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Video/Photos: See New Look at Menken/Slater Animated Musical SPELLBOUND Featuring Rachel Zegler

New details have been released for Netflix's Spellbound, the animated musical by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater and featuring the voices of Rachel Zegler and Nathan Lane. Spellbound is directed by Vicky Jenson with an original score from EGOT-winning composer Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. Take a look at the new images and a short clip!
Watch Trailer for Apple TV+ Animated Adventure Series WONDLA

Apple TV+ has revealed the trailer for the animated adventure trilogy “WondLa,” hailing from Skydance Animation and based on the New York Times bestselling book series “The Search for WondLa'' by Tony DiTerlizzi. Watch the trailer now!
Apple TV+'s Epic Animated Adventure WONDLA Will Premiere in June

Apple TV+ has announced the premiere date for the first installment of its highly anticipated animated adventure trilogy “WondLa,” hailing from Skydance Animation and based on the New York Times bestselling book series “The Search for WondLa” by Tony DiTerlizzi. Showrun and executive produced by Bobs Gannaway, and featuring a star-studded voice cast, the seven-episode first season of “WondLa” will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, June 28.  
Tituss Burgess Joins SPELLBOUND Animated Movie Musical Starring Rachel Zegler

Tituss Burgess has joined the voice cast of Apple's upcoming animated movie musical, Spellbound. The film, which features a score from Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater. It's directed by Vicky Jenson (“Shrek”) and also features Rachel Zegler, Nathan Lane, Nicole Kidman, Jenifer Lewis, John Lithgow, and Javier Bardem.
Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin to be Honored at the 27th Annual ADG Awards

Oscar-nominated Baz Luhrmann is a master storyteller and pioneer of contemporary visual culture, writing, directing, and producing across film, opera, theatre, events and music. His signature blend of drama, romance, decadence and wit fuses high and low culture, a unique sonic and cinematic language and trademark theatrical aesthetic.
VIDEO: Eva Noblezada Leads LUCK Animated Film Trailer

Apple Original Films’ “Luck” features the voice talents of stars Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Flula Borg, Colin O’Donoghue, John Ratzenberger and Adelynn Spoon. The animated feature is directed by Peggy Holmes from a screenplay by Kiel Murray. Watch the trailer for the new film now!
Nathan Lane, André De Shields & More Join Rachel Zegler-Led SPELLBOUND Animated Musical

Nathan Lane, André De Shields, Jordan Fisher, Jenifer Lewis, John Lithgow, Nicole Kidman, and Javier Bardem have joined the voice cast of the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation's new animated musical feature, “Spellbound.” Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story,” “Snow White”) will provide the voice for the leading role of “Princess Ellian.'
Rachel Zegler to Voice Lead Role in Apple's SPELLBOUND Movie Musical

Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story,” “Snow White”) will provide the voice of “Princess Ellian,” the lead role in Apple's new animated musical feature, “Spellbound.” The film will feature an original score from Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater.
Apple Original Films & Skydance Animation Set LUCK Release Date

Eva Noblezada (“Hadestown,” “Miss Saigon,” “Yellow Rose”) leads the cast as “Sam.' other voices in the cast include Jane Fonda, Flula Borg, Lil Rel Howery, Colin O'Donoghue, John Ratzenberger, Adelynn Spoon, and Whoopi Goldberg.
BWW Interview: Wallace Shawn �" A DESIGNATED Writer of A THOUSAND COLORS

A highly-familiar actor on both screens, big and small; Wallace Shawn will be premiering two podcasts of his playwrighting prowess - THE DESIGNATED MOURNER beginning June 25, 2021; and GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS on July 9, 2021. André Gregory directs both audio six-parters with Larry Pine and Deborah Eisenberg joining Wallace in THE DESIGNATED MOURNER; and Jennifer Tilly, Julie Hagerty, and Emily Cass McDonnell joining Wallace in GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS.
LISTEN: Alan Menken Talks THE LITTLE MERMAID, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Musical, New Upcoming Animated Film, and More!

Alan Menken appeared on the season finale episode of eleven, a UK-based arts and theatre podcast that releases a weekly interview with leaders in the theatrical sphere.  In the episode, he discussed collaborating with Lin-Manuel Miranda for new adaptation of The Little Mermaid, his recent EGOT win, the future of theatre amidst the pandemic, and more.
Ryan Murphy Will Receive Cinematic Imagery Award at the 25th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

He is the originator of the popular American television programs American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Pose, Hollywood, Feud, Glee, and The New Normal, among many others.
Chuck Lorre to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award at the 24th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

Chuck Lorre, award winning television producer, writer and director whose television shows have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the esteemed Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE, Local 800) at the 24th Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards. The 2020 ADG Awards will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown and will honor the prestigious spectrum of Chuck's extraordinary award-winning work over the past 20 years. The announcement was made today by ADG President Nelson Coates, ADG, and Awards Producer Scott Moses, ADG.
DISNEY PREP & LANDING 2: NAUGHTY VS. NICE Will Air on ABC December 19

The Emmy® Award-winning special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios “Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice” airs THURSDAY, DEC. 19 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-G) The half-hour special continues the yuletide adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne.
ABC to Air PREP & LANDING on December 19

The Emmy®-winning special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios “Disney Prep & Landing” airs THURSDAY, DEC. 19 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-G) The holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing. Every Christmas Eve, this high-tech organization ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared for the yearly visit from The Big Guy, their code name for Santa Claus. 
22nd Annual Sonoma Film Festival Reveals Lineup

The 2019 Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) is celebrating 22 years of film, food, wine, and spirits Wednesday, March 27 to Sunday, March 31, 2019. All films are shown at intimate venues within walking distance of Sonoma's historic plaza. In total, 123 films from around the world, from over 28 countries and 200 filmmakers, will be showcased as all eyes turn to Sonoma for a Festival that consistently attracts the most prominent names in the film industry and has become a marquee destination for film lovers, as well as lovers of world class food and wine!
John Lasseter Named Head of Skydance Animation

John Lasseter has been named Head of Skydance Animation, it was announced today by David Ellison, Chief Executive Officer, Skydance Media.
30 Rock Star Jack McBrayer Will Play Ogie In West End WAITRESS

It is announced today that US film and television star Jack McBrayer will make his West End debut in the role of Ogie in Waitress, which will begin preview performances on 8 February ahead of its official opening night on 7 March at London's Adelphi Theatre.
ABC Presents DISNEY PREP & LANDING 2: NAUGHTY VS. NICE

The Emmy® Award-winning special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios “Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice” will air THURSDAY, DEC. 13 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/5/11)
ABC to Air DISNEY PREP & LANDING on December 13

The Emmy®-winning special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios “Disney Prep & Landing” will air as part of Disney|ABC's special “25 Days of Christmas” programming event, THURSDAY, DEC. 13 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/8/09)

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