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Canada’s Treehouse Sprouts New Animated Shows

New arrivals Mike the Knight, My Big Big Friend and returning shows such as Babar and the Adventures of Badou, Franklin and Friends, Max & Ruby, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Acquires Endemol’s ‘The 99′

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific has picked up Endemol’s children’s series The 99 and will air the show on Cartoon Network’s Indian and Southeast-Asian feeds. Produced ... Continue Reading →
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DVD Rush: ‘Idiots & Angels,’ ‘The Gruffalo’

The dog days of summer may be ruling on TV, but there are plenty of new, exciting toons debuting on DVD and Blu-ray this week. First up, Bill Plympton’s wonderful  movie Idiots & ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Greenlights Tosh Toon

Stand-up comedian and TV host Daniel Tosh (Tosh.0) will exec producer and voice a new animated series for Comedy Central, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, head of original programming ... Continue Reading →
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’3rd & Bird!’ Ready to Fly on Disney Junior

The hit BBC preschool series from Josh Selig and Little Airplane Productions, will have its U.S. premiere Monday, September 26, at noon on Disney Channel’s Disney Junior block. Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Experimental Animator Robert Breer Dies at 85

We are sad to report that pioneering experimental animator Robert Breer passed away on August 12 at the age of 85. Born in Detroit, Mich., Breer, moved to Paris after graduating from ... Continue Reading →
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Harry Potter Dethroned by Smurfs Overseas

It looks like Peyo’s little blue guys have dethroned Harry Potter from the top of the global box office chart this weekend. Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid movie delivered over $60 ... Continue Reading →
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MarVista Nabs More Capital, Brings In New Execs

L.A.-based indie distributor and producer MarVista’s CEO Fernando Szew announced recently that his company has secured new investment capital from Brian N. Sheth’s Investment Group. ... Continue Reading →
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Simon Smith to Direct ‘Penguins of Madagsacar’ Pic

The mischievous Penguins of Madgascar are getting their own movie, which will be directed by Simon Smith, director of the Shrek 4-D ride film and co-director of Bee Movie. The upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puss in Boots’ Drops Pants

A clever video featuring everyone’s favorite heroic cat has hit the web this week. The star of DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots praises the art of going pantless in public because ... Continue Reading →