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HBO Max Announces ‘Love Life’ Season 2 Premiere Date, Releases Teaser (TV New Roundup)

HBO Max Announces ‘Love Life’ Season 2 Premiere Date, Releases Teaser (TV New Roundup)
HBO Max announced that Season 2 of “Love Life” will premiere Oct. 28 with its first three episodes.

Then, the second three episodes of the 10-episode season will stream on Nov. 4, with the final four concluding on Nov. 11.

The second season of the romantic dramedy centers on Marcus Watkins (William Jackson Harper), who comes out of a years-long relationship and is forced to once again look for the perfect love he thought he had already found.

The season also stars Jessica Williams, Punkie Johnson and Chris “Comedian Cp” Powell. Arian Moayed, Leslie Bibb and John Earl Jelks are recurring guest stars and Maya Kazan, Ego Nwodim, Kimberly Elise, Blair Underwood, Janet Hubert, Jordan Rock and Steven Boyer are guest stars. Keith David narrates. Season 1’s Anna Kendrick, who also executive produces, Zoë Chao, Peter Vack, Sasha Compére and Nick Thune will appear.

In addition to Kendrick, “Love Life” is executive produced by showrunners Sam Boyd,
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Zoe Saldaña, Gabriel Iglesias, Rita Moreno to Star in Animated Epic ‘Maya and the Three’

Zoe Saldaña, Gabriel Iglesias, Rita Moreno to Star in Animated Epic ‘Maya and the Three’
Zoe Saldaña will lead a voice cast for the upcoming animated fantasy epic coming to Netflix called “Maya and the Three.”

Maya and the Three” is an animated series in nine chapters from the mind behind “El Tigre” and “The Book of Life,” Jorge R. Gutiérrez, and it’s a fantasy about a warrior princess that’s inspired by Mesoamerican and Caribbean culture, as well as the ancient mythologies of the Aztec, Maya and Inca.

Netflix on Tuesday unveiled the full cast for the animated series along with a teaser trailer. Alongside Saldaña as the title character, “Maya and the Three” has an impressive voice cast that also includes Gabriel Iglesias, Allen Maldonado, Stephanie Beatriz, Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Alfred Molina, Kate del Castillo, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Rosie Perez, Queen Latifah, Wyclef Jean, Jorge R. Gutiérrez, Sandra Equihua, Isabela Merced, Chelsea Rendon, Joaquín Cosío, Carlos Alazraqui, Eric Bauza and Rita Moreno.
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‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’ Review

‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’ Review
Features the voices of: Tomás Ayuso, Karina Matas Piper, Scott Cleverdon, Stephen Hughes, Elisabeth Gray, Robbie K. Jones, Blair Holmes | Written by Doug Langdale | Directed by Toni García

Beloved 1980s children’s cartoon Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds gets the big screen adaptation treatment in this feature-length animated adventure, which, like the series, sticks closely to the plot of Alexandre Dumas’ literary classic The Three Musketeers. However, while the film definitely offers some nostalgia value, when it comes to the script and the animation, it’s more of a downgrade than an upgrade.

The original 1981 series was a Spanish-Japanese co-production that ran for 26 episodes and was broadcast with an English language dub on BBC Children’s Television in 1985. The new movie is produced by the same Spanish company (Brb International), but the animation is the 3G CGI variety, rather than the traditional hand-drawn cel animation of the TV series.

The
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Netflix Expands Childrens Animation Slate With ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm,’ ‘Dogs In Space’ & ‘Super Giant Robot Brothers’

Netflix Expands Childrens Animation Slate With ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm,’ ‘Dogs In Space’ & ‘Super Giant Robot Brothers’
Netflix will expand its children’s animation programming slate with the addition of A Tale Dark & Grimm, Dogs In Space and Super Giant Robot Brothers.

The first in the trio of animated series is A Tale Dark & Grimm, based on the best-selling book by Adam Gidwitz. The series follows Hansel and Gretel as they

run away from home to find better parents…or at least ones who won’t chop off their heads! As Hansel and Gretel leave their own story and venture through other classic Grimm fairy tales, unexpected narrators’ guide us through their encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons and even the devil himself.

The series, which features Raini Rodriguez, Andre Robinson, Nicole Byer and Adam Lambert, is produced in partnership with Boat Rocker Studios in association with Novo Media Group and Astro-Nomical Entertainment. Animation services by Boat Rocker’s Jam Filled Entertainment.

Executive producers are David Henrie, James Henrie,
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Jamie Ward, Simon Harrison, Chipo Chung and More Join Final Season of ‘His Dark Materials’ (TV News Roundup)

Jamie Ward, Simon Harrison, Chipo Chung and More Join Final Season of ‘His Dark Materials’ (TV News Roundup)
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jamie Ward, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Simon Harrison, Chipo Chung and Amber Fitzgerald-Woolfe have joined the third and final season of “His Dark Materials,” directed by Amit Gupta, Charles Martin and Weronika Tofilska.

