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FUNimation Launches Ad-Free Streaming Service

Announced at the CES show in Las Vegas, Funimation Entertainment is kicking off the New Year with the launch of a new ad-free HD anime streaming service, developed with Sony DADC New ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Frank Armitage Dies Age 91

Frank Armitage, an Australian-born American painter who created backgrounds for several classic Disney animated films and murals for Disney parks, died January 4 at his home in Paso ... Continue Reading →
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Alex Hirsch Lands Pilot Deal at Fox

The creator of hit Disney TV animated series Gravity Falls Alex Hirsch has reportedly inked a deal with Fox and 20th Century Fox TV to produce an original script and pilot presentation ... Continue Reading →
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Short-Form ‘It’s UnBungalievable’ Premieres Saturday

Disney Junior and Disneynature are launching short-form animated series It’s UnBungalievable — an extension of upcoming show The Lion Guard — on Saturday, January 9 at ... Continue Reading →
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‘Only Yesterday’ Arrives in NYC

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s 1980s family classic Only Yesterday has made its North American theatrical debut at New York’s IFC Center to enthusiastic critics and film ... Continue Reading →
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BBC Releasing Lost ‘Dad’s Army’ Episode as Cartoon

The BBC will release a lost episode of classic ‘60s comedy series Dad’s Army as an animated special after uncovering a high-quality audio recording. The 30-minute episode, “A ... Continue Reading →
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DWA ‘Trolls’ Cast and Characters Reveal

DreamWorks Animation and the celebrity voices of the upcoming Trolls feature (out November 4 through Fox) have taken to Twitter to give first looks at the film’s colorfully coiffed ... Continue Reading →
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Chuck Jones Gallery Plans Tom Everhart Exhibit

The Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego has announced an exhibition of new works by American painter Tom Everhart — the only fine artist officially permitted to create works using ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! to Premiere ‘Snowtime’ at Sundance

Shout! Factory Films will present the North American premiere of music-driven animated feature Snowtime! during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Jean-Francois Pouliot (La ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nerds and Monsters’ Returns to YTV

Vancouver studio Slap Happy Cartoons announces that the second season of its animated comedy series Nerds and Monsters will premiere on Corus Entertainment’s YTV on Saturday, January ... Continue Reading →