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Marvel Television and Freeform Set Cast for ‘Marvel’s New Warriors’
The comedic live-action comic-inspired series will star Milana Vayntrub (Silicon Valley) as Squirrel Girl, Derek Theler (Baby Daddy) as Mister Immortal, Jeremy Tardy (Dear White People) as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally) as Speedball, Matthew Moy (Steven Universe) as Microbe and Kate Comer (Hello My Name Is Doris) as Debril. New Warriors is slated for 2018.

John Oliver Joins Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Lion King’
The beloved British comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight will voice the dignified but high-strung red-billed hornbill, Zazu, joining Donald Glover (Simba), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) and Billy Eichner (Timon). Rowan “Mr. Bean” Atkinson voiced the character in the 1994 animated original.

VIDEO: Cineminuto Festival Pixelatl 2017
The Cuernavaca confab gets a colorful, quirky new trailer from Sociedad Fantasma, the Pixelatl 2017 creative partners, with sound design by SAE Institute. Pixelatl takes place Sept. 5-10.

Animation Artland President Denies Reports of Studio Shutdown
Following reports of bankruptcy, the Tokyo studio’s prez Kuniharu Okano has given a new interview denying the shop is shuttering, and clarifying that Artland actually notified creditors that it was seeking restructuring help. Hooray!

Yes, It Matters That ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Just Made $117M
Wired culture writer Angela Watercutter explores what makes the latest web-slinger feature stand out from previous efforts — and the larger Marvel movie current.

Marvel's New Warriors

Marvel’s New Warriors