Del Toro Reveals ‘Trollhunters’ Cast

During a retrospective of his career at the Annecy festival today, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced the initial casting for Trollhunters — his epic, ... Continue Reading →

Jeffrey Katzenberg Receives First Annecy Golden Ticket

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the art and industry of animation, the organizers of the Annecy Film Festival presented DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg ... Continue Reading →

‘Pete’s Dragon’ Trailer Is a Modern Flight of Fancy

Disney has released a new trailer for its update on classic hybrid kids flick Pete’s Dragon, landing in theaters August 12. The spot sets up the story of Pete, a semi-feral child ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Sets NYC & LA Dates for ‘Phantom Boy’

GKIDS has announced theatrical openings in New York and Los Angeles for Phantom Boy — the latest animated feature from Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, the Academy Award-nominated ... Continue Reading →

‘Rusty Rivets’ Launches on Nick Aug. 22

An inventive new animated preschool series will be joining the Nickelodeon lineup when Rusty Rivets premieres on the network Monday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. Produced by Spin Master ... Continue Reading →

Multi-Platformer ‘Mighty Magiswords’ Takes It to the Next Level

Cartoon Network is continuing its epic quest to redefine the fan experience with the evolution of its latest animation franchise, Mighty Magiswords. The property originally debuted ... Continue Reading →

Jeremy Whitham Named Dev Director at Shout!

Shout! Factory has appointed industry vet Jeremy Whitham as Development Director, a newly created role that expands Shout!’s development and production team. The announcement ... Continue Reading →

Vancouver Animation Biz Takes on Annecy

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) and nine top animation studios from “Hollywood North” have ascended the French alps for the 56th Annual Annecy International Animation ... Continue Reading →

CN Heroes Ready to Save the Day at Annecy

Cartoon Network is returning to Annecy for the 2016 Animation Festival and MIFA market, bringing a selection of new and familiar heroic characters along. The network will be hosting ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes

Piper Exclusive Clip: Catch a First Look at the New Pixar Short Preceding Finding Dory IndieWire has the honor of introducing Alan Barillaro’s wee feathered hero, coming to theaters ... Continue Reading →