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Surprise! Sonic is visiting OK KO on Sunday, August 4th on Cartoon Network!


‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie in the Works With Nick Stoller (Exclusive)

‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie in the Works With Nick Stoller (Exclusive):

Michael Bay to Produce Dora the Explorer Movie

In what reads more like an @animationfarce​ headline, Michael Bay really is in talks to produce a live-action adaptation of the beloved Nick Jr. series for Paramount’s Paramount Players division. 

Nick Stoller (The Muppets, Storks, Neighbors) is working on the script, which is said to follow a teenage Dora who moves to “the city” to live with her cousin Diego. No news on the whereabouts of Swiper or Boots, but I am sure Backpack will come in handy for Dora’s move. The film is currently looking for a 2019 release date.

While this film has no plans for animation, Paramount has many animated features in the works already: Amusement Park (2018), Spongebob Squarepants 3 (2019), The Loud House (2020), Nicktoons (2020)Luck (2020)Split (2021) and a live-action/animation hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog film with set release date. 

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave )

Sonic the Hedgehog rushes to the big screen Perhaps in light…

Sonic the Hedgehog rushes to the big screen

Perhaps in light of the recent success of Sonic Mania, or perhaps merely in desperation after years of trying to make the film, a Sonic the Hedgehog movie is in the works at Paramount, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Previously, Sony Entertainment held rights to the feature adaptation, but once the studio put the project into turnaround, Paramount snatched it up.

The live-action/animation hybrid already has a team attached, with Deadpool director Tim Miller executive producing with Toby Ascher, while Jeff Fowler is set to make a directorial debut with this feature, following a rodent-centric short film, Gopher Broke, in 2005.

– Courtney ( @harmonicacave )

Sonic Mania Dashes Onto Center Stage With Amazing Animation…

Sonic Mania Dashes Onto Center Stage With Amazing Animation

Sonic Mania is the latest iteration of the Sonic The Hedgehog video game franchise, but looks like it’s about 25 years old. Bringing back the 16-bit style of graphics, reviews are saying Sonic Mania is retro in a good way, giving it some of the best reviews of a Sonic game in years. The game released on August 15th as a digital download (for $19.99), and is available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Besides all the wonderful game aspects, though, Sonic Mania exhibits some fantastic 2D animation, something I’m even more excited about than the game. Some of the ads for the game have teased 2D animation, but the fully animated opening in the game is even better than you might realize. Long time Sonic Comics artist and penciler, Tyson Hesse was brought on to direct the opening animation in Sonic Mania. As a game basically made by fans for fans, the creators didn’t mess around. The animation is some of the slickest 2D out there, exhibiting shout outs to the classic style of Sonic, and of cartoons featuring him in the 90s.


Check out Tyson Hesse’s twitter where he’s been sharing lots of info about the animation in Sonic Mania, as well as still frames with some of his inside knowledge. It’s a drool fest for any fan, but for animators it’s some helpful education in creating this beautiful style.

The opening short in Sonic Mania wasn’t made by Hesse alone (although he did several jobs in the production). He shared a full credit list on his twitter a few days before release. The list is chock-full of master artists and animators, along with links to websites or social media profiles where you can find them.

If a game as good as Sonic Mania can have this nice of a package with such beautiful animation, hopefully we’ll see more games and franchises follow suit, with their own inspiring animation. 

Christopher, (Original artwork also by Christopher)

tysonhesse:Some Sonic practice sketches


Some Sonic practice sketches

tysonhesse: Check out the new animated trailer for Sonic Mania!…


Check out the new animated trailer for Sonic Mania!  Directed and Animated by me with assistance by Mariel Cartwright and Anthony Holden!

Watch it here!

Thanks to SEGA and the Sonic Mania team for letting me be a part of their wonderful project!

(This is a little bit of additional rough animation that I did to run during the trailer’s end slate)

Sonic Mania – Opening Animation

Sonic Mania – Opening Animation

A little animation of 3 heroes :) 

A little animation of 3 heroes 🙂