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Joe Ruby, co-creator of Scooby-Doo, has died at 87
Netflix announces cast for Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion animated musical Pinocchio

PRESS RELEASE Hollywood, Calif. – August 19, 2020 Netflix announced today the cast of Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming stop-motion animated musical feature Pinocchio. Newcomer Gregory Mann will star as Pinocchio with Ewan McGregor as Cricket and David Bradley (Harry Potter franchise, Game of Thrones) as Geppetto. Other cast includes Academy Award winner […]

The return of Puppetoons

When 1987’s The Puppetoon Movie was finally released to Blu-ray in 2013, it was met with wide acclaim. It was both an animation event and a much-deserved, loving tribute to film pioneer George Pal. Now, prepare for the second volume of these amazing Pal creations, coming soon in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack!

Animaniacs reboot set to premiere in November on Hulu
Walt Disney Company posts first quarterly loss in almost 20 years
Mulan coming to premium VOD via Disney+ on September 4th
Pixar unveils upcoming film Luca

Walt Disney Studios has announced details on an upcoming Pixar film titled Luca. “Directed by Enrico Casarosa & produced by Andrea Warren, the film will introduce a boy named Luca as he experiences an unforgettable summer in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera. Luca opens in theaters summer 2021.”

2020 Primetime Emmy nominations revealed

The 2020 Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced today. Animation-related categories are listed below. You can check out the the full list to find out how other shows of interest (such as The Little Mermaid Live and Star Trek: Picard) fared, as well as see how many additional nominations some of the titles listed below […]

West End production of Aladdin reportedly coming to Disney+
Mel Gibson’s role in Chicken Run sequel will be recast
Scoob coming to HBO Max next week
Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital launches animation division
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse sequel production underway
Kirk Wise reveals details of proposed Atlantis sequel
How Studio Ghibli went from streaming holdout to HBO Max star