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Henson Rides with Lobel’s ‘Frog and Toad’

L.A.’s Jim Henson Company has picked up the film and consumer products rights to 1970s classic children’s book series Frog and Toad, written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. An ... Continue Reading →
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Jonathan Davis to Oversee Animation at Fox

Jonathan Davis is the new exec VP of comedy development and animation at 20th Century Fox. Davis, who previously managed comedy development, will now oversee animation as well. Jennifer ... Continue Reading →
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Welcome to the ‘Madagascar 3' Vs. ‘Prometheus’ Weekend

DreamWorks Animation will find out whether audiences are hungry for more madcap adventures featuring the Bronx Zoo buddies of Madagascar 3 this weekend. The third outing of the franchise, ... Continue Reading →
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Lasseter Reveals More About ‘The Good Dinosaur’

With fans’ anticipation for Brave reaching high-frenzy levels in the next couple of weeks, the folks at Bleeding Cool managed to chat with Disney/Pixar Chief Creative Officer John ... Continue Reading →
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Anderson Offers ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Tie-in Toon

It’s no secret that indie auteur director Wes Anderson has a huge affinity for animation. After all, he was the man behind the charming 2010 Oscar-nominated stop-motion pic The Fantastic ... Continue Reading →
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Prima Linea Embarks on Animated ‘Loulou’ Movie

French studio Prima Linea will produce a new 2D animated feature titled Loulou’s Secret, to be directed by first-time helmer Eric Omond. The pic is based on characters created by ... Continue Reading →
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Reel FX Acquires Deep Ellum Headquarters

Dallas-based animation and vfx house Reel FX has acquired the 73,200 square foot property that has served as its headquarters for the past seven years at 301 N. Crowdus St.. The studio, ... Continue Reading →
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Evolution and CCI Launch ‘Taffy Saltwater’ Project

Evolution and CCI Entertainment announced today that they are developing the new animated series Taffy Saltwater, created by Michael and Judy Paraskevas. The agreement will see Evolution ... Continue Reading →
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GKids to Release Ghibli’s ‘Poppy Hill’

New York-based indie distributor GKIDS announced today that it has picked up Studio Ghibli’s award-winning 2011 movie From Up on Poppy Hill. Although the national release date in ... Continue Reading →
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Alphanim’s ‘Calimero’ to Hatch on Italy’s RAI

Alphanim and Studio Campedelli’s new CG-animated Calimero series will air on RAI in Italy. Created in 1963 by Nino Pagot, Toni Pagot and Ignazio Colnaghi, Calimero originated as a ... Continue Reading →