IN BRIEF

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Ama­zon Stu­dios has an­nounced it has com­mis­sioned sec­ond sea­sons for Cre­ative Gal­axy and award-win­ner Tum­ble Leaf. ... Reel FX and Book of Life writer and di­rec­tor Jorge R. Gu­tier­rez have signed a multi-pic­ture deal. The first film will be an un­ti­tled kung-fu space western, which Gu­tier­rez will di­rect from a script he is writ­ing with Dou­glas Lang­dale. ... GKIDS will re­lease Aug. 7 the an­i­mated fea­ture Kahlil Gi­bran’s The Prophet in New York and Los An­ge­les, fol­lowed by ex­pan­sion to other ma­jor mar­kets. ... Shout! Fac­tory Kids will be bring­ing the CG an­i­mated Maya the Bee Movie to U.S. the­aters in Los An­ge­les and New York on May 1. ... Di­rec­tor Gen­ndy Tar­takovsky an­nounced in an in­ter­view that he is no longer work­ing on a Pop­eye fea­ture for Sony Pic­tures An­i­ma­tion. ... Josh Coo­ley will be co-di­rec­tor on Pixar’s Toy Story 4 with John Las­seter. ... It’s of­fi­cial: There will be a se­quel to Frozen. The di­rec­tors of the first film, Jen­nifer Lee and Chris Buck, and pro­ducer Peter Del Ve­cho are back to de­velop the se­quel, Dis­ney an­nounced March 12 at its

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