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The Cast of The Jungle Book Posed with Their Onscreen Animals Disney’s live-action update of the classic features only one live actor, the rest are painstakingly crafted CG critters. CDPR ... Continue Reading →

VES Names 2016 Board, Re-Elects Chair Mike Chambers

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the 2016 officers for its Board of Directors. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January ... Continue Reading →
Barry Ziehl

Warner Bros. Taps Barry Ziehl as SVP Public Affairs

Barry Ziehl has been named Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives for Warner Bros. Entertainment. Currently overseeing worldwide public relations and marketing ... Continue Reading →

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Why Can’t an Animated Film Be Nominated for Best Director at the Oscars? ScreenCrush editor Mike Sampson laments snubs for Charlie Kaufman, Pete Docter. NYICFF Kids Films Camps ... Continue Reading →

Hybrid Nicktoons Feature Rumored in Works

In what may just be mounting rumor mill excitement over reports that Nickelodeon is considering reviving some of its classic, fan-favorite cartoons, the latest bit of grist being worked ... Continue Reading →

Disney TV Animation Appoints Key Execs

Following up Disney Television Animation’s most successful year ever, the company has made several key executive appointments to help further the content development pipelines ... Continue Reading →

WB Plans All-Animated ‘Scooby’ Flick

Warner Bros. has announced plans to produce an animated feature take on Hanna-Barbera’s classic toon Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?. Tony Cervone, whose toon town credits include ... Continue Reading →
Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez Tapped to Direct Live-Action ‘Jonny Quest’

Warner Bros. has brought on action helmer Robert Rodriguez to co-write and direct its live-action feature adaptation of the cult hit Hanna-Barbera adventure toon Jonny Quest. Rodriguez ... Continue Reading →

Batman, Super Friends Toys Inspire Toons

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation will be unleashing a wave of animated content inspired by two hit toy lines developed with Mattel and Fisher-Price. Inspired ... Continue Reading →

‘Steven Universe’ Is the Jewel of Week’s DVDs

It’s kind of a slow week on the ol’ home entertainment release calendar — unless you have been awaiting the fourth Scorpion King outing with bated breath. But there ... Continue Reading →