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 →

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ and ‘Episode VIII’ Helmer Confirmed

Director Gareth Edwards’ stand-alone Star Wars movie will be titled Rogue One and star Felicity Jones, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced this morning at the studio’s annual ... Continue Reading →

Mondo, Spin Master Launch SpindoTV

Spin Master Entertainment has officially launched its new kid-targeted YouTube channel, SpindoTV — developed in partnership with leading YouTube animation distributor Mondo Media. ... Continue Reading →

Laika to Expand Studio by 70 Percent

Stop-motion house Laika, the Hillsboro, Oregon-based studio behind The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline, has announced plans to increase the size of its facility by 70 percent. The ... Continue Reading →

New Disney, Discovery Content Coming to Nabi

Fuhu, Inc. has finalized deals with Disney and Discovery Communications to bring a range of content from their kids’ entertainment libraries to Fuhu’s nabi tablet via the nabi Pass ... Continue Reading →

‘Ellen’ Debuts New ‘Inside Out’ Trailer

Guests Amy Poehler and Bill Hader brought along a special treat from Disney-Pixar to their appearance on The Ellen Show this week: the world premiere of the latest trailer for Pete ... Continue Reading →

Nickelodeon Launches Animation Scholarship

Nickelodeon has partnered with national non-profit Get Schooled — co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom — to award one skilled, innovative animator ... Continue Reading →