Netflix is continuing its expansion of massive animated series with its newest announcement, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. The animated series is part of Dreamworks Animations continuing partnership with Netflix, and is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Colin Trevorrow, with Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) serving as showrunners and executive producers.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they’ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they’re going to survive.
After wrapping up what looks on track to become the biggest movie in box office history, The Russo Brothers are moving on to their next project: a Magic: The Gathering animated series for Netflix. Netflix announced the series as part of a new partnership between the streaming giant and Hasbro’s Allspark Studios. While details are scarce as of right now, we know the series will follow the Planeswalkers, legendary spellcasting heroes and villains that traverse the multiverse doing battle.
Hopefully we’ll learn more soon as this could easily become something massive for Netflix if handled well. Magic still has quite a fan-base and in the right hands could be great.
Disney Pixar has revealed the first official teaser trailer for their upcoming fantasy-alternate-timeline animated film, Onward. Based on a true story from director, Dan Scanlon, albeit with a magical twist, Onward follows two brothers in a magical world centuries after modern machines took root. Elves, gnomes, unicorns, dragons, and more populate the world, alongside cars and planes.
With such an interesting premise, the cast is all-star with Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water), and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (VEEP). Onward hits theaters on March 6th, 2020.
Genndy Tartakovsky is one of the most iconic names in animation history, with the likes of Samurai Jack and Hotel Transylvania under his belt, he’s beloved by both fans and creators. Now, his latest project has been revealed. Primal is headed to [adult swim] this fall, and will follow a caveman at the dawn of evolution, and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction, who forge an unlikely friendship in order to survive.
The first trailer can be seen above, and expect plenty more details at SDCC this year, where it will most certainly be quite the feather in [adult swim]’s hat.
The original programming lineup for Disney+ just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The Hollywood Reporter a new animated series, Monsters at Work, will debut on the service in 2020. The series is set six months after the original Monsters, Inc. and will follow a new monster named Tylor Tuskmon (voiced by Ben Feldman), who is described as “an eager and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team who dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike and Sulley.”
It’s also been confirmed that Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Jennifer Tilly, John Ratzenberger, and Bob Peterson will return to voice their characters from the original film. Additionally, several newcomers have been confirmed, including Tylor’s best friend Val Little (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran), the new boss Fritz (voiced by Henry Winkler), fellow plumbers Smitty and Needleman (voiced by Stephen Stanton), and Tylor’s mom Millie (voiced by Aisha Tyler).
It looks like this Halloween is going to be properly festive, as MGM has debuted the first trailer for their new animated adaptation of The Addam’s Family. With an all-star cast attached, it’s hard to not see this film being anything other than fantastic. The teaser introduces Gomez (Oscar Isaac), Morticia (Charlize Theron), Wednesday (Chloe Grace Moretz), Pugsley (Finn Wolfhard) and the rest of the strange family as they move into their new home.
Morticia, devilishly devoted to her husband and children, is the pale glue that holds her clan together. Gomez, debonair, sinister and passionately in love with his wife, is enthusiastic about whatever dreadful scheme he’s cooked up. Wednesday is a brilliant and sinister teenage girl with long braids and dead-pan wit. Pugsley, a menacing 10 year old on over-drive, enjoys getting into any kind of dreadful mischief he can find. Mad Uncle Fester is good natured, merry and likes to create mayhem any way he can. Grandmama is smitten with her grandchildren who enjoy her cookies shaped like bats and skulls. Margaux Needler, the reality TV makeover queen, is consumed with a desire for absolute suburban, pastel perfection.
Continuing the massive weekend for the DC Universe streaming service, DC Entertainment announced that it would be adding the entire DC Comics Digital Library, beginning today (April 1st), and adding new issues consistently throughout the next year until the entire library has been added. That totals out to over 20,000 single issue comics and graphic novels!
The catch? New issue comics, beginning today, will not be added to the service until 12 months after their initial release, ensuring long-time readers will still have to subscribe or visit their local comic book shop each week. Despite that, $7.99 per month is looking nicer every day.
In addition, we’ve also learned that the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders will debut on July 2nd, after the first 13 episodes aired earlier this year on the service. Lastly, the much anticipated Swamp Thing series will premiere on DC Universe on May 31st, exactly one week after the conclusion to the 15-episode first season of Doom Patrol. It’s an exciting time to be a DC Comics fan with so much fantastic content debuting consistently throughout the next 12 months.
