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‘Empire Strikes Out’ on DVD

It’s time to dust off the ol’ lightsaber as LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out [Fox, $14.98] tops our DVD watch list this week. The half-hour special, which aired on Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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176 Films to Vie at Annecy 2013

After slogging through 2,461 submitted films, artistic director Marcel Jean and his team have selected 176 films to compete for the coveted Cristal prize at the 2013 Annecy International ... Continue Reading →
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Henson’s HIP in Love with ‘Egg’

HIP (Henson Independent Properties), The Jim Henson Company’s third party media distribution and consumer products banner, has acquired global rights outside of Asia for YouTube sensation ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Debuts 2014 EC Suite

Autodesk has announced the new features of its 2014 Entertainment Creation Suite, which comprises the latest editions of award-winning 3D animation, visual effects and creative tools ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ Nickelodeon will celebrate spring with new special of preschool series Peter Rabbit and the launch of a new animated pre-k series, Lalaloopsy, on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT ... Continue Reading →
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New Pics, Voices for ‘Planes’

DisneyToon Studios’ CG spin-off of Disney-Pixar’s popular Cars franchise, Planes, is getting ready for its August 9 lift-off as new images are revealed and Disney announces the ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior LatAm Throws ‘Beet Party’

Redrover and ToonBox Entertainment have inked a deal with Disney Junior Latin America for their interstitial toon The Beet Party. The 104 x 2 series follows five hip Beets as they celebrate ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Sets Oscar Dates for 2014-15

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC Television Network have announced the dates for the 86th and 87th Oscar presentations—giving you plenty of time to reserve ... Continue Reading →
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Moonscoop Seals Milkshake Deal for ‘Chloe’s Closet’

Kids’ entertainment house Moonscoop has announced it has wrapped a new broadcast deal for its animated preschool series Chloe’s Closet to air on the U.K.’s Channel 5 Milkshake! ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 ‘Maya the Bee’ Has Global Buzz

European family entertainment producer Studio 100 will be rolling out an extensive licensing program to support its revamp of kids property Maya the Bee—accompanying the 3D CG-animated ... Continue Reading →