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Soul soars at Annie Awards with seven wins, including Best Feature Film

And Wolfwalkers has a pretty good night, too!

Rescue Rangers begins filming
First teaser trailer for Spirit Untamed unleashed

From DreamWorks: “An epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse, Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in the beloved story from DreamWorks Animation. Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced, Dora and the Lost City of Gold) never really knew […]

Acclaimed animator Yasuo Otsuka passes away at 89
Nominations for the 93rd Oscars announced

After a weird year for movies, cinema in 2020 has finally almost reached its end with the nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards being revealed. Leading the animated entries is Soul, with three nominations. The full list follows. The Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, and will be televised live on ABC […]

Nickelodeon greenlights The Patrick Star Show

Nickelodeon has given the official greenlight to The Patrick Star Show (13 episodes), the second spinoff of the number-one animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, The Patrick Star Show is a family sitcom starring Patrick and the rest of his family as they are constantly disrupted by Patrick’s wild whims and surreal […]

Is Pepe Le Pew next in line for cancellation?
DuckTales to air 90 minute series finale in March

PRESS RELEASE Disney’s critically acclaimed DuckTales will solve some mysteries and rewrite history with an epic 90-minute series finale special Monday, March 15, (7:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney XD and ungated in DisneyNOW. Executive produced by Matt Youngberg and co-executive produced by Francisco Angones, the Emmy® Award-nominated DuckTales team wrapped production after 75 episodes and […]

Official trailer for Disney’s Cruella
Read Pixar’s Onward script
Disney drops new trailer for Raya and the Last Dragon

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon hits theaters and Disney+ Premier Access on March 5th. Synopsis: “Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same […]

New image and details from Pixar’s upcoming feature Luca
Demon Slayer movie still aiming for U.S. theatrical release
R-Rated Deadpool 3 confirmed, will be part of MCU
Soul filmmakers discuss alternate endings
Marvel news from Disney Investor Day 2020

Here is some of the Marvel news announced today at the Disney Investor Day meeting. (Tweets may take a few seconds to load.) "We are an unusual couple." Marvel Studios' @WandaVision, an Original Series, starts streaming Jan. 15 on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/rBIygqUGsw — Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 11, 2020 A visionary new age of television begins. […]

Lucasfilm news from Disney Investor Day 2020

Here is some of the Star Wars and other Lucasfilm news announced today at the Disney Investor Day meeting. (Tweets may take a few seconds to load.) Rangers of the New Republic, a new Original Series set within the timeline of @TheMandalorian, is coming to @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/YKlWJpvhAW — Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020 Ahsoka, a […]

Pixar news from Disney Investor Day 2020

Here is some of the Pixar news announced today at the Disney Investor Day meeting. (Tweets may take a few seconds to load.) First up, a reminder that their latest film #PixarSoul is premiering only on @DisneyPlus this Christmas! — Disney (@Disney) December 11, 2020 Accompanying Soul is @Pixar's latest SparkShort, "Burrow." Burrow follows a […]

Disney animation news from Disney Investor Day 2020

Here is some of the Disney animation-related news announced today at the Disney Investor Day meeting. (Tweets may take a few seconds to load.) The live-action film franchise Diary of a Wimpy Kid comes to @DisneyPlus in 2021 as an all-new animated film! — Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020 The Ice Age Adventures of Buck […]