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Ice Cube Eyed for Miles Morales’ Dad in the Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Movie
According to Meet the Movie Press co-host Jeff Sneider, Sony Pictures Animation is considering the hip-hop star turned award-winning actor from Straight Outta Compton for the role of “Jefferson Davis”. The project is being produced by Phil Lord & Chris Miller and Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch recently joined the story team. Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey are directing.

Gareth Thomas Releases Self-Animated Video for ‘Weird Fever’
Auckland indie-pop artist crafts an 8-bit adventure for the standout track from his latest solo album, Fizzy Milk.

Capilano University’s Animation Program Promotes Collaboration with Others Interested in Film
Animation programs coordinator Craig Simmons discusses the Vancouver school’s focus on arts and design and how it allies with more technical-focused tracks with The Straight.

MTG Extnds Content Agreement with Disney
Stockholm-based media company will continue its long-term content partnership with Disney Nordic to carry Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD on the Viasat pay TV platform across the Nordics and Baltics, as well as offering Disney film brands to Viaplay and Viasat Film subscribers.

‘Mrs Orangeleaf’ Animation Helps “Healing Process” for Veterans
30-year Navy veteran Pierre Cornlouer of Tredegar, Wales, has turned his storybook about being at sea into an animated adventure and radio play, featuring the voices of some 40 ex-servicemen and women.

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