Sony Teases ‘Pixels’

Columbia Pictures has released a teaser for the upcoming action-comedy Pixels, coming to theaters July 24, 2015. The film is directed by Chris Columbus (Percy Jackson: The Lightning ... Continue Reading →

LAIKA Opts for Foundry’s FLIX on ‘Kubo’

Award-winning stop-motion studio LAIKA (The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline) has picked London developer The Foundry’s web-based FLIX software solution to aid its pre-production ... Continue Reading →
Michel Ocelot

Michel Ocelot Gets Animafest Lifetime Award

The council of the 25th Animafest Zagreb will honor French animation master Michel Ocelot with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival’s official opening ... Continue Reading →
Karen Vermeulen

Karen Vermeulen Named Head of Global Sales & Co-Pros at American Greetings

Zodiak Kids executive Karen Vermeulen is joining up with American Greetings Properties as the new Head of Global Sales and Co-Productions. Vermeulen’s appointment, which she will ... Continue Reading →

‘Penguins,’ ‘Song of the Sea’ Ride New Disc Wave

This week’s key DVD/Blu-ray releases have a distinct aquatic theme, with DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar and Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea hitting shelves and ... Continue Reading →

Technicolor Signs New Euro Broadcasters for ‘The Deep’

Technicolor has finalized several agreements with European broadcasters to deliver its CG-animated series The Deep (26 x half-hours in production). New partners include Ketnet (Belgium), ... Continue Reading →

Genius Appoints Two New International Sales Agents

Genius Brands International is expanding its global representation with the appointment of two new international sales agents to handle its growing portfolio of original brands, including ... Continue Reading →

Cooley to Co-Direct ‘Toy Story 4’

Josh Cooley will be co-director on Toy Story 4 with John Lasseter, Pixar confirmed via Twitter. Cooley joined Pixar as an intern in the story department for Cars, and most recently ... Continue Reading →

Disney Confirms ‘Frozen’ Sequel

It’s official: There will be a sequel to Frozen. The directors of the first film, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho are back to develop the sequel, Disney ... Continue Reading →

First Second Secures ‘Dam Keeper’ Books Rights

Graphic novel publisher First Second has preemptively acquired world rights to two graphic novels based on the Oscar-nominated animated short The Dam Keeper from Tonko House founders ... Continue Reading →