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Netflix announces to offer scholarships to support the Japanese animation industry

To support the anime industry in Japan, streaming giant Netflix is offering scholarships for individuals who are interested in becoming animators. It will be a six-month stint at Sasayuri Video Training Institute in Tokyo and the scholarship program is called – WIT Animator Academy. It is in...

Rebecca Hall to play Mrs. Darling in Disney’s ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’

British actress Rebecca Hall has been tapped to play Mrs. Darling in Disney’s Peter Pan & Wendy live-action remake. Disney has been on a live-action remake spree of their animated classics for the past few years, including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, and more. These...

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...

DC announces the return of Milestone Comics and other superhero titles

DC has announced the return of the earthshaking imprint of the Milestone Comics, as well as many of its superhero titles. DC initially revealed the return at 2020s DC FanDome, but on 13th February, it revealed new details regarding the return, which will arrive virtually on 26...

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...

Russia based Riki Group secures multiple deals on flagship projects

Riki Group, a leading Russian animation company, has secured multiple deals on its flagship projects The Fixies, BabyRiki, Panda & Krash, PinCode and Tina & Tony. Riki has teamed up with Da Vinci Media to broadcast The Fixies on multiple territories including South Africa, India, UK, Ireland, Turkey, Spain, Germany, Portugal and...

Comics convention WonderCon to go virtual this year

WonderCon is an Anaheim-based comics convention hosted by the same non-profit organisation that runs Comic Con International in San Diego. It has become one of the first major conventions of 2021 to officially go virtual as a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which 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...

Flying Ship partners with UK based Cloth Cat Animation for its original series ‘Chiruta’

Japanese animation shop Flying Ship Studio announces the joint production of its first original series, Chiruta, with U.K. animation studio Cloth Cat Animation (Luo Bao Bei, The Rubbish World of Dave Spud). Chiruta is an animation series for preschoolers aged 2 to 4, set in a mossy, ethereal village deep...

Disney to shut down ‘Ice Age’ franchise maker Blue Sky Studios

Disney has announced that it will be closing Blue Sky Studios, former 20th Century Fox’s $5.9 billion global-grossing animation division that churned out 13 feature films including the Ice Age franchise. Reports suggest that the word has been doing the rounds for Blue Sky, especially after Disney...