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Does Kevin Feige’s Marvel Promotion Mean Ike Perlmutter’s Endgame?

  • Variety
Does Kevin Feige’s Marvel Promotion Mean Ike Perlmutter’s Endgame?
Last week’s move giving Kevin Feige charge of Marvel’s television, animation and print editorial operations should come as no surprise. As the architect of the company’s enormous film success, Feige arguably has the most enviable track record of any contemporary entertainment executive. Extending his creative control over more of the Marvel universe seems like a no-brainer. But some insiders were stunned that Feige’s gain came at the expense of Ike Perlmutter — Marvel Entertainment’s CEO and the largest single shareholder of its corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co. To see Perlmutter, who had already lost control of Marvel’s film unit in a vicious turf war with Feige and Disney in 2015, be forced to cede nearly all creative authority at the company he’s run for more than 20 years came as a shock to some.

None were more surprised by the move than the Marvel executives
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Marvel Announces New Animated Series Spider-man And His Amazing Friends

Spider-Man’s future in the McU may be looking grim, but that’s not going to stop the web-slinger from getting a new animated series! During Disney’s D23 Expo, Marvel announced a new animated series they are developing for kids called Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.

It’s explained that the series will be “Marvel’s first feature-length series on Disney Junior. It will follow Peter Parker and his friends Miles Morales, Gwen (Ghost-Spider), Hulk, Black Panther and Ms. Marvel, as they work together to defeat evil forces. It will be geared towards preschoolers and their families.”

Cort Lane, the senior vice president of Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment had this to say in a statement:

“Preschool kids already love Spidey, so they’ll be delighted to have Peter Parker thwipping across their screens in this new series. Everyone at Marvel is thrilled to launch our first preschool series on Disney Junior,
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Marvel Announces New Spider-Man Animated Series For Disney Junior Amid Rift With Sony Over Film Franchise

  • Deadline
Well, this is awkward timing.

During Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment’s panel at Disney’s D23 Expo on Friday evening, the company announced a new original preschool animated series for Disney Junior, Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends. Set to debut in 2021, it marks the first full-length Marvel series for Disney Junior.

The news comes at the end of a tumultuous week for the Spider-Man live-action movie franchise. As Deadline first reported, a standoff between Sony and Marvel/Disney has led to Marvel chief Kevin Feige exiting the Sony’s Spider-Man franchise and a looming exit of Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Preschool kids already love Spidey, so they’ll be delighted to have Peter Parker thwipping across their screens in this new series” Cort Lane, Svp, Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, said in the announcement of the new series.

In Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends, Peter Parker,
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Spider-Man Disney Junior Series ‘Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends’ Set for 2021 (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Spider-Man’s McU future may be in doubt, but the Wall Crawler’s sticking around in Disney Junior’s new animated series “Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends,” set to debut in 2021.

The series, from Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment, will be Marvel’s first feature-length series on Disney Junior. It will follow Peter Parker and his friends Miles Morales, Gwen (Ghost-Spider), Hulk, Black Panther and Ms. Marvel, as they work together to defeat evil forces. It will be geared towards preschoolers and their families.

“Preschool kids already love Spidey, so they’ll be delighted to have Peter Parker thwipping across their screens in this new series” Cort Lane, the senior vice president of Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, said. “Everyone at Marvel is thrilled to launch our first preschool series on Disney Junior, the gold standard platform for the audience. We believe parents and kids will be excited about
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‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’: DisneyXD Orders Season 3 For Spring 2020

Disney Xd has ordered a third season of the Emmy-nominated animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man with a Spring 2020 premiere, according to Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, programming and general manager, Disney Xd. In the third season, titled Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom, Peter Parker’s alter ego is pushed to his breaking point when the always-volatile Venom summons a global threat from its alien home world.

“This is the most epic conflict in the history of Marvel Animation,” said Cort Lane, senior vice president, Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment. “We planted the seeds in two seasons of Marvel’s Spider-Man and three seasons of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but you don’t need to have watched them to be blown away by this colossal confrontation. While a ton of guest heroes will be on hand, Peter Parker’s special link to Venom makes him the only hero who can
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Marvel Studios' Creative Committee Wanted James Gunn To Cut The Awesome Soundtrack in Guardians Of The Galaxy!

For years, the filmmaking teams working on the Marvel Studios' films were getting a lot of input and notes from Marvel's Creative Committee led by Ike Perlmutter was a thorn in their side, which is why Kevin Feige eventually had Disney cut ties with them. Feige ended up orchestrating a move with Disney and CEO Bob Iger to make Marvel Studios a separate entity which would only report to Disney.

One of the more ridiculous things that the Marvel Creative Committee wanted to do is have James Gunn ditch his amazing soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy! James Gunn told Vanity Fair that the committee was “a group of comic-book writers and toy people” who gave him “haphazard” notes. As you know, the Guardians soundtrack, "Awesome Mix Vol. 1", ended up going Platinum.

