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First Look! Headline News

Disney+ Drops Teaser Image for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Pinocchio’

Starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto, the live-action retelling of the classic story of a woodcarver who builds a wooden puppet and treats him as his own son is slated to hit the streamer September 2022.

Voice Acting Headline News

Brazilian Singer-Songwriter Anitta Joins ‘Hitpig’ Cast

The ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ singer joins Peter Dinklage, Lilly Singh, Rainn Wilson, and RuPaul in Aniventure and Cinesite’s animated feature, based on Berkeley Breathed’s New York Times bestseller, ‘Pete & Pickles,’ slated for delivery later this year.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead All Winners at 20th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:30am

Both films each take home four awards; two MC cancelations notwithstanding, the visual effects community came together in force, packing the Beverly Hilton to celebrate winners in 25 categories and to honor Lynwen Brennan and Guillermo del Toro.

Wait… Another Zombie Apocalypse? Headline News

Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan Set to Star in ‘I Am Legend’ Sequel

The award-winning star of the 2007 sci-fi thriller teases a photo of the forthcoming follow-up feature showing the streets of New York City paved with creeping rot.

Holy Chestburster! Headline News

New ‘Alien’ Film From ‘Don’t Breathe’ Director Fede Álvarez in Development

Project finally comes to fruition after helmer’s idea stayed stuck in producer Ridley Scott’s head for many years.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Take Top Honors at 12th Annual Lumiere Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 2:18pm

At this past Friday’s The Advanced Imaging Society ceremony, 21 movie, TV, and emerging media projects were recognized; Denis Villeneuve, Adam McKay, Guillermo del Toro and Unreal Engine all received special honors.

We Want More Marvel! Headline News

Marvel Live-Action Series and Parental Controls Coming to Disney+ in the U.S.

Starting March 16, subscribers will have access to ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ ‘Iron Fist,’ and more, along with enhanced content ratings and PIN protection.

Live Talks Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: A Conversation with the Creatives Behind Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’

Join the virtual conversation with the creative team behind the studio’s new animated feature; the free March 18 event is hosted by the VIEW Conference in partnership with OGR.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Poupelle Of Chimney Town’ Coming to Premium VOD May 3

The film, based on the popular book by Akihiro Nishino, tells a tale of friendship, courage and hope; coming to digital May 17 and Blu-ray + DVD combo May 31.

Business Headline News

Toonz Media Group Announces ‘Bartali’s Bicycle’ Co-Production

Inspired by the cyclist Gino Bartali’s acts of bravery in saving Jewish lives during the Nazi occupation of Italy during World War II, the 2D animated film is set for release in early 2023.

And the Oscar Goes To… Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: Five VFX Oscar Contenders Panel

On March 9, VFX supervisors from the 5 Best Visual Effects Oscar nominated films come together in a free VIEW Conference virtual panel; the event is offered in partnership with OGR and the VFX Festival.

People Headline News

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.

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