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Annecy: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Director Dean DeBlois on ‘Lazy’ Studio Live-Action Remakes, Quarantine Writing

“How to Train Your Dragon” writer-director and Annecy favorite Dean DeBlois took part in a Q&a style virtual masterclass on Thursday evening as part of the Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival’s online edition.A main talking point came just around the one hour mark, when Peter Debruge, Variety’s chief film critic and moderator for the conversation, […]

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Annecy 2020 Online’s Masterclasses and Previews, from ‘Spider-Verse’ Follow-Up to ‘Frozen 2’ Doc

Annecy 2020 Online’s second wave of special programming for its world-class French animation festival (June 15-30) will include a preview from the highly anticipated “Connected”, the latest feature from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and a Masterclass from stop-motion director Henry Selick and composer Bruno Coulais, who collaborated on Netflix’s […]

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Lockdown watch: Nick Broomfield on The Grinch, Pets and Pink Panther

The documentary-maker is locked down with a seven-year-old which means that family films edge out Citizen KaneRead all the other Lockdown watch choicesThe best arts and entertainment during self-isolationI wish I could send over a list of all the great films I am catching up with during the lockdown: Citizen Kane, Nanook of the North, […]

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Mourn the End of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Trilogy With an Art Exhibit in L.A.

Don’t let anyone tell you that animated films aren’t art. Dean DeBlois‘ beautiful How to Train Your Dragon trilogy is getting the art museum treatment with an exhibit coming this month to Los Angeles, featuring more than 200 works of art including sketches, digital renderings, and video installations. Hopefully the exhibit is the kind that […]

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‘Treasure Island’: Dean DeBlois Set To Direct Take On Classic Novel For Universal & Mandeville Films

Exclusive: Deadline has learned that Universal Pictures and Mandeville Films are bringing a new feature adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 novel Treasure Island to the big screen with two-time Oscar nominated How to Train Your Dragon filmmaker Dean DeBlois directing.Beauty and the Beast scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos will write the script, collaborating with DeBlois on […]

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‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Director Signs on to Write, Helm ‘Micronauts’ Movie

“How to Train Your Dragon” director Dean DeBlois has come on board to direct and write “Micronauts” for Paramount Pictures and Hasbro.DeBlois’ hiring is a major step forward for the project, which has been in the works at Paramount for a decade. The film will be based on the eponymous intergalactic explorer action figures made […]

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‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Filmmaker Dean DeBlois To Write & Direct Paramount’s ‘Micronauts’

What’s an Oscar-nominated writer-director of one of the most beloved animated franchises of the last two decades to do after successfully wrapping up his trilogy? Well, in the case of filmmaker Dean DeBlois, it appears that his first post-“How to Train Your Dragon” film is the long-gestating potential blockbuster “Micronauts.”According to THR, DeBlois is the […]

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‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Director Dean DeBlois to Make Live-Action Debut on ‘Micronauts’

Dean DeBlois has had quite a bit of success in animation. He’s been nominated for two Oscars for the first two How to Train Your Dragon movies, and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he’s nominated a third time for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. But now he’s going to be […]

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