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Careful What You Wish For ANIMATIONWorld

Chris Appelhans Talks ‘Wish Dragon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 11, 2021 at 3:07pm

The writer and director discusses his captivating tale of a cynical, all-powerful dragon joining forces with a humble Chinese student, and how an unforgiving budget and his own naiveté almost derailed him more than once.

Formula for Success! Business Headline News

The Formula for Success Explained in ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Video

Check out the ‘Boss Baby Formula’ for getting ahead with new boss baby secret agent, Tina and her Uncle Ted; the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster, ‘The Boss Baby,’ hits theaters and Peacock July 2.

Yes My Precious! Headline News

‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Feature Now Underway

Acclaimed filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama to direct an original film that tells the untold story of Helm’s Deep and the life and blood-soaked times of King Rohan; Sola Entertainment to animate, with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation producing.

Here Kitty Kitty! VFXWorld

Framestore's VFX is the 'Zombie Cat’s Meow’ in ‘Army of the Dead’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 2:13pm

Leading visual effects studio creates the vicious undead tiger, ‘Valentine,’ and loads of gory zombie mayhem, in Zack Snyder and Netflix’s post-apocalyptic heist adventure.

Happy BFF Day! Headline News

Disney Drops Trailer for Locksmith Animation’s ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11:21am

Just in time for ‘Best Friends Day,’ check out the trailer for the upcoming CG animated comedy about a socially awkward middle-schooler and his faulty robot; the film, which stars Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer, opens in theaters worldwide on October 22.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

New ‘Paw Patrol: The Movie’ Trailer and Poster

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movie’s heroic pups get their first big screen adventure, hitting theaters and Paramount+ simultaneously this coming August 20.

Run Wild Run Free! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Spirit Untamed’ Now in Theaters

Latest chapter in the ‘Spirit’ franchise tells the story of a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who finds a kindred spirit in a wild Mustang.

Crazy Yellow Webisodes Headline News

Illumination Launches ‘Saturday Morning Minions’

Studio’s first original digital series will dop new episodes every Saturday for next 40 weeks starting June 5; ‘Minions: the Rise of Gru’ animated comedy coming Summer 2022.

Animation Festivals Headline News

6 Animated Features Selected for Animafest Zagreb 2021 Competition

Films include Oscar-nominated ‘Wolfwalkers,’ ‘Archipel’ by Canadian director Félix Dufour-Laperrière, and ‘Elulu’ by Chilean artist Gabriel Verdugo Soto, showcasing an array of styles and techniques.

Baby Got Boss! Headline News

Universal Drops New ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Trailer

Kids will be kids, unless they’re CEOs; DreamWorks Animation’s sequel to their 2017 blockbuster comedy premieres on Peacock and in U.S. theaters, as well as select international markets, on July 2.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Acclaimed LAIKA Films Coming in HD on Blu-ray this Fall

Combo pack of ‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ drops August 31, with ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ following September 20; bonus features include interviews, behind the scenes looks, feature-length storyboards, and featurettes.

Run Wild Run Free! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Spirit Untamed’ Recaptures the ‘Spirit’ of the Cimarron

Opening in theaters June 4, director Elaine Bogan and DreamWorks Animation’s next entry in the film and TV franchise uses CG to beautifully capture both the majestic splendor of the American frontier and the emotional bond between a headstrong girl and a wild stallion.

The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

‘A Costume for Nicholas,’ ‘Homeless Home,’ and ‘Petit’ Lead 4th Quirino Awards

Works from Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Spain, Mexico, and Portugal are honored across nine categories at May 29 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

The Academy Awards Get Pushed Headline News

Academy Announces Date Change for 94th Oscars

Ceremony moves to March 27, 2022; film eligibility window returns to standard December 31 deadline, though requirements remain unchanged from 2021 awards.

Fun in the Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Dialing In the Stylized Italian Riviera Waters of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:38am

Effects supervisor Jon Reisch drew on his experience as a guitarist to develop ocean wave simulation controls, much like sliders on an equalizer, to hit director Enrico Casarosa’s mark for an expressive, lyrical Japanese woodblock look, in the studio’s upcoming animated feature.

Baby Got Boss! Headline News

‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Gets Simultaneous Peacock and Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 24, 2021 at 4:13pm

Sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2017 blockbuster comedy moves up more than two months; film now set to hit streamer and U.S. theaters, as well as select international markets, on July 2.

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Hybrid Mifa 2021 Revealed: Connect Online or In-Person

Industry leading market’s new, flexible format encourages attendee participation from anywhere; extensive program line-up includes pitches, on-line targeted meetings, and career recruitment; Annecy 2021 runs June 14-19.

Attack of the Trolls Headline News

Sony Trolls ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Fans with Official ‘Trailer’

The film’s official social-media team cheekily teased fans by releasing a photo of a large semi-tractor-trailer with the film’s title emblazoned on the side, instead of an actual promotional video.

Annecy 2021 is Coming! Headline News

10 Animated Features Selected for Annecy 2021 Competition

Nine additional features selected to screen in the Contrechamp program at upcoming festival, running both online and onsite from June 14-19.

You Had Us At Gelato! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Luca’ Friendship Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 2:55pm

To celebrate National Streaming Day, director Enrico Casarosa and members of the voice cast share thoughts on the film and their own childhood; Disney and Pixar’s newest animated feature hits the streamer on June 18.

Every Hero Has a Beginning Headline News

‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’ Unmasks the Mysterious Ninja Hero

The origin film, premiering July 23, features Henry Golding as Snake Eyes in his time before the mask, when he could still speak; watch the action-packed trailer.

The Cat King of Rats! Headline News

David Tennant Joins 'The Amazing Maurice' Animated Feature

The prolific ‘Doctor Who’ actor will lend his voice to the fanciful adaptation of the 28th of Sir Terry Pratchett's 41 ‘Discworld’ series novels, which follows a cat con artist and his horde of rats.

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