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Teaser of Fantasia Opening Night Film ‘Polaris’ Reveals Dystopian Perpetual Winter (EXCLUSIVE)

Opening the 26th Fantasia Int’l Film Festival in Montreal on July 14, writer-director KC Carthew’s “Polaris” is her sophomore pic after her multi-award-winning debut feature, “The Sun at Midnight”…

‘Lilo & Stitch’ Director Got ‘Frustrated’ by ‘Frozen’ Praise: We Did Sisterhood Over Romance First

When “Frozen” broke through the pop culture zeitgeist upon release in 2013, it was widely celebrated for how it rejected the romantic standards of the Disney animated fairy…

Annecy’s ‘Nayola’ Explores the Struggles of Three Generations of Women in Angola

José Miguel Ribeiro’s feature debut “Nayola,” one of two Portuguese full-length animation pics screening at Annecy Animation Film Festival, portrays the fate of a grandmother, a mother and…

Netflix Snaps Up Richard Curtis Adaptation ‘That Christmas,’ Unveils European Animated Slate

In the run up to Annecy festival, Netflix has unveiled a powerful slate of talent-driven animated films and series, including “That Christmas” based on BAFTA winner Richard Curtis’s…

U.K. Broadcasting Chiefs on Evolution of Media Landscape: ‘Complacency Will End in Serious Consequences’

The heads of the U.K. public service broadcasters (PSBs) are in agreement that the market is undergoing seismic changes and evolution is the way forward. “There’ll be huge…

Montreal’s Fantasia Honors John Woo, Spotlights South Korean Animation

“Face Off” helmer John Woo will receive a Career Achievement Award during Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, about to celebrate its 26th edition. The Hong Kong filmmaker is…

BBC Reveals 4.2% Pay Rise for Staff, Describes it as ‘Right and Fair’

U.K. broadcaster BBC has revealed a 4.2% pay increase for staff in August, followed by a further 1.% hike later in the financial year. Senior Leaders will not…

Disney Animators Talk About Drawing Simba and Olaf in New ‘Sketchbook’ Series

The new series “Sketchbook” from Disney + takes animation fans and aspiring animators inside the world of creating some of the studio’s most beloved characters. From Olaf to…

Chelsea Soccer Club Bought by Todd Boehly-Led Group in $5 Billion Deal, Ending Abramovich Era

A consortium led by Todd Boehly has struck a deal reportedly worth £4.25 billion ($5.24 billion) to acquire top English Premier League soccer club Chelsea FC, one of…