Luca Milano

Rai Kids’ Luca Milano Elected to EBU Kids Media Experts Group

Luca Milano, Director of Rai Regazzi (the children’s division of the Italian public broadcaster RAI), has been elected as the new chairperson of the European Broadcasting Union’s ... Continue Reading →
The Incredibles 2

Annecy Announces French Premiere of ‘Incredibles 2,’ Cristal for Brad Bird

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival (June 11-16) has revealed that its Friday will be turned over to honoring the animation powerhouse Pixar, with the French premiere of ... Continue Reading →

Grab Your Guitars! New ‘FLCL’ Smashes into Adult Swim This Summer

More than 15 years after its original launch in Japan, two new seasons of arguably the craziest anime ever FLCL are coming to screens thanks to co-producers Adult Swim and Production ... Continue Reading →
The Stolen Princess

‘Stolen Princess’ Kicks Off International Release in Romania

Animagrad and FILM.UA Group’s animated feature The Stolen Princess is commencing its international theatrical roll-out, beginning with 79 screens across Romania through local distributor ... Continue Reading →
The Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice

Wizart Announces ‘Snow Queen 3’ Release Date to Follow FILMART

Just as the annual Hong Kong Film & TV Market (FILMART) kicks off in the bustling seaport city this week, Russian animation powerhouse Wizart has announced that its popular CG fantasy ... Continue Reading →
Lady and the Tramp

‘LEGO Ninjago’ Helmer Charlie Bean Leashed to ‘Lady and the Tramp’

Toon Town veteran Charlie Bean, who most recently directed The LEGO Ninjago Movie, has signed on to helm a new live-action/CGI hybrid reimagining of animated classic Lady and the Tramp. ... Continue Reading →
1001 Nights

Big Bad Boo’s ‘1001 Nights’ Hops a Magic Carpet to GAS Region

Big Bad Boo Studios and BWO TV and Licensing announced that hit animated series 1001 Nights will be streaming on German-language online platform, the Kixi App and Kixi ... Continue Reading →
My Knight and Me

CAKE Secures International Sales for ‘My Knight and Me’

London-based CAKE has scored a slate of sales for the animated chivalric comedy series My Knight and Me, created by French toon powerhouse TeamTO and Belgian producer Thuristar. New ... Continue Reading →

VIZ & Verizon Strike Anime Content Deal for go90

VIZ Media and Verizon Communications have forged a content distribution agreement that will bring some of the anime/manga powerhouse’s titles to streaming platform go90. The VOD app ... Continue Reading →
Theory of Sunset

‘Theory of Sunset,’ ‘Highway Rat’ Score NY Children’s Film Fest Prizes

The 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival has wrapped up after four jam-packed weekends of features and shorts from 30-plus countries, premiere screenings, special ... Continue Reading →
Your Name.

‘Your Name.’ Producer Launches New Label STORY Co.

Genki Kawamura — who produced Makoto Shinkai’s multi-award-winning feature Your Name. (ComiX Wave) and Nobuyuki Takeuchi’s Fireworks (Shaft), recently picked up by GKIDS — ... Continue Reading →

March Madness Gets Animated with “Boomerang Best Cartoon” Bracket

Turner is getting hyped for the March Madness men’s basketball tournament, pitting its own spin on the NCAA tradition with the Boomerang Best Cartoon bracket! Starting Monday ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: DuVernay Directing ‘New Gods’, Brad Bird’s ‘The Spirit’ Pencil Test, an Animated Nod to Dementia Nurses & More

Ava DuVernay to Direct DC’s Superhero Epic ‘New Gods’ Fresh off the release of her $100 million A Wrinkle in Time adaptation’s release, the acclaimed director ... Continue Reading →
Star Wars Forces of Destiny

Pics: 8 New ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’ Adventures Debut Monday

On Monday, March 19, Star Wars Forces of Destiny returns with eight all-new animated adventures, launching at 10 a.m. PT on Disney’s YouTube channel. A can’t-miss TV special will ... Continue Reading →
Muppet Babies

Revisiting the Muppet Babies’ Rainbow Connection

It’s been 34 years since the animated baby versions of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and other of Jim Henson’s Muppets first entertained Saturday morning TV audiences. ... Continue Reading →

Cyber Group Inks Master Toy Deal with JAKKS for ‘Gigantosaurus’

Paris-based producer-distributor Cyber Group Studios has signed a multi-year, worldwide master toy agreement with toy and consumer products leader JAKKS Pacific for the upcoming animated ... Continue Reading →
Rick and Morty x Run The Jewels: Oh Mama

Adult Swim Festival Featuring Run The Jewels Set for October

Following the success of its thousands of sold-out fan events, Adult Swim is branching out into live music with the debut of the Adult Swim Festival, taking place in Downtown Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
Substance Painter

Substance Painter UI Gets Efficient Refresh

Allegorithmic has released the first update of 2018 for Substance Painter, bringing with it a stylish new user interface (UI) and a host of performance enhancements. The new look simplifies ... Continue Reading →
Ready Player One

Trailer: Iron Giant Rises Again in Extended ‘Ready Player One’ Spot

Warner Bros. has released a new, extended trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming immersive-gaming fantasy Ready Player One, showing us more of the OASIS virtual world where pop culture ... Continue Reading →
The Amazing World of Gumball

‘Revolting Rhymes’, ‘Gumball’ & More Score 2018 British Animation Awards

The winners of the 2018 British Animation Awards were revealed Thursday night in a ceremony laced with surprises, held at London’s BFI Southbank and hosted by comedian-actor Miles ... Continue Reading →