Month: July 2023

‘Spider-Verse’ Directors Give Message to Filmmakers: ‘I Want All of You to Make the Movie You Want and for the Studios to Support That’ At Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch

By Sophia Scorziello July 19, 2023 It was a special night at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif. celebrating the forces behind some of Hollywood’s beloved animated projects for Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch event. The ceremony and cocktail reception honoring 10 creators in the animation (check out the full list here) field kicked things off with …

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‘The Monkey King’ Trailer: Jimmy O. Yang Leads Netflix Animated Film Based On Chinese Folklore

By Valerie Complex July 17, 2023 Netflix has dropped a trailer for the animated movie The Monkey King. The film stars Jimmy O. Yang, Lin Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Nan Li, Bowen Yang, Jo Koy, Ron Yuan, Hoon Lee, BD Wong, Andrew Kishino, Sophie Wu, Jodi Long, James Sie, Andrew Pang, Stephanie Hsu, and Kuno Inghram. With animation and imagery by ReelFX, The Monkey King is …

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Jimmy O. Yang, Bowen Yang Face Off as Part of an Epic Animated Quest in ‘The Monkey King’ Trailer

By Abbey White July 17, 2023 Debuting Aug. 18, the Netflix animated film from ‘The Boxtrolls’ director Anthony Stacchi also stars Jo Koy, Stephanie Hsu and BD Wong. Jimmy O. Yang, Bowen Yang, Jo Koy, Stephanie Hsu and BD Wong voice star in Netflix’s new comedic action-adventure The Monkey King, which sees its titular character battling demons, dragons and his own ego. Dropping …

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‘The Monkey King’ Swings into Action in Official Netflix Trailer

By Mercedes Milligan July 17, 2023 Netflix today unveiled the official trailer and new images for its animated feature The Monkey King, based on the classic Chinese fantasy epic Journey to the West. Directed by Anthony Stacchi (The Boxtrolls, Open Season), produced by Peilin Chou (Over the Moon, Abominable) and executive produced by Hong Kong comedy-action master …

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10 Animators to Watch: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘Chicken Run 2’ Artists Among 2023 Honorees

By Andrew Barker, Murtada Elfadl, Paula Hendrickson, Stuart Miller, Rafael Motamayor, Paul Plunkett July 13, 2023 Variety and Nickelodeon are joining forces again for this year’s 10 Animators to Watch event in Los Angeles. The in-person cocktail party and awards ceremony on July 18 will celebrate rising creators in the animation space who are leaving …

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