Daily News Bytes: New ‘Venom’ Spot Has Teeth, ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ Returns, ‘Incredibles 2’ Passes 1 Billion, & More

’Incredibles 2’ Passes $1 Billion Worldwide

It’s official, the Pixar super family’s heroic return to theaters in Brad Bird’s sequel has hit the big one-bee, with a domestic cume of $574 million — making it the highest-grossing animated film and ninth highest-grossing film in general at the U.S. box office — and $430.9 million internationally.

The Very (Very) Unusual Path Behind the Animated Justice League’s Debut
Kendall presents a fascinating dive into toon superhero history for CBR.com.

‘Grave of the Fireflies’ Returns to Theaters in Studio Ghibli Fest

Marking its 20th anniversary, the heartwrenching, gorgeous and historic film by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Isao Takahata will be presented on the big screen by GKIDS and Fathom Events on Sunday, August 12 (matinee, English dub); Mon., Aug. 13 (subtitled) and Wed., Aug. 15 (dub). Tickets are available now. [Trailer.]

50 Animation Instructors Trained Under Youth Employment Project
The Jamaican government’s YEDAI project and its “Train the Trainers” initiative put the selected secondary, tertiary and vocational educators through an extensive skills development program as part of the country’s plans to take a slice of the $220 billion animation industry pie.

China Licensing Awards Announces Winners
Animation properties represented include Pink Panther, Daremon, Thomas & Friends, Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol.

WATCH: ‘Venom’ – Official Trailer 2
Tom Hardy gets used to his ravenous body-guest with a biting sense of dark humor in this new spot. One of Marvel’s most complicated and viciously entertaining characters comes to the big screen through Sony Pictures on October 5. The film also stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott.

Incredibles 2
Incredibles 2
Grave of the Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies


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