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Nick Jr. celebrates ‘Baby Shark Big Week’ with collaboration with Discovery Channel

Nick Jr. is bringing in a treat for kids by hosting for the first time a Baby Shark’s Big Week next week. This project comes in collaboration with Discovery Channel, which has been celebrating Shark Week for the past 32 years. From 10 to 14 August, the network will...

Disney Television announces the launch of animated series ‘Baymax Dreams’

Disney Television Animation (DTVA) launched the first episode of Baymax Dreams season two on 3 August. Based on the Emmy Award-nominated television series Big Hero 6 The series, Baymax Dreams premiered as a series of three shorts in 2018.   The first season capitalised on real-time rendering technology functionality, employing non-linear workflows...

Peacock announces to stream all Harry Potter films

Peacock announced all eight Harry Potter films will be available to stream in windows over the next six months starting later this year and into 2021. The movie adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s famed series ranked as the highest-grossing film franchise in history and are a fantastic addition...

Disney announces the release of much-awaited film ‘Mulan’ on Disney+

Walt Disney Studios has announced that the repeatedly delayed theatrical release of Niki Caro’s live-action Mulan is off for the foreseeable, and is now set to make its U.S. premiere on Disney+ on September 4, offered for a premium VOD rental fee of $29.99. Availability and pricing will vary...

Marvel Comics to cancel ‘Ghost Rider’, writer Ed Brisson announces via Twitter

Marvel Comics has cancelled the ongoing comic book series Ghost Rider after seven issues. Series writer Ed Brisson announced the cancellation of the comic book series via Twitter last week. In a tweet, Brisson revealed that Ghost Rider Issue #7, which went on sale in July, serves as the...

WildBrain teams up with renowned filmmaker Kevin Smith for Green Hornet

Global kids & family entertainment leader WildBrain has teamed up with renowned filmmaker, screenwriter and actor Kevin Smith to develop an original animated series based on the classic superhero franchise, Green Hornet. Developed for a family audience, the project will feature classic Green Hornet elements that fans...

Reed Midem announces Mipcom 2020 exhibition to end early than anticipated

About a month after confirming physical editions for the fall, Reed Midem has announced that MIPCOM and its preceding weekend event MIP Junior will be folded into a concurrent three-day format dubbed MIPCOM Rendezvous Cannes, taking place October 12-14 (Mon.-Wed.) — a day less than previously anticipated....

Disney Pixar announces its next original ‘Luca’

Pixar has announced its next original animated movie called Luca, an adventure set in Italy, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Enrico Casarosa (for the short film La Luna), who is drawing inspiration from his own upbringing. Pixar describes the film as a coming-of-age story about a young boy in Italy,...

Siggraph Asia 2020 announces the extension of submission dates to August 15

To support the recently announced move online for Siggraph Asia 2020, ACM Siggraph’s annual conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques in Asia, the Siggraph Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival (SACAF 2020) has extended the deadline for submissions to 15 August 2020. Conference dates and...

Fremantle, ITV Studios and BBC Studios pull out of Mipcom due to Corona scare

A growing number of distributors and broadcasters is deciding against physical presence at MIPCOM 2020 in Cannes. Fremantle, A+E Networks, Beyond Distribution, BBC Studios will only take part in the online version of the market, while ITV Studios will host its own digital event. The announcements follow...