Chiodo Bros. Animate Clay For Playhouse Disney

On Monday, September 16, Disney Channel’s learning-based programming block, Play House Disney, will introduce its first-ever host — a lump of clay appropriately named Clay. The ... Continue Reading →

Past And Future Meet In TV Debuts

This week sees the launch of two animated series which aim to educate and entertain by transporting young viewers back to the past and shooting them way into the future. PBS’ ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Acquires Futurama

In a deal with Twentieth Television, Cartoon Network has picked up exclusive cable rights for all 72 episodes of Matt Groening’s hit animated series Futurama. Beginning in Jan. ... Continue Reading →

Last Chance To See Sleeping Beauty

If you live in the L.A. area and haven’t had a chance to see the 70mm widescreen presentation of the restored I print, time is running out. Sunday is the last day of screenings ... Continue Reading →

Greece Outlaws Gamers

CNET reports that all electronic games have been banned by the Greek government. A law went into effect in late July that imposes heavy fines and prison terms on anyone found ... Continue Reading →

More Shakeup At RTV

According to RTV, Peter Hille and Wolfgang Heidrich have stepped down from the Munich-based animation studio’s board of directors. Hille had previously announced his plans to ... Continue Reading →

Effects Reign At SIGGRAPH Meeting

Effects work on the Touchstone Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment dragon pic Reign of Fire will be the subject of discussion at the L.A. Chapter SIGGRAPH meeting on Sept. 10 at the ... Continue Reading →

Big Sales For France Animation

France Animation has signed a number of major deals with buyers across North America, Europe and Asia. The programs Cybergirl, Cosy Corner, Wheel Squad, Titeuf and the documentary series ... Continue Reading →

Disney, Shrek Producer Team For CG Features

Walt Disney Studios has formed an alliance with Shrek producer John Williams’ Vanguard Films to produce as many as four computer animated features. The announcement was made by ... Continue Reading →

EyeballNYC Grooves On MTV Hits

To create a series of fully animated IDs for the new channel MTV Hits, the music television network looked to SOHO-based EyeballNYC. Led by MTV Creative Director Assaf Cohen and EyeballNYC ... Continue Reading →