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News Bytes: Ryan Coogler Boards ‘Space Jam 2’, TV Toon V.O. Strike Averted, Marvelous Music Videos!

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News Bytes: Ryan Coogler Boards ‘Space Jam 2’, TV Toon V.O. Strike Averted, Marvelous Music Videos!

LeBron James Sets ‘Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler to Produce ‘Space Jam’ Sequel
Also: Terence Nance (creator of HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness) is on board to direct the Warner Bros. film, tentatively slated for 2019. In addition to the $1.34 billion-grossing Black Panther, Coogler is also the director of acclaimed films Creed and Fruitvale Station.

Potential TV Animation Strike Averted as SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP Reach Deal
Both parties have reached a tentative agreement that covers all episodic platforms, including network TV, basic cable and streaming — the deal would hold through June 30, 2020. The union voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike back in July, demanding scale wages and residuals for shows running on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. Terms of the deal (to be ratified by SAG-AFTRA) have not been disclosed.

WATCH: Gorillaz ‘Tranz’ Official Video
Blink Ink continues its relationship with the iconic “virtual band” with this trancey new video directed by Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and Nicos Livesey. The band was capture performing on greenscreen, which was supplemented with analogue FX mixers and mixed-media animation. The video was produced with Parisian animation house Eddy. The new album, The Now Now, is available now.

WATCH: Bishop Bragg “Baby”
Seed Animation Studio in London handled the video for this Island Records release, featuring 2D illustrated figures of Bishop and her beau in a trippy love story, exploring the obsessions and passion that define their relationship. Malia James directed, illustration by Anja Slibar.

WATCH: Leon Lour ‘All Our Dreams’ Music Video Series
Gravity defying cars and breaking hearts define this four-part, CG-animated audiovisual journey through the EDM EP, directed by Balázs Simon. The helmer has previously created video elements for Nils Frahm and Hasse De Moor.

WATCH: Caleon Fox “Mad Mode” Music Visual
Check out this great mix of live-action, retro filters, motion graphics and sci-fi irreverence from director Tragik for this track, available as part of the new EP If Only YOu Knew (Hundredup) — available on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services. Caleon Fox is preparing a 30-city tour this fall for the release. He also stars in his own show AnimeFit 9000 on Turner’s online channel Super Deluxe.

Gorillaz "Tranz"

Gorillaz “Tranz”

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