Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau Tapped as Writer/EP for Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series

StarWars.com revealed that Lucasfilm has signed Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer ... Continue Reading →
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ON Teams with ‘Moana’ Animation Head on ‘Little Nemo’

ON Animation Studios, the France-based producer of award-winning adaptation The Little Prince, is gearing up to tackle another classic character with its CG-animated feature film project ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Meet ‘Christopher Robin’, Berlinale Talks ‘Isle of Dogs’ & ‘Blade Runner 2049’, and More!

Animation Shares Untold Stories of Congo’s Girl Soldiers Working with designers PositiveNegatives and DRC-based illustrator Rodriguez Mungulirwa, Child Soldiers International’s ... Continue Reading →
David Ogden Stiers

Actor David Ogden Stiers, Voice of Cogsworth, Dies Age 75

David Ogden Stiers, a three-time Emmy-nominated actor and voice actor known for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H* and iconic Disney animation characters like ... Continue Reading →
Dave Filoni

Animated People: Dave Filoni, EP & Supervising Director, ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Dave Filoni has been a staple of the extended Star Wars animated universe since 2008. Writer Cameron Koller checked in with the executive producer and supervising director to discuss ... Continue Reading →
Mulan

Disney Pushes Live ‘Mulan’ to 2020, Dates Multi-Studio Slate

Walt Disney Studios has penciled in its feature film calendar, announcing dates for its release slate through 2022. This includes openings for Disney-Pixar animated projects, live-action ... Continue Reading →
Rob Doherty

Rob Doherty Appointed VP Production at CAKE

Kids entertainment co. CAKE has brought on industry veteran Rob Doherty as its new Vice President of Production. Working closely with CEO & Creative Director Tom van Waveren, as ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: New ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Spot, Funimation’s ‘Free!’ Makes a Splash, ‘The Glassworker’ Update & More!

Pakistan’s First Hand-Drawn Animation Looks at the Effects of War on Kids Pioneering writer-director Usman Riaz and Mano Animation Studios have unveiled the first 8 minutes of their ... Continue Reading →
Amphibia

Disney Greenlights Originals ‘Amphibia,’ ‘Owl House’ and More ‘Star Vs.’

More magical original animation is coming to Disney Channel, which has placed orders for two new series: Amphibia, from Annie Award-winning director Matt Braly (Gravity Falls); and ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Greno

‘Tangled’ Helmer Nathan Greno Joins Skydance Animation, Directing ‘Powerless’

Skydance Media announced Thursday that Nathan Greno is joining the company’s rapidly expanding animation studio under a multi-year deal. The director of Disney’s Tangled has been ... Continue Reading →