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Nice Shoes Names John Koltai Creative Director

Experienced art director and multidisciplinary visual media expert will focus on the studio’s innovative motion graphic design for film, television, advertising, and other media.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Release Dates Set for Illumination’s ‘Migration’ and ‘Despicable Me 4’

New animated comedies from Universal, directed by Benjamin Renner and Chris Renaud, are slated for worldwide theatrical releases in 2023 and 2024, respectively; 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' finally hits theaters July 1.

Games to Movies Oh My! Headline News

A ‘BioShock’ Film Adaptation is Coming to Netflix

The streaming giant, along with 2K and Take-Two Interactive, will at long last make the dystopian deep-sea sci-fi shooter game into a movie, after previous efforts to do so were abandoned years ago.

Ready set go! Headline News

Paramount Gives Knuckles His Own Show Set in the ‘Sonic’ Universe

In a new spin-off series set to debut in 2023, Idris Elba will return to voice the red-furred rogue, who makes his first live-action appearance in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ coming this April. 

We Want More Eagly! Headline News

John Cena to Play Looney Tune Land Lawyer in ‘Coyote vs. Acme’

Audiences will be seeing the ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Peacemaker’ star in court, defending ACME Corporation from a looney lawsuit over its faulty mail-order devices, in the just announced Warner Bros. live-action / CG animation hybrid film.

Yes My Precious! Headline News

‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Feature Gets Release Date

The forthcoming animated journey to Middle-earth, directed by ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ helmer Kenji Kamiyama, will hit theaters in 2024.

Cue Vangelis! Headline News

‘Blade Runner 2099’ Live-Action Series in Development at Amazon Studios

The spinoff, set 50 years after the events of ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ has a pilot and bible ready to go, with series stalwart Ridley Scott attached to executive produce and possibly direct.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Sony Gives Iconic ‘Heavy Metal’ a Fully Loaded 4K Restoration and Release

The famed, fantastical animated feature gets an upgraded soundscape and wealth of bonus content as part of a limited edition SteelBook package, coming this April from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Teen Titans Go! Headline News

Teen Titans and DC Super Hero Girls Reunite in New TV Movie

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 14, 2022 at 10:06am

The all-new animated feature length movie event, ‘Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse,’ comes to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on May 24, followed by premieres on Cartoon Network and HBO Max; ‘Teen Titans Go!’ gets Season 8 renewal, which will mark its 400th episode.

It’s All the Buzz! Headline News

Walt Disney Studios Drops ‘Lightyear’ Trailer and Poster

Disney and Pixar’s spinoff of the iconic ‘Toy Story’ franchise follows Buzz Lightyear’s origin story, with Chris Evans voicing the legendary Space Ranger, joined by Keke Palmer, Dale Soules and Taika Waititi; the movie blasts off June 17, 2022.

In-Passing Headline News

Visual Effects Legend Douglas Trumbull Dies at 79

From ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ to ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ the VFX visionary created some of cinema’s most widely influential and iconic imagery, and the ground-breaking processes used to produce them.

Dorky Tweens Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar Conjures Up a 2002 Tween Heaven in Domee Shi’s ‘Turning Red’

Helmed by the Oscar-winning ‘Bao’ director, the studio’s new animated comedy, filled with teenage pop idols, jean skirts, and pastel hues, is a quirky, funny, anime-influenced ode to dorky kids everywhere; film hits Disney+ March 11.

Business Headline News

‘It’ Producers Land Rights to Adapt Cult Fantasy Icon ‘Kane’

Trio behind the horror hit and ‘Paranormal Activity’ films strikes deal to turn Karl Edward Wagner’s beloved gothic anti-hero stories into a feature or TV series.

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Netflix and Alain Chabat's ‘Asterix’ Animated Series Moving Forward

The streamer teams up with Les Éditions Albert René, tapping TAT animation studio to create a new show based on the icon comic; the Toulouse-based studio has just launched a recruitment campaign to gear up for production on the series, scheduled to be released in 2024.

exhibitions Headline News

Academy Museum Launches Isao Takahata Film Series

The two-week showcase features such treasured classics as ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ and ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya,’ as well as rarities, including the director’s first and only documentary.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2022 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 10:00am

‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ and ‘The Mitchells vs The Machines’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Dune,’ ‘Free Guy,’ ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ ‘The Matrix Resurrections,’ and ‘No Time To Die’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Nate and Sully! Headline News

Sony Unleashes Final ‘Uncharted’ Trailer

The last preview of the upcoming prequel of Naughty Dog’s smash PlayStation game franchise, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, gives us a glimpse of its epic action set pieces before it’s released exclusively in theaters.

Expanding Awareness of ASL Headline News

'DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild’: A Milestone for Deaf Representation

See clips of Season 6 ‘sign over’ performances by deaf actress Shaylee Mansfield, using American Sign Language to communicate new character ‘Shaylee,’ expanding inclusivity and awareness of ASL.

A Mammoth Franchise Returns ANIMATIONWorld

A One-Eyed Weasel and a Couple of Possums Walk into a Dino Den…

Director John C. Donkin and Executive Producer Lori Forte talk ‘The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,’ the latest zany installment in the literally ‘mammoth’ ‘Ice Age’ franchise, premiering Friday, January 28 on Disney+.

Down Boy! Headline News

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Comes Home February 1

Who’s that scratching at my door? Everyone’s favorite canine hits Blu-ray and DVD with special bonus content including behind-the-scenes footage, the puppetry behind the puppy, and tips and tricks for caring for a 10-foot-tall dog.

Anime Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ Gets New Teaser, North American Release Date

The prequel to the acclaimed anime series will explore the history of a high school for sorcerers, and the cursed energy of its strange students.

A Bold Take on Romance Anime ANIMATIONWorld

‘Josee, the Tiger and the Fish’: Embracing People with Disabilities in Anime

Kotaro Tamura’s brave, emotional animated love story features one of the first lead characters in a romance anime to use a wheelchair.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

‘Dune’: The Inner Workings of Ornithopters, Sand Worms, and Creative Moviemaking

From functional wingspans to alien throat anatomy, DNEG animation director Robyn Luckham discusses his work on Denis Villeneuve’s masterful epic adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic.

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