netflix animated movies

Netflix has become an unexpected hub for animated television, and now the streaming giant is looking to become the premiere place for animated feature films as well. Following the success of its first two animated films Klaus and The Willoughbys, with the former getting nominated for an Oscar, Netflix is gearing up to release six original animated feature films a year. That’s triple the amount of major animation studios like Pixar or Disney, which often release two films a year.

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relief fund for production

The effects of the coronavirus on the entertainment industry quickly became apparent over the past week or so, causing nearly every production to shut down and an estimated 120,000 crew members to lose their jobs. In response, Netflix is putting its seemingly never-ending supply of money to good use: the streaming service has announced a $100 million relief fund “to help with hardship in the creative community.” Get the details below.
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Netflix playback speeds

Netflix wants you to know that they are not concerned about the launch of Disney+, a service that will quickly become one of their biggest competitors.

Speaking at the Paley International Council Summit in New York today, Netflix chief creative officer Ted Sarandos was asked what has changed at Netflix in the wake of Disney+’s release earlier this week, and he responded, “I don’t mean to say this [as] anything but the truth, which is — nothing, really.” Read his justification for that statement below, as well as his most recent thoughts on the problem of Peak TV.
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Netflix originals

Back in February, Netflix revealed its crazy intention to release a whopping 700 titles in 2018 — a number that even now sounds faintly preposterous. But three months later, the streaming service is outstripping its early visions for the total number of Netflix originals.

By the end of 2018, Netflix is on track to hit 1,000 total original movies, TV shows, and other productions. This happens just as Disney, Fox, and other big companies are beginning to vacate the streaming service en masse.

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netflix pulls out of cannes

In a ballsy move that caps off an escalating feud between Old and New Cinema, Netflix is pulling out of the Cannes Film Festival.

After Cannes effectively banned streaming services from competing in the prestigious film festival, Netflix has decided to pull all of its movies out of the festival altogether.

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Netflix Choose Your Own Adventure

Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books, where young readers would put themselves into the role of the book’s protagonist and choose what path their character followed? Well, Choose Your Own Adventure isn’t just for kids anymore. Netflix is in the process of producing their own choose-your-own-adventure programs for adults. Are you ready to get interactive with your televised entertainment?

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Christopher Nolan netflix

Ever the urbane chap, filmmaker Christopher Nolan buttoned up one his waistcoats, took a sip of tea, and proceeded to walk-back his anti-Netflix comments. The Dunkirk director had previously had harsh words towards the streaming giant but after a nice strong cup of PG Tips, the acclaimed director settled down a bit and sent Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos an apology. What a guy! Find out more about the Christopher Nolan Netflix apology below.

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Could ‘Making a Murderer’ Return for Season 2?

Making a Murderer

After his executive session, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos addressed the popularity of Making a Murderer and the demand for a follow-up or a second season. Given that the series is a true crime documentary, a continuation could take different form. They could wait for further developments in the Steven Avery case, or tackle another true crime story. Sarandos is open to either.

“The story is still unfolding, so we’ll certainly take a look at it,” he said. “It’s just unfolding. Like I said, this was 10 years in the making.”  Read More »

jessica jones vs alias

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, began his presentation to the Television Critics Association with a bevy of announcements. Perhaps most important to Marvel fans, since a Punisher standalone series was already announced, was the news that Jessica Jones is getting a second season. Find out more details about Jessica Jones Season 2, the lead up to the Defenders and 11 new premiere dates announced by the streaming service.

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Making A Murderer

A lot of us have been sucked into Netflix’s original docu-series Making A Murderer. If you haven’t yet seen it, the weekend is coming up fast and its an easy binge-watch (you won’t be able to stop). And when you’re done with the show, you’ll want to find out everything you can about the case and people at the heart of the show.

You’ve heard our review on the /Filmcast, and I’ve previously done a round-up of theories, shocking evidence, information on how the show was produced, hints that we might be getting a sequel at some point, and much more. And today I attempt to bring you an in-depth round-up of all the Making A Murder updates you need to know.

Spoilers for the show follow.

Find out who Steven Avery believes committed the murder, Former Wisconsin prosecutor Ken Kratz demands Netflix add a disclaimer before the episodes, will they? The Obama Administration is forced to respond publicly, but will it have any effect? You can now watch Brendan Dassey‘s four hour-long confession online. Will Steven be getting the best post conviction lawyer in the country?  The filmmakers claim a juror in the trial who believed Avery was innocent feared for their life. And we look at some of the other unanswered questions. So jump in now.

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