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Boggarts and Unicorns and Fairies Oh My VFXWorld

The Big Inspirations for the Tiny Creatures of ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’

Aron Eli Coleite shares his creative vision for the boggarts, unicorns, and fairies inhabiting the magical world of his new series, now streaming on Roku.

A-Mazing News Headline News

Jack Paglen in Talks to Pen ‘The Maze Runner’ Revival

It’s been so long since 2018… and we’re told this is not a reboot… the ‘Transcendence’ writer would join original trilogy producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen, as well as director Wes Ball, for an installment described as a continuance of the franchise.

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.

A Gift From the Gods Headline News

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.

It’s Tough Being a Demigod VFXWorld

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’: A Kid Demigod Takes the LED Stage

Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz’s reimagining of Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series, that tells the story of a 12-year-old with newfound divine powers and his journey to find a lightening bolt he’s accused of stealing, looked to ILM VFX supervisor Jeff White and the studio’s groundbreaking StageCraft LED Volume technology for live-action shoots integrating real-time animated environments. 

A Brief Partnership Headline News

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ to Premiere on Both Hulu and Disney+

Don’t get too excited… Hulu members can watch the first episode from December 20 through January 31, but still need to head to Disney+ for the second and all subsequent which will air weekly.

It’s the Underworld We Seek! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Official Trailer

Based on Rick Riordan’s popular books, the original series follows Percy Jackson’s dangerous quest to find the answers he seeks; Episodes 1 and 2 debut December 20.

The Dark Mystery… of Programming Decisions Headline News

‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Adaptation Finds New Home on Roku

The live-action series, starring 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, was previously dropped by Disney+ due to cost cutting.

The Dark Mystery… of Programming Decisions Headline News

‘Spiderwick Chronicles’ Series Not Moving Forward at Disney+

The adaptation, starring 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, will be shopped to a new home network after being dropped by the Mouse House due to cost cutting.

Move over Jack Skellington! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Wendell & Wild’: Pushing the Boundaries of Stop-Motion Animation

Animation supervisors Jeff Riley and Malcolm Lamont share how director Henry Selick encouraged them to break all the rules on his new film, eschewing CG for in-camera practical effects wherever possible and employing lots and lots of gooey museum gel.

Move over Jack Skellington! ANIMATIONWorld

Constructing ‘Wendell & Wild’: A Conversation with the Legendary Henry Selick

The director talks about collaborating with Jordan Peele on his latest stop-motion epic, a scary – but not too scary – fantasy adventure, hitting select theaters October 21 before streaming October 28 on Netflix.

Move over Jack Skellington! Headline News

Netflix Scares Up a ‘Wendell & Wild’ Official Trailer

Henry Selick and Jordan Peele’s stop-motion comedy horror-fest tells the tale of scheming demon brothers who, with the help of a tough teen - with lots of guilt, are summoned to the Land of the Living; the film debuts this month just in time for Halloween.

The Wait Will Soon Be Over Headline News

Netflix Releases ‘Wendell & Wild’ Teaser Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 7:59am

The long-awaited stop-motion film, from Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, tells the tale of scheming demon brothers summoned to the Land of the Living; film debuts on the streamer next month.

Back to Spiderwick Headline News

Disney+ Reveals Lead Cast for ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Series

Christian Slater debuts as the evil ogre Mulgarath, while Joy Bryant joins as the loving matriarch Helen Grace, with Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell starring as the twins Jared and Simon.

Get Out! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Wendell & Wild’ Video Cast Announcement

Henry Selick and Jordan Peele’s stop-motion animated tale about demon brothers summoned to the Land of the Living debuts Fall 2022; the star-studded voice cast includes Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Angela Bassett, and James Hong.

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WarnerMedia Kids & Family and Mo Willems Ink Multi-Year Deal

HBO Max extends licensing rights on the popular animated series ‘Mo Willems Story Time Shorts!;’ new projects in the pipeline include CGI animated special ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience’ coming summer 2022 with ‘Unlimited Squirrels’ arriving in 2023.

World Animation & VFX Summit Headline News

Phil Roman to Be Honored at 2014 Animation Summit

Honorees at the World Animation & VFX Summit in November to include Film Roman founder Phil Roman, DreamWorks Animation producer Bonnie Arnold, director David Silverman, veteran voice actor Jim Cummings, Gotham Group founder Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, and RGH (Rubicon Group Holding) Studio.

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Sony Announces Hybrid Stop-Motion ‘Superbago’ Feature

Sony Pictures Animation confirms a new stop motion/live action hybrid feature project, ‘Superbago,’ to be directed by John Harvatine and Eric Towner of ‘Robot Chicken’ fame.