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David S. Goyer Steps Down as ‘Foundation’ Showrunner Over Budget Battles

EP Bill Bost will now oversee Season 3 photography, while Goyer will retain the ‘showrunner’ title and continue to write for the hit series, which was renewed by Apple TV+ for a third season last year.

Not Much Fun Lately in Gaming Headline News

Electronic Arts to Lay Off 5% of its Workforce

Big layoffs at major game companies continue; with cuts explained as a move to ‘optimize our global real estate footprint to best support our business,’ the gaming behemoth will also sunset games and ‘move away from the development of future licensed IP’ that will be unsuccessful in the ‘changing industry;’ company drops Star Wars shooter development.

It’s Got Big Sharp Pointy Teeth! Headline News

Orange Comet and Universal Team for ‘JAWS: Infested Waters’ Experience

Unfolding on Roblox, the group survival adventure transforms the classic 1970s film into an interactive experience, combining elements of strategy, teamwork, and action.

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‘Wings of Fire’ Animated Series Moves to Amazon

Adaptation of the popular children’s books by Tui T. Sutherland has found a new home at Amazon MGM Studios after being shelved at Netflix in 2022 amid company layoffs.

The Layoffs Continue Headline News

Sony Interactive Entertainment Lays Off 900 Employees

The division responsible for PlayStation devices and multiple game development studios has ‘concluded that tough decisions have become inevitable,’ says CEO Jim Ryan.

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Netflix Scraps Film Adaptations of Rick Riordan’s ‘The Kane Chronicles’

The young adult trilogy’s author, also known for ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians,’ revealed the disheartening news on Goodreads, stating that the project’s future ‘depends on whether another studio would like to step in, assume the pre-production costs, and move forward.’ 

Book Adaptations Oh My! Headline News

Roku Drops Teaser Trailer For ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Series

The live-action project stars Christian Slater as the evil ogre Mulgarath, Joy Bryant as loving matriarch Helen Grace, and Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell as twins Jared and Simon; all eight episodes will be available to stream on April 19.

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‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Returns for a Third and Final Season

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 23, 2024 at 3:13pm

EPs Brad Rau and Jennifer Corbett talk about the show’s epic, action-packed Season 3, which tests the limits of the Batch in the fight to reunite with Omega, now streaming its first 3 episodes on Disney+.

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Alan Cumming, Jane Lynch Join ‘The Bravest Knight’ Season 2 Voice Cast

The new season of Hulu’s GLAAD Media Award-winning 2D animated series will see the return of T.R. Knight as Cedric, Bobby Moynihan as Grunt, Wilson Cruz as Prince Andrew, Christine Baranski as the fearsome Red Dragon, Teri Polo as Saylor, and Steven Weber as The Head Knight, with Millie Davis stepping in to voice Nia.

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Blue Zoo to Create ‘Fugglers’ Entertainment Universe

A 5-year deal with Libertas Brands tasks the animation studio with launching the popular plush characters into the entertainment realm via multiple digital platforms: online, on-screen, and in-game.

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Blockchain Animated Series ‘Cyko KO’ to Reunite ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Cast

The tech-backed project, which launched its pilot on Rewarded.tv exclusively for NFT holders, reunites the iconic show’s stars, including Jon Heder, who voices Cyko KO, Tina Majorino, Jon Gries, Efren Ramirez, and Haylie Duff. 

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Internet Sensation ‘Nora the Piano Cat’ Inspires Animated Series

Emmy Award-winning production company All That's Good Productions has released an official teaser for its new culturally diverse and educational animated children's series for all ages, inspired by one of Philadelphia's first viral animal stars. 

No More Noggin Headline News

Paramount Shuts Down Noggin App, Lays Off Entire Team

The paid children’s entertainment streaming app for licensed content, interactive videos/games, and popular Nickelodeon titles will no longer accept new subscriptions; big name titles, such as Nick Jr.’s ‘Blue’s Clues’ and ‘Dora the Explorer,’ will now be hosted at Paramount+.

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Mattson Tomlin to Pen ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Series ‘Aegon’s Conquest’

The project, which follows Aegon Targaryen and his sister wives Rhaenys and Visenya as they invade, conquer, and unify six of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, will serve as a prequel to ‘House of the Dragon.’

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‘Goosebumps’ Series Renewed for Season 2 at Disney+

The new eight-episode installment will unveil a fresh ‘Goosebumps’ chapter with an anthology twist: a brand-new story, setting and cast based upon R.L Stine’s worldwide bestselling Scholastic book series.

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A Very 'R-Rated' First Trailer Drops for ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’

Ryan Reynolds returns as the fourth wall breaking ‘Merc with a Mouth’ in the third installment of the scandalous Marvel Studios franchise, alongside Hugh Jackman as Wolverine; the film hits theaters July 26.

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Hopes for a ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Resurrection May Soon Be Dashed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 9, 2024 at 1:24pm

According to ‘The Wrap,’ barring a big offer in the next few days, it may be the end of the line for the #SaveCoyoteVsAcme campaign, as Warner Bros.’ claim the filmmakers could shop the film were ‘dubious at best.’

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Netflix Drops ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Series Featurette

In ‘Bringing the World to Life,’ the cast and creators of the live-action adaptation take us behind the scenes to explain how they created the show, which hits the streamer February 22.

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First Teaser Image Drops for ‘Among Us’ Animated Series

CBS Eye Animation Productions’ upcoming adaptation of the beloved multiplayer mystery game from Innersloth, with ‘Infinity Train’ creator Owen Dennis executive producing, is ‘progressing nicely,’ posts the game company devs on X alongside the first look.

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Disney+ Renews ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ for Season 2

Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri will return to embark on a new adventure based on ‘The Sea of Monsters,’ the second installment of Rick Riordan’s best-selling ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ book series.

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Disney to Invest $1.5 Billion in Epic Games, Build Entertainment Universe with Fortnite

The two companies' collaboration will further expand the reach of Disney’s huge IP catalog, stories, and experiences in the new venture, with the Mouse House acquiring an equity stake in the game company.

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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+.

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Apple TV+ Lays Off Eight Employees in ‘Kids’ Division

The streamer is evolving to focus on its own animated film pipeline but remains committed to the kids’ programming; an original ‘Peanuts’ feature film is currently in development.

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