Chicken Run

Aardman Incubating ‘Chicken Run’ Sequel

Nearly two decades after it first flew the coop, Aardman Animations is reportedly working on a sequel to the most successful ever stop-motion feature, Chicken Run (2000), according ... Continue Reading →
Animation UK

Animation UK, UK Screen Alliance Name Council Reps

Key audiovisual industry policy-making bodies UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK, which united in 2016, have elected new council representatives. The UK Screen Facilities Council election ... Continue Reading →
Trollhunters Part 3

Tatiana Maslany, Diego Luna, Emile Hirsch Join ‘Trollhunters’ Pt. 3

Celebrated actors Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Emile Hirsch (Milk) will be lending their voices to the third and final season of Emmy-winning ... Continue Reading →
Meg Guidon

Meg Guidon to Lead nineteentwenty’s New Longform VFX Dept.

VFX post-production vet Meg Guidon has joined London-based nineteentwenty to lead the company’s new longform visual effects department. Guidon will apply her two decades of career ... Continue Reading →
Ugly Americans

‘Ugly Americans’ Creator, Irony Point Producers Ink Comedy Central Pact

Comedy Central has formed an exclusive partnership with production banner Irony Point, which will bring in founder Daniel Powell (co-creator, Inside Amy Schumer), head of production ... Continue Reading →
Monster on the Hill

CinemaCon: Paramount Animation Brings in ‘Monster on the Hill,’ ‘Luck’

Paramount Animation took the CinemaCon 2018 stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday, revealing two new additions to its feature slate: Monster on the Hill, which is being produced in partnership ... Continue Reading →
Star Wars Resistance

Disney Channels Orders Anime-Inspired ‘Star Wars Resistance’

Production has begun on another exciting animated extension of the Lucasfilm universe, Star Wars Resistance. Exploring the uncharted timeframe prior to The Force Awakens, the new anime-inspired ... Continue Reading →
At the Ark at 8

‘At the Ark at 8’ Harbors with SC Films

London-based sales company SC Films (White Fang) has revealed its latest family animated feature At the Ark at 8 (3D), a French-German-Belgian CG co-pro inspired by the Old Testament ... Continue Reading →
The Adventures of Pinocchio

YTINIFNI Opens ‘Pinocchio’ Pre-Sales at Cannes

International sales agency YTINIFNI PICTURES will be bringing a new CG twist on a classic story world to the Cannes Film Festival and market (May 8-17) with The Adventures of Pinocchio. ... Continue Reading →
Fireworks

GKIDS and Fathom Events Date ‘Fireworks’ US Release

GKIDS and Fathom Events are continuing their partnership to present five new animated titles to US moviegoers this year. First up will be Akiyuki Shinbo’s Fireworks, to be released ... Continue Reading →
Pikkuli

‘Pikkuli’ Takes Wing Worldwide

Monster Entertainment has inked a number of deals for season 1 of the adorable, non-dialog Finnish preschool series Pikkuli, produced by Sun In Eye Productions. A new narrated version ... Continue Reading →
Luo Bao Bei

9 Story Licenses ‘Luo Bao Bei’ to Milkshake! in UK

9 Story Distribution International has licensed new animated series Luo Bao Bei (52 x 11’) to Channel 5’s Milkshake! in the UK. The show, created by Grace Tian at producer Magic ... Continue Reading →
Ernest & Célestine

Cartoons on the Bay 2018 Pulcinella Award Winners

Turin, Italy’s beautiful National Museum of the Risorgimento once again hosted Cartoons on the Bay earlier this month. The 2018 spotlight country was Japan, with the festival also ... Continue Reading →
Shōgun 1.2

Vicon Launches Shōgun 1.2 at FMX

On Monday at FMX in Stuttgart, Vicon (www.vicon.com) announced the official release of Shōgun 1.2, the latest update to the leading motion capture software for film, broadcast and ... Continue Reading →
Annapurna Pictures

Annapurna to Release Fifth LAIKA Animated Feature

LAIKA, the animation studio behind the Academy Award-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline, has announced its fifth film — currently being ... Continue Reading →
11-11: Memories Retold

Aardman, BANDAI NAMCO Craft Painterly WWI Narrative ‘11-11: Memories Retold’

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe will be collaborating with acclaimed animation house Aardman and French game developer DigixArt to created 11-11: Memories Retold — a story-driven ... Continue Reading →
Smallfoot

Don’t Stop Believin’! WB Trots Out New ‘Smallfoot’ Spot

Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group are stepping out with a new trailer for the upcoming cryptozoological family adventure Smallfoot, out in theaters September 28. The ... Continue Reading →
Drawn: The Story of Animation

Cartoon Network, HowStuffWorks Partner on ‘Drawn’ Animation Podcast

Cartoon Network and HowStuffWorks, the biggest for-profit podcasting network, have partnered for a new ‘cast titled Drawn: The Story of Animation. Launching Tuesday, May 1, the 11-episode ... Continue Reading →
The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands

Wizart Presents New ‘Snow Queen’, ‘Sheep & Wolves’ Sequels at Cannes

Wizart Animation is heading to Cannes next month to present two new animated feature projects to buyers during the Marché du Film (May 8-17). The globally successful Russian studio ... Continue Reading →
Furiki Wheels

Gaumont’s ‘Furiki Wheels’ Spins to Nat Geo Kids LatAm

Paris-based Gaumont has inked a deal with National Geographic Partners’ multiplatform children’s entertainment destination Nat Geo Kids (launched in July 2017) that will bring its ... Continue Reading →