SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom

Trailer: ‘SpongeBob’ Stop-Mo Special Premieres Friday the 13th

Nickelodeon has unwrapped a tasty treat fans, revealing that the previously announced stop-motion animated Halloween special SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom will ... Continue Reading →
Justin Time

‘Justin Time’ Clocks Major Renewal Orders

Kids’ entertainment leaders Guru Studio and Jetpack Distribution has scored two key broadcast deals for the third series of its global hit preschool show Justin Time, called Justin ... Continue Reading →
Earth to Luna!

TV PinGuim Opens US Office in Miami

Leading Latin American animation company TV PinGuim has announced last week the opening of a US office in Miami, Florida. The Brazilian toon shop will use this new outpost as the administrative ... Continue Reading →
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That!

Portfolio Doffs ‘Cat in the Hat’ & ‘Doki’ for China’s iQiYi

Leading kids’ content producer-distributor Portfolio Entertainment has inked its first-ever deal with China’s iQiYi Kids VOD platform, which will bring 86 half-hours of ... Continue Reading →
Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

‘Ugly’ and ‘Night Is Short’ Win Grand Prizes at Ottawa

The 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival wrapped this weekend with the announcement of this year’s Official Competition winners. This year’s festival received 1,992 ... Continue Reading →
Somnius

Telus Storyhive Team Wins TAC’s Pitch This! Competition

The team of Denver Jackson and Alain Williams won the Pitch This! Competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival’s TAC with their pitch for the 13 x 22 min. series Somnius. ... Continue Reading →
Chris Nee and Jennifer Oxley

Pushing Real Diversity in Kids’ Toons: Chris Nee and Jennifer Oxley in Conversation at TAC

One of the highlights of this year’s TAC conference in Ottawa was an inspiring panel featuring two highly regarded TV animation creators: Chris Nee (Doc McStuffins, Vampirina) and ... Continue Reading →
Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Ten Questions for Niki Lindroth von Bahr

It’s been a great year for Swedish artist Niki Lindroth von Bahr. Her brilliant musical short The Burden, which featured singing and dancing animals fighting existential despair in ... Continue Reading →
Trollhunters

‘Trollhunters’ S2 Recruits Mark Hamill, Lena Headey and David Bradley

Netflix has announced three stellar additions to the voice cast for season two of DreamWorks Trollhunters, from Guillermo del Toro. Accomplished voice actor and Star Wars hero Mark ... Continue Reading →
Rebecca Campbell. Credit: ABC/Bob D’Amico

Rebecca Campbell Named President of Walt Disney Co. EMEA

Walt Disney International has announced that Rebecca Campbell, President, ABC Owned Television Station Group and ABC Daytime, will take on the role of President, The Walt Disney Company ... Continue Reading →
Super Science Friends

OIAF TAC: How to Create Successful Animated Digital Content

Don’t get too sensitive about audience feedback. Know exactly who your audience is and respond to their needs. Don’t forget that there are a lot of financial resources and government ... Continue Reading →
Peter Rabbit

Trailer: James Corden Leads a Barnyard Bacchanal in SPA’s ‘Peter Rabbit’

Columbia Pictures has dropped the trailer for its modernized, CG animation/live-action hybrid take on the world of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit. Produced in partnership with World of ... Continue Reading →
Isle of Dogs

Trailer: Things Get Hairy in Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’

Fans of Fantastic Mr. Fox finally get a first look at indie film icon Wes Anderson’s next animation project, Isle of Dogs. From the man-encroaches-on-pastoral-idyll theme of 2009’s ... Continue Reading →
BoJack Horseman

Netflix Re-Ups ‘BoJack Horseman’ for Fifth Season

The “clingy execs” at Netflix have earned their keep with the news that Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s award-winning, widely acclaimed BoJack Horseman will return to the streaming service ... Continue Reading →
Wishfart

‘Wishfart’ Brings Its Magic to CITV UK, MIP Markets

CITV UK acquired national free TV rights for the magical comedy toon Wishfart, created by John Hazlett, Lienne Sawatsky and Dan Williams. The 20 x half-hour / 40 x 11 min. animated ... Continue Reading →
Urban Tails

Pink Kong Brings Funky Animal Friends of ‘Urban Tails’ to MIP

Dublin’s Pink Kong Studios is bringing a fresh new sound to MIPCOM with its animated music video show Urban Tails, and its star “Mista C-Lion” — a cool seal-ebrity ready ... Continue Reading →
Mutafukaz

‘Mutafukaz,’ ‘Walk on Girl’ Fill Out 1st Animation Is Film Fest Program

Having revealed an impressive initial feature slate and jury a couple weeks ago, Animation Is Film has announced that tickets are now available for its inaugural edition and the full ... Continue Reading →
Skylanders Academy

Trailer: ‘Skylanders Academy’ Season 2 Takes Flight Oct. 6

Things will get off to a sizzling start with the introduction of a new dragon in season 2 of Activision Blizzard Studios’ Skylanders Academy, launching on Netflix on October 6. Cynder, ... Continue Reading →
Ready Jet Go!

Exclusive Clips: New ‘Ready Jet Go!’ Episodes Blast Off in October

Next month, two new stellar STEM-inspired animated adventures will debut on PBS KIDS, with fresh episodes of Wind Dancer Films’ Ready Jet Go! premiering Oct. 9 and 19. And we’ve ... Continue Reading →
The Deep

‘The Deep’ Dives into 4-D Attraction, Simba Toy Line Ahead of Netflix Debut

Things are really churning up for undersea animated adventure series The Deep, with announcements of a new agreement to create a 4-D theatrical experience and the appointment of the ... Continue Reading →