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Otaku! Headline News

Taking on the Yakuza, Plagues, and Mechs in ‘Killtopia’ Cyberpunk Saga

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 1:55pm

Transmedia startup Voltaku, fueled by an Epic MegaGrant, begins development on animated series about two siblings’ adventures in a futuristic megacity, directed by Oscar-nominee Ruairi Robinson and penned by ‘Spine of Night’ director Philip Gelatt.

Art Imitates Life Headline News

Keanu Reeves’ ‘BRZRKR’ Live-Action Film and Anime Series Land at Netflix

Streamer will develop two new projects based on the comic book series co-written and co-created by Reeves and Matt Kindt, which follows the gruesome journey of immortal warrior ‘B’ as he attempts to discover a means to his own end.

Manga Badassery Headline News

Derek Kolstad to Write and Produce ‘Hellsing’ Manga Film Adaptation

The ‘John Wick’ scribe will team with Amazon studios for live-action take on the popular comic, a reimagining of the familiar Dracula / Van Helsing dynamic.

Ready for More Superhero Drama? Headline News

Netflix Drops Images and ‘Official First Look’ for ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:00am

Well, we finally get to see some superheroes in new images and a ‘From Comic to Screen’ featurette about the upcoming live-action series adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s epic graphic novel series, streaming May 7.  

Into the Avatarverse! Headline News

Nickelodeon Launches Avatar Studios to Expand ‘Last Airbender’ and ‘Korra’ Worlds

Series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will helm the new venture; the studio’s first project, an animated feature, is set to begin production this year.

Ready for More Superhero Drama? Headline News

WATCH: Teaser Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’

While our first look failed to reveal any actual superheroes, we got a very cool taste of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s epic graphic novel series, and we know it starts streaming May 7.  

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: 2 Featurettes Showcase Cinesite’s VFX on ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 15, 2021 at 1:23pm

Overall VFX supervisor Simon Stanley-Clamp and his London team create the magical world of Alfea College, the ancient boarding school for fairies at the center of the otherworldly Netflix live-action series.

Animated TV Series Headline News

YouNeek Studio’s ‘Iyanu: Child of Wonder’ Gets Animated

Studio’s graphic novels to be transformed by Nigerian-born filmmaker, Okupe; animated series will feature stunning African locations, brilliant themes of unity and community all through the lens of inspirational African characters.

Calling John Constantine! Headline News

Neil Gaman’s ‘The Sandman’ May Add Taron Egerton

The ‘Kingsman’ star has reportedly joined Netflix’s adaptation of the groundbreaking graphic novel, with many speculating he will portray John Constantine.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Rémi Chayé’s ‘Calamity Jane’ Kicks Off FIAF’s 2021 Animation First Festival

February 5 opening night will feature the Annecy Crystal winning film’s US premiere; the festival will also feature two recently announced special programs highlighting animation from Africa.

comic books Headline News

DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Launches January 21

The premium digital comic book service will feature over 25,000 comic books and graphic novels with new content being continuously added; fans will have access to DC fan events to connect with other DC enthusiasts.

SVOD Headline News

Cottonwood Media’s 2D ‘Squish’ Now Streaming on HBO Max

Based on a popular graphic novel of the same name, the original animated comedy for kids features characters based on microscopic creatures; series educates children about the world around them.

Business Headline News

‘Agent Binky: Pets of The Universe’ Gets Season 2 Greenlight

Production to begin Spring 2021; produced by redknot, a joint venture between Nelvana and Discovery, the show is based on the popular graphic novels written and illustrated by Ashley Spires.

Animation Festivals Headline News

FIAF’s Animation First Festival Moves Online February 5-15

Program highlights include US and New York premieres of 69 feature length and short films; animated selections by special guest Wes Anderson; a tribute to French animator Paul Grimault; and shorts program including the best of Annecy International Film Festival; and an inaugural student short film competition.

TV Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Cleopatra in Space’ Season 3 Premieres January 14

Peacock continues expanding its kids programming with a new season of the original animated series based on Mike Maihack’s award-winning graphic novels.

Pilkey Returns! Headline News

Dav Pilkey’s ‘Dog Man’ Feature Greenlit at DreamWorks Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:46pm

Peter Hastings to direct, as studio begins development on new movie based on prolific ‘Captain Underpants’ author and illustrator’s #1 global bestselling series about a loveable canine superhero and his friends.

Cool Animation for Kids! Headline News

DreamWork’s ‘TrollsTopia’ and ‘The Mighty Ones’ Expand Peacock’s Kids’ Programming

Two new animated series will premiere on the streamer in November; new episodes of ‘Cleopatra In Space,’ ‘Curious George,’ ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild,’ and ‘Where’s Waldo?’ will premiere in November and December.

Really Dad? Headline News

‘Walking Dead’ Creator’s ‘Invincible’ Adult Superhero Series Heading to Amazon Prime

In the show’s first trailer, Robert Kirkman teases the 2021 release of his coming-of-age tale about a powerful superhero’s son... but don’t expect a typical Saturday morning cartoon.

Girl Power! Headline News

HBO Max Adapting BOOM! Studios’ ‘Lumberjanes’ into Animated Series

Series to launch with hour-long special written and directed ‘She-Ra and The Princesses of Power’ creator, Noelle Stevenson; her graphic novel ‘Nimona’ is also currently being adapted by Blue Sky Animation, set for release in 2022.

Short Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘Stories to Obsess Over’: WebToon’s Live-Action Comic Promos

The one-minute, black and white spotsfeature well-known U.S. actors taking on comic character personas, monologuing lines from stories in a promotional tease.

comic books Headline News

Keanu Reeves Penning Comic Book...About Himself?

The ‘John Wick’ trilogy star has teamed up with Boom! Studios and a fantastic roster of artists to create ‘BRZRKR,’ a limited comic series about a demi-god fighting for the U.S. government.

SVOD Headline News

Cinedigm Merging Viewster into Newly Launched CONtv Anime

New global 24/7 linear and AVOD network begins streaming on CONtv’s 120 million device network with library of popular anime films and series including ‘Bubblegum Crisis,’ ‘AD Police,’ and ‘Vampire Princess Miyu.’

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