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‘The Creator,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Last of Us’ Top VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:59pm

Gareth Edwards’ innovative sci-fi drama set during a future global war between mankind and AI simulants takes home 5 awards, while the hit ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel takes home 4; HBO’s critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning game adaptation series also garners 4 awards. 

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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. 

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!

The Best in Kids’ Entertainment Headline News

2024 Kidscreen Awards Winners Announced

The annual awards recognize the best in children’s TV and digital media; Disney nabs 20 trophies including three for ‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.’

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Build-A-Bear Expands IP with ‘Kabu’ Animated Series

Build-A-Bear Entertainment, Foundation Media Partners, and Laughing Dragon Studios head to Kidscreen next month to present a first look at the ‘Build-A-Bear’ character-inspired animated series.

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Sony Launches the ‘Wonderverse’ Experience

Chicago area entertainment destination features physical and immersive multimedia experiences, interactive installations, and attractions based on the studio's popular movies, series, and games, including ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Jumanji,’ ‘Uncharted,’ and ‘Zombieland.’

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Max Drops ‘Clone High’ Season 2 Trailer and Art

Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Bill Lawrence’s original 2002 animated series refresh follows the teenage clones of the greatest minds in history who must tackle modern-day high school challenges and drama; 10-episode sophomore season streams February 1.

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‘The Creator’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Lead VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:22am

Gareth Edwards' sci-fi thriller tops all feature film contenders, while the 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel leads all animation contenders and 'The Last of Us' tops all TV contenders as nominees are announced in 25 categories across film, television, real-time, and special venue projects; ceremony set for February 21 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

51st Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Nimona,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Suzume,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,’ and ‘The Boy and the Heron’ top the expansive list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony is scheduled to return live on Saturday, February 17 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

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‘The Last of Us’ Scores Big at The Creative Arts Emmys

This past Saturday and Sunday, the Television Academy honored artistic and technical achievements in TV, with the hit HBO series picking up 8 awards, including Outstanding Special Visual Effects in A Season or A Movie; watch highlights from the awards shows January 13 on FXX.

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Detective Noir Spoof Animation Has a New Name: ‘Grimsburg’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 2:00pm

Jon Hamm executive produces and stars in the newest member of FOX’s Sunday Animation Domination lineup, featuring the greatest detective to ever catch a cannibal clown or identify a mid-century modern armoire… who still can’t crack the mystery of his own life; series premieres with preview episode on January 7.

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Lionsgate Finalizes Acquisition of Hasbro’s eOne for $375 Million

The sale, first announced this past August, includes almost 6,500 titles, but notably omits popular franchises such as ‘Peppa Pig,’ ‘Transformers,’ ‘Dungeons & Dragons,’ ‘Magic: The Gathering,’ ‘My Little Pony,’ ‘Power Rangers,’ ‘Play-Doh,’ ‘Monopoly’ and ‘Clue,’ which will receive ‘significant development, production and financing capabilities.’

TV VFX Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Lights Up ‘Miss Minutes’ in ‘Loki’ Season 2

The VFX studio animates Disney+ series’ AI-driven character’s sinister transformation from friendly to deranged, delivering more than 125 shots, while also creating Loki’s green energy blasts and a digital extension to represent a blighted, working-class section of Chicago.

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DreamWorks and Netflix Share ‘Not Quite Narwhal’ Season 2 Trailer

Based on the New York Times bestseller by Jessie Sima, the animated preschool series about curious and fun-loving Kelp, who always believed he was a narwhal until he finds out he’s not, returns January 22 with all-new episodes.

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Matthew Orton Joins ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ As Writer

Although principal photography was completed before both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, additional shoots have been expected, delaying the film multiple times with the premiere now set for February 14, 2025.

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Fox Reveals ‘Grimsburg’ Season 1 Guest Stars

Christina Hendricks, Rosie Perez, and Patton Oswalt join series star and executive producer John Ham in the new animated comedy series about Marvin Flute, a misanthropic detective trying to redeem himself; special preview debuts January 7.

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Prime Video Teases ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’

New action series starring Donald Glover and Maya Erskine promises romance and espionage when two lonely spies are placed undercover together as Mr. and Mrs.; binge all 8-episodes in February 2024. 

Back on the Halo Headline News

Paramount+ Reveals Teaser Trailer, Premiere Date for ‘Halo’ Season 2

The series, which follows Pablo Schreiber’s Master Chief as he leads his team of elite Spartans against the alien threat known as the Covenant, returns to the streamer on February 8.

More Psychohistory is Coming! Headline News

Apple TV+ Renews ‘Foundation’ for Season 3

The hit series, based on Isaac Asimov’s famed Hugo Award-winning sci-fi trilogy, will continue to riff on Dr. Hari Seldon’s mathematical predictions; Season 1 and 2 are streaming now.

Los Angeles Apocalypse Headline News

Experience the Wasteland in First ‘Fallout’ Trailer

Based on Bethesda Softworks’ popular dystopian video game franchise, the Prime Video original series centering on Vault 33 in Los Angeles premieres April 12, 2024.

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DreamWorks’ ‘Dew Drop Diaries’ Returns for Season 2

Creator Rick Suvalle shares exclusive concept art and talks about the new season of his 3DCG preschool series about a tiny fairy family of ‘Dew Drops’ turning everyday challenges into extraordinary adventures; 12 all-new episodes debut today, December 4, on Netflix.

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TBS Shares Exclusive ‘American Dad!: The Pink Sphinx Holds Her Hearts On the Turn’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 1, 2023 at 12:25pm

In the all-new episode airing Monday, December 4, Francine enters the strange and dangerous world of poker in order to learn how to hide her true feelings from Steve and Hayley.

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‘Chicken for Linda’ Named Best Animated Feature at Manchester Animation Festival

Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach’s film takes top honors alongside Best Short ‘The Miracle’ and Best Student Film ‘Rising Above;’ Industry Excellence Awards also announced.

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