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An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops ‘Sing 2’ Trailer and First Look Character Posters

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:27am

An all-star cast led by Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson joins Buster Moon in his next, and most dazzling stage extravaganza yet; the animated musical comedy sequel to 2016’s ‘Sing’ hits theaters Christmas 2021.

Who’s the Boss? Headline News

Feeling Young Again in New ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Trailer

You can’t turn back time, or can you? Find out in DreamWorks Animation’s sequel to their 2017 animated hit comedy, ‘The Boss Baby,’ premiering on Peacock and in U.S. theaters, as well as in select international markets, on July 2.

Formula for Success! Business Headline News

The Formula for Success Explained in ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Video

Check out the ‘Boss Baby Formula’ for getting ahead with new boss baby secret agent, Tina and her Uncle Ted; the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster, ‘The Boss Baby,’ hits theaters and Peacock July 2.

People Headline News

Sarah Smith Steps Down at Locksmith Animation as Natalie Fischer Named CEO

Co-founder leaves to develop own projects; former Illumination COO takes the helm, with co-founder and ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ producer Julie Lockhart named president of production.

People Headline News

Outpost VFX Adds Jeremy Fernsler

Emmy-nominated as a VFX supervisor on ‘Westworld’ Season 3, the industry veteran joins company’s new L.A. studio, where he will work with directors, producers, and showrunners to deliver visual effects on TV and films.

Baby Got Boss! Headline News

Universal Drops New ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Trailer

Kids will be kids, unless they’re CEOs; DreamWorks Animation’s sequel to their 2017 blockbuster comedy premieres on Peacock and in U.S. theaters, as well as select international markets, on July 2.

Baby Got Boss! Headline News

‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Gets Simultaneous Peacock and Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 24, 2021 at 4:13pm

Sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2017 blockbuster comedy moves up more than two months; film now set to hit streamer and U.S. theaters, as well as select international markets, on July 2.

The Sound of Speed! ANIMATIONWorld

How Courtney and Ryan Lofty Compose for ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’

The husband-and-wife team move from orchestra to rock, electronic, and hip-hop as they score the hit DreamWorks Animation series, working to ensure the music sounds similar, but not the same, as the huge ‘Fast & Furious’ feature film franchise that started it all.

Nefarious Crime Orgs Beware! Headline News

WATCH: ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Mexico’ Season 4 Trailer

Based on Universal’s live-action ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, the Netflix Original Series journeys on a perilous mission to Mexico City when it returns with all new episodes April 16.

Creature Features Headline News

Chloe Zhao and Karyn Kusama to Direct Competing Dracula Films

While the ‘Nomadland’ director’s creature feature is described as a ‘futuristic sci-fi western’ adaptation, the ‘Destroyer’ helmer will stick to modern day reality; both projects to be produced under the Universal banner.

People Headline News

The Visual Effects Society Announces 2021 Board of Directors’ Officers

Lisa Cooke was named board chair and is the first woman elected to lead the organization; other officers include Emma Clifton Perry, David Tanka, Jeffrey Okun, and Gavin Graham.

SVOD Headline News

‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’ Season 3 Now Streaming on Netflix

Just when you thought Christmas was over, Universal and DreamWorks Animation’s brings you the third season of their hit animated series based on the ‘Fast & Furious’ live-action franchise.

People Headline News

Bono, Halsey, and Pharrell Williams Join ‘Sing 2’ Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:26am

A host of new characters and actors board the sequel to Illumination’s 2016 hit animated musical comedy sequel, ‘Sing,’ set for a December 22, 2021 theatrical release.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

The Personal Story Behind Guy’s Opening Sequence in ‘The Croods: A New Age’

For story artist Colin Jack, boarding the heartbreaking backstory meant dealing with his own recent loss, made easier by enlisting the help of his son Gabriel.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: New Season 3 ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’ Trailer

Based on the live-action ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, the Netflix Original Series journeys to the Sahara when it returns with all new episodes December 26.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Eep, Grug, and Gran Are Back in DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Croods: A New Age’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 3:50pm

Director Joel Crawford lightens up the tone, dials back the threat of being eaten, and delivers a fun, prehistoric romp about learning its best to face our challenges together.

People Headline News

Writers Guild of America West Honors Craig Miller

TV animation writer receives career achievement award for his achievements during a 30-year career writing, developing, and producing animated shows, with over 300 credits to his name.

We’re all in this together! Headline News

Raft Animation Makes a Splash With ‘iOtter Clean Up’ PSA

Partnering with global nonprofit organization Oceana, the eco-storytelling collective uses animation to remind people to be ‘part of the solution’ in cleaning up our world.

Events Headline News

Free PNYA ‘VFX for Post Supervisors’ Webinar November 12

The next edition of the Post New York Alliance’s free ‘Post Break’ webinar series will look at practical issues on how to produce and deliver VFX for film and TV; panelists include VFX producer Leslie Lerman and Powerhouse VFX executive producer Ryan Cunningham.

Trolls! Headline News

Trolls Get LEGO Make-Over for All New ‘Trolls World Tour’ Music Video

Just in time for the holidays, LEGO building sets feature everyone’s favorite loveable Trolls’ minifigures including Poppy, Branch, Barb, Tiny Diamond, Cloud Guy and many more.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’ Season 2 Takes its High-Octane Action to Rio

Launching today on Netflix, DreamWorks Animation's new season of the family-friendly animated action adventure heads to South America, bringing the same car-racing thrills as Gary Scott Thompson and Universal's hugely popular live-action movie franchise, without the same level of danger and violence.

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