News Archive for Dan Short

Phineas & Ferb co-creator Dan Povenmire announces new Disney Channel series Hamster & Gretel

Phineas and Ferb co-creator Dan Povenmire has a new animated series that has been greenlit for Disney Channel called Hamster and Gretel. The announcement video, seen above, was posted on Friday, October 9, but was only available for a select few to view. More recently news outlets picked up on the announcement. As Povenmire explains […]

Watch the New York Comic Con panel for Animaniacs revival featuring first clip

Much like other conventions this year as a result of the ongoing pandemic, the New York Comic Con has made their panels and presentations this year virtual and available online for audiences to watch for free. Among them is a panel on the forthcoming revival of the hit animated series Animaniacs, which can be viewed […]

Disney pushes D23 Expo a year from 2021 to September 9-11, 2022
Evolve with the first trailer to The Croods: A New Age

Universal and DreamWorks Animation have released the first trailer to The Croods: A New Age, which can be viewed above. The sequel to 2013 hit finds the prehistoric cave family forced to find a new home. Though they find a seemingly idyllic paradise, it’s already home to the highly evolved Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”). […]

Get ready for a strange, nostalgic trip with the first WandaVision trailer

Marvel and Disney have released the first trailer for WandaVision, the first Disney+ television series set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which can be viewed above. The limited series will follow Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch and the android Vision as they try to live out an idealistic married life. Only nothing is as it seems, […]

The Mandalorian Season 2 trailer has launched

LucasFilm and Disney have released the official trailer for the second season of the popular, Emmy-nominated Disney+ original Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which can be viewed above. This season will focus on Din Djarin’s attempt to reunite The Child with his species, seeing them venture through numerous corners of the galaxy while dodging a […]

Animaniacs 27th anniversary celebrated with behind-the-scenes sneak peek at revival

To mark the 27th anniversary of the premiere of the original series, Warner Bros. has posted a brief behind-the-scenes video of the forthcoming revival of Animaniacs, which can be viewed above. The video focuses on Rob Paulsen (Yakko and Pinky), Jess Harnell (Wakko), Tress MacNeille (Dot), and Maurice LaMarche (Brain) reprising their respective characters alongside […]

Olaf “backstory” to be introduced in Disney+ short Once Upon a Snowman
Creator confirms sudden cancellation of The Venture Bros.

Jackson Publick, creator of the long-running and popular adult swim series The Venture Bros., announced through Twitter today that the series had been cancelled. Unfortunately, it’s true: #VentureBros has been canceled. We got the highly disappointing news a few months ago, while we were writing what would have been season 8. We thank you, our […]

Behind-the-scenes look at visualizing the world of Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina

Critical Role Productions have released the latest behind-the-scenes video on the making of the forthcoming animated series Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina. This featurette takes a look at how the show’s setting, the continent of Tal’Dorei in the world of Exandria, is being visualized for animation by the production studio Titmouse. Spotlighted are […]

Beavis and Butt-Head get another revival, this time with Comedy Central
Watch Fun With Snow, an official Frozen short animated from home

Disney has launched a digital Frozen short called Fun With Snow starring Olaf that can be viewed above. The impressive part is that the short was animated solely by Hyrum Osmond from home and features Josh Gad voicing Olaf as recorded from home as well. Disney is promoting this as possibly the first in a […]

Full trailer of Pixar’s Soul comes alive

The full new trailer for Disney and Pixar’s upcoming Soul is now online, and can be checked out in the player above. The film will be the first Pixar feature released directed by Pete Docter since becoming the studio’s Chief Creative Officer last year. Attempting to explore metaphysics, the story revolves around middle school music teacher […]

Disney postpones release of Mulan amid coronavirus pandemic
Behind the scenes look at writing Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina for animation

Critical Role Productions have released the first behind-the-scenes video on the making of the forthcoming animated series Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina. The featurette takes a look at the unique challenge of adapting material presented in live broadcasts of Dungeons & Dragons gaming sessions played by animation voice actors into an episodic medium. […]

NBC Universal developing animated Dungeons & Dragons podcast The Adventure Zone
Frozen II becomes the highest grossing animated feature of all-time

Variety is reporting that Disney’s Frozen II has become recognized as the highest grossing animated feature of all-time as the film is projected to end the weekend with an estimated $1.325 billion world-wide. The previous mark was set by the original Frozen, which had $1.274 billion, followed by Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 with $1.242 billion. […]

Syd Mead, visionary conceptual artist behind Blade Runner and Tron, passes at 86
Ruh-roh! The first teaser trailer to Scoob! has arrived

Warner Bros. has launched the first teaser trailer to Scoob!, the theatrical animated reboot of the Scooby-Doo franchise. While the film’s primary plot has presently been kept under wraps, the teaser shows that the film will include how Shaggy and Scooby met as well as how the Mystery, Inc. team came together for the first […]

Bop to the teaser trailer to Pixar’s Soul

Disney and Pixar have launched the teaser trailer for the next Pete Docter feature, Soul. Middle school teacher Joe Gardner finally has the opportunity to fulfill a life-long dream to perform jazz at the famed Half Note Club. He suddenly gets into an accident that causes his soul to be separated from his body and […]