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All posts by: Cecilia Cordero

the shrinking of treehorn
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Ron Howard to Direct New Animated Movie, Shrinking of Treehorn

According to a recent Variety report, director Ron Howard will lend his talents to an animated adaptation of Florence Parry’s 1971 children’s book, The Shrinking of Treehorn. It marks Howard’s first animated film, and the first in four animated projects that his Imagine Entertainment has set up with Australian studio Animal Logic. Paramount will handle relase of the film. The Shrinking ...

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New Disney Channel Series, Amphibia, inspired by Matt Braly’s “Hoppy” Memories

Disney Channel’s order for the second season of animated comedy series Amphibia came ahead of its June 17 season 1 debut. So it is not a surprise that we will see more of the frog-centric cartoon on the channel. Because it looks like the House of Mouse is confident with the quality of the show. But one interesting thing about Amphibia is the origin of the concept, which focuses on the ...

looney tunes
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WATCH: Looney Tunes Unveils New Short, Dynamite Dance, at Annecy

Warnet Bros. Animation is getting ready to produce more than 1,000 minutes of new animated content featuring their popular properties like Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig, all for a new multiplatform broadcast campaign. And they decided to herald it with the unveiling of a new Looney Tunes short titled “Dynamite Dance,” on the big screen at Annecy. You can watch it below: The new batch of ...

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Netflix Preps Magic: The Gathering Animated Series

This will not come as a surprise to anyone who’s been following Netflix’s strategy for building their in-house content, but it’s still welcome and exciting news: recent reports state that the streaming service is partnering with Joe and Anthony Russo, Wizards of the Coast, and Hasbro in order to produce a new animated series based on the Magic the Gathering franchise. The Russo ...

ping and friends
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Meta Media Picks Up Ping and Friends Ahead of Annecy Festival

Meta Media recently secured the rights to the newly completed series Ping and Friends. The kids’ series is a co-production effort between Brazil’s PinGuim Content and Canada’s Kondolele Films, and already boasts of presells to notable broadcasters such as Discovery Kids in LatAm and TVO, TFO, Tele Quebec, and Knowledge Network in Canada. The series is also supported by an app and a ...

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Disney XD Orders 3rd Season of Marvel’s Spider-Man

Endgame might have resulted in many of Marvel’s superheroes taking a bit of a break from the screens, but Spider-Man (who’s actually under Sony right now), is still picking up steam. Aside from the recent animated movies, it also has an upcoming live action film that’s in continuity with the MCU, and there’s also the animated series from Disney XD, Marvel’s Spider-Man, which recently ...

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Jetpack Acquires International Rights to Emmy & Gooroo

Global content distributor Jetpack Distribution has recently acquired the international rights for Emmy & Gooroo, covering seasons 1 and 2 of the hit animated preschool series. Emmy & Gooroo focuses on a five year old girl named Emmy and her furry, huggable best friend named Gooroo. The stories revolve around Emmy being the only human in a magic forest, relying only on practical skills ...

onward
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Pixar Unveils First Trailer for Onward

Pixar has just unveiled the first official trailer for their upcoming CG feature, Onward. The film features a star-studded voice cast that includes Marvel regulars Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, playing the role of two teenage elf brothers. The movie focuses on the two elves’ quest to discover if there is still any magic left in their world. Joining the duo is Julia Louis Dreyfus, who voices the ...

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Netflix Secures Rights to Rocko & Zim Movies

During Viacom’s Q2 Earnings conference last Saturday, President and CEO Bob Bakish announced that their Nickelodeon studio has already presold the rights to the upcoming TV movies Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus to streaming service Netflix. The news is noteworthy because both Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim are classic brands that have been missed ...

angry birds
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New Clip for Angry Birds Movie 2: Frienemies

Sony has just released a new sneak peek for the upcoming CG animated sequel, The Angry Birds Movie 2. The sneak peek release coincides with the movie’s launch at the Carlton Hotel pier in Cannes ahead of the big film fest. The rest of us mortals can watch the movie on its actual release in theaters this August 14, 2019. The clip shows what would pass for a truce between Red and his nemesis. ...

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Turn 8-Bit Retro in Mission Breakout!

As part of a multi-episode story arc airing back to back on DisneyXD and DisneyNOW, the Guardians of the Galaxy will give fans a taste of how to save the universe in 8-bit pixelated RETRO style. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! kicks off on Sunday, May 5 at 9:30 to 10:30PM EDT/PDT. In the episode, the Guardians are trying to escape from the Collector’s collapsing ship ...

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David Bowers to Direct Paramount’s Rugrats Movie

Paramount recently announced that their live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Nickelodeon’s classic toon Rugrats will have family film veteran David Bowers as director. Bowers’ impressive portfolio include the likes of Flushed Away and Astro Boy, as well as second, third, and fourth installments of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie franchise. Production for the upcoming Rugrats film is already ...

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