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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. […]

Behind the scenes look at the groundbreaking technology used to create The Mandalorian

ILM gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the groundbreaking virtual production technology used in the Disney+ show The Mandalorian. “Over 50 percent of The Mandalorian Season 1 was filmed using this ground-breaking new methodology, eliminating the need for location shoots entirely. Instead, actors in The Mandalorian performed in an immersive and massive 20’ […]

Kobe Bryant was in talks to create animation studio before his death
Wes Anderson to discuss his animation career at Annecy 2020
Mulan becomes first live-action Disney remake to receive PG-13 rating
Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World getting a makeover

The Disney Parks Blog has announced that Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World will be receiving a makeover. Jason Kirk, Vice President of Magic Kingdom Park, said, “Cinderella first transformed into a princess 70 years ago this week when the animated classic was released—and ever since, her courage and kindness have been inspiring guests and […]

Recess voice actor Jason Davis passes away at 35
Sonic the Hedgehog speeds into the record books with best video game opening ever

After a production and release date delay thanks to a last minute decision by Paramount to have its lead character completely redesigned following fan backlash, everything ended up working out pretty well for Sonic the Hedgehog. If current estimates hold up, it enjoyed the best opening weekend ever for a movie based off a video […]

See Onward a week early or in a marathon with other Pixar films

You can see Pixar’s upcoming film Onward a week before it’s released at select theatres, including two of the biggest theatre chains in the United States — Regal (at over 90 theatres) and AMC (check your local listings). The showing is on February 29th at 3pm local time. A much smaller number of theatres are […]

Rick Moranis to return to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise with Shrunk
Aladdin sequel officially in the works
Tom & Jerry: 80 years of cat vs. mouse
Visual Effects Society not purring over joke at expense of Cats at Oscars
Sonic director opens up about “anxiety” over lead character’s redesign
Watch Randy Newman’s Toy Story 4 Oscars performance

It wasn’t only “Elsas from around the world” who took the stage at the Oscars last night. Randy Newman was also present to perform his Oscar-nominated song I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away from Toy Story 4. Newman was a double nominee for the evening, as he was also recognized for his musical score […]

Watch the Oscars performance of Into the Unknown from Frozen II

Last night at the Academy Awards, Idina Menzel, Aurora, and multiple voice actresses who played Elsa around the world joined forces to perform Frozen II’s Oscar-nominated ballad Into the Unknown, and you can check it out in the player above. It marked Menzel’s first return to the stage at the ceremony since Let It Go […]

Toy Story 4, Hair Love, 1917 win animation Oscars

Read the acceptance speeches and watch the backstage interviews from the animation winners at the 92nd Academy Awards. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: TOY STORY 4 • ONSTAGE SPEECHES JOSH COOLEY: We are so, so grateful for this honor. We just want on behalf of our incredible cast and our crew of the Pixar Animation Studios, we […]

Disney unveils 20th Century Studios logo with latest The Call of the Wild ad

Screen Rant notes that “Disney has unveiled its official 20th Century Studios logo (without Fox) as part of its marketing for The Call of the Wild… Moving forward, Fox films will instead be released under either 20th Century Studios or Searchlight Pictures. That includes the movies that entered production before the Disney-Fox deal was finalized… […]

My Little Pony and Transformers will join forces in new graphic novel series
The first Minions: The Rise of Gru trailer is here

Following a surprise Super Bowl TV spot on Sunday, Universal has released the first trailer for Minions: The Rise of Gru online, and you can watch it in the player above. The film marks the fifth installment in Illumination’s multi-billion dollar franchise, which has become one of the biggest in the world. Gru and his […]

The final Mulan trailer is heavy on the action

You may have missed it among the blitz of Super Bowl commercials last night, but the final trailer for Mulan premiered online just before the big game started, and you can check it out in the player above. The preview is heavy on action and battle scenes, which is something Disney has been teasing with […]

No one is faster than Sonic in new Super Bowl TV spot

The Super Bowl TV spot for Sonic the Hedgehog has been revealed ahead of Sunday’s big game, and you can check it out in the player above. The spot–which runs an entire minute at least in the online version–features various athletes praising the speed of the film’s titular runner. Sonic speeds in theaters this Valentine’s […]

The Super Bowl spot for Mulan is here

Disney has released the Super Bowl TV spot for Mulan ahead of Sunday’s big game, and you can watch it in the player above. In addition, the final trailer for the film will premiere online immediately after the TV sneak peek airs. Mulan opens everywhere this March. When the Emperor of China issues a decree […]