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Stephen Colbert To EP Animated Series About Trump White House For Showtime

The Trump White House is coming to Showtime. The premium cabler has given a 10-episode order to an untitled half-hour satirical animated series centering on President Donald Trump and the most powerful family in the world, executive produced by Stephen Colbert for premiere this fall. Inspired by the animated opening segment of the Emmy-nominated Showtime special, Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Final: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh*t?, and a… Read


June Foray Dies: Voice Of Rocky From ‘The Bullwinkle Show’ & Annie Awards Founder Was 99

June Foray, the Annie Awards founder who voiced Rocky the Flying Squirrel from the iconic animated series The Bullwinkle Show, has died, two months shy of her centenary. Dave Nimitz, a close friend of Foray, confirmed her death on Facebook, writing, “With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we lost our little June today at 99 years old.” The cause of death has yet to be announced. Foray was born September 18, 1917 in Springfield, MA. At 12 years old, her… Read


‘The Star’ Trailer: Animals Save The First Christmas In The Greatest Story Never Told

It’s the story of the first Christmas told from “an entirely different perspective.” Here is the first trailer for The Star, a holiday entry in which the animals run the asylum — or village, in this case. The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yuen stars as Bo, a donkey who years for a life beyond his daily grind. When finally he summons the courage to break free, his adventure leads to making friends with a flockless sheep (Aidy Bryant) and ambitious dove (Keegan-Michael Key). Little… Read


Matt Groening Netflix Animated Comedy A Go With 20-Episode Order, Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon & Eric Andre Lead Voice Cast

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Disenchantment, Matt Groening’s long-gestating adult animated comedy fantasy series for Netflix, is moving forward with an official 20-episode order. The series from The Simpsons creator and Futurama creator will premiere in 2018, with the 20 episodes airing over two seasons of 10 episodes each. Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon and Eric Andre headline the voice cast of Disenchantment. Set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, the series will follow the misadventures of… Read


‘Young Justice: Outsiders’ Adds Character For Series Revival, Shows Off New Designs – Comic-Con

If it weren’t for these meddling kids. The animated digital series Young Justice: Outsiders is gearing up for a third season, three years after it was canceled by Cartoon Network, and Warner Bros showed off some new wrinkles during its Comic-Con panel today in San Diego. Take a look at the new character designs below, including the new character Thirteen. In Young Justice: Outsiders, the teenage superheroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of… Read


‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’: Premiere Date & Voice Cast Set For Disney XD Toon Series

Disney said during its D23 panel today that the new animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man will premiere at 7 AM ET Saturday, August 19, on Disney XD. It also announced a third round of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, whose third season will be subtitled Mission Breakout to coincide with the new ride at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim. No premiere date was announced. Marvel’s Spider-Man will see Peter Parker learning the responsibility that comes along with being… Read


Disney Pixar Animation Showcases ‘Coco’, ‘Frozen 2’, ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ & More – D23

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It was another rip-roaring ride through Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios’ D23 session this year. On Day 1 of the biannual fan convention, the animation department went big with its reveal of as-yet-untitled projects, some enticing sequels (Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, Incredibles 2, Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet) and plenty of celebrity appearances including Josh Gad belting out the audio for Frozen spinoff featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, which will hit… Read


John Lasseter Steps Aside From Directing ‘Toy Story 4’

John Lasseter

John Lasseter said today he’d step aside as co-director of Toy Story 4, the latest in the franchise that put Pixar on the map. He told the crowd at D23 today that co-director Josh Cooley would take the reins of the movie, which has a June 16, 2019 release date. Lasseter told the crowd today during Disney’s animation presentation that he will remain as executive producer and a consultant for Cooley, the screenwriter of Pixar’s Oscar-winning Inside Out. This marks his… Read


Disney Teases New Pixar Project & ‘Planes’-Like Movie For 2019 – D23

Pixar took the lid off a pair of new films during the animation panel today at D23, Disney’s semi-annual fan convention in Anaheim. One new project, with the working title Suburban Fantasy World, was introduced by Monsters University director and Pixar veteran Dan Scanlan. He said the plot is inspired by the story of his childhood and how his father died when he was young and he always wanted to find out about him. This movie is “a mix of the fantastic and the everyday,”… Read


Taraji P. Henson Joins Cast of ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson has been cast as an algorithm named Yesss in Ralph Breaks The InternetWreck -It Ralph 2, the sequel to the 2012 Disney Animation pic. The news was just unveiled during a presentation at D23, Disney’s annual fan confab in Anaheim. The sequel will see Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) and Ralph (John C. Reilly) escaping the arcade and entering the Internet. The second installment of the video game romp that nods to the 8-bit '80s will be released on November… Read


Judge Throws Out ‘Zootopia’ Copyright Suit Against Disney

It’s a fox-eat-fox world out there, and Disney apparently has avoided becoming a meal. A California judge today threw out a big-money copyright lawsuit against its Oscar-winning toon Zootopia by the screenwriter of Total Recall, who had claimed that the studio ripped off his same-titled pitch. Gary L. Goldman’s Esplanade Productions filed the suit March, three weeks after the film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. "They copied Goldman's themes, settings… Read


‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween’ Animated Special Set On CBS

Michael Jackson’s Halloween, a new, hourlong animated special, featuring the King of Pop’s music as its soundtrack, will premiere this fall on CBS. Created and produced by Optimum Productions, the Michael Jackson company now owned by his estate, the special will feature the voices of actors Christine Baranski, Kiersey Clemons, Alan Cumming, George Eads, Brad Garrett, Lucy Liu, Jim Parsons and Lucas Till. The special follows millennials Vincent (Till) and Victoria… Read