Daily News Bytes: Animating ‘The Ray,’ ‘Simpsons’ Predicted Disney-Fox Deal, Patty Jenkins Receiving PSIFF Honor & More

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‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins to Receive PSIFF Award
Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival will honor the first female recipient of its Creative Impact in Directing Award in recognition of her award-winning debut Monster and recent superhero smash hit Wonder Woman — star Gal Gadot will present the award to Jenkins at an intimate brunch ceremony. The fest will also fete its annual Directors to Watch: Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah (Gangsta), Augustine Frizzell (Never Going Back), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Joseph Kahn (Bodied), Xavier Legrand (Custody), Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting), Anthony Maras (The Palace), Samuel Maoz (Foxtrot), Claire McCarthy (Ophelia) and Chloe Zhao (The Rider).

Retail Monster to Rep ‘Pat the Dog’
ProSiebenSat 1 Licensing has tapped the agency for Licensing & Merchandising the mobile game spinoff series in the US (where it debuted on Disney this summer) and UK. The show is produced by Superprod in France.

2017 – A Year of High Activity from the UK Screen Alliance in Partnership with Animation UK
Brexit continued to loom ominously over the industry after the 2016 referendum, but the support orgs and creative studios still made great strides and delivered some stellar projects.

‘Simpsons’ Did It First, Media Monopoly Edition
Hollywood was rocked this morning by the announcement that Disney has scarfed down most of Fox … of course, the modern oracles of Matt Groening’s iconic Fox Animation series saw it coming…

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Animating ‘Freedom Fighters: The Ray’ | CW Seed
Get behind the scenes insights on the digital-first series from Peter Girardi (EVP, Blue Ribbon Content) and Phil Bourassa (Art Director, WB Animation), and get a glimpse of the terrifying alternate-history world where America is crawling with racist despots — Haha! How silly! Ha … ha.

You can watch Freedom Fighters: The Ray on CW Seed.

Director Patty Jenkins (right) on the Wonder Woman set with Gal Gadot. The duo will reunite for WB’s Wonder Woman 2 (nov. 1, 2019)

Director Patty Jenkins (right) on the Wonder Woman set with Gal Gadot. The duo will reunite for WB’s Wonder Woman 2 (nov. 1, 2019)