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Rick and Morty writer Michael Waldron to be showrunner of Marvel’s Loki series
Watch the epic teaser trailer for Frozen II

Disney has launched the first epic teaser trailer to the highly anticipated Frozen II. Plot details on the sequel to the highest grossing animated feature of all-time are still under wraps, though it is confirmed that Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee are returning as directors and Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad […]

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The story may not be as strong as the previous How to Train Your Dragon films, yet The Hidden World does present a compelling narrative with beautiful animation, a great cast, and a delightful score that brings the epic journey to a heart-warming conclusion.

Watch the Pixar SparkShorts film Purl in full

Disney and Pixar have released online in full the short film Purl. It is one of the first three films from the SparkShorts program, an experimental storytelling initiative designed to introduce new creative talent. Purl is directed by Kristen Lester and produced by Gillian Libbert-Duncan.

Critical Role Art Exhibition and Live Show

An exclusive visit to an art exhibition celebrating the hit internet stream of animation voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons and a look at the Q&A with the cast and live show.

Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3, Coco, leaving Pixar after 25 years
Marvel launches first Spider-Man: Far From Home teaser trailer

Marvel has launched the first teaser trailer to Spider-Man: Far From Home. Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Toemi, and Jon Favreau return as Peter Parker, Michelle “MJ” Jones, Ned, May Parker, and “Happy” Hogan respectively along with Jon Watts returning as director. The film is set to kick off “Phase Four” of the Marvel […]

John Lasseter hired as Head of Animation for Skydance Animation
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

With an excellent diverse cast of characters, outstanding visual design and animation, and an emotionally wonderful narrative, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse just might be a game-changer in animation.

Netflix to stream Carmen Sandiego animated series reboot ahead of live-action film
Watch the opening movie sequence to Kingdom Hearts III

SquareEnix has released what is being described as the opening movie sequence to the highly anticipated and long awaited Kingdom Hearts III. The video containing the English language version of the theme song “Face My Fears” by Hikaru Utada with Skrillex can be viewed above. The game is scheduled to be released worldwide on January […]

The first trailer to Avengers: Endgame has launched

Disney and Marvel have launched the first trailer to the highly anticipated fourth Avengers feature, which announced the title as Avengers: Endgame. Dealing with the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War, the film will feature an expanded roster of superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film is scheduled to […]

Watch the trailer for Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures animated series of shorts

Disney and LucasFilm have launched a trailer for Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures. The animated series of shorts will be released to the recently launched Star Wars Kids YouTube channel beginning Friday, November 30.

Netflix developing live-action Cowboy Bebop TV series
Listen to John Williams’ theme for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction at Disney theme parks

Disney has released what they are calling the theme to the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction coming to Disney theme parks. Star Wars composer John Williams will be composing new and original music exclusive to the attraction, which the video shows is nearing completion. Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open in 2019, in Disneyland during […]

Netflix developing anime shows of Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon
Watch the Max character trailer to Universal and Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment launched the first character trailer to the forthcoming The Secret Life of Pets 2. Teaser trailers will be released that will hint at each character’s story arc in the sequel. The first trailer highlights Max, who will be voiced this time around by Patton Oswalt. The Secret Life of Pets […]

Blue Sky Studios drops the first trailer to Spies in Disguise

Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have released the first trailer to the upcoming feature Spies in Disguise. Loosely based on the 2009 animated short Pigeon: Impossible, the feature film stars Will Smith and Tom Holland. It is set for release in 2019.

Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, announces retirement

Edwin Catmull, the 73-year-old computer scientist who co-founded Pixar in 1986 and continued to serve as the animation studio’s President as well as becoming President of Walt Disney Animation following their acquisition of Pixar in 2006, announced on Tuesday, October 23 his retirement.

Watch the How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World clip from New York Comic Con

DreamWorks Animation has posted a clip they showed at the New York Comic Con of the forthcoming How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The clip notes that the next trailer will be launched on Thursday, October 25. The film itself is currently scheduled to be released on February 22, 2019.

More Spider-Men revealed in latest Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse trailer

Sony Pictures Animation has launched the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The trailer provides a first look of Spider-Man Noir (voiced by Nicolas Cage), Spider-Ham, and Peni Parker and her SP//dr mech suit. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, the film is scheduled for release on December 14.