This committee also consisted of Marvel Comics Publisher Dan Buckley, Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Marvel Entertainment
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Marvel's Spider-Man: Disney Xd Previews New Young Spidey Series

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back. Recently, Disney Xd released a new sneak peek for their upcoming TV show Marvel's Spider-Man.The new animated series will follow Peter Parker from the beginning, as he transforms from an insecure teenager to a courageous superhero. The show is being produced by Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, and Jeph Loeb.Read More…
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Spider-Man Battles Scorpion in First Clip From Marvel's New Spider-man Animated Series

Marvel has released sneak peek of their new Spider-Man animated series. It features a clip of Spidey in the heat of battle with Scorpion. The new series goes back to the origins of Spider-Man as a hero while Peter Parker discovers his powers and begins fighting crime in New York City.

It looks like something the kids will enjoy, but Marvel hasn't really impressed me with any of their animation projects since The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Since then things have just been going downhill, especially the animation quality.

Maybe some of you will enjoy this first look more than I did. Check it out and tell us what you think! The series is set to debut on Disney Xd this summer.

Produced by Marvel Animation, the animated Spider-Man series’ award-winning creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor), Dan Buckley (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,
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Ant-Man: animated shorts coming to Disney Xd

Rob Leane May 23, 2017

Ant-Man will shrink onto the small screen, for a series of shorts on Disney Xd...

Fittingly enough, Ant-Man is going to flit between the big and small screens. Scott Lang is shrinking to telly size for Disney Xd, to appear in a series of shorts entitled Marvel's Ant-Man.

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Josh Keaton (heard recently in Ben-10 and Voltron: Legendary Defender) will step into Paul Rudd's shoes to voice crook-turned-hero Scott.

The shorts will follow on from the events of Peyton Reed's 2015 Ant-Man movie, but, as with the Guardians Of The Galaxy animated series, we wouldn't expect them to be officially canonical with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The cinematic sequel Ant-Man And The Wasp, we expect, won't need to shape its script to account for these events.

Entertainment Weekly broke the news,
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Watch Now: The final Marvel Funko short – Chimichangas!

  • Nerdly
Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create the first-ever Funko animated shorts. Three shorts in total and each one is ninety seconds in length and feature some of Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes and Villains, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Loki, Rocket, Groot, the Collector, Deadpool, and Venom.

We’ve already had the first short: Spellbound, which saw Spider-Man and Iron Man face off against Loki and his mind-controlling scepter; and the follow-up Bait N Switch, featuring Rocket breaking into the Collector’s museum to set his buddy Groot free. And now here comes the third and final short… Chimichangas, which sees Deadpool face off against Venom!

The Marvel Funko animated shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.
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Watch Now: ‘Bait N Switch’ the 2nd Marvel & Funko animated short

  • Nerdly
Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create the first-ever Funko animated shorts, the first of which was released earlier this month – and the second of which, Bait N Switch, has been released today! There are three Marvel Funko animated shorts in total and each one is ninety seconds in length. Featuring some of Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes and Villains, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Loki, Rocket, Groot, the Collector, Deadpool, and Venom,

Bait N Switch, featuring Rocket breaking into the Collector’s museum to set his buddy Groot free, is available to watch below:

Next week on 12/14 the third and final short, Chimichangas, will premiere and features Deadpool facing off against Venom! The Marvel Funko animated shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.
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Brand-New Content - Marvel Funko Animated Short "Bait N Switch"

Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create the first-ever Funko animated shorts, the second of which, Bait N Switch, was released today! There are three Marvel Funko animated shorts in total and each one is ninety seconds in length. Featuring some of Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes and Villains, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Loki, Rocket, Groot, the Collector, Deadpool, and Venom, the second animated short Bait N Switch is Available Now on the Marvel YouTube page.

The first Marvel Funko animated short Spellbound was released last week and is a rousing success and has currently been viewed by 600,000+ people online. Next week on 12/14 the third and final short, Chimichangas, will premiere and features Deadpool facing off against Venom!

The Marvel Funko animated shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

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Marvel Funko Short - Spellbound

Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create the first-ever Funko animated shorts, the first of which, Spellbound, was released today! There are three Marvel Funko animated shorts in total and each one is ninety seconds in length. Featuring some of Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes and Villains, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Loki, Rocket, Groot, the Collector, Deadpool, and Venom, the first animated short Spellbound is Available Now on the Marvel YouTube page.

"Telling Marvel stories in the Funko Pop! aesthetic is a special kind of magic unlike anything we've ever done. These shorts are both hilarious and action-packed – and irresistibly adorable too. Really, I think all audiences will love them,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation and Family Entertainment.

Bait N Switch is the second animated short and will premiere on 12/7. Bait N Switch features Rocket breaking into the Collector’s museum to try and set his buddy,
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Moonlight wins Best Feature at the 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards, full list of winners here

It was a good night for Moonlight at the Gotham Independent Film Awards last night, with the Barry Jenkins-directed drama fending off competition from Certain Women, Everybody Wants Some!!, Manchester by the Sea and Paterson to win Best Feature, while it was also honoured with Best Screenplay, the Audience Award, and a special jury award for ensemble performance.

