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Nicole Dubuc To Receive WGA West Animation Writing Award

Prolific animation writer-producer Nicole Dubuc will receive the WGA West's 2018 Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award tonight at the annual AWC awards ceremony at the guild's headquarters in Los Angeles. Dubuc, who's been nominated for seven daytime Emmys for writing and producing children's animation shows, currently serves as the showrunner of the upcoming Disney Junior series The Rocketeer. The award is presented to caucus members who have advanced the… Read


DreamWorks Animation TV To Bow Three New Kids and Family Series On Netflix

Netflix will be the home of three new DreamWorks Animation Television kids series in 2019 and 2020, the companies announced. The new shows include Archibald's Next Big Thing from Emmy Award-winner Tony Hale. The new slate was announced during a MIPJr. keynote by Margie Cohn, president of DreamWorks Animation Television. The new series include: Archibald's Next Big Thing – 2019: Inspired by the children's book from Tony Hale, Tony Biaggne, and Victor Huckabee, the show… Read


Cartoon Network, Black Women Animate Set Boot Camp

Cartoon Network has partnered with Black Women Animate (BWA) to host the production company's first-ever Boot Camp Training Day on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank. What’s described as an intensive training day will provide BWA's collective members and extended community the opportunity to develop and enhance their animation skills through a series of master classes and panels with industry leaders. The event will kick off with a conversation… Read


Mythos Studios Hires Lord & Miller Exec Andrew Swett As VP

Andrew Swett

EXCLUSIVE: Scooter Braun and David Maisel’s film company Mythos Studios has hired Andrew Swett as VP Production and Development. He had been a production and development executive for Phil Lord and Chris Miller, helping oversee the duo’s films from The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Ninjago Movie and Brigsby Bear to the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. At Mythos, Swett will help oversee the a slate that includes the animated features including Cupid, starring and… Read


Disney Sets ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Scribe Adele Lim & ‘Moana’ Producer Osnat Shurer For Animated Pic

Adele Lim Osnat Shurer

EXCLUSIVE: Disney is in development on an untitled fantasy-adventure animated film with Crazy Rich Asians screenwriter Adele Lim and Moana producer Osnat Shurer. Disney story artists Paul Briggs (Frozen) and Dean Wellins (Zootopia) are attached to make their directorial debuts on the project, which is being set up at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Plot is being kept under wraps, but I understand the movie has an Asian element running through it and a female protagonist… Read


‘DreamWorks Tales Of Arcadia: 3Below’: Glenn Close Among Voice Cast; First-Look Trailer – New York Comic Con

guillermo del toro, glenn close and diego luna at NYCC

Guillermo Del Toro unveiled a first look at his DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below, the second chapter in the DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia triology Friday afternoon during the show’s panel at New York Comic Con. 3Below creator and executive producer del Toro was joined by voice talent Diego Luna (Narcos: Mexico), and fellow executive producers Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes. The panel, along with moderator Whitney Matheson, unveiled the all-star voice cast… Read


‘Venom’ Success And ‘Spider-Verse’ Ambition Show Sony’s Off-The-Wall Ideas Just Might Work

Sony's Venom is cruising toward the best box office opening ever for October and at New York Comic Con the fan-favorite cosplay option is Spider-Man thanks in large part to the wildly imaginative trailers for Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, which will have a jam-packed preview panel tomorrow morning. Put the two barometer readings together and it suddenly becomes clear that Sony Pictures Entertainment’s off-the-wall approach to its comic book movies looks like one that… Read


Will Vinton Dies: Claymation Creator Of California Raisins Was 70 Years Old

Will Vinton, the Oscar and Emmy-winning Claymation creator of the California Raisins and the Domino’s Pizza Noid, has died. His passing was announced in a Facebook post by his family on Thursday. He was 70 years old and had suffered from multiple myeloma, a white blood cell cancer. "We grieve heavily as our dad leaves a hole in our lives that will be impossible to fill," the post said. "His wishes were for us to continue the projects he had started; we will try our best… Read


‘Mike Judge Presents: Tales From The Tour Bus’ Season 2 Brings The Funk In November – Update

UPDATED, 10:15 AM: For those who want to get funked up, Cinemax has set a November 2 premiere date for Season 2 of Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Buswhich will put the spotlight on the likes of James Brown and P-Funk icon George Clinton. PREVIOUSLY, May 16: Cinemax is about to get funked up. The premium channel has ordered a second season of Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus, moving the genre focus from country to the likes of James Brown and P-Funk… Read


Kaley Cuoco To Voice Harley Quinn In DC Universe Series; Watch New York Comic Con Preview

Kaley Cuoco

The DC Universe just imported some star wattage from The Big Bang Theory. Kaley Cuoco will voice the title character of the animated series Harley Quinn, which will follow the daft and diabolical villainess who’s become one of the true fan favorites among DC’s vast catalog of costumed characters. For 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco has portrayed Penny, the affable aspiring actress who is introduced as the neighbor of the show’s two nerdy central characters… Read


Netflix Orders ‘Hoops’ Adult Animated Series Starring Jake Johnson From Ben Hoffman, Phil Lord, Chris Miller & 20th TV

Netflix is expanding its adult animated series slate, ordering 10 episodes of Hoops starring former New Girl star Jake Johnson, from writer-comedian Ben Hoffman (The Late Late Show with James Corden, Archer), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), Bento Box (Bob’s Burgers) and 20th Century Fox TV. Created and written by Hoffman, Hoops centers on a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who thinks turning around his godawful team will take him to the… Read


Vince Vaughn Gets A Voice On Netflix’s ‘F Is For Family’

Vince Vaughn is about to find his voice in Netflix’s F Is For Family: An executive producer on the animated series, Vaughn will guest star when the show returns for Season 3. Vaughn will play Colonel Chet Stevenson (watch a NSFW clip below), new neighbor to Bill Burr’s Frank Murphy. Netflix describes Vaughn’s character as “a true man's man and a legendary Air Force fighter pilot who's spent the last few years in Vietnam before recently transferring back stateside to the… Read