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Animation Still Being Made

As Hollywood production has ground to a halt over the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, there is one area that been able to keep the lights on for the most part — animation. As new episodes of The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers and more just this past weekend made it to air, many animated series are still in production, with their creative teams working in sync from home. And voiceover jobs are among the very few opportunities for actors right now, as many in that field have recording facilities in their own homes. “Disney Television Animation is fully functioning with the team successfully working on a remote basis,” the company said in a statement to Deadline. “It took a few days to smooth some wrinkles but with strong studio leadership, the team of animation pros and support from IT and HR, the animation and editing is on schedule.”     Read More

All Access: Star Trek Free for Non-Subscribers

More entertainment fodder for your shelter-in-place: Star Trek: Picard is now free to non-subscribers to CBS All Access. Or, put more accurately: Non-paid subscribers. You’ll still have to sign up for the CBS streaming service to watch the show, but now there’s a coupon code that unlocks Picard: “GIFT.” The will unlock a one month free trial which includes all shows on the service (so if you want to check out Star Trek: Discovery or old episodes of Next Generation, you can do that too). There are nine episodes from the show’s first season available now, and the season finale drops on Thursday.      Read More

Walking Dead Pushed Back

Another show has had its season interrupted by the coronavirus. Just four days after The Walking Dead: World Beyond had its April 12 premiere date scrapped even though the entire season of the spin-off series was completed, the original Walking Dead series has announced on its social media channels that the season finale scheduled for April 12 has also been postponed. The posted message by AMC reads: “Current events have unfortunately made it impossible to complete post-production of The Walking Dead Season 10 finale, so the current season will end with its 15th episode on Sunday, April 5. The planned finale will appear as a special episode later in the year.” Season 10 of the record-breaking zombie drama completed filming in November, but post-production could not be completed in time on the final episode before the COVID-19 shutdown, leaving the last installment in limbo. And filming on season 11 was supposed to commence at the start of May but has already been pushed back three weeks, with more delays possibly coming.      Read More

15- Film Godzilla Collection Coming

The Criterion Collection has been publishing films for over 20 years, and it’s about to hit a huge milestone. It’s next disc, with a spine #1000, will be released this fall, and it is a massive blu-ray Godzilla collection. This collection of films targets primarily the early Japanese Godzilla films, packing in 15 films in total. The films include:

Godzilla (1954)
Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963)
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Invasion of the Astro Monster (1965)
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
Son of Godzilla (1967)
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
All Monsters Attack (1969)
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Also coming packaged with the mega-collection are a series of interviews with fimmakers and composers, English subtitles and dubs, and a hardcover book with notes on the films by cinema historians. This collection will be released on October 29, 2019, and is available for pre-order on the official website.     Read More

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