Eddie Murphy Confirms ‘Shrek 5,’ Donkey Spin-Off in the Works
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by Animation Magazine
7h ago
While on a press tour for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley (Netflix/Paramount), Eddie Murphy has confirmed that Shrek 5 is in the works. The voice of the braying comedic foil Donkey in DreamWorks Animation’s beloved franchise said he has already recorded the first act and noted, as previously leaked, the new sequel is due next year (“I ..read more
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Kartoon Studios Taps Business & Creative Team for ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’
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by Mercedes Milligan
7h ago
Following Kartoon Studios’ announcement last week regarding the 2025 Christmas Eve premiere of Kartoon Studio’s Winnie-The-Pooh, the company today announced a team of proven executives to drive the development, production, retail and global distribution strategy for the property. The development, production and growth of the property is funded by a non-dilutive production financing of $30 ..read more
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Trailer: An Eco Hero Returns to Theaters in ‘Johnny Puff: Secret Mission’
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by Mercedes Milligan
12h ago
International Media Network (IMN) today debuted the official trailer for Johnny Puff: Secret Mission, the indie CG family comedy starring Johnny Depp in the titular role. Produced by Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment, the pic was sold to IMN for U.S. distribution by Italy-based agency Iuvit at the European Film Marketearlier this year. In the ecology and recycling-themed ..read more
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‘Big Mouth’ Creator/Voice Star Nick Kroll Talks about the Show’s Final Season and the Rewards of Puberty
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by Ramin Zahed
12h ago
Actor-writer-producer Nick Kroll has a big place in the heart of animation lovers around the world. We all know him as the co-creator/exec producer and voice of 39 characters on Netflix’s Emmy-winning and super popular show Big Mouth (including Nick Birsh, Maury the Hormone Monster, Coach Steve and Lola, to name a few). But he ..read more
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Nickelodeon Revs Up Summer with ‘Blaze and the Monster Machines’ All Week Long
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by Mercedes Milligan
14h ago
Nickelodeon is shifting into high gear this summer with a week of brand-new Blaze and the Monster Machines episode premieres beginning with an hour-long special on today (Monday, June 24) at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon and 4 p.m. (ET/PT) on the Nick Jr. Channel. In “Video Game Land: A Monster Machine Super Special,” preschoolers ..read more
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Lion Forge Ent. Inks Partnership with Nigeria’s The Voiceover Conference, Announces Additional ‘Iyanu’ Cast
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by Mercedes Milligan
14h ago
Lion Forge Entertainment, the studio behind Iyanu, the epic superhero animated-series steeped in Nigerian culture and mythology, debuting on Cartoon Network and Max, has set a sponsorship pact with The Voiceover Conference in Nigeria, Africa’s premiere voiceover summit. Lion Forge will come on board as a leading sponsor for the biggest voiceover event in Africa ..read more
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‘Inside Out 2’ Set for Record-Setting $100M Second Weekend
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by Animation Magazine
1d ago
The weather outside is frightful, but Walt Disney Animation Studios’ predictions for Inside Out 2‘s second-weekend box office are delightful. With extreme heat, humidity and June Gloom storms impacting major markets across the U.S., combined with the storytelling reputation of Pixar, the sequel is expected to hit $100 million over the break as families seeks refuge ..read more
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A DAY IN THE LIFE: Frank Falcone, the brilliant president and creative director at Toronto’s Guru Studio
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by Animation Magazine
2d ago
We were lucky to get a peek into the life of animation veteran, Frank Falcone, the brilliant president and creative director at Toronto’s Guru Studio, best known for toon favorites such as Paw Patrol, True and the Rainbow Kingdom and Mecha Builders. Here I am working late on a Thursday night, eating salty Paw Patrol ..read more
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Revisiting the Rainbow Connection: ‘Jim Henson Idea Man’ Director Ron Howard Retraces the Muppets Creator’s Life and Career
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by Ramin Zahed
3d ago
Jim Henson, the beloved creator of the Muppets and many other TV shows and features, is the subject of a beautifully researched and crafted new documentary directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard and produced by his team at Imagine Documentaries. Titled Jim Henson Idea Man, the 90-minute project offers never-before-seen home movies, archival interviews and ..read more
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Animation Is Film Dates 2024 Festival for October
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by Animation Magazine
3d ago
Capping off the big toon gathering in Annecy, organizers of the Animation Is Film (AIF) festival announced dates unveiled whimsical poster art for the 2024 edition. The Los Angeles sister event will take place October 18-20 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. This year’s key visual was designed by Pavit Panag, an illustrator and ..read more
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