The eight-episode season, which is currently in production, is based on “The Amber Spyglass,” the final novel in Philip Pullman’s bestselling trilogy.

Season 3 of “His Dark Materials” follows Lyra (Dafne Keen) and Will (Amir Wilson), the bearer of The Subtle Knife, as they travel through multiple worlds to find and protect each other.

Also starring Ruth Wilson, Simone Kirby, Will Keen, Jade Anouka, Ruta Gedminstas and James McAvoy, “His Dark Materials” is produced by Bad Wolf in association with New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. Executive producers include Jane Tranter, Dan McCulloch, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for
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First trailer drops for animation ‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’

First trailer drops for animation ‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’
Altitude Films has dropped the first look trailer for its upcoming animation ‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’.

Based on the beloved animated series and inspired by the famous novel by Alexandre Dumas, the movie is brought to the big screen by celebrated animation writer Doug Langdale.

For those not familiar, Dogtanian is an ambitious young swordsman who dreams of becoming a hero and joining the legendary Muskehounds. After proving his skills and earning their trust, he and the three Muskehounds must defend the King from the villainous Cardinal Richelieu’s secret plot to seize power. Will the Cardinal win and take control, or will Dogtanian and his new friends foil the evil scheme before it’s too late?

Also in trailers – First trailer arrives for animation ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong

The film will hit UK and Irish cinemas on 25 June, with previews on 19 and 20 June over the National Lottery Cinema Weekend.
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Trailer & Poster for ‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’

Trailer & Poster for ‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’
Join Dogtanian, everyone’s favourite swashbuckling hound, on the biggest adventure of the summer as Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, an updating of the classic cartoon series, opens exclusively in cinemas across the UK & Ireland this month!

Dogtanian is an ambitious young swordsman who dreams of becoming a hero and joining the legendary Muskehounds. After proving his skills and earning their trust, he and the three Muskehounds must defend the King from the villainous Cardinal Richelieu’s secret plot to seize power. Will the Cardinal win and take control, or will Dogtanian and his new friends foil the evil scheme before it’s too late?

Based on the beloved animated series and inspired by the famous novel by Alexandre Dumas, Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds is brought to the big screen by celebrated animation writer Doug Langdale.

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds is released only in cinemas on June 25th
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Altitude Scoops U.K. Rights for ‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’ (Exclusive)

Altitude Scoops U.K. Rights for ‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’ (Exclusive)
Altitude has acquired U.K. distribution rights to “Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds,” a 3D animated feature inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ 19th-century classic D’Artagnan novels.

The family adventure film is being represented in international markets by Charades, the sales banner behind the Oscar-nominated “Mirai” and “I Lost My Body.”

Budgeted in the range of $10 million, the movie is a reboot of the popular 1980s TV series “Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds,” which aired in more than 100 countries and on 150 networks, and was adapted by Doug Langdale.

Directed by Toni García, the film follows Dogtanian, a fearless young boy who embarks on an adventure-filled journey to Paris hoping to become one of the king’s “muskehounds” guards.

Altitude is planning to release “Dogtanian and the Three Muskehound” in the U.K. and Ireland on June 25. The deal marks the first collaboration between Charades and Altitude.

Charades previously sold the film
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Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds the movie gets June release date

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds the movie gets June release date
All those of a certain age, get ready for a trip down memory road as the beloved series animation ‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’ has been made into a film and will be coming to a cinema near you soon.

Based on the beloved animated series and inspired by the famous novel by Alexandre Dumas, the movie is brought to the big screen by celebrated animation writer Doug Langdale.

For those not familiar, Dogtanian is an ambitious young swordsman who dreams of becoming a hero and joining the legendary Muskehounds. After proving his skills and earning their trust, he and the three Muskehounds must defend the King from the villainous Cardinal Richelieu’s secret plot to seize power. Will the Cardinal win and take control, or will Dogtanian and his new friends foil the evil scheme before it’s too late?

Also in news – Kate Hudson becomes latest name to
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Navarre: A Film-tv Company Guide

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Navarre: A Film-tv Company Guide
A burgeoning film-tv hub and shoot locale in Spain, Navarre is proving a hotbed for new companies and projects which are now helping the region to gain bigger visibility abroad. Some start-up, or standout Navarre-based outfits expected to attend this week’s on-site Conecta Fiction in Pamplona:

Adhokers Navarra

Created by Beatriz Acinas and José Luis Tejedor, Adhokers has offices in Madrid and Pamplona and produces TV contents and commercials. Upcoming projects include TV series “Encuentros en Villa Lancaster” and “Manual de usar y tirar.”

