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And the BAFTAS Go to ‘Rango,’ ‘Morning Stroll’

The weekly shower of big awards to Gore Verbinski’s feature Rango continued on Sunday (Feb. 12) when the quirky CG-animated movie received the Best Animated Feature BAFTA Award during ... Continue Reading →
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Howard to Milk Runaway Cow Story

Animation producer Max Howard (Igor, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron), writer/producer Kirsty Peart (The Hero of Color City, Thomas the Tank & Friends), Munich’s Papa Loewe Filmproduktion ... Continue Reading →
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‘Small Potatoes’ Launches New Digital Ventures

Little Airplane’s global preschool hit Small Potatoes has signed two new digital licensees with P2 Games and Barnes & Noble. The appointments will bolster the band’s digital ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Co. Promotes New Directors

The Jim Henson Company has promoted Meghan Sheridan and Blanca Lista to serve as directors in feature and TV development. Sheridan is now the director of children’s entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network to Unveil DC Nation on March 3

Get ready for the big DC Nation premiere on Cartoon Network on Saturday, march 3rd. That’s the kickoff date for when a full hour of exclusive kids’ television programming and shorts ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya the Bee’ Buzzes Back to Studio 100

Studio 100 is buying back the property rights to Maya the Bee in France from Planeta Junior. The company was previously in charge of all TV and licensing rights in France, Spain, Portugal, ... Continue Reading →
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Laika Studio Opts for Shotgun Software

Portland, Oregon-based animation house Laika has purchased a site license of Shotgun software to manage production and enhance collaboration for stop-motion and vfx work throughout ... Continue Reading →
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Monster High Scares Up DVD and New Doll Line

It looks like Mattel’s hot Monster High toy line is getting ready for a ghoulish season. The tween girl doll brand, which was created by Garrett Sander and introduced in the 2010 ... Continue Reading →
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Sunday Afternoon with Patrick

Canadian indie Patrick Doyon’s subtle short Dimanche (Sunday) is a testament to the simple pleasures of 2D animation and well-observed reflections of life. If you need a perfect example ... Continue Reading →
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A Chicken’s Tale Told in Three Acts

Grant Orchard’s clever first short, A Morning Stroll, combines various animation styles to tell a delightful story with a twist. About two years ago, Grant Orchard, the talented British ... Continue Reading →