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‘Velma’ Season 2 Trailer, Release Date, Synopsis and Cast List: Scooby-Doo Prequel Gets 10 More Episodes

Release date: April 25, 2024 on Max.

Synopsis: When an even spookier mystery grips Crystal Cove, Velma must find a way to balance her detective work with the demands of her newfound popularity before it’s too late. Meanwhile, her faithful friends Daphne, Norville, and Fred are powerless to help thanks to their own personal battles and worse… Detention.

Cast: Velma stars Mindy Kaling, Glenn Howerton, Sam Richardson, and Constance Wu. Additional cast includes Russell Peters, Melissa Fumero, Sarayu Blue, Jane Lynch, Wanda Sykes, Cherry Jones, Frank Welker, Nicole Byer, Gary Cole, Andia Winslow, and Sara Ramirez.

‘Thelma the Unicorn’ Trailer, Release Date, Synopsis and Cast List: Singer Brittany Howard Leads Animated Netflix Musical

Release date: May 17, 2024 on Netflix.

Synopsis: Thelma is a small-time pony who dreams of becoming a glamorous music star. In a moment of fate, Thelma is transformed into a unicorn and instantly rises to global stardom, but this new life of fame comes at a cost.

Cast: Brittany Howard as Thelma, Will Forte as Otis, Jemaine Clement as Vic Diamond, Edi Patterson as Megan, Maliaka Mitchell as Peggy Purvis, Ally Dixon as Niki Narwhal, Fred Armisen as Danny Stallion, Zach Galifianakis as Crusty Tucker, Jon Heder as Reggie and Shondrella Avery as Zirconia.

Based on the children’s books by Aaron Blabey. Directed by Jared Hess and Lynn Wang. Written by Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess.

‘The Garfield Movie’ Official Music Video: Keith Urban and Snoop Dogg Collab On ‘Let It Roll’ Track

Release date: May 24, 2024.

Synopsis: Garfield (Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.

The Garfield Movie is written by Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgove and David Reynolds (Finding Nemo, Mulan) and directed by Mark Dindal (The Emperor’s New Groove, Cat’s Don’t Dance).

Short Film Spotlight: The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story

Synopsis: In The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story, Miles Morales struggles to balance his responsibilities as a teenager, friend, and student while acting as Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

After a particularly challenging day living with these pressures, Miles experiences a panic attack that forces him to confront the manifestations of his anxiety and learn that reaching out for help can be just as brave an act as protecting his city from evil.

The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story was developed and produced in the inaugural year of Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Leading and Empowering New Storytellers program, a 9-month leadership training program that provides candidates from underrepresented groups with an opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience in animation.

‘Blood of Zeus’ Season 2 Official Trailer, Release Date and Synopsis

Release date: May 9, 2024 on Netflix.

Synopsis: Following Zeus’ demise, a power vacuum emerges amongst the gods, leaving Heron, Zeus’ demigod son, struggling to find his place.

He is racked with loss and hears a mysterious refrain in his dreams, prodding him to save his brother, Seraphim, who is suffering the terrors of the Underworld.

Unbeknownst to Heron, Hades is trying to enlist Seraphim to help him secure Zeus’ vacant throne and save his family from their long-standing suffering.

Created by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides.

‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’ Season 3 Official Trailer, Release Date and Synopsis

Release date: April 5, 2024 on Crunchyroll.

Synopsis: Rimuru has officially become a Demon Lord after defeating Clayman. Following Walpurgis, the Demon Lords’ banquet, Rimuru’s domain is expanded to include the entire Great Forest of Jura. Anticipating a flood of representatives from all races showing up to pay their respects, Rimuru decides to throw a festival to commemorate the opening of Tempest, using it as an opportunity to gain new citizens and present Demon Lord Rimuru to the world.

Meanwhile, in the Holy Empire of Lubelius, home base of the monster-hating cult of Luminism, Holy Knight Captain Hinata receives a message from Rimuru. But the message is actually a fabricated declaration of war sent by some unknown party. Upon learning that Hinata is heading for Tempest, Rimuru makes a decision… Thus begins a new challenge for Rimuru, striving to distinguish friend from foe in a pursuit of the ideal nation where humans and monsters can prosper together.

Directed by Atsushi Nakayama. Written by Toshizo Nemoto.

‘Smiling Friends’ Season 2 Trailer: Adult Swim Series Returns for More Surreal Misadventures

The second season of Smiling Friends, co-created by Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel, premieres May 12, 2024 on Adult Swim and next day on Max.

Synopsis: In season two of Smiling Friends, Pim, Charlie, Zongo, Allan and Glep continue their mission to bring happiness to the world, whether it’s a washed-up retro video game character, a troubled marriage, or even the president of the United States.

Short Film Spotlight: Alan the Infinite

Written and directed by Oscar-nominated (Robin Robin) filmmakers Mikey Please and Dan Ojari.

Synopsis: Alan’s excited! It’s his first day at Lamin’8 — a stale, grey, humdrum lamination company. Oh boy! If he buckles up, stays focused and impresses Gary, his unhinged boss, this might just be a job for life.

But all is not quite as it seems, and when Alan accidentally unleashes cosmic, supernatural forces into the office, he realises that fitting in at Lamin’8 is going to be infinitely more tricky than he ever could have dreamed.

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