Apolo Films

Founded by legendary animation creator-entrepreneur Claudio Biern Boyd, indie studio Apolo has operated in Navarre since 2018, focusing on toon features inspired by well-known international brands. On Jan. 21, it will release in Spain swashbuckling adventure “Dogtanian & The Three Muskehounds,” the newest installment in the the 40-year-old iconic TV property. “Dogtanian” is helmed by Apolo creative director Toni García and written by “Puss in Boots
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Netflix Orders ‘Samurai Rabbit’ Animated Series Based on Stan Sakai’s ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Comics

Netflix Orders ‘Samurai Rabbit’ Animated Series Based on Stan Sakai’s ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Comics
Netflix has ordered “Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles,” a new CGI animated kids’ series based on the award-winning “Usagi Yojimbo” comic books by Stan Sakai.

Produced by Gaumont, “Samurai Rabbit” marks the first animated TV adaptation inspired by Sakai’s comics. The show will follow a brand new character, teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, a descendent of Miyamoto Usagi, the protagonist of the “Usagi Yojimbo” comic books.

Per Netflix, “The series takes place in the far future, set in a world that mixes modern high-tech images with classic Japanese references. It follows the teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, descendent of the great warrior Miyamoto Usagi, on his epic quest to become a true samurai. But he isn’t alone! He leads a ragtag team of misfit heroes – including a roguish bounty hunter, a cunning ninja, an acrobatic pickpocket and a faithful pet lizard – as he battles depth-charging moles, metal-tipped winged bats, and monsters from another dimension,
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‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Animated Series Ordered at Netflix, James Wan to Executive Produce

‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Animated Series Ordered at Netflix, James Wan to Executive Produce
The world of the iconic “Usagi Yojimbo” comic books is coming to television for the first time.

Netflix is teaming with Gaumont on a CGI animated series titled “Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles,” which is based on the 35-year-old comic book series by Stan Sakai.

Rather than centering around the comic books’ protagonist Miyamoto Usagi, the series will take place in the far future and follow the teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, descendent of the aforementioned great warrior, on his epic quest to become a true samurai. Yuichi will lead a ragtag team of misfit heroes – including a roguish bounty hunter, a cunning ninja, an acrobatic pickpocket and a faithful pet lizard – as he battles depth-charging moles, metal-tipped winged bats, and monsters from another dimension, all in the pursuit to become the best samurai Usagi.

Sakai will serve as an executive producer on the show, along with Gaumont’s Nicolas Atlan,
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‘Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles’: Netflix Sets Toon Series Based On Stan Sakai’s Comic Books

‘Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles’: Netflix Sets Toon Series Based On Stan Sakai’s Comic Books
Netflix has set the first animated TV series based on the long-running Usagi Yojimbo comic books by Stan Sakai. The streamer today announced Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, which is set in a world that mixes modern high-tech images with classic Japanese references.

Spawned from Sakai’s comics that began in 1984 and counting James Wan among its executive producers, the CGI Samurai Rabbit follows the teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi, descendent of the great warrior Miyamoto Usagi, on his epic quest to become a true samurai. But he isn’t alone. He leads a ragtag team of misfit heroes – including a roguish bounty hunter, a cunning ninja, an acrobatic pickpocket and a faithful pet lizard – as he battles depth-charging moles, metal-tipped winged bats and monsters from another dimension, all in the pursuit to become the best samurai Usagi.

The series hails from Sakai — creator, writer and illustrator of the comic book
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TV News Roundup: Peacock Unveils ‘Psych 2: Lassie Come Home’ Trailer (Watch)

TV News Roundup: Peacock Unveils ‘Psych 2: Lassie Come Home’ Trailer (Watch)
In today’s TV News Roundup, Peacock released the trailer for “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home,” and HBO announced the premiere date for its upcoming documentary “Showbiz Kids.”

Dates

HBO has announced its upcoming documentary “Showbiz Kids” will premiere on July 14 at 9 p.m. Directed by former child actor Alex Winter, the film chronicles the unique experiences of working as a child actor in the entertainment industry through a combination of archival footage and interviews. The film comes from Ringer Films, with Bill Simmons serving as executive producer along with Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller for HBO. Watch a trailer below.

First Looks

Peacock has released trailers for its launch slate of original programming. NBCUniversal’s streaming service will become available on July 15. Watch the new trailers below.

Brave New World” is an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel of the same name. David Wiener serves as showrunner; Grant Morrison,
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‘Dogtanian’ Animated Feature In The Works from Cosmos-Maya, Apolo (Exclusive)

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‘Dogtanian’ Animated Feature In The Works from Cosmos-Maya, Apolo (Exclusive)
India and Singapore-based animation outfit Cosmos-Maya is driving into the animated feature arena with “Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds,” an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel “The Three Musketeers.”

