Daily News Bytes: Studio Ghibli Fest Presents ‘Ponyo,’ China ❤️ ‘Molang’, ‘Rick and Morty’ Fans Take Action & More

Marvel’s Avengers Are Getting Their Own TV Channel Disney TV in the UK and Ireland will launch a “pop up channel” dedicated to the superhero squad, with an on-air takeover ... Continue Reading →
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Kid Genius Cartoons Plus! Expands Amazon Toon Slate

Genius Brands International has added eight new animated series aimed at children and family audiences from DHX Media to its streaming outlet Kid Genius Cartoons Plus!, available on ... Continue Reading →

Focus Features Trailers ‘A Monster Calls’

Focus Features has released a trailer for upcoming live-action movie A Monster Calls, a visually spectacular drama which co-stars a massive CG creature brought to life with the performance-capture ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Animates First Global Ad

Aardman has teamed up with SAWA Global Cinema Advertising Association, Richard Curtis’ Project Everyone and BBH to create the first ever global ad, “#WeHaveAPlan Tell Everyone,” ... Continue Reading →

Liam Neeson Guests on 250th ‘Family Guy’

Family Guy celebrates a major milestone Sunday — the long-running series’ 250th episode — with a guest appearance by Liam Neeson. The Irish actor, who was nominated for an Oscar ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Books ‘Prophet’ for Aug. 7 Release

GKIDS will release Aug. 7 the animated feature Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet in New York and Los Angeles, followed by expansion to major markets. Adapted from the award-winning book ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Acquires ‘The Prophet’ for NA

GKIDS has picked up the North American rights to Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, the animated passion project of actress Salma Hayek-Pinault based on the classic book by the acclaimed ... Continue Reading →

Fox Animated Shows Unveil Deep Guest Voice Lineup

Fox has announced a string of high-profile guest stars providing voices to its primetime original animated series when they return with new episodes in the fall. On the upcoming season ... Continue Reading →

‘Nut Job’ Looks to Crack Home Video Debut

It’s a heist gone wild with the home video release of the hit animated feature The Nut Job (Open Road Films, $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy, $49.98 3D Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →

‘LEGO’ Sequel Due May 26, 2017

As if everything wasn’t already awesome enough for Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, the studio has made official a release date for a sequel: May 26, 2017. The movie has proven ... Continue Reading →