‘Pikkuli’ Wings It to KiKA

Monster Entertainment has sold animated preschool series Pikkuli to Germany’s MDR. The non-dialog series will broadcast on KiKA from August 19 through September 13, 2016, airing Monday ... Continue Reading →

TeamTO Opens Beijing Office

Paris-based CGI studio TeamTO (Angelo Rules, PJ Masks) announces the opening of a new office in Beijing, China, headed by experienced film industry executive Shu Ye. The establishment ... Continue Reading →

Penny Lane’s ‘Nuts!’ Premieres in NYC June 22

New York City’s Film Forum will on Wednesday, June 22 present the U.S. theatrical premiere of Nuts! — the animated (mostly) true story of eccentric American medical scheister ... Continue Reading →

‘Belladonna of Sadness’ Arrives on BD & VOD July 12

One of the great forgotten gems of Japanese animation will get its first U.S. home entertainment release as Eiichi Yamamoto’s Belladonna of Sadness arrives on Blu-ray and VOD ... Continue Reading →

‘The Deep’ Comes to Netflix U.S.

Technicolor, DHX Media and A Stark Production announce that Netflix will begin streaming underwater animated adventure series The Deep in the U.S. on June 1. Technicolor is the underlying ... Continue Reading →

Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Star in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (Into the Woods) and Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) have been tapped to star in Walt Disney Studios’ Mary ... Continue Reading →
Michael Eames

Michael Eames Named Global Director of Animation for Framestore

Framestore has appointed internationally renowned animator Michael Eames as Global Director of Animation (Film). Eames will be based in London and will oversee Framestore’s diverse ... Continue Reading →
James Tichenor

VFX Supe & Producer James Tichenor Joins FuseFX

FuseFX has hired Emmy-nominated VFX Supervisor and Producer James Tichenor onto its Vancouver studio team. The Canadian native will produce and supervise visual effects for television, ... Continue Reading →

INK ALC Takes on ‘Beyblade’

INK ALC has taken on representation for Beyblade — the popular spinning battle toy that has turned into a top boys’ animation property of the last two decades. Sunrights ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes

Finding Nemo as Told by Emoji Disney Interactive Media unfolds its latest “As Told By Emoji” short in honor of the film’s 13th anniversary (and ahead of that little-mentioned ... Continue Reading →