Co-Pro Trio Forms for ‘Bottersnikes’

Cake in the U.K., and Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice in Australia have kicked off a new co-production project for Seven Network Australia, CBBC and Netflix. Bottersnikes & ... Continue Reading →

No Time for Tea Parties

Disney TV Animation’s newest heroine is out to kick butt and make Earth a more magical place in Star vs. ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love – Issue #248

The Art of Home By Ramin Zahed [Insight Editions, $45] This month, DreamWorks Animation introduces audiences to a new alien race with the CG odd couple comedy Home. Tim Johnson’s ... Continue Reading →

Genius Brands Animating ‘Llama Llama’

Genius Brands International has partnered with Penguin Young Readers and author/illustrator Anna Dewdney to lead the worldwide expansion of Dewdney’s New York Times bestselling and ... Continue Reading →

France TV Racks Up Toon Sales

FranceTV Distribution has gotten 2015 off to a busy start, securing multiple deals for three of its animated properties. The distributor has picked up rights to seasons 1 and 2 of Studio ... Continue Reading →

Mark Simon’s ‘The Key’ Wins Telly Award

Florida-based animator Mark Simon was honored with a 2015 Telly Award for his Toon Boom Animation showpiece, The Key. Nearly 12,000 entries from across the States and numerous foreign ... Continue Reading →

Jorge Gutierrez Scores Multi-Year Deal with Reel FX

Reel FX Animation Studios, producers of the acclaimed CG feature The Book of Life, has entered the film’s writer and director Jorge R. Gutierrez into a multi-picture deal. The first ... Continue Reading →

Anima Kitchent, Famosa Adapting ‘Pinypon’

Spanish toy company Famosa has teamed up with Anima Kitchent — the Spanish offshoot of Mexico’s Anima Estudios and part of the management team of Vodka Capital — to bring ... Continue Reading →

Fifth ‘Pirates’ Film Kicks Off Production

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have commenced production for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on location in Australia. The fifth film in the $3.7 billion-grossing ... Continue Reading →

Jetpack Nabs ‘Moe Show’ Rights

U.K.-based Jetpack Distribution has inked deals with leading producer Pop-Up Workshop for exclusive, global distribution rights to kids’ series The Moe Show. The series is already ... Continue Reading →