Daily News Byes: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Trailer, HBO Execs Tease ‘Thrones’ Massacre, Nigerian Animation on the Rise & More


’Tala’ Is a Gorgeous 2D Mix of Nature and Animation
Melbourne-based developer The Garden Well is creating a beautiful, bugs-eye-view adventure which blends sweet doodle-y cartooning with lush forest floor photo backgrounds to follow Tala on her quest to rescue her mentor from the woods. Even the character communication is done in drawings and animation!

WATCH: Deadpool, Meet Cable in LEGO
Huxley Berg Studios produced this hilarious stop-motion send-up of the recent Deadpool 2 trailer. The short contains strong language, which you should ****ing well expect if you know **** about Deadpool, you ****s.

HBO Execs on ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season
Speaking about a recent table read for the final six episodes of the fantasy epic, SVP of drama Francesca Orsi told the INTV Conference audience: “It was a really powerful moment in our lives and our careers.None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths.”

Game of Thrones season 8 is due in 2019, so start your Last Regent Standing betting pools now. I’m still secretly hoping that Missandei, Brienne and Lyanna Mormont form a triumvirate.

This Video Explores the Rise of Nigeria’s Animation Industry
Is animation the future of “Nollywood”? This vid from BBC Africa shows what projects like CG short Dawn of Thunder (Komotion Studios, Lagos) and a growing global appetite for African stories hint at for the next big animation wave.

Long Way to Go: Korea’s Animation Production Cost Reaches Just 5% of That of the U.S.
Despite turning out more than its fair share of artistically inspiring animation, South Korea lags behind the States when it comes to box office returns for toons. Yoon Yung Sil explores the contrasts between the two markets for Business Korea.

WATCH: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Official Teaser
The second of five new films in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the film sees Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlisting his former student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to stop to escaped Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) before he can enact his plan to set pure-blood wizards above all other beings — unaware of the true dangers that lie ahead. Directed by David Yates, the film is due out Nov. 16 from Warner Bros.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald