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Win Titans: The Complete First Season on DVD

  • HeyUGuys
Catch up with DC’s young Super Hero team with the Home Entertainment release of Titans: The Complete First Season, out now on Blu-ray and DVD. To celebrate the release, we are giving two lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a DVD.

Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes from across the world of DC as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Former Gotham City vigilante Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could unleash Hell on Earth. Joining them in their quest are the mysterious Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes while battling villains, demonic forces … and encountering familiar faces from across DC’s legendary canon.

In addition to featuring all 11 episodes from the first season,
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Will ‘Toy Story’ or ‘Frozen’ become the first franchise to win multiple animated feature Oscars?

Will ‘Toy Story’ or ‘Frozen’ become the first franchise to win multiple animated feature Oscars?
The Best Animated Feature Oscar race is starting to look very, very familiar. The top three of our five predicted nominees are sequels — “Toy Story 4,” “Frozen II” and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” — and if either of the first two films wins, it’d be the first time a franchise has claimed multiple victories.

Only one sequel has ever won since the category’s inception 18 years ago: “Toy Story 3” (2010). But since the first two films, released in 1995 and 1999, predated the category, “Toy Story” just has one animated feature Oscar to its name at the moment. “Frozen” (2013) nabbed the award six years ago. (2010’s “How to Train Your Dragon” and 2014’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2” were nominated but didn’t win.)

Shrek” (2001), which took home the inaugural Best Animated Feature Oscar, and “The Incredibles” (2004) are the only franchises thus far that could’ve added a second win.
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Anna Chlumsky & Julia Garner Among 5 Cast In Shonda Rhimes’ Netflix Series Based On Anna Delvey

  • Deadline
Anna Chlumsky & Julia Garner Among 5 Cast In Shonda Rhimes’ Netflix Series Based On Anna Delvey
Anna Chlumsky, six-time Emmy nominee for Veep, and Julia Garner, coming off an Emmy win for Ozark, will lead the cast of Inventing Anna, Netflix’s upcoming 10-episode limited drama series from Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. It marks the first series created by Rhimes since Scandal, and the top showrunner has recruited one of the stars of the ABC series, Katie Lowes for it, along with Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) and Alexis Floyd (The Bold Type).

David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) is attached to direct and executive produce two episodes, including the first, of the Shondaland-produced Inventing Anna, inspired by Jessica Pressler’s viral New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People.”

Written by Rhimes, in Inventing Anna, a journalist (Chlumsky) with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey (Garner), the Instagram-legendary German heiress who
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Disney Animation Has Hired Four New Directors to Create Exciting Original Content

Disney Animation Studios has hired four directors, two new and two returning, to create some new original content for the company. Returning are Josie Trinidad, who has previously worked on the art and stories for The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and its sequel, and Zootopia; and Marc Smith, who did animation for Hercules, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000, The Emperor’s New Groove, Chicken Little, Tangled, Big Hero 6, and Zootopia.

The new directors are Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting), and Suzi Yoonessi. Variety reports that Walt Disney Animation’s chief creative officer Jennifer Lee, who wrote the Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen films, is looking to continue to tell original stories while continuing to diversify the types of films they make.

Here’s what Lee had to say about the upcoming projects and new directors on board:

“We aim to have Walt Disney Animation Studios serve as the premiere home
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Walt Disney Animation Adds Four Directors to New Film Projects

  • The Wrap
Walt Disney Animation Adds Four Directors to New Film Projects
Four filmmakers have have been hired as directors at Walt Disney Animation Studios (Wdas), the company announced on Tuesday. Two of the directors are veteran story artists, whose careers have grown at Wdas, and the two directors who are new to the studio have both directed acclaimed films.

Directors Carlos Lopez Estrada, Suzi Yoonessi, and Disney vets Josie Trinidad and Marc Smith are each developing new theatrical animated films.

