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Women of Marvel Headline News

Chinaka Hodge Joins Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ as Head Writer

The ‘Snowpiercer’ scribe, an accomplished author, poet, and playwright, joins a growing roster of women in creative leadership positions at the studio.

Is There Hope for Humanity? SVOD Headline News

A Special Hybrid Deer-Boy Arrives June 4 in Netflix’s ‘Sweet Tooth’

Trailer drops for new series, set in a post-apocalyptic world, about a boy that’s half deer and half human; based on Jeff Lemire’s DC comic books and executive produced by Susan Downey & Robert Downey Jr., the story reminds viewers that family and humanity matter.

Business Headline News

bulbKIDZ Launches with Development of ‘Gopher It!’ Preschool Series

New kids’ entertainment company teams up with Canadian creators Andrew Sabiston and Ron Rubin to develop original kids’ show where adventure, learning, laughter, and music are at the heart of every episode.

And the Oscar Goes to…? ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 93rd Oscars: The Animated Feature Film Nominees

‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ vie for this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar.

Honoring the Best in Animation! Headline News

‘Soul,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ Big Winners at 48th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:23am

Pixar leads evening with wins in seven categories; Bastien Dubois’ ‘Souvenir Souvenir’ wins for Best Animated Short.

Screenwriting Headline News

Final Draft 12 Now Available

Upgrade is free for anyone who purchased V11 after February 15, 2021; company is donating free licenses to two non-profits that foster diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry.

Nominated for an Annie! ANIMATIONWorld

Breaking Down DreamWorks Animation’s Annie Nominations

The studio’s exceptional talent is recognized in 14 different categories, 20 noms in all, for nine different shows, including their latest franchise efforts with the ‘The Croods,’ ‘Trolls,’ ‘She-Ra,’ Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Tales of Arcadia,’ and the dinosaurs of ‘Jurassic World.’

Autobots Roll Out! Headline News

Angel Manuel Soto to Direct Standalone ‘Transformers’ Feature

The ‘Charm City Kings’ director will team with ‘Marvel’s the Defenders’ writer Marco Ramirez to create a fresh take separate from the Bay-verse and ‘Bumblebee.’

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Disney Drops Seriously Thrilling ‘Black Widow’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:42am

Hitting theatres and Disney+ simultaneously July 9, Marvel Studios’ often delayed and hotly anticipated spy thriller tells the mysterious backstory of the MCU’s most enigmatic and compelling Avenger.

Hmmmmmm Headline News

LAIKA Expands into Live-Action

The cutting-edge studio known for their innovations in stop-motion and CG on features including ‘Coraline,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ announces plans to bring screenwriter John Brownlow’s first novel ‘Seventeen’ to the big screen.

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.

Murder on Broadway Headline News

George R.R. Martin Penning ‘Game of Thrones’ Broadway Prequel

Author teams with playwright Duncan MacMillan on stage play set 16 years prior to the now infamous book and HBO series, during The Great Tourney at Harrenhal, and may feature familiar characters.

Thundercats Assemble Headline News

Adam Wingard to Helm CG Animated ‘Thundercats’ for Warner Bros.

The ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ director will pen the script alongside Simon Barrett, assuring audiences the film will not follow in the ill-fated footsteps of ‘Cats.’

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

Josh Gad, Matthew Rhys, and Philippa Soo to Present at 48th Virtual Annie Awards

Streaming live on April 16, the event honors overall excellence and achievement in 36 animation categories; presenters announced also include Eva Whittaker; composer Michael Giacchino; director Sergio Pablos; DreamWorks director Jill Culton; producer Nora Twomey; and the cast of the web series, ‘Critical Role.’

Mimic This Headline News

‘Hawkeye’ Spinoff with Native American Character Echo in Early Development

Soon to be introduced in Disney+’s ‘Hawkeye’ series, the deaf fighter, aka Maya Lopez, can mimic any movements or fighting styles she sees and held the moniker of ‘Ronin’ before passing it off to Clint Barton for ‘Endgame.’

Awards Headline News

Sir Peter Jackson to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Academy, DGA, PGA and VES Award-winning filmmaker to be recognized for his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment at the upcoming April 6/7 VES Awards.

Awards Headline News

‘BoJack Horseman’ Takes Top Animation Honors at 2021 Writers Guild Awards

Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s hit Netflix tragi-comedy beats out ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ at Sunday’s virtual ceremony.

Ho Ho Ho! ANIMATIONWorld

Everyday Family Dysfunction Heads North in SYFY’s ‘The Pole’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 10:35am

For series creators Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman, druggie penguins, workshop politics, and a ‘dick pic’ scandal are mere foreplay in the twisted power struggle over the Red Suit; their new animated comedy about an extremely flawed Santa premieres tonight on SYFY.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 93rd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:26am

‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ receive Best Animated Feature nominations; ‘Burrow,’ ‘Genius Loci,’ ‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ ‘Opera,’ and ‘Yes-People are nominated for Best Animated Short.

Steampunk and Vampires and Werewolves Oh My! Headline News

Frederator Studios Options ‘Parasol Protectorate’ Steampunk Novels

Genre-mashup book series by Gail Carriger follows the exploits of daring Alexia Tarabotti as she unravels a dangerous mystery in paranormal Victorian London.

Business Headline News

Kevin and Dan Hageman Ink Multi-Year Production Deal with CBS Studios

Studio gets exclusive rights to all TV content from the Emmy Award-winning creative duo behind the animated TV series, ‘Star Trek: Prodigy;’ the brothers co-wrote ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ co-created ‘The LEGO Movie, and created the story for ‘Hotel Transylvania.’

Something Spooky Netflix Comes Headline News

Duffer Brothers and Spielberg Team on Stephen King’s ‘The Talisman’

Creative duo behind ‘Stranger Things’ to executive produce series adaptation of famed novel, which follows a young boy who slips into a parallel universe as he searches for a crystal meant to heal his dying mother; Amblin Television to produce.

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