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‘Elemental’: The Little Film That Could

When director Peter Sohn and Pixar set out to create a 3DCG world in which a fiery young woman found a way to get together with a fun, ‘go-with-the-flow’ guy, they never dreamed it would take quite some time, slowly but surely, through word of mouth, to successfully find a global audience for their film.

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‘The Boy and the Heron’ and ‘Poor Things’ Nab Wins at 2024 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 19, 2024 at 8:51am

Hayao Miyazki’s first film in 10 years, and Yorgos Langthimos’ dark comedy were two of the big winners at last night’s 2024 EE British Academy Film Awards; Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' led all films with 7 wins.

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'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Leads All Winners at 51st Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:50pm

In what may serve as a prelude to the Oscars, Sony Pictures Animation's hit 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, took home 7 awards, including best animated feature; Netflix's 'Blue Eye Samurai' took home six, including best TV/Media - Mature, while Pablo Berger's 'Robot Dreams' snagged best indie feature, and Dave Mullins' 'WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko' won for best animated short. 

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Marvel Sets Cast for ‘The Fantastic Four’

Marvel’s First Family is here… upcoming reboot to star Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (aka Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Susan Storm (aka The Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (aka The Thing), and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (aka The Human Torch); the film flies into theaters July 25, 2025.

New Voices in Animation Headline News

2024 Stories x Women Applications Now Open

The FIAPF and WIA program provides mentoring and coaching from industry experts to prep women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to pitch projects at the Annecy Festival and Market; deadline to apply is March 17, 2024.

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Dan Trachtenberg to Direct New ‘Predator’ Film ‘Badlands’

The ‘Prey’ filmmaker returns to the sci-fi franchise for the next cinematic installment, set sometime in the future, which will star a female lead; the project begins production in July.

May the Best Monster Win Headline News

Warner Drops ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Official Trailer #2

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 9:54am

What on Earth… or Hollow Earth could scare Kong and Godzilla? Something epically colossal and massive and epic that’s happening underground, that’s what! The newest Monsterverse installment stomps into theaters and IMAX on March 29.

A New Jurassic Era Headline News

David Leitch Will Not Direct Upcoming ‘Jurassic World’ Film

The ‘Bullet Train’ helmer is no longer in talks to join writer David Koepp, who will pen the next franchise installment touted as the ‘new Jurassic era,’ slated to release July 2, 2025.

We Return to the Return of the Planet of the Apes Headline News

New Trailer Drops for ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 9:21am

‘Maze Runner’ trilogy director Wes Ball breathes new life into the venerable franchise with a story set several generations after Caesar’s reign, when a tyrannical ape leader builds his empire… but one young ape has other ideas; hitting theaters May 24, 2024.

The Third Coming Headline News

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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'Oppenheimer,' 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Nab 2024 Lumiere Awards Wins

The two films take home top honors for Best Feature Film, live-action and animated, respectively; annual event recognizes distinguished creative and technical achievement in motion pictures, television, and emerging media.

The Anvil Drops Again Headline News

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.’

Mark your Calendars! Headline News

Annecy Festival 2024 Accreditation Now Open

Register before February 28 for early bird rates to ensure you get your spot at the upcoming Annecy International Animation Festival and film market, Mifa; it’s all happening by the lake June 9-15!

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FMX 2024 Shares Conference Programming Updates

Attendees can explore ‘Loki’ Season 2 timeline mayhem and get insight into the making of the 60th anniversary ‘Doctor Who’ special episode; 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

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Milly Alcock is DC’s ‘Supergirl’

The ‘House of the Dragon’ actress joins Peter Safran and James Gunn’s new DCU as Kara in ‘Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow,’ based on the series of comics by Tom King and Bilquis Evely, with the possibility of debuting the character in ‘Superman: Legacy,’ out July 11, 2025. 

Another Bolt Bites the Dust Headline News

Geraldine Viswanathan Replaces Ayo Edebiri in Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’

‘The Bear’ actress has stepped down from her mystery role due to scheduling conflicts, after the project was delayed multiple times during last year’s strikes; film hits theaters July 25, 2025.

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Tim Lamb and Christine Bian Talk ‘MacGyvering Our Way to Survival’ on ‘Orion and the Dark’

The production designer and art director approached the challenging, ‘scrappy indie project’ by honoring the hand-painted, watercolor feel of Emma Yarlett’s original book; written by Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman, the DreamWorks’ and Mikros Animation film debuts on Netflix February 2, 2024.  

Diversity in Animation Headline News

4th Annual AfroAnimation Summit Returns to Burbank

The conference, running April 10-12, promotes diversity and inclusion throughout the entertainment industry, welcoming a coalition of industry speakers, studio execs, students, creatives and young professionals.

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Catya Plate Brings ‘Las Nogas’ to HollyShorts

The 2023 NYC Women’s Fund Recipient, artist and filmmaker Catya Plate, brings the third short of her award-winning stop-motion animated trilogy to the festival’s monthly screening event in Los Angeles, January 31.

The Mothership Has Left the Station Headline News

Netflix Scraps Sci-Fi Film ‘The Mothership’ After Multiple Delays

After multiple post-production delays, the troubled feature starring Halle Berry gets shelved; story follows a family’s pursuit of the truth after discovering a strange extraterrestrial object underneath their home.

Will You Survive… Until Dawn Headline News

David F. Sandberg to Helm ‘Until Dawn’ Feature Adaptation

The ‘Annabelle: Creation’ and ‘Shazam!’ director has boarded the film based on the PlayStation horror game ‘Until Dawn,’ being produced by Screen Gems and PlayStation Productions.

The Anvil Has Been Lifted Headline News

First Look Revealed for Resurrected ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Feature

The anvil has been lifted off the live-action/CG animation hybrid feature following a down-and-out billboard lawyer who decides to represent Wile. E. Coyote in a lawsuit against ACME Corporation, with Amazon as a rumored buyer.

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Call for Entries: The 23rd Animafest Cyprus - Views of the World

Submissions are being accepted in the international short film competition and the Cyprus National short film competition; the festival returns to Salamiou this August.

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