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News Bytes: Disney LA Casting News, ‘Big Mouth’ S2 Trailer, ITFS Call for Entries & More

Adrian Martinez Joins Disney’s ‘Lady and the Tramp’; ‘Mulan’ Adds Chen Tang
Martinez (I Feel Pretty) will place Elliot the dog-catcher in streaming-first flick directed by Charlie Bean; he joins Kiersey Clemons, Thomas Mann and Yvette Nicole Brown, with Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux voicing Lady and Tramp. Tang (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will play surly soldier Yao in the remake of Disney’s Chinese folktale adaptation, directed by Niki Caro and due out March 27, 2020. The cast stars Yifei Liu as Mulan, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Tzi Ma, Chum Ehelepola, Gong Li, Jet Li, Rosalind Chao, Cheng Pei-Pei and Nelson Lee.

Wizart’s ‘The Snow Queen 2’ Makes Top 10 in Portuguese Theaters
The popular franchise feature has been holding firm and outranking movies like Mission Impossible: Fallout, The Spy Who Dumped Me and even Ant-Man and the Wasp. “Portugal released The Snow Queen 2 on September 6 at 50 cities, nationwide, in a total of 64 cinemas. The results of the first week showed an audience increase of over 50 % vs. The Snow Queen 1 (8400 / 13000) The core of the marketing and communication campaign focused on the buzz round the local talent voices, namely Ana Malhoa, a well know local pop singer, Julio Isidro, one of the top old days TV presenters and Dolores Aveiro, Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother and a very dear figure to the Portuguese people!” comments a representative of the distribution company Cinemundo.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Int’l Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart 2019
Set to take place April 30 to May 5, 2019, the 26th ITFS is calling for entries in the competition categories International (short film), Young Animation (int’l student film), Tricks for Kids (int’l shorts for children) and AniMovie (int’l feature film). Click through to see additional competition categories. Submission deadline: December 1, 2018.

From a Dusty Little Mining Town in South Africa to the Red Carpets of Hollywood
Michael Robertson (Toon53 Prod.) has been making waves in the international music industry with his array of animated videos for artists such as David Guetta, Marshmello and Aloe Blacc.

A ‘Rick and Morty’ Fan Reimagined the Intro as an Over-the-Top Anime
Following up his amazing Game of Thrones otaku-up, French animator Malec has turned his hand to another pop culture icon. Weird twist: This may be the only time eyes need to be shrunk for a convincing anime look.

WATCH: ‘Big Mouth’ Season 2 Official Trailer
Happy weekend! Here’s a NSFW treat if you love puberty humor and creepy wizards. The new season launches exclusively on Netflix on October 5.

Adrian Martinez

Adrian Martinez

Int’l Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart 2019

Int’l Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart 2019

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