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Daily News Bytes: LEGO Flash Speeds to Disc, Animafest Selections, Ava DuVernay Irons Out ‘A Wrinkle’ & More


Daily News Bytes: LEGO Flash Speeds to Disc, Animafest Selections, Ava DuVernay Irons Out ‘A Wrinkle’ & More

WIA Conversations: Nika Futterman
RSVP to reserve your spot at this informative, intimate conversation with the accomplished voice actress, hosted by Amy Ulrich for Women in Animation. Futterman got her first voice role in 1995, playing Olga on Hey Arnold, and has since voiced hundreds of character in TV, film and video games. The talk will take place at Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank on March 22; doors at 6 p.m. Free for WIA members.

WATCH: The Early Animated Films
The Royal Ocean Film Society travels back in time for a global perspective on the art form’s evolution from the turn of the century to Disney’s Snow White.

ReedPOP Takes Comic Con to Africa for First Time
The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre in South Africa will celebrate comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, animation, video games and more from September 14-16, 2018.

Animafest Zagreb Announces 2018 Selections
Festival organizers have revealed the films that will vie in the Grand Competition, Croatian Competition and Student Film Competition at this year’s event (June 4-9). Animafest received 1,800 submissions from 76 countries for the 2018 edition.

LISTEN: Playback Ep. 64 – Ava DuVernay / A Wrinkle in Time
The visionary filmmaker discusses the “feminization of fantasy” in her adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, which goes into its opening weekend with a $1.3M Thursday night take. The film is the first $100M production to be directed by a woman of color, and promises to be a female-lead answer to the resounding success of Black Panther.

WATCH: “Time Loop” Clip | LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash
The Flash’s world spins out of control when his arch-nemesis Reverse-Flash puts the Scarlet Speedster into a vicious time loop in the latest Warner Bros. Animation / DC Ent. / The LEGO Group home video adventure. Directed by Ethan Spaulding, the flick features the voices of James Arnold Taylor, Kate Micucci, Kevin Michael Richardson, Dwight Schultz, Troy Baker, Nolan North, Grey Griffin, Eric Bauza, Tom Kenny, Phil LaMarr, Khary Payton, Vanessa Marshall, Dee Bradley Baker, Jason Spisak and Audrey Wasilewski. On disc March 13, available on digital now.

Nika Futterman

Nika Futterman

LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash

LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash


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