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Berenstain Bears Creator Passes Away

Jan Berenstain, who wrote and illustrated the popular books The Berenstain Bears with her husband Stan, passed away on Friday in Solesbury, Penn, after suffering from a severe stroke. ... Continue Reading →
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Nick India Is Hungry for ‘Chuck Chicken’

The Neptuno Films/Animasia/Agogo co-production Chuck Chicken (formerly known as Kung Fu Chicken) has been picked up by Nickelodeon India. The 2D-animated show about an accident-prone ... Continue Reading →
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Spellbound Sells More ‘Koala Bros.’ to ABC Australia

London house Spellbound Entertainment has signed a new broadcast deal with ABC TV Australia for its winning pre-school series, The Koala Brothers. ABC has has acquired the right to ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Loves ‘Rango,’ ‘Hugo’ and ‘Lessmore’

After several months of collecting critics’ and guild trophies, Paramount’s underdog feature Rango took home the Best Animated Feature Oscar during a star-studded ceremony held ... Continue Reading →
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Rare ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ Drawing Sells for $107,550

Seventeen years after the last comic-strip was created by elusive artist Bill Waterson, an original Calvin & Hobbes drawing for the 1989-1990 calendar fetched $107,550 at an auction ... Continue Reading →
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Salma Hayek’s ‘Prophet’ Draws Top Helmers

There’s been a lot of indie interest in the upcoming animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s best-selling book The Prophet. The intriguing pic, which is being produced by Salma Hayek ... Continue Reading →
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More Stars Join DreamWorks ‘Turbo’ Charge

It looks like DreamWorks Animation’s summer 2013 movie Turbo is attracting a very long list of star voices. The Hollywood Reporter says Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, ... Continue Reading →
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FX Orders Fourth Season of ‘Archer’

Adam Reed and Matt Thompson’s off-the-wall secret agent Archer will be enjoying his escapes for another season on FX. In addition to the 13-episode order, FX Prods has sealed an overall ... Continue Reading →
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Dobbs Says ‘Arrietty,’ ‘Lorax’ are Liberal Propaganda

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs is accusing animated movies such as Disney/Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty and Universal/Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax of trying ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Greenlights ‘Bleach’ Live-Action Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to Viz Media’s hit manga and anime property Bleach. Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard) of Callahan Filmworks ... Continue Reading →