animated film directed by Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry follows the saga of a young boy swept overboard on a family sailing trip who washes ashore on a remote island; the feature will screen at Marche du Film/Festival des Cannes in May.

The Saga Continues Headline News

Angel Studios Sets ‘The Wingfeather Saga’ Season 2 Release Date

New season releases April 5, continuing the Igiby family's epic journey, promising more secrets, adventures, and heart-stopping moments; Lesley Nicol and Matthew Rhys join the star-studded lineup of actors lending their voices to the series. 

Dang that Guy Can Draw! Headline News

Sony Drops ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’ Trailer

Based on the classic children’s book by Crockett Johnson and starring Zachary Levi, the live-action / animated hybrid features a grown-up Harold who draws himself right off the page into the real world, where he has a lot to learn; coming to theaters in August.

Business Headline News

Nelvana Developing ‘Trapped in a Video Game’ Movie Adaptation

The kids’ content producer is teaming up with Andrews McMeel Entertainment to transform the popular books into animated films; the stories follow 12-year-old Jesse Rigsby, who discovers the dangers of video games and the people that make them.

The Saga Continues Headline News

Exclusive: Angel Studios Teases ‘The Wingfeather Saga’ Season 2

Starring Jodi Benson, Kevin McNally, Billy Boyd, and Henry Ian Cusick, the show continues the Igiby family's epic journey, promising more secrets, adventures, and heart-stopping moments. 

It’s Wicked Cool! Headline News

Universal Shares a ‘Wicked’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 4:48pm

Based on the bestselling novel by Gregory Maguire and the hugely successful stage musical, Jon M. Chu’s upcoming musical fantasy adventure tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda; the film hits theaters November 2024.

Business Headline News

9 Story Announces ‘Judy Moody’ Animated Series

The media group partners with Trustbridge to co-develop and adapt popular book series ‘Judy Moody’ by Megan McDonald and best-selling holiday picture book ‘Dasher’ by Matt Tavares, with animation by Brown Bag Films.

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Raman Hui Talks ‘The Tiger’s Apprentice’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 5, 2024 at 1:30pm

The ‘Monster Hunt’ director’s all-new, original 3DCG animated adventure, based on Laurence Yep’s children’s book of the same name, follows Chinese American teenager Tom Lee, whose life changes forever when he discovers he is part of a long lineage of magical protectors known as the Guardians; now streaming on Paramount+.

Facing Your Fears ANIMATIONWorld

Tim Lamb and Christine Bian Talk ‘MacGyvering Our Way to Survival’ on ‘Orion and the Dark’

The production designer and art director approached the challenging, ‘scrappy indie project’ by honoring the hand-painted, watercolor feel of Emma Yarlett’s original book; written by Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman, the DreamWorks’ and Mikros Animation film debuts on Netflix February 2, 2024.  

Meow! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘The Tiger’s Apprentice’ Official Trailer

Boasting an all-star voice line-up that includes Lucy Liu, Bowen Yang, Sandra Oh, and Michelle Yeoh, the new original 3DCG film about a Chinese-American teenager who discovers he’s part of a long line of magical protectors known as the Guardians hits Paramount+ on February 2.

Facing Your Fears Headline News

Netflix Drops Trailer for DreamWorks’ ‘Orion and the Dark’

Streamer also shares images and a casting announcement for the Charlie Kaufman-penned animated film, which tells the story of an average kid and his not-so-average all-consuming fears; starring Jacob Tremblay, Paul Walter, Angela Bassett, Colin Hanks and Natasia Demetriou, the film debuts February 2, 2024. 

Wait… I’m a What? Headline News

DreamWorks and Netflix Share ‘Not Quite Narwhal’ Season 2 Trailer

Based on the New York Times bestseller by Jessie Sima, the animated preschool series about curious and fun-loving Kelp, who always believed he was a narwhal until he finds out he’s not, returns January 22 with all-new episodes.

Heroic Teens Saving Humanity Headline News

Paramount+ Teases ‘The Tiger’s Apprentice’ 3DCG Feature

Boasting an all-star voice line-up that includes Lucy Liu, Bowen Yang, Sandra Oh and Michelle Yeoh, the new original animated film about a Chinese-American teenager who discovers he’s part of a long line of magical protectors known as the Guardians streams in February 2024.

What We’ll Do for our First Crush ANIMATIONWorld

The Charming, Lyrical Sweetness of ‘The Day I Became a Bird’

Oscar-winning ‘The Lost Thing’ director Andrew Ruhemann and producer David Park talk about their soulful animated short, in which a young boy finds an unusual way to win the heart of his crush.

Holiday Magic ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ Captures Holiday Nostalgia with Stylized Animation Mix

Magic Light Pictures’ charming new special blends live-action, stop-motion, 3D, and 2D animation to reimagine Margery Williams’ classic story of a child who, with his new favorite toy, discovers lifelong friendship and a world of magic; now streaming on Apple TV+.

People Headline News

Jellyfish Ups Will Newis to Animation Global Head of Production

Previous animation division executive producer at the global animation and VFX studio will now lead studio’s international teams.

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