If the last two years are any indication, Moonlight could make a big splash at the Oscars, with the past two Best Feature winners Birdman and Spotlight both going on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Via EW, here’s a full list of winners from the 2016 Gotham Awards…

Best Feature

Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, producers; IFC Films)

Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater, director; Megan Ellison, Ginger Sledge, Richard Linklater, producers; Paramount Pictures)

Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, director; Kimberly Steward,
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'Moonlight' shines at Gotham Awards

'Moonlight' shines at Gotham Awards
Drama wins feature, screenplay and audience prizes. Manchester by the Sea’s Casey Affleck is best actor and Elle’s Isabelle Huppert best actress.

Barry JenkinsMoonlight (pictured) won a record four awards at the Independent Filmmaker Project Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York on Monday.

The acclaimed drama, which last week got six Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, won the Gotham Award for best feature and its script, with a story by Tarell Alvin McCraney and a screenplay by Jenkins, won in the screenplay category.

The film also won the Gotham Audience Award and cast members Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes and Ashton Sanders were presented with the previously announced Special Jury for Ensemble Performance.

In other Gotham Award categories, Casey Affleck was named best actor for his performance in Manchester by the Sea, another leading awards contender, and [link=nm
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‘Manchester By the Sea,’ ‘Moonlight,’ and ‘Paterson’ Lead the 2016 Gotham Awards Nominations

Kicking off the onslaught of awards this year, as always, is the Gotham Independent Film Awards, which celebrates its 26th anniversary. Usually a strong slate highlighting some of the year’s best films, 2016 is no different as Manchester by the Sea leads the pack with four nominations. Close behind is Moonlight (which will also pick up a special ensemble award) and Paterson with three each overall.

Rounding out the Best Feature line-up, along with the three aforementioned films, is Certain Women and Everybody Wants Some!!. As for the Best Documentary line-up, Cameraperson, I Am Not Your Negro, O.J.: Made in America, Tower, and Weiner all made the cut. With Krisha, The Witch, The Fits, Elle, Morris From America, Jackie, and more also getting nods, the list makes for the ideal what-to-watch-before-the-year-is-over rundown.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

Best Feature

Certain Women

Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino,
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Marvel's Spider-Man: New Animated Series Coming to Disney Xd

Are your Spidey senses tingling? The new, animated Marvel's Spider-Man TV show is coming to Disney Xd in 2017. Marvel senior VP Cort Lane, who is co-executive producing, announced the series at New York Comic Con.Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, and Jeph Loeb executive produce. Stan Lee, Eric Radomski, and Stephen Wacker co-executive produce with Lane. Kevin Shinick and Marsha Griffin are set as supervising producers. Philip Pignotti is the supervising director. Get all the details in this Disney press release. Read More…
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Lrm @ NYCC2016! : New Marvel Animated Features Announced!

Marvel Animation announced today at New York Comic Con, an all-new animated series called Marvel’s Spider-Man will be premiering on Disney Xd in 2017. Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man will culminate in January 2017 with an exciting two-part finale arc “Graduation Day” that will see Spider-Man stop Doctor Octopus and the Superior Sinister Six from destroying all of the heroes in New York City.

The new series, Marvel's Spider-Man, tells the story of an unsure (but courageous) teen who has to figure out how to be a Super Hero from the very beginning. Produced by Marvel Animation, the series' award-winning creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine ("Marvel's The Avengers," "Iron Man," "Thor"), Dan Buckley ("Marvel's Avengers Assemble," "Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H."), Joe Quesada ("Marvel's Avengers Assemble") and Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."); co-executive producers Stan Lee ("Spider-Man"), Eric Radomski ("Spawn," "Marvel's Avengers Assemble"), Cort Lane ("Marvel
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Marvel Announces a New Spider-man Animated Series for Disney Xd

Over the weekend, Marvel announced that they are developing a new Spider-Man animated series for Disney Xd. The series will simply be called Marvel's Spider-Man, and it's set to drop sometime in 2017. It will tell the story of "an unsure but courageous teen who has to figure out how to be a superhero from the very beginning."

The new series will replace the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, which is set to conclude in January 2017 in a two-part finale titled "Graduation Day." That story arc will see "Spider-Man stop Doctor Octopus and the Superior Sinister Six from destroying all of the heroes in New York City."

The news of the new series came from Cort Lane, the senior vice president of Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment at Nycc, and this is what he said about it in a statement:

“We’ve been secretly nurturing ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ for years now, so
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‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’: Animated Series To Premiere On Disney Xd In 2017 — NY Comic-Con

Disney Xd is debuting a new original animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man, which is set to premiere of next year, said Cort Lane, senior vice president at Marvel Animation and Family Entertainment, at New York Comic Con. Produced by Marvel Television, the series follows the teenage years of Spider-Man, as an unsure but courageous Peter Parker has to figure out how to be a superhero from the very beginning. Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb from the Marvel…
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