Animation

Disney will continue to embrace the theatrical window over the Thanksgiving stretch with the Jared Bush/Byron Howard/Charise Castro Smith-directed Colombia-set animated musical Encanto which is looking to hook families with a $35M-$40M five-day domestic start and another $35M+ overseas as the movie debuts day-and-date in all offshore territories except China, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Vietnam.
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UPDATE: Netflix has unveiled the final trailer for its upcoming series Arcane, based on Riot Games’ popular League of Legends gaming franchise. Unveiled during the 2021 Worlds Semi-Finals on Sunday, the latest look at the animated series both sees a world and house divided as several League of Legends champions pursue their purpose – either
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Hungary Selects Oscar Entry Hungary has selected Péter Bergendy’s Post Mortem as its official entry for the International Oscar race this year. The period horror tells the supernatural story of a post mortem photographer and a little girl confronting ghosts in a haunted village after the First World War. The film premiered at Warsaw IFF
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Iconic Events Releasing, the event cinema company behind theatrical releases for the Emmy-winning Bo Burnham: Inside and this week’s one-night-only showing of David Byrne’s American Utopia, is teaming with kids entertainment company Pinkfong Baby Shark to release Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Space Adventure in theaters next month. Via the deal with Pinkfong Baby Shark parent
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UPDATED with TIFF exit: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Paramount’s CG/live-action movie that was unset from its planned September 17 release, will also not world premiere at next month’s Toronto Film Festival. It had been set as a Gala Presentation via the pic’s Canadian rightsholder eOne, which confirmed the news today that it was removing
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Paramount Pictures has curbed the planned September 17 release of Clifford the Big Red Dog, its CGI/live-action take on the beloved kidlit character. We hear that the studio is looking for a more family-friendly release date for the pic, which also had been announced as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto Film Festival in September. The title’s
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EXCLUSIVE: In a recent Samba TV measurement, 783K U.S. households tuned into Universal’s The Boss Baby: Family Business on the studio’s streaming service Peacock over the four-day July 4th holiday weekend. That number for the DreamWorks Animation title beats the four-day Memorial Day debut of Disney’s live-action pic Cruella on Disney+ Premier, which clocked 686K U.S. households that
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As the motion picture industry looks to get back on track at the box office, and avoid being the laughing stock of streamers, the latest question begged is: What was Sony thinking when they decided to move Hotel Transylvania: Transformania onto the Oct. 1-3 opening weekend of MGM’s Addams Family 2? Both Halloween-centric animated movies
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Patrick Star is his own star in the sneak peek of Nickelodeon’s The Patrick Star Show. On Monday Nickelodeon dropped a teaser and art giving SpongeBob SquarePants viewers a glimpse into Patrick Star’s life. Hailing from the creative team behind the original series and produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, The Patrick Star Show features Bill
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EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has licensed all global rights, sans China, to Sony Pictures Animation’s Vivo. The movie, directed by Oscar nominee Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) and co-directed by Brandon Jeffords (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2) with new songs written and performed by Tony award winning Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, was recently scheduled for a theatrical
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The virtual 48th annual Annie Awards ceremony is underway, and Deadline is updating the winners live as they are announced. Check out the livestream here and winners list below. Two very different toon features come into the ASIFA-Hollywood ceremony tied with 10 nominations apiece. Disney/Pixar’s Soul and Apple Original Films/Gkids’ Wolfwalkers will face off against each other
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Cartoon Network has drawn up a new shorts program, Cartoon Cartoons, focused on showcasing diverse stores, centering new voices and mentoring the next generation of animators. The studio’s largest and latest commitment to animated shorts to date, Cartoon Cartoons follows the first Cartoon Network Studios shorts program that launched in 1995 as World Premiere toons
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The Simpsons animator, character layout artist and assistant director Edwin E. Aguilar died in Los Angeles on Saturday, two days after having a stroke. He was 46. While the news of Aguilar’s passing was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, it was also noted on Sunday by The Simpsons executive producer, Matt Selman. “We @TheSimpsons family are mourning the loss
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