“We aim to have Walt Disney Animation Studios serve as the premiere home for filmmakers interested in telling engaging stories within the limitless animation medium,” Wdas Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee said in a statement to TheWrap. “Carlos and Suzi are two incredible, inventive filmmakers who have both received acclaim for their work. Josie and Marc, master, lead story artists, have been instrumental in shaping such films as ‘Zootopia’ and ‘Frozen 2.’ We are so thrilled to have these four talented artists
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Walt Disney Animation Names Directors for Four New Film Projects (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Walt Disney Animation Studios has appointed four filmmakers to work on original content for the studio. Directors Carlos Lopez Estrada (“Blindspotting”) and Suzi Yoonessi, along with Disney veterans Josie Trinidad and Marc Smith are each developing new animated films for theatrical release.

The announcement comes as Disney and Walt Disney Animation’s chief creative officer Jennifer Lee works to increase the studio’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Among its upcoming slate, Disney animation has “Raya and the Last Dragon” starring Awkwafina and written by Adele Lim.

“We aim to have Walt Disney Animation Studios serve as the premiere home for filmmakers interested in telling engaging stories within the limitless animation medium,” Lee, who wrote and directed “Frozen” and its forthcoming sequel, said in a statement. “Carlos and Suzi are two incredible, inventive filmmakers who have both received acclaim for their work. Josie and Marc, master, lead story artists, have
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'Blindspotting,' 'Unlovable' Filmmakers Among New Directors of Disney's Upcoming Animated Movies

Walt Disney Animation on Tuesday revealed that four filmmakers have been appointed to create new animated projects for theatrical release.

Those filmmakers include Carlos Lopez Estrada (he debuted with Blindspotting in 2018) and Suzi Yoonessi (her musical comedy, the Duplass brothers film Unlovable, won a special jury award at SXSW in 2018). Joining them are story artists Josie Trinidad (Ralph Breaks the Internet) and Marc Smith (Big Hero 6, Zootopia). 

"We aim to have Walt Disney Animation Studios serve as the premiere home for filmmakers interested in telling engaging stories within the limitless animation medium," said Jennifer Lee,...
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Directing ‘Frozen 2’ Showed Jennifer Lee the Way to Lead Disney Animation

  • Indiewire
The making of “Frozen 2” (November 22) came at a tumultuous time for Disney Animation, as the film’s writer-director Jennifer Lee succeeded John Lasseter as chief creative officer. You could say that she went from being Anna to Elsa in her rise to the top. “But you don’t know if that’s a good thing or not — you haven’t seen the rest of the movie,” Lee told IndieWire, laughing, after introducing about 30 minutes of footage.

What we do know is the sequel to the Oscar-winning “Frozen” mega-blockbuster continues the adventures of siblings Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) by unlocking the mystery of Elsa’s magical icy power and why their parents died in a shipwreck at sea. It’s all connected to an enchanted forest and the elemental forces of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth, animated in a dazzling display of effects and character work, joined together
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Steve Jobs Wanted Bob Iger To Shut Down Disney Animation After Pixar Acquisition

Walt Disney Animation is still enjoying a resurgence in popularity that began after Ed Catmull and John Lasseter were respectively named president and chief creative officer of the company. After starting off in a promising new direction with the movie Tangled, Disney Animation has churned out hits like Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, […]

The post Steve Jobs Wanted Bob Iger To Shut Down Disney Animation After Pixar Acquisition appeared first on /Film.
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‘The Wheel Of Time’: ‘Criminal Minds’ Star Daniel Henney Joins Amazon’s Epic Fantasy Drama

  • Deadline
‘The Wheel Of Time’: ‘Criminal Minds’ Star Daniel Henney Joins Amazon’s Epic Fantasy Drama
Hawaii Five-0 and Criminal Minds star Daniel Henney joined Amazon’s big-budget fantasy drama The Wheel of Time.

Henney plays al’Lan Mandragoran, commonly known as Lan or Lord of the Seven Towers, the uncrowned king and only survivor of the royal line of the fallen kingdom of Malkier.

He stars alongside Rosamund Pike, who plays Moiraine, a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.

