Star Wars: The Last Jedi

‘The Last Jedi’ Brings the Force to 4K, BD & Digital in March

The latest lightsaber-swinging action-adventure from Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Last Jedi — the highest-grossing flick of 2017 — is bringing all the Empire-bustin’, Porg-doting ... Continue Reading →
Melissa Taylor

Producer Melissa Taylor Named Joint Biz Dev Head at Framestore

Oscar-winning VFX company Framestore has appointed Melissa Taylor as Global Joint Head of Business Development. The highly regarded producer has worked with some of the world’s biggest ... Continue Reading →
Nick Jr. Play

Nick Jr. Play Preschool App Launches Internationally

Nickelodeon is sending its interactive Nick Jr. Play app out into the wide world! Following its successful debut in the US, where it has totted up more than 16 million downloads to ... Continue Reading →
ReBoot: The Guardian Code

Hybrid Series ‘ReBoot: The Guardian Code’ Premier on Netflix

The new live-action/CG hybrid series ReBoot: The Guardian Code will premiere as a Netflix Original Series worldwide excluding Canada on March 30, and exclusively on YTV in Canada in ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Disney Originals Under Threat, HAFF’s Upheaval, Bot-Written Wizardry & More

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2018 Hiroshima International Animation Festival The biennial, Oscar-qualifying Japanese fest is now accepting entries for the 17th edition (August 23-27). Submit your ... Continue Reading →
Space Chickens in Space

CAKE, Ánima & Moshi Hatching ‘Space Chickens in Space’

London-based kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE, leading Mexico-based toon shop Ánima and Australian animation producer Studio Moshi have kicked off production on a new, surreal ... Continue Reading →
Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own

‘Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own’ Debuts on Discovery Family This Spring

Discovery Family will be debuting an ultra adorable new series this spring when Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own moves in on Saturday, April 14 at 12 noon/11c. Produced by Hasbro’s ... Continue Reading →
Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur

Marvel’s ‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Evolves into Disney Toon

Disney Channels Worldwide has announced an exciting addition to its comic-book animation adaptation lineup with the news that Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (working title) is in development, ... Continue Reading →
White Fang

‘White Fang’ Sinks Teeth into Netflix

Following a warm reception at snowy Sundance (having star Nick Offerman carry around a puppy didn’t hurt!), animated Jack London adaptation White Fang has been leashed up by Netflix. ... Continue Reading →
Tuca & Bertie

Netflix Orders ‘Tuca & Bertie’ from ‘BoJack’ Crew, Tiffany Haddish Stars

Streaming titan Netflix continues to expand its original animation offerings with an order for a new series from the creative minds behind BoJack Horseman. Created by Lisa Hanawalt, ... Continue Reading →
FlyOver Canada

SIGGRAPH Inaugurates $10K Themed Entertainment Contest

SIGGRAPH 2018 is continuing to expand its spotlight on computer graphics and interactive techniques with the news that it has partnered with FlyOver Canada for a one-of-a-kind Themed ... Continue Reading →
White Plastic Sky

‘Leftover’ Filmmakers Making Feature Debut with ‘White Plastic Sky’

Tibor Bánóczki and Sarolta Szabó, the filmmaking duo behind Clermont-Ferrand award-winning and Cesar-nominated animated short Leftover as well as 2012 Sundance selection Les Conquerants, ... Continue Reading →
Emma Roberts

Media Brand ‘Betches’ Tapped for Comedy Central Toon

Humorous, femme-centered website and Instagram brand Betches (betches.com) will be expanding to TV with a new animated series, coming together at Comedy Central and set to feature Emma ... Continue Reading →
Karen Disher

Blue Sky Announces First Female-Directed Movie ‘Foster’

Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios (Ferdinand, Ice Age, Rio) have announced their 15th animated movie, working titled Foster, being co-directed by Karen Disher and Steve Martino (The ... Continue Reading →
Coco

‘Coco’, ‘Blade Runner 2049′ Best Animation & VFX BAFTA Competition

The 2018 British Academy Film Awards were presented Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall in London, hosted by Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous). Continuing its award-season streak, Pixar’s ... Continue Reading →
The Burden

‘The Burden’ Wins Anima 2018 Grand Prix

The 37th Anima international animation festival of Brussels came to a close Sunday evening with a much anticipated awards ceremony, capping 10 days of film programs, concerts, special ... Continue Reading →
Archer collection on Quidd app

‘Archer’ Digital Goodies on a Limited Time Mission in Quidd

Leading digital goods buying and trading platform Quidd has teamed up with FX Networks to offer officially licensed digital stickers and trading cards inspired by hit animated series ... Continue Reading →
Richard Edlund

VFX Master Richard Edlund Joins Chapman U as Pankey Distinguished Artist

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is bringing on four-time Academy Award winner (Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Raiders ... Continue Reading →
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Rick and Morty’s Virtual Game Materializes in April

Wubbalubbadubdub, kids! An awesome new Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality Playstation game is coming our way on April 10. The game, which retails for $29.99, is produced by Adult Swim ... Continue Reading →
Beastlies

Mattel and Bad Robot Launch Monster Plans for ‘Beastlies’

L.A.-based sculptor Leslie Levings’ charming monsters The Beastlies are coming to animated or hybrid life, thanks to a new plan launched by Mattel and Bad Robot. According to Deadline, ... Continue Reading →