Sonic the Hedgehog

Paramount’s ‘Sonic’ Speeds to 2019 Release

After a slowdown at Sony, the Sonic the Hedgehog live-action/CG hybrid feature has been slated by Paramount Pictures for a November 15, 2019 release. The project is based on the immensely ... Continue Reading →
Melissa Taylor

Producer Melissa Taylor Named Joint Biz Dev Head at Framestore

Oscar-winning VFX company Framestore has appointed Melissa Taylor as Global Joint Head of Business Development. The highly regarded producer has worked with some of the world’s biggest ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Disney Originals Under Threat, HAFF’s Upheaval, Bot-Written Wizardry & More

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2018 Hiroshima International Animation Festival The biennial, Oscar-qualifying Japanese fest is now accepting entries for the 17th edition (August 23-27). Submit your ... Continue Reading →
Karen Disher

Blue Sky Announces First Female-Directed Movie ‘Foster’

Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios (Ferdinand, Ice Age, Rio) have announced their 15th animated movie, working titled Foster, being co-directed by Karen Disher and Steve Martino (The ... Continue Reading →
Mulan

BoxLunch Serves Up ‘Mulan’ Apparel & Exclusives

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Mulan — which debuted June 19, 1998 — as well as Chinese New Year on Friday, BoxLunch has launched a collection inspired ... Continue Reading →
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Who’s Scruffy Looking? Disney Debuts ‘Solo’ Trailer

I’ve got a *good* feeling about this..! Disney/Lucasfilm dropped a new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated origin tale Solo: A Star Wars Story, landing in US theaters May 25. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Plans “Day of Listening,” Lasseter Return Unsure

The staff of Burbank-based Disney Animation Studios is set to gather Thursday to discuss workplace concerns in what the company dubs a “Day of Listening” attended by human resources ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Marvel Trailers ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’, Voodoo Doughnuts Sweet on ‘Steven Universe’, ‘Black Panther’ Wows & More

‘Black Panther’ First Reactions: It’s “Astonishing,” “Iconic” and “Will Save Blockbusters” Ryan Coogler’s visually stunning, ... Continue Reading →
Nora Twomey

Nora Twomey, Floyd Norman, ‘Coco’ Star Among Annie Presenters

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the presenters for Saturday’s 45th Annie Awards at UCLA’s Royce Hall. These include actress Wendie Malick, Coco star Anthony Gonzalez (voice ... Continue Reading →
Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson Tags in as New Imira CEO, Sergi Reitg Steps Down

Spain-based global kids and family distribution company Imira Entertainment announces a new Chief Executive Officer is stepping in as the company celebrates all-time top performance. ... Continue Reading →