The 69th annual Emmy Awards would be presented on 17th September by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Besides that of the main categories, the nominations for the animation category has also been declared. In the category, four of the five recognized shows that were also nominated in 2015 and 2016 are Archer, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons and South Park. The only new contender in the category is the special Sofia the First episode “Elena and the Secret of Avalor.” With two first-time nominees, the short-form animated category offers a few more surprises this year like Warner Bros. Animation’s Teen Titans Go! and Marvel Animation and Passion Animation Studios’ Rocket & Groot mini-series. They will join three other shows that have received prior nominations. They are Ad
As per a recent announcement, the award-winning animated series BoJack Horseman will return to streaming service Netflix on September 8 for its fourth season. BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series' first season premiered on August 22, 2014 on Netflix with a Christmas special premiering on December 19. The show has been designed by the cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt, who had earlier worked with Bob-Waksberg on the webcomic Tip Me Over, Pour Me Out and created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. It is produced by The Tornante Company for Netflix. The voice cast is led by Will Arnett who plays BoJack with Aaron Paul voicing Todd, Amy Sedaris as Princess Caroline, Alison Brie as Diane, Paul F. Tompkins as Mr. Peanutbutter and Kristen Schaal as Sa
Since launching this month, Okja, a new Netflix original feature has been causing a stir with viewers and critics. It is about a young girl named Mija who risks everything to keep a strange creature safe from corporate interests. Developed and produced by Plan B, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company, the feature centers on a pig-like creature that is roughly 12 feet long, eight feet tall and weighs 12,000 lbs. a full CG creation by Deluxe’s Method Studios. Method VFX supervisor and Academy Award winner Erik-Jan de Boer collaborated with director Bong Joon Ho from the early stages of productions, refining the look for Okja, developing a highly detailed asset that would seamlessly integrate with practical footage and overseeing shots on set in South Korea, New York and Vancou
DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix will present a Voltron Legendary Defender panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. The event will be held from from July 20 to 23. This will be accompanied by series show runners and voice talent who will make their debut in the premiere episode of the third season of the critically-acclaimed Netflix original series. Fans will be treated to a first look into the exciting third season of the pop culture phenomenon Voltron Legendary Defender. Following the panel, DreamWorks has caled all Voltron company players to meet Joaquim, Lauren, Bex and Tyler at FANDOM Fest in the Petco Interactive Zone.
Marvel and Netflix have announced big TV and film related plans for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Just two days ago, two Netflix original films namely David Ayer’s Bright and Adam Wingard’s Death Note will be talked about in a panel. On the same day, Marvel will hold panels for both Legion and Inhumans. On Friday, FOX’s The Gifted and the much anticipated The Defenders series will get panels. Today there ill be a panel for the second season Netflix’s pop culture phenom Stranger Things. One notable absentee will be Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
Netflix, the SVOD giant has given its go ahead signal to The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a 10-episode prequel series of The Jim Henson Company’s 1982 feature film The Dark Crystal. The new series revolves around three Gelfing (elf-like creatures) that discover a secret behind the evil overlord’s power and set out on a journey to save the world. The series will be shot in the UK and will star an ensemble of fantastical puppets created by Jim Henson‘s Creature Shop and Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer. Produced by The Jim Henson Company, the Netflix original will be executively produced by Louis Leterrier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Leterrier will also direct the series. Meanwhile, McFarlane Toys is also joining the brand’s 35th anniversary celebration.
SVOD giants Amazon and Netflix have edged out PBS, the perennial broadcasting powerhouse to win most of the awards at the 44th Emmy awards ceremony held last Friday night in Los Angeles. The streaming video platforms together won 24 statuettes (13 for Amazon, 11 for Netflix), while PBS annexed nine awards, six fewer than last year. Netflix and DreamWorks Animation animated comedy Trollhunters was the ceremony’s big winner by collecting six Emmys, the most multiple awards for a kids series. Its key category wins included outstanding writing in an animated programme (Marc Guggenheim), outstanding directing in an animated programme (Rodrigo Blaas, Guillermo del Toro) and outstanding performer in an animated programme (Kelsey Grammer as Blinky). The acclaimed show inspired by del Toro’
Looks like Disney and Netflix are going to part ways sooner or later. With Disney moving close to have its own over-the-top (OTT) streaming service, it won't need Netflix forever, it is understood. Then in that eventuality, the question that will come to mind would be what would Disney decide to do? The outcome could vary from taking all its content and putting them up on its (Disney branded) OTT service, to leaving some content on Netflix such as the Marvel superhero shows. Way back on December 4, 2012, Netflix and The Walt Disney Company had in a joint press release announced a multi-year agreement for Netflix to become the exclusive subscription outlet in the U.S. for films from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, and Disneynature star
Filming of The Legend of Monkey, a big-budget live-action fantasy drama TV series has begun at Auckland. The series that is targeted for families is being produced for ABC, TVNZ and Netflix by Aussie production house See-Saw Films in association with New Zealand’s Jump Film & TV. Inspired by the 16th century literary Chinese fable Journey to the West, the co-production follows the adventures of a teenage girl and a trio of fallen Gods who must restore balance to their world by destroying a demonic evil force. The adaptation’s head writer is Jacquelin Perske, who had earlier written Seven Types of Ambiguity, Spirited. For this particular project, she is working with Samantha Strauss and Craig Irvin.The series is being directed by Gerard Johnstone. The cast includes Chai Hansen as
One Animation’s animated TV series Oddbobs has been released on Netflix in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The long-form toon follows seven colorful characters as they play pranks on one another. The SVOD deal comes after a one and five-minute shorts of Oddbods garnered nearly two billion views across social media. The series’ long-form version was sold last year to broadcasters including Boomerang, Disney channels in Asia, Canal Plus in France and Africa, ITV in the UK and Boing in Italy. This past fall, ITV also signed on licensees for Oddbods with help from UK master toy partner Golden Bear. The show’s second season will also be streamed on Netflix later this summer.