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Amazon Studios Dives into the Toon Biz

Online retail powerhouse Amazon has entered the animated series business. The content development division, Amazon Studios, announced today that it is now accepting proposals for original ... Continue Reading →
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Bernadette Peters Joins ‘Dorothy of Oz’

After her successful appearances on NBC’s Smash and Broadway’s Follies, actress Bernadette Peters is joining the voice of Summertime Entertainment’s upcoming 3D animated movie ... Continue Reading →
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Restored ‘Yellow Submarine’ Hits Theaters in May

Fans of The Beatles’ groundbreaking animated feature Yellow Submarine will have the chance to see a new restored version of the film in theaters this month. Directed by George ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. to Produce Hybrid ‘Rascal Raccoon’ Movie

One Press graphic novel Rascal Raccoon’s Raging Revenge is on its way to become a Warner Bros. live-action/CG animation hybrid movie. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Matt Fogel ... Continue Reading →
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Futurama Launches Facebook Countdown and Podcasts

Comedy Central is planning a big multi-platform blitz to promote the seventh season of Futurama, which begins on June 20th at 10 p.m. First up, there’s the special “Countdown to ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Focus on Digital Animation Pioneers

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is planning a fantastic event about the development of digital animation for Monday, May 21 at 7:30 PM. Held at the org’s Samuel Goldwyn ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rastamouse’ Continues Global Domination

DHX Media’s stop-motion preschool hit Rastamouse has snapped up a few more new homes for its second season. BBC Worldwide Channels has acquired the show for its feeds in Hispanic ... Continue Reading →
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Bill Plympton Launches New ‘Cheatin” Vlog

Indie animation titan Bill Plympton has just launched a new video blog, documenting his progress on his latest feature, Cheatin’. The director will deliver new installments every ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Animation Acquires ‘Hero’s Guide’

Is the world ready for yet another take on animated fairy tales? Fox Animation certainly thinks so as it has just acquired the rights to children’s book The Hero’s Guide to Saving ... Continue Reading →
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Selick to Direct Gaiman’s ‘Graveyard Book’ for Disney

Acclaimed director Henry Selick will direct a stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Disney, says Deadline.com. The Newbery Medal award-winning book is a ghostly ... Continue Reading →