A co-production with Spain’s Apolo Films, “Dogtanian” is an iconic television property that was first aired on Mbs in Japan in 1981, Television Espanola in 1982 and the BBC in 1985. There have been several iterations of the show since, and some 40 years on, it is still airing in more than 100 territories.

Emmy and Annie nominee Doug Langdale (“Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness”) is writing the film script, based on the original written by Claudio Biern Boyd, who is President of Apolo Films. Toni Garcia (“Invizimals”) is set to direct.

Universal has boarded the project, taking Svod for several territories including the U.K., France and Germany. Spanish partners on the project include Tve, Lusomundo and A Contracorriente, with financial support from Ico,
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‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ Season 4 Exclusive Clip: Puss Shows Off His Many Powers

‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ Season 4 Exclusive Clip: Puss Shows Off His Many Powers
Though much of TV has slowed down for the end of the year, one sword-fighting cat is ready to return to screens everywhere this Friday. The indelible Puss in Boots (voiced by Eric Bauza) is back in the fourth season of the Netflix original series “The Adventures of Puss in Boots” In the upcoming season, Puss continues his quest to defeat the evil Bloodwolf using the mythical Crown of Souls to direct his journey. He and the Senior Puss Squad embark on numerous adventures to track down the magical items needed to defeat the Bloodwolf. But when he finally arrives, who will stop him from destroying San Lorenzo? Watch an exclusive clip from the new season below featuring Puss showing off his many powers to a skeptic.

Read More: Watch: Danny Trejo Gets Animated in Exclusive Clip of Netflix Original ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots

Executive produced by Doug Langdale,
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Reel FX Makes Multi-Picture Pact With ‘Book Of Life’ Helmer Jorge R. Gutierrez; Kung Fu Space Western, Anybody?

Reel FX Makes Multi-Picture Pact With ‘Book Of Life’ Helmer Jorge R. Gutierrez; Kung Fu Space Western, Anybody?
Exclusive: Reel FX Animation Studios, the company behind The Book Of Life, has made a long term deal with that film’s writer/director Jorge R. Gutierrez. The first animated picture under the new deal will be an untitled Kung Fu Space Western. Gutierrez will direct from a script he’s writing with Douglas Langdale. Reel FX’s Brad Booker will produce with Gutierrez and Chatrone LLC. Sandra Equihua has been set to oversee the character design. Gutierrez has moved to Dallas to…
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The Book of Life movie review: what’s a woman for?

The animation is fresh, unique, and gorgeous. But we don’t need another tale of a man having exciting adventures while a woman waits around to marry him. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The animation, a CGI explosion of Mexican folkloric motifs, is fresh, unique, and gorgeous, if the design is at times so frenetic and overstuffed that it threatens sensory overload. The story the animation is used to tell, however, is so familiar as to be blandly generic, and totally unsurprising in both its overarching themes and its specific details.

Two deities who oversee realms of the afterlife — La Muerte (the voice of Kate del Castillo), who rules the Land of the Remembered, and Xibalba (the voice of Ron Perlman: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Pacific Rim), who rules the Land of
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The Book of Life review: "A sunny and spirited animation"

The Book of Life review:
Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez; Screenwriters: Jorge R. Gutierrez, Douglas Langdale; Starring: Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube; Running time: 95 mins; Certificate: U

Mexican mythology provides the inspiration for The Book of Life, a sunny and spirited animation that's as much about what happens after we leave this mortal coil. Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna lend their voices, each in the corner of a love triangle that spans three beautifully realised worlds: the Land of the Living, the Land of the Remembered and the Land of the Forgotten.

At the centre of some cosmic turbulence is Manolo (Luna), the son of a bullfighter who is expected to follow in dad's footsteps, but Manolo would rather play his guitar and serenade the town beauty Maria (Saldana). Rivalling him for Maria's affections is best pal Joaquin (Tatum), a bit of a blowhard who
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'Book of Life' director talks about the 'heart' of his Best Animated Feature Film contender

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'Book of Life' director talks about the 'heart' of his Best Animated Feature Film contender
One of the unique fixtures of an opening weekend in Los Angeles, whether it's an art house release or a studio blockbuster, are filmmakers and sometimes stars popping their heads into a theater to see how their baby plays. Well, if you're going to a screening of the new animated feature "The Book of Life" in the Southland this weekend, there's a good chance you might see Jorge R. Gutierrez dropping by your theater. "Book" is Gutierrez's directorial debut and a project he's worked diligently to bring to the big screen for 14 years. The talented animator has received advice about handling the release from the film's producer, Guillermo del Toro, but Gutierrez jokes he's not listening to it. "He said don't read the Internet, don't read any reviews, like, don't look at the comments," Gutierrez says. "But I am a masochist, so I'm reading everything. And then this whole weekend
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