Henson Seeks Pajanimals Partners

The Jim Henson Co. will be shopping at MIPCOM for production partners to help it tuck in a new half-hour series for preschoolers starring the Pajanimals. Pajanimals has been airing ... Continue Reading →

Red Kite Plans Return for The Imp

Animation studio Red Kite is bringing back The Imp, bigger and better than ever. The series, whose eponymous and incompetent hero tries to fill the world with evil but always fall short, ... Continue Reading →

Chorion To Debut Octonauts at MIPCOM

Chorion will be debuting its new preschool animated series The Octonauts at this year’s MIPCOM, set for Oct. 5-9 in Cannes, France. The adventure series is about a team of heroes ... Continue Reading →

Luxo Sues Pixar Over Planned Lamp Sale

The Luxo lamp company has sued animation studio Pixar over the studio’s plans to sell a limited edition ‘Luxo Jr.’ lamp with the upcoming Blu-ray version of Up. ‘Luxo ... Continue Reading →

Upgraded Bedknobs Comes to DVD

A new DVD edition of Bedknobs and Boomsticks, Disney’s Oscar-winning mix of animation and live-action, leads this week’s home video releases. The 1971 film (Disney, $29.99) ... Continue Reading →

Academy Considers 11 Sci-Tech Honorees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected 11 candidates for its scientific and technical achievements honors. The selected achievements are: ‘ Enabling Technologies ... Continue Reading →

Acker Curates Online Short Film Showcase

Shane Acker, director of the new stop-motion animated feature film 9, has curated an online animated short film showcase for Film in Focus.com, presented by Kodak. Acker won a Student ... Continue Reading →

Venice Honors Pixar ‘Geeks’

The self-proclaimed ‘animation geeks’ of Pixar were the toast of the Lido Sunday, as the Venice Film Festival honored the studio and its filmmakers with a lifetime achievement ... Continue Reading →

Horror Remains Final Word at Box Office

Not much changed at the box office this Labor Day weekend, as horror film The Final Destination held on to the top spot for the second week in a row. The Warner Bros.-New Line release ... Continue Reading →

Mouse Site Posts Record Traffic

A lot of kids must be glued to Phineas and Ferb games this summer! According to comScore Media Metrix, Disney.com reached the 34 million unique visitor mark and broke all-time traffic ... Continue Reading →