News Bytes: DC FanDome features guests, ‘Lupine III’ heads to theaters, new ‘SpongeBob’ podcast afloat, and more
Crowdfund: John Hubley Historical Marker
An Indiegogo campaign is underway to raise funds to install a Wisconsin State Historical Society marker on the lawn of the Stephenson Public Library in the hometown of world famous entertainer Marinette, Wisc. Hubley is known as the co-creator of Mr. Magoo, one of UPA’s groundbreaking artists (created 80 years ago this year) and a respected independent animator in his own right. The project is led by the Animation Education Association in collaboration with the public libraries WSHS and Marinette Co ..
DC FanDome Talent Announcement
On October 16 at 9:00 a.m. PT, the youngest DC fans will start the day with DC Kids FanDome – a special standalone experience for kids and their parents to explore the DC Multiverse with Robin and the Teen Titans, have a preview upcoming DC lively shows and immerse yourself in digital home activities, all in a safe and kid-friendly environment. The event will be co-hosted by social media sensation and Cartoon Network’s first musician in residence, Nandi Bushell. Have fun on DCKidsFanDome.com and the DC Kids YouTube page. Then at 10 a.m., the main show kicks off on DCFanDome.com with big news, reveals and surprises brought to you by stars, cast members, creators and crews from fan-favorite DC properties across the streets. The brand’s biggest movies, live-action and animated TV series, games, comics, home entertainment and consumer products.
Update Release Date: “Shirobako the Movie”
The sequel to the hit series billed as “A Love Letter to the Anime Industry” is now set to arrive on Digital and the Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack on December 7 from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory, after its theatrical release in North America this summer. Read all about the home version here.
Disney + Brings Tricks & Treats To LA With Hallowstream Drive-In
From October 7 to 13, kick off the Halloween season with a series of screenings at West Los Angeles College in Culver City, California. Highlights include the premiere of Haunted Mansion of the Muppets, LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales, What if…? “Zombies” and a screening of RL Stine’s Just beyond as good as Simpsons Treehouse of Horror marathon, that of Tim Burton The nightmare before Christmas and Frankenweenie, a look back at The proud family and more. Tix on sale to the public on Monday, October 4.
Special theatrical engagement set ‘Lupine le 3e’ for October
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary anime franchise, TMS Entertainment (TMS) and Sentai will host the world premiere of the English dub of Lupine the 3rd part 1, Episode 1, presented alongside the first two subtitled episodes of the long-awaited series Lupine the 3rd part 6 in theaters for a special limited-time engagement. Fans can catch the Elusive Thief in theaters October 22-28. For reservations and event times, see the list of theater locations and related event times above. Watch the whole Lupine the 3rd part 6 animated series via Sentai’s streaming partner, HIDIVE (www.hidive.com).
“Alien Worlds” Wins Emmy for News and Documentary
The Netflix speculative series that imagines what alien life might look like has received the Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction Award: Documentary. Creative directors Paul Simpsons and Simon Wood and graphic producer Sebastian Read share the honor. Framestore has created four fully realized worlds populated with specially adapted flora and fauna, in close collaboration with writer-director-producer Nigel Paterson and Wall To Wall executive producer Tim Lambert.
Black Hair Tutorial Series ‘My HAIRstory!’ With styles of ‘Craig of the Creek’
The three-part series hosted by celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble started on her Instagram account on National Hairdressing Day (October 1), featuring styles seen in Cartoon Network’s Emmy, GLAAD and NAACP nominated series with “Wash Day.” The series will continue with “Protective Styling” (October 15) and “Loc Love” (October 28). Fans can interact with Kimble from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on launch days by asking questions in the comments section of IGTC posts. Videos will be recorded and available on Cartoon Network Youtube channel.
Nickelodeon Trailers The All New SpongeBob BingePants Podcast
The original 40-episode companion show co-produced with iHeartRadio premieres Thursday, October 7 wherever podcasts are heard. Hosted by superfans Frankie Grande (Henri danger) and Hector Navarro (Nickelodeon Animated Podcast), SpongeBob BingePants dives deep all the way to Bikini Bottom to celebrate all that is absorbent, yellow and porous. Guests this season include Carolyn Lawrence (voice of Sandy Cheeks), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), Kenny Pittenger (model maker on Sponge Bob SquarePants, storyboard director of Kamp Koral) and Jennie Monica (executive co-producer of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Patrick Star Show and Kamp Koral).
Zoic Studios announces employees can work remotely indefinitely
Emmy-winning private VFX company has moved to a remote-work business first, embracing workplace changes spurred by the pandemic. In addition to the globalization of talent offered by this change, the company has seen its productivity increase while collaborating in a fully digital environment: their remote team of more than 400 full-time employees have collaborated on some of the best series in the world. last year including Netflix Sweet tooth, Apple TV + SEE and For all mankind, WandaVision for Disney + and Superman and Lois for Warner Bros. Zoic will retain its physical offices for employees in Culver City, California, New York and Vancouver for in-person collaboration and special projects. Office space will also be available for employees as an option to work in person while meeting all local health guidelines.