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Beary Funny Headline News

Peacock Renews Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’

Streamer orders a second season of the prequel series to the popular film franchise, set in 1993, that sees Ted, whose fame has passed, living with and being an awful influence on best friend John.

Supporting 3D Design and Collaboration Headline News

New White Paper Dives Deep into NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise in Animation and VFX

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2024 at 11:26am

Discover the future of entertainment production with the groundbreaking collaboration between NVIDIA and HPC solution provider Exxact - uncover the power of OpenUSD and NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise in revolutionizing the Media & Entertainment (M&E) landscape.

Gimme More Rings! Headline News

New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Films Coming from Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis

Warner Bros. Discovery’s CEO David Zaslav confirms they are ‘now in the early stages of script development’ for multiple new ‘Lord of the Rings’ films set to begin ‘releasing in 2026,’ with ‘Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum’ (wt) coming first.

The Road to Turin Headline News

‘Inside Out 2’ and ‘Transformers One’ Directors Heading to VIEW 2024

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 7:43am

Kelsey Mann and Josh Cooley will present their upcoming animated features in-person at the special, 25th Anniversary Edition of the conference that’s taking place October 14-19, 2024, in Turin, Italy.

Dept. of Of Course Headline News

Universal Drops Second ‘Twisters’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 2:23pm

The epic studio disaster movie returns in a cinematic whirlwind with an adrenaline-pumping, seat-gripping, big-screen thrill ride that puts you in direct contact with one of nature’s most destructive forces; coming to theaters July 19, 2024.

A-Mazing News Headline News

Jack Paglen in Talks to Pen ‘The Maze Runner’ Revival

It’s been so long since 2018… and we’re told this is not a reboot… the ‘Transcendence’ writer would join original trilogy producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen, as well as director Wes Ball, for an installment described as a continuance of the franchise.

Back in Black Headline News

‘Wednesday’ Season 2 Begins Production, Expands Cast

Steve Buscemi, Billie Piper, Evie Templeton, Owen Painter, and Noah Taylor join as new series regulars, while Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Lumley, Thandiwe Newton, Frances O’Connor, Haley Joel Osment, Heather Matarazzo, and Joonas Suotamo guest star.

Suit Up Headline News

David Corenswet Suits Up in First ‘Superman’ Teaser Image

Director James Gunn revealed the first look on Threads, stating that the photo, ‘was taken on set by Jess Miglio and was entirely in-camera;’ the film flies into theaters July 11, 2025. 

Flame On… Again Headline News

Paul Walter Hauser Joins the Cast of ‘The Fantastic Four’

The Emmy and Golden Globe winner joins Marvel’s remake in an undisclosed role alongside Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Susan Storm (The Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (The Thing), and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch); the film flies into theaters July 25, 2025.  

In Passing Headline News

Chance Perdomo Will Not be Replaced in ‘Gen V’ Season 2

Production will resume this month on ‘The Boys’ spinoff after the actor was killed in a March motorcycle accident – producers promise to ‘honor Chance and his legacy’ in the coming season.

The Boys are Back Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘The Boys’ Season 4 Trailer

New supes are headed to our screens in the Emmy-nominated series, which follows a group of superheroes who exploit their tremendous influence and popularity, when the new season premieres June 13.

A Darkness Rises Headline News

Disney+ Drops New ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11:43am

In the mystery-thriller, which takes viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era, someone is killing young Jedis… no one is safe, and your own eyes cannot be trusted; the series debuts June 4 with its first 2 episodes.

May the Best Design Be With You Headline News

Autodesk Launches Droid Design Contest with Disney and Lucasfilm

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11:10am

To celebrate Star Wars Day, the tech leader has announced its May the Fourth campaign, a month-long contest for superfans to design their own droid using Maya, 3ds Max, or Fusion.

Echoes of The Lonely Island Headline News

'Knuckles' Amazing Fever Dream Flames of Disaster Rock Opera Featurette Released

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 3, 2024 at 11:58am

Jorma Taccone, The Lonely Island stalwart, who directs Episode 4 of the Paramount+ series, goes behind-the-scenes on his crazy dream sequence in which Wade Whipple (Adam Pally) learns the ways of the Echidna warrior – and it’s got Christopher Lloyd too!

Who ya gonna call? Headline News

Watch: Studio AKA's ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ Animated Garraka Sequence

The animation, created with innovative 2D and 3D techniques, portrays realistic textures mimicking rock surfaces and cracks as if carved from real stone while revealing the movie’s formidable antagonist’s origins.

Back on the Grid Again Headline News

Jeff Bridges Will Appear in ‘Tron: Ares’

The third installment in the decades-spanning sci-fi franchise also stars Jared Leto, and is penned by Jesse Wigutow, with ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ director Joachim Rønning set to direct.

He-Man Finds a New Home Headline News

Live-Action ‘Masters of the Universe’ Finds Home at Amazon MGM Studios

LAIKA CEO Travis Knight willl now direct the film, which was dropped by Netflix last July after $30 million was spent in development; release set for Summer 2026.

Resistance to the Roman Empire is Futile! Headline News

Studiocanal to Develop Sixth ‘Asterix’ Live-Action Film

Created in 1959 by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, the beloved French comic series follows Asterix and Obelix and their antics in Gaul, an outpost of resistance against the Roman empire. 

Warner’s Warrior Angel Headline News

Warner Bros. in Talks to Acquire LuckyChap’s ‘Avengelyne’ Feature

The comic book adaptation, a collaboration between Olivia Wilde, Margot Robbie, and Simon Kinberg, with a script by Tony McNamara, follows Maximum Press’ demon-battling angel.

Jinkies! Scooby-Doo Headline News

Is a ‘Scooby-Doo’ Live-Action Series Headed to Development at Netflix?

Zoinks! Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg will pen the script, which, if approved, is guaranteed a straight-to-series order with the streamer.

Business Headline News

Prime Focus Studios Announces ‘Ramayana’ Co-Production

Along with Monster Mind Creation, award-winning VFX and animation studio DNEG, and director Nitesh Tiwari, the team promises a retelling of the epic Indian saga in a ‘never-before-seen visual cinematic experience’ capturing Indian mythology and storytelling traditions.

The Story That Keeps on Giving Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ Trailer and Cast Announcement

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 29, 2024 at 2:58pm

Oscar winner Barry Jenkins directs, with songs by multiple award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and an all-star voice lineup led by Thandiwe Newton, Donal Glover, Seth Rogen, Keith David and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter; film hits theaters December 20, 2024.

Night Shift Nightmare Headline News

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s 2’ Officially in Development at Blumhouse and Universal

The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a theatrical franchise, with the second installment from the studio behind ‘M3GAN’ and ‘The Invisible Man’ set to hit theaters Fall 2025.