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"Jem and the Holograms" to Get Live-Action Feature; Creator Christy Marx Shut Out of Production

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The 1980′s animated series Jem and the Holograms is set to be adapted for a live-action feature film from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun Productions, and director Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, G.I. Joe: Retaliation). The original series ran from 1985 – 1988, and focused on the musical […]

Disney's "Frozen" Co-Director Jennifer Lee on Her Career & Shifts in the Movie Business

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In an appearance on CBS This Morning, Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee discussed the runaway success of the film and expressed her hopes that it marks a shift in Hollywood away from the perception that “it’s boys that drive the moviegoing” towards more dynamic characters of either gender, and her hope that more women will take […]

NY Times on "Funky Turns 40" Exhibition on Black Animated Characters of the 70's

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The New York Times has taken a look at “Funky Turns 40,” a traveling exhibition of animation cels, posters, storyboards, and other artifacts preserved by the Museum of UnCut Funk as part of their mission to preserve the rise of black characters in TV animation starting in the 1970′s. The article speaks with the Museum […]

In Fortune's Top 20 Fictional Leaders: "Ferngully"'s Crysta, "Frozen"'s Elsa, "Toy Story"'s Woody

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Fortune magazine has published its list of the top 20 leadership figures out of Hollywood, and three animated characters have made the list. Crysta from Ferngully: The Last Rainforest was named for her bravery and for inspiring her new human friend to protest deforestation. Elsa from Disney’s Frozen was named for her self-imposed exile to […]

PR: The Machine's director & producer to speak at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

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MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 22-23 MARCH Enter The Machine – Award-winning UK film’s director and producer to speak at Birmingham Comic Con The director and producer of new sci-fi movie The Machine, winner of Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival 2013, are the latest special guests to be announced […]

Fast Company Talks with Disney/Pixar's Ed Catmull on Management Secrets

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Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, has spoken to Fast Company in a series of articles in conjunction with his upcoming book Creativity, Inc. In addition to a lengthy excerpt from the book about the Pixar “Braintrust,” several smaller articles give a more focused look at more specific topics: How Disney […]

Billboard on "Archer" Going Country in Season 5

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Billboard has looked behind the scenes at a recent musical turn in FX’s Archer, whose season 5 premiere upended the series status quo and ended up making a country music star out of Cheryl Tunt, the fabulously wealthy and slightly insane assistant to the agents of ISIS. Archer Executive Producer Matt Thompson discusses the reasons […]

PR: Nickelodeon's New Animated Series Breadwinners Quickly Rises to #1

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NICKELODEON’S NEW ANIMATED SERIES BREADWINNERS QUICKLY RISES TO #1 Nickelodeon Nabs 10th Straight Weekly Victory as New Content Scores in Animation, Live Action and Preschool   Sam & Cat is Number-One Live-Action Series with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11   New Preschool Literacy Series Wallykazam! Leads with Kids 2-5 Across All TV   NEW YORK – March 18, 2014 – Breadwinners, the latest original animated comedy […]

PR: Get smitten by Bitten! Star of new werewolf drama to guest at Birmingham Comic Con

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MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 22-23 MARCH Get smitten by Bitten; star of new werewolf drama to guest at Birmingham Comic Con Thrilling new werewolf drama Bitten launched on Syfy US recently, and we’re delighted to announce that the series’ male lead, Greyston Holt, will be signing for free at MCM […]

PR: MCM Birmingham Comic Con to host UK's first showing of 'Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day'

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MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 22-23 MARCH Birmingham Comic Con to host UK’s first showing of ‘Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day’ Anime and manga fans rejoice! Bandai Namco Games will be giving visitors to this weekend’s MCM Birmingham Comic Con the first UK showing of the unique anime and videogame […]

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