Season 2 of Dive Olly Dive! Presold to Four Major Markets

French distributor Moonscoop has sold the second season of its hit animated series Dive Olly Dive! into key territories. The broadcasters who have pre-bought the 52 x 11 min. second ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Media Launches Streaming Anime Site

VIZ Media has announced the debut of a new web site that will stream episodes of the company’s most-popular anime properties as well as new content. The site, called VIZ Anime, ... Continue Reading →

Princess and the Frog, Astro Boy, New Moon Come Home

Disney’s return to its roots comes home this week with the release of The Princess and the Frog on DVD and Blu-ray. The movie (Disney, $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray, $44.99 Blu-ray/DVD ... Continue Reading →

Screen 21 Adds 3D, HD Technologies

Screen 21, the Spanish production company behind BRB International, has adopted technologies including stereoscopic 3-D and high-definition panoramic formats for multiple platforms ... Continue Reading →

Wonder Pets, Mighty B!’s Poehler Win Gracie Awards

Little Airplane Productions’ animated series The Wonder Pets won the 2010 Gracie Award for outstanding children’s/adolescent program. Also honored in this year’s ... Continue Reading →

Extended Avatar Re-release Rumors Heat Up

Rumors of a re-release for Avatar are getting closer to reality. Director James Cameron is discussing with Fox plans for a fall re-release of the movie, which likely will include about ... Continue Reading →

Disney to Shutter Zemeckis’ ImageMovers

ImageMovers Digital’s facility in Marin County is slated to shut down in January, following completion of its current film project, Mars Needs Moms. The studio, co-founded by ... Continue Reading →

PGS to Takes Studio Hari’s Gees Series Global

French distributor PGS Entertainment has agreed to represent Studio Hari’s animated series The Gees worldwide in the broadcasting, video, licensing and merchandising categories. The ... Continue Reading →

Alice Still Reigns at the Box Office

Tim Burton’s VFX-loaded reimagining of Alice in Wonderland kept its box office crown (and the head it rests upon) for a second straight weekend. The 3-D Disney release took in ... Continue Reading →

Image Metrics Announces Funding, Merger

Facial-animation software and services company Image Metrics has completed a deal for $8 million in financing to expand its sales and marketing efforts. The company also has completed ... Continue Reading →