Producer Mark Swift talks about the development of DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster adventure-comedy now in theaters, and why the long-awaited swashbuckling feline’s return is his favorite of all the films he’s worked on.
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Joel Crawford, director of DreamWorks Animation’s latest adventure-comedy, talks about Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, and the making of his new film about the famous whiskered adventurer’s coming to grips with mortality, a brilliant, instant classic, now in theaters.
For Production Designer Nate Wragg, the daredevil feline star and supporting characters of DreamWorks Animation’s new 3DCG comedy adventure, launching today in theaters, sport more exciting, painterly looks that draw heavily from their illustrated origins.
No stranger to action adventure and franchises with large and demanding fanbases, the previous ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘The Witcher’ actor will now play an integral part in creating a live-action cinematic universe for the beloved tabletop and video game IP.
The Hollywood icon will reprise her role as The Director, joining Ana de Armas as a killer dancing protégé who harnesses the deadly arts for revenge.
Better make that last life count - the all-new animated adventure stars Antonio Banderas reprising his role as the fearless, swashbuckling PiB, with Selma Hayek as our feline hero’s former partner and nemesis, Kitty Soft Paws – coming to theaters in time for Christmas.
The ‘Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship’ writers have outlined how the ‘Fantastic’ team will fit within the complicated MCU chronology, although no further casting or plot details are known.
The ‘WandaVision’ helmer has beamed off the Enterprise into talks to direct the upcoming MCU Phase 6 film.
MCU Phases 4, 5 and 6 line-ups unveiled, with new ‘Avengers’ movies announced; trailers and first looks shared for new series and features, including ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ coming to Disney+, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’ coming to theaters in 2023, and the highly anticipated ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ coming to theaters this November.
With a nod to the original Brothers Grimm illustrations, the film’s senior creative team, led by Joel Crawford and Mark Swift, wowed the crowd with extensive sneak peek footage while walking through the touching and hilarious story of our favorite fearless feline hero’s return to cinemas this coming December.
PiB, our fearless feline hero, whose passion for peril and disregard for safety has left him with only 1 of 9 lives remaining, embarks on an epic quest to recover what he has lost; Antonio Banderas reprises his role in the animated comedy adventure coming to theaters on December 21.
The next chapter of terror from the famed franchise takes viewers 14-years in the future, where the world is overrun by… blood-thirsty zombies, intent on maximum carnage – it’s just plain evil! The 8-episode series hits the streamer July 14.
Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio’s companion podcast continues its exploration of the Avatarverse; hosted by voice actors Janet Varney and Dante Basco, the new weekly episodes kick off May 3.
Inspired by the popular card game, ‘Exploding Kittens - The Game’ will debut in May followed by the adult episodic comedy in 2023; in the series, God and the Devil are sent to Earth in the bodies of chunky house cats.
Studio’s next animated theatrical comedy adventure stars Antonio Banderas reprising his role as PiB, along with Selma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, John Mulaney, and Wagner Moura; the movie claws its way into cinemas September 23.
Entertainment industry and financial markets exec bolsters brands’ international operations following acquisitions of Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc and stake in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment AG; previous CFO Bob Denton named executive vice president of finance and accounting.
With Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. firmly in the company’s stable, media company moves to increase European and global streaming foothold by acquiring 28.6% of Your Family Entertainment AG; former Disney executive Paul Robinson tapped to guide and oversee international growth of Kartoon Channel!
Special manga booklet created for opening weekend; the highly anticipated animated movie hits theaters in the U.S. and Canada on October 29; tickets are on sale now.
Newly promoted assistant GM and VP of business operations will also lead new music strategy arm for kids, Young Adults and Classics group; he is joined by new hire Michael Akiko who will run the new unit.
Popular family vacation brand from Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Mallorca, Spain reveals expansive plans to grow its IP universe across animated films, episodic series, consumer products, and gaming.
Consumer branding pro will lead global management of the company’s existing IP across licensing, merchandising, retail, and promotions; previously spearheaded successful licensing programs for major franchises including ‘Star Wars’ for Lucasfilm Ltd. and ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ for Lionsgate.
Studio teams with Play.Works games platform on three titles based on the iconic animated character; first game is now available on the platform’s connected TV network via leading streamers.
From Chad Eikhoff, director of ‘The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story,’ with animation by Trick 3D, the new short/pilot features the North Pole’s creative inhabitants in a first-of-its-kind animated talent competition.
Members of the iconic British group reportedly agreed at a recent reunion to participate in such a project.