Sony TV’s Kaplan Named NATPE Chairman

Andy Kaplan, presented of Sony Pictures Television Worldwide Networks, has been elected chairman of the board of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). The ... Continue Reading →

McPherson, Welt Out at Maker

Disney-owned multi-channel network Maker Studios has bid farewell to two senior executives this week. The departures of chief content officer Erin McPherson and SVP of marketing Jeremy ... Continue Reading →

Frederator Signs 90+ New Channels

Channel Frederator has expanded its digital animation network with over 90 new channels, carrying content from 11 different countries. New titles join established Frederator Studios ... Continue Reading →

WB Unveils ‘Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ Trailer

Warner Bros. and Fathom Events will present two showings of the remastered The Iron Giant: Signature Edition in select theaters nationwide on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. local ... Continue Reading →

CBeebies to Launch ‘Messy Goes to Okido’

BBC’s CBeebies will be launching a new hybrid live-action, CG 3D and 2D series, Messy Goes to Okido, on September 7. The show — based on the character created by kids’ arts ... Continue Reading →

Assemblage Delivers ‘Blinky Bill the Movie’

Mumbai-based Assemblage Entertainment has completed work on its first feature animation co-production: Blinky Bill the Movie. Assemblage tackled the CG animation for the Australian ... Continue Reading →

DWA Chief Global Brand Officer Steps Down

Michael Francis, chief global brand officer for DreamWorks Animation, is resigning from his full-time position in December and transitioning into a consulting role. When the shift takes ... Continue Reading →

Khan Academy Launches ‘Pixar in a Box’

Free online education outlet Khan Academy ( has launched Pixar in a Box — a new resource that explores the academic concepts behind Pixar Animation Studios’ ... Continue Reading →

Producer Reveals ‘Castlevania’ Animation Plans

Fandom film producer Adi Shankar (Punisher: Dirty Laundry, Judge Dredd: Superfiend)  revealed on his Facebook page that he will be producing a “super violent Castlevania mini-series” ... Continue Reading →

Mexican Animation Showcase in LA Aug. 30

Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television is partnering with the Guadalajara Film Festival to present a Mexican Animation Showcase this Sunday, August 30. The evening ... Continue Reading →