Madeleine Madden, Marcus Rutherford, Barney Harris, Zoë Robins and Josha Stradowski co-star in the adaptation of Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic.

The Wheel of Time is adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Fox Buys Animated Western Comedy ‘Saloon’ From ‘Daily Show’ & ‘Rugrats’ Writers, SideCar

  • Deadline
Fox is developing Saloon, an animated comedy from writers Elliot Kalan (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Jenny Jaffe, and Fox Entertainment-owned SideCar Content Accelerator, run by Gail Berman. If the project goes to production, it likely will be done in partnership with animated house Bento Box, which Fox Entertainment recently acquired.

Written by Kalan and Jaffe, Saloon, which has a script commitment, is set in the frontier outpost of Timmy’s Town. Kevin (a woman) runs the local saloon, McClanahan’s, where she functions as the townspeople’s unofficial leader/therapist/protector. At the other side of Timmy’s Town is do-gooder Sheriff Stacey Leslie (a man) whose only mission is to close Kevin’s “sinful” bar and run her out of town for good.

Kalan and Jaffe executive produce with Berman for Sidecar, which co-produces with Fox Entertainment.

While the comedy won’t be topical,
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Fox to Develop Animated Comedy ‘Saloon’ From Elliott Kalan, Jenny Jaffe

  • Variety
Fox is continuing its run in animated comedy.

Variety has learned that the broadcaster is developing an animated series titled “Saloon” that hails from Elliott Kalan and Jenny Jaffe. it is set in the frontier outpost of Timmy’s Town. Kevin (a woman) runs the local saloon, McClanahan’s, where she functions as the townspeople’s unofficial leader/therapist/protector. At the other side of Timmy’s Town is do-gooder Sheriff Stacey Leslie (a man) whose only mission is to close Kevin’s “sinful” bar and run her out of town for good.

Kalan and Jaffe will both write and executive produce, with Gail Berman also executive producing via SideCar. Fox Entertainment and SideCar will produce.

Should the project go to series, it would be one of several animated shows currently on Fox. The network currently has cornerstones “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” and “Bob’s Burgers.” Freshman animated show “Bless the Harts
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‘Power Players’ CGI/Live-Action Series From Man Of Action, Zag Set To Fly At Cartoon Network

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Cartoon Network has made a deal with Ben 10 producer Man of Action Entertainment and Zag Entertainment for Power Players, a new CGI/live-action superhero series that will debut next month. The first six episodes of will preview beginning tomorrow across all Cartoon Network platforms including the Cn App and on demand, and the series will debut on the network September 21.

Based on an original idea by Zag Entertainment founder and CEO Jeremy Zag and developed by Man of Action, Power Players is a team of secret toy heroes led by Axel, a kid who discovers the Power Bandz, which can transform him into the living, toy-sized action figure Action Axel. Together with his team of toys brought to life, the Power Players fight the destructive fun of villainous robot Madcap and his pack of toys gone bad.

Zag and Aton Soumache are producers. Man of Action’s Joe Casey,
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Walt Disney Animation sets Raya and the Last Dragon for Thanksgiving 2020

During yesterday’s Walt Disney Animation section of the Disney Showcase presentation at D23, the studio announced the fantasy adventure feature Raya and the Last Dragon, which is set for release next year.

Directed by Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins (Big Hero 6) and written by Adele Lim (Crazy Rich Asians), Raya and the Last Dragon will see Cassie Steele (The L.A. Complex) voicing the titular Raya and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as Sisu, the Last Dragon.

The film will focus on Raya, a lone warrior from the fantasy kingdom of Kumandra who teams up with a crew of misfits in her quest to find the Last Dragon, defeat the dark forces and bring light and unity back to their world.

Raya and the Last Dragon will be released in November 2020.

