‘Tumble Leaf’ Season 2 Starts Dec. 11 on Amazon

The multiple award winning animated preschool series Tumble Leaf returns Dec. 11 with the launch of its second season on Amazon Prime Video. Join Fig, a delightfully curious blue fox, ... Continue Reading →

‘Anomalisa’ Earns Best Feature, 3 Other Spirit Award Noms

The stop-motion animated feature Anomalisa was nominated in the Best Feature category of the Film Independent Spirit Awards — one of four total nominations. Duke Johnson and Charlie ... Continue Reading →
Chris Viscardi

Viscardi to Oversee Nick Franchises; ‘Hey Arnold!’ TV Movie Planned

Nickelodeon has named Chris Viscardi, co-creator of The Adventures of Pete and Pete, to the newly created role of senior VP, content development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties. Viscardi ... Continue Reading →

TeamTO Opens New Production Studio in France

French CGI studio TeamTO has opened a new production facility in Bourg-lès-Valence, France. The move will see TeamTO’s existing operation in Bourg-les-Valence – which has grown ... Continue Reading →

Pukeko, Guangdong Huawen Ink ‘Kiddets’ Co-Pro Deal

New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has signed a development deal with China’s Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Co. to produce Kiddets, a sister series to Pukeko’s hit ... Continue Reading →

Atlantyca to Pitch ‘Jurassic Cubs’ in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific

Atlantyca Entertainment has secured exclusive distribution rights to Animundi Studio’s animated series Jurassic Cubs for all of Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. A co-production ... Continue Reading →

‘Zootopia’ Trailer Explains DMV Experience Perfectly

Disney has released a trailer offering the first look at Zootopia, the studio’s 55th animated animated feature, due in theaters March 4. The movie follows the adventures of rookie ... Continue Reading →

Alex Hirsch Ending ‘Gravity Falls’

Popular Disney XD series Gravity Falls is coming to an end — a decision made by the show’s creator, Alex Hirsch. “There’s no easy way to say it so I’m just ... Continue Reading →

‘Minions’ Mini-Movie Debuts Online

Minions is coming to home video, and to celebrate Illumination Entertainment has released online an all-new mini-movie titled “Competition.” This is the first time a mini-movie ... Continue Reading →

‘My Little Pony’ Feature Set for 2017 Bow

My Little Pony is returning to the big screen, with Hasbro and Lionsgate announcing My Little Pony: The Movie will ride into theaters Nov. 3, 2017. Meghan McCarthy, exec producer of ... Continue Reading →

‘Gumball,’ ‘Gravity,’ ‘Minions’ Win BAFTA Children’s Awards

The Amazing World of Gumball, Minions and Gravity Falls were among the big animation category winners at the BAFTA Children’s Awards, presented Nov. 22 in a ceremony at Roundhouse, ... Continue Reading →

Smith Micro Unveils Poser Pro 11

Smith Micro has released Poser Pro 11, which includes new features designed to simplify usage, streamline workflow and put more power at the artists’ fingertips. In addition to ... Continue Reading →

VOD Market Projected at $265 Billion by 2016

Analysts at Future Market Insights (FMI) have projected that the rising popularity of video on-demand and the growth of online platforms internationally will mean that the VOD market ... Continue Reading →

YouTube Kids Expands to U.K., Ireland

Following a successful debut in the U.S., the YouTube Kids app has arrived in the U.K. and Ireland. Since launching Stateside in February, YouTube Kids has been downloaded more than ... Continue Reading →

Zero VFX Opens LA Office

Visual effects and creative studio Zero VFX has opened a new West Coast post in Venice Beach, California. The new 5,000 square foot office expands on Zero’s Boston headquarters and ... Continue Reading →

Seth MacFarlane Nabs WGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, has been honored with the 2015 lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America West’s Animation ... Continue Reading →

Edgar Wright Directing DreamWorks Pic

DreamWorks Animation has tapped Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs the World) to direct an original animated feature centered on the concept of shadows. Wright is also ... Continue Reading →

23 Projects Picked for Asian Animation Summit

A healthy 23 animation concepts have been selected to be showcased at the 2015 Asian Animation Summit, taking place in Jeju, South Korea from December 7-9. Works representing the best ... Continue Reading →

‘Endangered Species’ Get Lucky 7 Deals

DHX Media has signed seven new international distribution deals with broadcast and VOD partners for animated comedy Endangered Species (52 x 11). The show was originally commissioned ... Continue Reading →

Lee Adams Appointed CCO of Toon Goggles

On-demand kids’ entertainment service Toon Goggles has hired on industry veteran Lee Adams as its new Chief Creative Officer. In this new position, Adams will be charged with expanding ... Continue Reading →