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Actress Lupita Nyong’o teams up with Netflix to adapt her children’s book ‘Sulwe’

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o announced that she will be adapting, her children’s picture book, Sulwe, (published in 2019), into an animation film for Netflix. The Black Panther fame actress will also produce the animated musical based on the book, the streaming colossal announced lately. Written by Nyong’o and illustrated...

‘Total Drama Island’ season 2 to premiere on HBO Max and Cartoon Network

CAKE in collaboration with Fresh TV as producer, announced that Total Drama Island is back with two seasons, and is all set to get premiered on HBO Max and Cartoon Network in the US. The two new seasons will consist of 26 half-hour episodes of the hit animated reality...

SIGGRAPH Asia announces 2023 edition to be held in Sydney

SIGGRAPH Asia has announced Sydney to be the host city for its 2023 conference and exhibition, bringing together the world’s most respected technical and creative minds, and further building New South Wales’ position as a leading global knowledge hub for creative industries. Widely recognised as the premier...

Disney announces a new animation short ‘Us Again’

Disney is going to treat fans with another animated short! The House of Mouse has announced a brand new animated short, Us Again, which will premiere before Raya and the Last Dragon in theatres on 5 March 2021. Written and directed by Big Hero 6 head of animation Zach Parrish, Walt Disney...

Mindy Kaling to lend her voice in HBO Max’s new animated original ‘Velma’

HBO Max has brought on board Mindy Kaling to executive produce and lend her voice for the lead in Velma, an animated Original comedy inspired by Scooby-Doo Mystery gang’s resident smarty, Velma Dinkley. Velma tells the tale of “unsung and under-appreciated brains” of the iconic mystery-solving squad. It...

Zawe Ashton to play the villain in ‘Captain Marvel 2’ movie

After Thanos, Carol Danvers will face off a new villain in her standalone sequel. Actor Zawe Ashton has been roped in against Brie Larson to play the main antagonist in the upcoming MCU film, Captain Marvel 2, as per Variety. Directed by Nia DaCosta, the sequel is...

The CW announces new pilots for ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ reboot, DC Comic’s ‘Naomi’

The CW announced that it has ordered pilots for a live-action reboot of The Powerpuff Girls, DC Comics’ Naomi, and an untitled dramedy written by Claire Rothrock and Ryann Weir. Not only that, but the network also ordered a reboot of USA’s The 4400 by René Echevarria and Scott Peters...

One Media acquires media rights of ‘Bablu Dablu Monster Plan’ for SAARC regions

One Take Media Co. has acquired media rights for the animated series, Bablu Dablu Monster Plan (Bonnie Bear) for the SAARC regions. After 12 phenomenal successful seasons of Bonnie Bear, One Take Media is happy to take the legacy forward with the Monster Plan series of Bablu Dablu. All platforms including Broadcast,...

Terrytoons animator Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Bell dies at 89

Vincent “Vinnie” Bell, an animator whose 50-year career spanned everything from golden age Terrytoons shorts, to ’80s kid favourites The Berenstain Bears to 21st century adult comedy Harvey Birdman, has died at age 89. The gifted artist passed away at home in his lifelong hometown of Port Chester, New York on...

Netflix drops the trailer of the new ‘Pacific Rim’ anime series

Netflix is reentering the world of Legendary’s Pacific Rim franchise with an anime series called Pacific Rim: The Black. It is being produced by Legendary Television Studios with Polygon Pictures providing the animation for the series. The showrunners for this series are Greg Johnson (Transformers: Rescue Bots) and Marvel Comics...