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New ‘Earthworm Jim’ Series in the Works at Interplay

Interplay Entertainment, which holds the rights to the Earthworm Jim video game franchise, has teamed up with APA to develop a new animated TV...

Critics Fall Under ‘Encanto’s Musical, Meaningful Spell

Walt Disney Animation Studios' 60th animated feature aims to enchant audiences this holiday season, and critics are largely predicting that this magic bolt of...

Stella Meghie Tapped as ‘Tiana’ Writer & Director

On the heels of the myriad project announcements and updates revealed for Disney+ Day, Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced that acclaimed writer/director Stella...

Animation Is Film 2021 Winners: ‘Flee’ Scores Grand Prize

Animation Is Film (AIF) announced the winners of its fourth annual film festival today with the feature film Flee (Denmark), written and directed by...

Pixelatl Reveals Plans for Virtual 10th Anniversary Festival

Further details of the 2021 Pixelatl festival, celebrating 10 years of uniting the Latin American animation industry, have been revealed as the festivities are...

Jonas Poher Rasmussen to Helm Adaptation of ‘Dane’ Trilogy

The multi-awarded Danish writer and director Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Flee) is on board a new animated project. The movie, which is currently under the...

‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Splits Critics Down the Court

Warner Bros. buzzworthy new Bugs & co. hybrid adventure Space Jam: A New Legacy is warmed up and ready to take its shot in...

Deluxe LAIKA Studios Edition Blu-ray Combos Coming Soon from Shout!

Four groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed films will receive new high-definition releases this fall when Coraline (LAIKA Studios Edition) and The Boxtrolls (LAIKA Studios Edition) are...

‘Spider-Verse’ Sequel Sets New Trio of Directors

Sony Pictures Animation has tapped three talented directors to take over the adventures of Miles Morales and the Spidey squad in the highly anticipated...

Iervolino Invests €100M in New Studios Producing Johnny Depp Show ‘Puffins’

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's Iervolino Entertainment announced plans to invest €100 million (~$118.6 million USD) in animation production, plus an additional €8.5M ($10.1M)...

Presenters Announced for 48th Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood announced its first batch of presenters today for the 48th Virtual Annie Awards, which will stream live courtesy of Variety on Friday, April...

Sony Plans Action-Packed Musical Movie ‘K-Pop: Demon Hunters’

A new team of animated girl power idols could be hitting screens in the near future, with Sony Pictures Animation revealing to Variety that...

Apple in Talks for Skydance’s ‘Luck’ & ‘Spellbound’

Insiders say that Apple is looking to build on the success of its animated feature acquisition Wolfwalkers by snagging the first two movies out...

LAAF Launches Distribution Label with International Features ‘The Last Fiction,’ ‘SHe’

Newly launched L.A.-based distribution label LAAF (an off-shoot of the Los Angeles Animation Festival and FilmFest Distribution) is delivering festival feature film favorites The...

Disney+ Rebooting ‘Darkwing Duck,’ Jon M. Chu in Talks for Hybrid ‘Lilo & Stitch’

Disney Television Animation is in early development for a reboot of hit 1990s toon Darkwing Duck for Disney+, to be executive produced by Seth...

PaleyFest Panel Sheds Light on How ‘Rick and Morty’ Keeps on Rickin’

The Paley Center for Media today kicks off the 8th annual PaleyFest NY. The premier television festival features some of the most acclaimed and...

Joe Ruby, Co-Creator of ‘Scooby-Doo,’ Dies Age 87

Animator, writer and executive Joe Ruby -- who, with partner Ken Spears, created beloved Saturday morning cartoons such as Hanna-Barbera's Jabberjaw, Dynomutt and the...

Oscar Winner Alan Menken to Make Music Magic for Skydance’s ‘Spellbound’

Skydance Animation announced Wednesday that legendary composer Alan Menken, known for his award-winning work on animated favorites The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast,...

Netflix Names DreamWorks Vet Bruce Daitch VP Animation Production

Bruce Daitch has been tapped by Netflix as its new Vice President of Animation for Production. Formerly an executive at DreamWorks Animation for over...

‘Bubble’ Podcast Getting Animated at Sony with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Matt Tolmach

It seems that the raunchy grocery romp Sausage Party whetted the animation appetites of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. According to Variety, the comedy...
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