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Daily News Bytes: New ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Spot, Funimation’s ‘Free!’ Makes a Splash, ‘The Glassworker’ Update & More!

Pakistan’s First Hand-Drawn Animation Looks at the Effects of War on Kids Pioneering writer-director Usman Riaz and Mano Animation Studios have unveiled the first 8 minutes of their ... Continue Reading →
Amphibia

Disney Greenlights Originals ‘Amphibia,’ ‘Owl House’ and More ‘Star Vs.’

More magical original animation is coming to Disney Channel, which has placed orders for two new series: Amphibia, from Annie Award-winning director Matt Braly (Gravity Falls); and ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Greno

‘Tangled’ Helmer Nathan Greno Joins Skydance Animation, Directing ‘Powerless’

Skydance Media announced Thursday that Nathan Greno is joining the company’s rapidly expanding animation studio under a multi-year deal. The director of Disney’s Tangled has been ... Continue Reading →
Muppet Babies

‘Muppet Babies’ Get March 23 Premiere, Grown-Ups Get Reboot

Exciting news for fans of Kermit, Piggy and co., as Disney has set a premiere date for the new CG-animated Muppet Babies, and announced another reboot for the classic foam-and-fur Muppets ... Continue Reading →
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 →