Emma Watson Starring in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

24-year-old British actress Emma Watson has been cast as leading lady Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which is set to begin production later ... Continue Reading →

NFB French Animation Founder René Jodoin Dies

The National Film Board of Canada has notified the film community of the death of director-producer René Jodoin. The Quebec native passed away January 22, 2015 at the age of 94. Jodoin ... Continue Reading →

Framestore Ups Grant Walker to Senior CG AD

Effects house Framestore has promoted Grant Walker to the post of Senior CG Art Director just in time for his five-year anniversary with the studio. He will be charged with leading ... Continue Reading →

PBS KIDS Launches YouTube Channel

PBS KIDS has accomplished the launch of its own officially branded YouTube channel, The channel will be geared towards kids aged 2-8 and their parents. The pubcaster ... Continue Reading →
Mark Nicholls

Mark Nicholls to Head Toonz Auckland Shop

Toonz Entertainment is building on its the reach of its India-based Toonz Animation flagship studio by setting up a dedicated subsidiary office in Auckland, New Zealand. Newly appointed ... Continue Reading →
Kylie Ellis

Kylie Ellis Upped to VP Production at Mainframe

Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted its Director of Production, Kylie Ellis, to the newly created position of Vice President of Production at its television ... Continue Reading →

Picture Box Inks Global Broadcast Deals

Toronto-based Picture Box Distribution announces a number of sales for its kids’ series slate to international broadcasters. Junior TV in Italy has picked up animated fare Yup ... Continue Reading →

KCET Hosts ‘Space Racers’ Screening in L.A.

As part of its year of 50th anniversary celebrations, Southern and Central California’s independent public television station KCET will host a free family screening of its animated ... Continue Reading →

Geronimo’s ‘Nelly & Nora’ Attracts International Interest

Irish animation company Geronimo Productions is gearing up for the premiere of its new preschool series Nelly & Nora on RTEjr February 2. Ahead of the launch, the charming 2D series ... Continue Reading →

LEGO and WB Build Scooby-Doo Line

The LEGO Group has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a line of LEGO building sets inspired by classic animated series Scooby-Doo. Five brand new sets will bring ... Continue Reading →