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‘Simpsons’ Catches Bieber Fever

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that tween idol Justin Bieber will play himself in an upcoming episode of Fox’s evergreen animated sitcom The Simpsons, slated for season ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico & Rita’ Exclusive Clip and Digital Launch

Strike up the band: GKIDS’ Best Animated Feature nominee Chico & Rita is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital courtesy of Cinedigm Entertainment Group! Directed by Fernando Trueba ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’ Scares Up Auds This Weekend

LAIKA studio’s second feature, ParaNorman, is an original stop-motion horror story for kids of all ages. One of the most noticeable shifts in the Stateside features market is the ... Continue Reading →
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‘ParaNorman’ Panel and Signing

L.A. area art gallery/studio Nucleus will be hosting eight of the artists behind LAIKA’s ParaNorman feature (out in theaters Friday, August 17!) to give fans and animation lovers ... Continue Reading →
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‘City of Friends’ Celebrates 1st Year with Milkshake

City of Friends, the hit preschool show from Norwegian kids’ entertainment production house CreaCon Group (France’s Action Synthese provides the show’s CG animation), has announced ... Continue Reading →
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CNE, Spirit Halloween Partner for New Costume Lines

Cartoon Network Enterprises has announced a yearlong exclusive partnership with Spirit Halloween to introduce costumes based on two of its most popular franchises—just in time to ... Continue Reading →
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Mind Candy Announces New ‘Moshi Monsters’ Games

Entertainment company Mind Candy, creators of adoptable online pet phenom Moshi Monsters, and international mobile social gaming company GREE have confirmed details of two debut Moshi ... Continue Reading →
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Amtrak, Henson All Aboard ‘Dinosaur Train’ Promo

All aboard the Big Big Dinosaur Sweepstakes! The Jim Henson Company, kids’ entertainment powerhouse and producers of PBS Kids’ Dinosaur Train, have joined forces with Amtrak for ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Cuddles Up to ‘Ted’ Plush

If catching Seth MacFarlane’s buddy comedy about an average joe and his foul-mouthed living teddy bear made you pine for some cuddly-yet-crude companionship, you’re in luck! According ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Akira Daikubara Passes Away

The Anido animator’s group revealed over the weekend the sad news that early Toei animator Akira Daikubara had passed away from pneumonia on June 17, Anime News Network reports. Daikubara ... Continue Reading →