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 in promo video for Adult Swim Festival

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 →
Mickey and the Roadster Racers

Disney Junior Revs Up Third Season of ‘Mickey and the Roadster Racers’

Disney Junior has ordered a third season of its CG animated series Mickey and the Roadster Racers — Disney Channel’s No. 1 show with kids 2-5 — just as season 2 is set ... Continue Reading →
Drawn to Purpose

Library of Congress Book Celebrates Women in Cartooning & Illustration

The US Library of Congress has teamed with University Press of Mississippi to publish a new book surveying the (often neglected) artistic achievements of women in cartooning and illustration. ... Continue Reading →
Sofie Hagen

Mixed-Medium ‘Sofie’s Sex Stories’ Among New Comedy Central Short Forms

Comedy Central International is expanding its digital programming slate with six new short form original series greenlit especially for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and the Comedy Central ... Continue Reading →
Isle of Dogs

Watch: New ‘Isle of Dogs’ “Cast Interviews” from Wes Anderson

Fox Searchlight has released a new video piece of behind-the-scenes magic for upcoming stop-motion feature Isle of Dogs: “Cast Interviews,” imagined and directed by Wes Anderson. ... Continue Reading →
Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree

‘Happy Go Hopscotch’ Holiday Special Greenlit for 2018

Kinomind Films and Meta Media Entertainment have greenlit a new animated seasonal special Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree, to be delivered in time for a Christmas 2018 broadcast debut. ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Nabs NorAm Rights to ‘Fireworks’, from ‘Your Name.’ Producer

GKIDS has acquired North American distribution rights to romantic sci-fi/fantasy feature Fireworks, the highest grossing film to date from studio Shaft. The Japanese production’s ... Continue Reading →
Shape of Water

FMX: VFX of ‘Shape of Water’, VR at the Planetarium & Trailer No. 5 Revealed

In a little over a month, FMX 2018 (Apr. 24-27) will return to Stuttgart, Germany to present a packed conference schedule covering animation, effects, games and immersive media. Newly ... Continue Reading →
Robot Trains

Mondo TV Sets MIPTV Slate

Mondo TV, one of Europe’s biggest animation producers and distributors, has detailed the highlights of its portfolio headed to the MIPTV content market in Cannes (April 9-12). The ... Continue Reading →
Last Day of June

Trailer: ‘Last Day of June’ Comes to Nintendo Switch Friday

The inventive and haunting interactive experience Last Day of June, announced last spring, will be arriving on Nintendo Switch and Facebook GameRoom on Friday, March 16, priced at $19.99. ... Continue Reading →
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele [photo: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock]

Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key to Star in Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell and Wild’

Great news for fans of lovingly crafted stop-motion animation and incredible comedy talent: Jordan Peele is reuniting with his former collaborator and real-life friend Keegan-Michael ... Continue Reading →
Cartoon Movie

Record Participation for the 20th Cartoon Movie

Cartoon Movie, the European pitching event for animation films, took place in Bordeaux last week with more than 900 participants (+20% in two years) from 41 different countries, with ... Continue Reading →
World War Doh

Jam City Acquires ‘World War Doh’ and Assets of Brainz

Mobile entertainment co. Jam City (Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow) announced its acquisition of the assets Bogota, Colombia-based mobile game developer Brainz, ... Continue Reading →

2018 Annecy Animation Festival Reveals Short Film Selections

Organizers of the 2018 Annecy International Animated Film Festival (June 11-16) have announced the first batch of selections, comprising 130 short films. This year’s edition received ... Continue Reading →