This year’s Star Wars Celebration drew to a close on Monday with the release of a trailer for Volume 2 of Star Wars: Visions, Disney+’s animated anthology series.
The nine shorts this time around hail from Rodrigo Blaas, the writer/director of El Guiri’s “Sith” from Spain; Paul Young, director of Cartoon’s Saloon’s “Screecher’s Reach” from Ireland; Gabriel Osorio, writer/director of Punkrobot’s “In the Stars” from Chile; Magdalena Osinska, director of Aardman’s “I Am Your Mother” from the UK; Hyeong-Geun Park, director of Studio Mir’s “Journey to the Dark Head” from South Korea; Julien Chheng, director of Studio La Cachette’s “The Spy Dancer” from France; Milind Shinde, founder of India’s 88 Pictures and executive producer of “The Bandits of Golak”; LeAndre Thomas, writer/director/EP of “The Pit,” which was also EP’d by Arthell Isom, the founder of D’ART Shtajio; and Nadia Darries and Daniel Clarke, co-directors of Triggerfish’s “Aau’s Song” from South Africa.
Volume 2 premieres May the Fourth, of course.
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* That episode of Succession on Sunday night drew 2.5 million total viewers across HBO Max and linear telecasts, up 22% from last week and marking a new series high.
* HBO Max’s The Penguin, a Colin Farrell-led offshoot of Matt Reeves’ The Batman, has cast Carmen Ejogo (Your Honor), François Chau (The Expanse) and David H. Holmes (High Fidelity), our sister site Variety reports.
* Rob Corddry (The Unicorn) has joined JumpStart, CBS’ multi-cam sitcom pilot based on Robb Armstrong’s comic strip and also starring Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Ryan Michelle Bathé (The Endgame), Deadline reports.
* Valerie Bertinelli says that her Food Network show, Valerie’s Home Cooking, has been cancelled and will end with Season 14 (which premiered April 9). Food Network has yet to comment/confirm.
* Disney+ has released a full trailer for Peter Pan & Wendy, its live-action version of the 1953 movie based on J.M. Barrie’s novel. The film will be available to stream on Friday, April 28.
Disappointing about Valerie’s show being cancelled. It was actually enjoyable and talked cooking. The Food Network is a shadow of itself what with all those Guy Fieri shows and competition shows. Ridiculous.
There will be no more actual cooking shows on the Food Network, Valerie was one of the best
hard to imagine the Valerie Bertinelli wasn’t getting the ratings that other cooking shows get in order to stay on.
Maybe if they would have given Valerie a better time slot it would have helped. I never know when she is on and only find her by accident. I hope she does more Kids Baking Championships. What is their obsession with Guy Fieri? So tired of him.