Chop Socky Chooks Ready to Peck on DVD

Billed as ‘poultry that packs a punch,’ the Aardman/Decode CG-animated series Chop Socky Chooks will be released on a two-disc DVD set on October 6. This Fox Home Ent. release ... Continue Reading →

Porchlight and E1 Ent. Makes Distrib Deal

L.A-based PorchLight Entertainment has made a long-term distribution deal with global E1 Entertainment Distribution. Under this new pact, E1 Entertainment will distribute the December ... Continue Reading →

REDCAT’s Hot for Animation This Fall

The new fall season at REDCAT (the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in Los Angeles) will offer an eclectic mix of cutting-edge animated projects from around the world. Among the ... Continue Reading →

Lasseter to Receive Golden Lion from Lucas

George Lucas will present the Venice Festival’s Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award to John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich. Lucas, hailed ... Continue Reading →

CBBC Commissions New Toons

U.K.’s CBBC channel announced that it’s expanding its online Cartoon Works portal and has commissioned a new animated series called Muddle Earth (based on the books by Paul ... Continue Reading →

Stitch! Show Is Big in Japan

It looks like the wonderful blue alien star of Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois’ 2002 animated feature Lilo & Stitch is getting his own show in Japan. Variety reports that ... Continue Reading →

Disney, Zemeckis Plan to Embark on Yellow Submarine

After putting their spin on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, director Robert Zemeckis and Disney Studio are planning to remake the 1968 Beatles’ animated feature Yellow ... Continue Reading →

Weekend Choices Include Shorts, Ponyo, Basterds

No new animated features are debuting this Friday, but Disney’s English-language version of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo will enter its second week of release in 927 theaters ... Continue Reading →

MacFarlane Criticizes Pixar and DreamWorks Pics

You’ve got to admit it: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane sure knows how to generate major press. Last week, he dropped the huge bombshell that Stewie Griffin was gay in a Playboy ... Continue Reading →

WALL’E Writers Up for Humanitas Prize

After winning almost every prize under the sun last year, WALL’E writers Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Jim Reardon are up for one more award in September. Stanton, Docter and ... Continue Reading →