In Disney and Pixar’s Luca, a shy young sea monster named Luca emerges from the sea to discover that above the waves there exists a world of unexpected wonders. His guides are Alberto, an adventurous sea monster whose cockiness conceals an essential fragility, and Giulia, a spirited human girl with a fascination for stargazing. Banding together as
Netflix and Lupita Nyong’o have teamed up on a new animated musical feature, Sulwe, based on the Oscar-winning actress’ #1 New York Times bestselling book of the same name. Illustrated by Vashti Harrison, the book tells the story of Sulwe, who has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone she knows. All she
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) released longlists for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards. This follows the BAFTA 2020 Review, where 120 wide-ranging changes were made across voting, membership, and campaigning to address a lack of diversity in the 2020 Film Awards nominations. As part of these changes,
Rainbow Group, creator of Winx Club and the award-winning 44 Cats, has partnered with Toonz Media Group to produce an original, contemporary children’s series based on Italian author Carlo Collodi’s “The Adventures of Pinocchio.” The fairy tale is getting a new life as a CG animated series (26 x 12’) for kids and is
Netflix has just announced production is underway on a new animated feature film, The Magician’s Elephant, based on two-time Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo’s novel of the same title. The film marks the directorial debut of visual effects veteran Wendy Rogers (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Puss in Boots); Julia Pistor (Jimmy
Rainbow Group has released details about its upcoming CG animated series, Pinocchio and Friends (26 x 12’), debuting on small screens in 2021. Italian animation pioneer, Iginio Straffi, is taking Carlo Collodi’s original “The Adventures of Pinocchio,” and reimagining it as a contemporary, irreverent, and charming childrens’ series. The pilot has attracted interest from...
Netflix not only continues its rapid animation programming expansion, but now it appears they’re making a huge commitment to their own physical production capabilities as well. According to a report in TheRealDeal, which sites real estate company CoStar, the streaming giant has just signed a lease for 171,000 square feet of office space in Burbank
Netflix has just shared the voice cast for Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming stop-motion animated musical, Pinocchio. Newcomer Gregory Mann will star as Pinocchio, with Ewan McGregor as Cricket and David Bradley (Harry Potter franchise, Game of Thrones) as Geppetto. Other cast members include Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, Academy Award winner
DALLAS -- One of the largest collections of artwork from Walt Disney’s Peter Pan ever brought to market, including masterpieces by David Hall and Mary Blair and the largest offering of art, photos, books, ephemera, checks, insurance cards and studio letters hand-signed by Walt Disney will be featured at Heritage Auctions’ June 19-21
‘Pinocchio.” Image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios In-Home USA/Canada.Get ready to be swallowed into the belly of the beast! Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) is in talks to direct Pinocchio, a live-action feature adapted from the Disney classic. While this project is in its early days, there have already been problems...