Friday, February 26, 2021

Wendy and Richard Pini Announce ElfQuest: The Audio Movie

ElfQuest: The Audio Movie
Richard and Wendy Pini of Warp Graphics, Fred Greenhalgh of Dagaz Media, and Ben Dobyns, President of The Fantasy Network, are thrilled to announce a joint venture to adapt the classic fantasy comic, ElfQuest, as a cinematic ‘audio movie’ experience with an anticipated cast of more than 40 voice actors, original sound design, and a lush orchestral score.

Details about the audio movie will be revealed by the Pinis, Dagaz, and The Fantasy Network on a special livestream event at 11am Eastern Time on March 5th, streaming at ElfQuest’s Facebook Page and The Fantasy Network’s Twitch Channel.

Nickelodeon and Entertainment One Partner for New Transformers Animated Series

Nickelodeon Transformers Animated Series
Nickelodeon, the number-one network for kids, and Hasbro’s Entertainment One (eOne) have partnered to co-produce an original animated Transformers series (26 half-hour episodes), based on the iconic global property. In the action-comedy series, a new species of Transformers must find their place and purpose among Autobots, Decepticons, and the human family that adopts them. The series will premiere exclusively on Nickelodeon in the U.S. before rolling out internationally.

“As soon as I read the creative concept, which at its core is about family, I knew we absolutely had to tell this story with our good friends at eOne and Hasbro,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation. “The series will tell a reimagined story featuring both original characters and fan-favorites for a whole new generation of kids and families. The creative team at Nick, overseen by Claudia Spinelli, SVP of Animation Development, can’t wait to get started on building this new world.”

Thursday, February 18, 2021

2021 Mortal Kombat Movie Trailer Arrives

Mortal Kombat 2021 Movie
From New Line Cinema comes the explosive new cinematic adventure “Mortal Kombat,” inspired by the blockbuster video game franchise, which most recently enjoyed the most successful video game launch in its history, Mortal Kombat 11.  The film is helmed by award-winning Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, marking his feature directorial debut, and produced by James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe films, “Aquaman,”), Todd Garner (“Into the Storm,” “Tag”), McQuoid and E. Bennett Walsh (“Men in Black: International,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”). 

All-New Harry Potter: The Exhibition Is Coming In 2022

Harry Potter The Exhibition coming in 2022
Imagine Exhibitions has announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a newly innovative Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts exhibition which is slated to tour in multiple regions around the world including: North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific Region (APAC) and Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). 

The all-new Harry Potter: The Exhibition, will be a scalable experience that will delight fans from around the world, the exhibition will have a footprint between 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) up to 20,000 square feet (1,858 square meters).

Jeff Lemire and Jock Unite For the First Time with Snow Angels

Snow Angels Comic Book Series
Two of the most acclaimed creators of our time — writer Jeff Lemire and artist Jock — are uniting for one of the most anticipated comic books of 2021 with Snow Angels, a 10-part limited series by the writer of Black Hammer and Gideon Falls and the artist of Wytches and Batman, marking the first time ever that the two esteemed creators have collaborated. Together, Lemire and Jock have created an epic science fiction adventure story set in a brutal near future where the world is covered in ice. Snow Angels is available NOW!

In coordination with comiXology, Amazon Original Stories, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, is simultaneously releasing Jeff Lemire’s first prose short story, also entitled Snow Angels, which introduces the world that will be expanded upon in the comic series. With cover art by Jock, the short story acts as a prologue to the comics, but can also be read as a standalone coming-of-age science fiction story that combines the vivid world-building and deeply felt characterization that Lemire is known for.

Toy Fair 2021: NECA on Universal Monsters

NECA Universal Monsters Ultimate Frankenstein’s Monster Black and White Action Figure
It had long been rumored...or leaked...or outright told to someone, that NECA was swiftly approaching a deal to make SOMETHING with a Universal Monsters license. Knowing that the crew at NECA love everything we love, we knew that if there were any way for that license to include ACTION FIGURES, it would...and then we'd be very happy toy collectors. Well, friends, that day has arrived, and damn... their first look of an upcoming Frankenstein's Monster figure exceeds all expectations. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Legendary Comics Announces 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Publishing Program

Godzilla vs Kong Sometimes Friends Fight Children's Book
In anticipation of the March release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures epic action adventure Godzilla vs. Kong, Legendary Comics announced today an exciting companion publishing program that will allow fans to dive deeper into stories relating to the upcoming cinematic showdown between two of the most beloved pop culture Titans of all time—the great Godzilla and the mighty Kong! The Godzilla vs. Kong publishing program will feature: two new epic prequel graphic novels; an anthology featuring past fan-favorite comic series; two endearing titles for young readers—an original children’s picture book and a young children’s board book; an official behind-the-scenes art book; and a novelization that takes readers deeper into the worlds of Monarch, the Titans, and more. Each title will set the stage for this not-to-be-missed battle royale.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Justice Society: WWII Coming to Digital, 4K UHD and Blu-ray

DC Universe Justice Society World War II Animated Movie Blu-ray
The Flash speeds into the middle of an epic battle between Golden Age DC Super Heroes and Nazis in Justice Society: World War II, the next entry in the popular series of the DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the feature-length animated film will be released on Digital starting April 27, 2021, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11, 2021. The film is rated PG-13 for violence and some bloody images.

Justice Society: World War II will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP) and Blu-ray (USA $29.98 SRP; Canada $39.99 SRP) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition, and a digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Toy Fair 2021: Disney and Pixar's Cars NASCAR Products Revealed

Disney Cars NASCAR Collection

Disney and Pixar’s Cars Week is back, and you’re invited to join the action-packed week leading up to this year’s Daytona 500 on February 14th. Whether you’re a rookie or a pro, #CarsWeek is the perfect chance to put your pedal to the metal and test the speed limits! 

With all new products and activations inspired by your favorite real-life NASCAR drivers and iconic Disney and Pixar’s Cars characters, there is no telling how far you and your four-wheeled friends will go.

Toy Fair 2021: GreenLight Collectibles Inks MGM Studios License Agreement

Greenlight Collectibles Robocop in Ford Taurus
GreenLight Collectibles and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM Studios) are excited to announce a new merchandise partnership with a multi-year license agreement that will bring to life a full range of MGM silver screen vehicles that have yet to be manufactured as die-cast model cars. This new agreement will allow for GreenLight to rollout a wide variety of memorable MGM film and television vehicles in all major die-cast scales over the next several years.