The post Walt Disney Animation sets Raya and the Last Dragon for Thanksgiving 2020 appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Disney’s Animated Movie ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Cast and Release Date Revealed

One of the new, original animated features to be announced during today's D23 expo was Raya and the Last Dragon. The Walt Disney Animation film will follow the title character Raya, a lone warrior from the fantasy kingdom of Kumandra who teams up with a crew of misfits in her quest to find the Last Dragon and bring light and unity back to their world. The fantasy-action adventure is set to explore themes of community and hope, inspired by the beautiful and diverse cultures of Southeast Asia. Paul Briggs (Big Hero 6) and Dean Wellins (The Iron Giant) …
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Disney Music Group Launches Composer Podcast Series

  • Variety
Disney Music Group, in association with Treefort Media, will debut “For Scores,” a new podcast series featuring interviews with film and television composers from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox.

Set to launch this week, the podcast is hosted by Variety contributor Jon Burlingame and “will give voice to award-winning visionary composers, exploring the challenges and emotional journeys of these musical storytellers,” reads an announcement by Dmg.

Burlingame, who has written about film music for Variety since 1997, is the author of four books on the subject (including the best-selling “The Music of James Bond”), teaches film-music history at USC, and has produced and hosted a series of movie-music specials for Classical Kusc in Los Angeles.

Composers featured in the first four episodes include:

Alan Silvestri. Silvestri talks about his work on four Marvel movies, including “Avengers: Endgame.” He reveals the emotional process he goes through, how it has
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Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Blu-ray Release Date And Extras Revealed

Once we’re ready to put 2019 behind us, I’m confident that we’ll be able to say this year was a great time for DC animation. In my view, Reign of the Supermen, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five and Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were each impressive to varying degrees, with Batman: Hush dazzling audiences most recently.

If those weren’t enough, the talented folks behind these flicks have one more ace up their sleeve, that being Wonder Woman: Bloodlines. For those not up to speed, they should know this’ll be an original tale developed for the direct-to-video market, as opposed to an adaptation of any specific comic book. Furthermore, it’ll indeed take place within the New 52-inspired continuity begun by Justice League: War – only it’s set earlier on the timeline.

Before now, there were only unconfirmed reports regarding when Bloodlines will arrive on
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Wonder Woman: Bloodlines release details and special features revealed

Following last week’s trailer for Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Warner Bros. has now announced the home entertainment release of the animated feature which hits digital on October 5th, followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on October 22nd; check out the cover artwork and special feature details below…

Experience an all-new adventure with DC’s most powerful heroine – filled with intrigue, mythology and relentless battles on shores near and far – in Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives – accompanied by the DC Showcase animated short Death, inspired by Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” – from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting October 5, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 22, 2019.

In Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Amazon princess Diana of Themyscira chooses to save fighter
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Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Details, Date Unveiled

  • Comicmix
Burbank, CA – Experience an all-new adventure with DC’s most powerful heroine – filled with intrigue, mythology and relentless battles on shores near and far – in Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives – accompanied by the DC Showcase animated short Death, inspired by Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” – from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting October 5, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 22, 2019.

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $39.99 Srp; Canada $43.99 Srp) and Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $24.98 Srp; Canada $34.97 Srp) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with Hdr, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie. The
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Disney Shuffles Key Animation Executives, Solidifies Blue Sky Leadership

  • The Wrap
Disney Studios announced new leadership within its animation division on Friday. Walt Disney Animation Studios President Andrew Millstein will join the team at Blue Sky Studios as co-president, as Disney looks to integrate the newly acquired animation division following its purchase of Fox’s film and TV entertainment assets.

Millstein will serve alongside Blue Sky co-President Robert Baird, who will continue to drive the creative direction of the studio reporting to Disney Studios’ Chief Creative Officer and co-Chairman Alan Horn and co-Chairman Alan Bergman. As Blue Sky readies to build out its upcoming slate, Millstein will oversee day-to-day operations.

Former Blue Sky co-President Andrea Miloro left her role on July 25.

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Millstein will report to Jim Morris, who, in addition to serving as president of Pixar, will expand his duties with a supervisory role at Blue Sky.

In addition, “Zootopia
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