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros.’ upcoming animated Scooby-Doo film, which is now tentatively titled S.C.O.O.B., has rounded out its star-studded cast with Zac Efron (Baywatch) and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!), voicing Fred Jones and Daphne Blake, respectively.
They join an already massive cast with Frank Welker as Scooby Doo, Will Forte as Shaggy Rogers, Gina Rodriguez as Velma Dinkley, and Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman. The plot is currently under wraps, but we know that Mystery Inc. will partner with other members of the Hanna Barbera universe to stop the evil Dick Dastardly. S.C.O.O.B. hits theaters on May 15th, 2020.
Disney and Pixar have released the first full trailer for Toy Story 4 giving us our best look yet at the new film, and the adventure that Woody and friends find themselves in. In this installment, Woody attempts to convince Forky, a spork-turned-toy made by their new child, Bonnie, that he’s there to help Bonnie make happy memories. After being separated, the two have to find their way back, encountering friends, new and old, on the way.
Toy Story 4 looks set to be yet another huge film for Pixar, and could be one of the Summer’s biggest hits when it hits theaters on June 21st.
According to /Film, Marvel Studios is developing an animated anthology series based on the Marvel What If? series of comics for Disney+. Kevin Feige will produce the series, though it will obviously not be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though the report speculates several actors could lend their voices to the series, reprising their roles from the MCU.
The Marvel What If? series re-imagines key events in Marvel History, rewriting them to speculate what could happen if certain details changed, though it’s currently unknown which stories are being adapted. Expect more information soon, as it develops.
Warner Bros. Animation has shared the first official trailer for the upcoming crossover animated film, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The trailer gives us an idea of the story, based on the comic by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II. The film boasts an incredible roster of heroes and villains, with both heroes’ bevy of rogue’s making an appearance, with an all-star voice cast to boot.
Check out the announcement post for more information on the massive cast, with Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hitting shelves on March 31st.
It looks as if the agency Hamagami/Carroll Inc. have given us our first look at how Sonic the Hedgehog appears in his upcoming live-action adaptation. While his design is a bit reminiscent of the newer Detective Pikachu designs, he doesn’t quite have the “wow” factor that many of these characters shoot for.
His gloves are gone in favor of white fur, and his face has little to none of Sonic’s trademark attitude. You can hit the jump for more of his appearance, and a few choice bullet points explaining his personality as “chill & likable,” yet also “mischievous but not malicious.”
The upcoming big-budget Scooby-Doo animated film is making waves this morning. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Warner Bros.’ animated feature has cast Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), and Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!).
Welker is returning to voice the titular Great Dane, with Forte bringing his best friend Shaggy Rogers to life. Rodriguez will voice Velma Dinkley, with Tracy Morgan surprisingly playing Captain Caveman. The film will see Mystery Inc. partner with other members of the Hanna Barbera universe to stop Dick Dastardly and his latest evil plot.
Cartoon Network and DC Entertainment have shared the first trailer for the upcoming animated series, DC Super Hero Girls, premiering on March 8th. The series follows the adventures of Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, and their colorful cast of fellow heroes and villains.
Saving the day is super easy when you’re a Super Hero. But stopping evil in its tracks while keeping up grades and managing a social life, all before curfew? Ugh. That’s, like, super tough. DC Super Hero Girls are more than crime-fighting besties, they’re a diverse group of dedicated super-teens! Working together, they fight the battles of Metropolis and the battles of growing, up all at the same time. Always discovering new ways to control their powers and abilities, these awesome girls are quickly learning (sometimes the hard way) how to deal with the super challenges of being a teenage Super Hero. We all have the power to make a difference. Just make sure to use it for good or you’ll find yourself up against those tenacious teens, the DC Super Hero Girls.
SYFY has revealed that Warner Bros. Animation is working on a fantastic new crossover film, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will see the Caped Crusader come to blows with the Half-shell Heroes via trans-dimensional portal.
Based on the comic series by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II, the film will star Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins) pulling double-duty as Batman and The Joker, Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace) as Raphael, Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) as Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) as Donatello, and Eric Bauza (The Woody Woodpecker Show) as Leonardo.
They join Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Batgirl, Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants) as The Penguin, John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Mr. Freeze, Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls) as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!) as Bane, and Cas Anvar (The Expanse) as Ra’s al Ghul.