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Warner Pulls ‘Harry Potter’ Vanishing Act

Warner Bros. plans to halt shipping DVD and Blu-ray of all of the Harry Potter movies to retailers after Dec. 29, Deadline.com reports today. The studio hopes to encourage fans to buy ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel Buys Hit Ent. for $680m

It’s official. Thomas the Tank and Bob the Builder have a new home. London’s Financial Times is reporting that toy powerhouse Mattel has bought children’s media outfit Hit Entertainment—distributor ... Continue Reading →
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Tim Burton Designs Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon

On the heels of sharing his art with visitors to the L.A. County Museum this year, Tim Burton has designed a special float for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ Director to Speak at SIGGRAPH Asia

Jennifer Yu Nelson, the acclaimed director of DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 and the film’s production designer Raymond Zibach are two of the featured speakers at SIGGRAPH ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Shows Off ‘Underpants’

Dreamworks Animation will be flying with Dav Pilkey’s hugely popular book series Captain Underpants, Deadline.com reported this week. The studio acquired the rights to the wonderful ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Cries for Second Season of ‘Baby Jake’

Darrall Macqueen’s wonderful preschool series Baby Jake has been picked up for a second season by CBeebies in the U.K. The new season of the 26 x11” series will continue to focus ... Continue Reading →
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‘Geronimo Stilton’ begins Sophomore Season on Rai2

Atlantyca’s brilliant mouse reporter Geronimo Stilton is ready for a second season of cheese-filled adventures on RAI 2, beginning this Monday (Oct. 24) at 7:19 a.m. (yes, that’s ... Continue Reading →
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Google Celebrates Mary Blair’s 100th Birthday

Google is showcasing a colorful “birthday doodle” in honor of Disney Legend Mary Blair’s 100th birthday today (Friday, Oct. 21). The much-loved artist, whe worked alongside ... Continue Reading →
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‘Oki’s Oasis’ Saddles Up for Disney Jr.

Disney Jr. has started production on the new CG-animated preschool show Oki’s Oasis, which will feature the voice of Mandy Moore. Set to premiere in 2013 on Disney Junior channels ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros.’s Live-Action ‘Akira’ to Roll 2012

Fans of the great anime feature and manga Akira got some good news courtesy of Warner Bros. today. The studio has officially greenlit a $90 million feature based on the classic with ... Continue Reading →