Ameba Launches Kids IPTV Portal

Ameba, an IPTV company operating out of Winnipeg, Canada, has announced the launch of a children’s entertainment portal that will deliver hundreds of hours of ad-free programming ... Continue Reading →

Chorion Appoints Cipolla, Knepfer

Chorion has appointed Steve Cipolla as executive VP of global licensing and sales, and Tamra Knepfer as executive VP of brand management and marketing. Knepfer previously was senior ... Continue Reading →

Olympians, Wolfman Out to Steal Box Office Hearts

The youth-oriented fantasy film Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Universal’s remake of its classic horror franchise in The Wolfman have stepped up as prime ... Continue Reading →

Hughes Bros. in Talks for Live-Action Akira

Allen and Albert Hughes, who directed the recent hit Book of Eli, are in talks with Warner Bros. to helm a live-action version of the manga and anime classic Akira. Created by Katsuhiro ... Continue Reading →

New Trailer Previews Toy Story 3 Plot, Characters

A new trailer for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming Toy Story 3 has been released, filling in some details on the plot and new characters. The new 2 ‘ minute clip shows college-age ... Continue Reading →

Annecy Celebrate 50th Edition with YouTube Contest

The Annecy Festival is celebrating its landmark 50th edition with a competition open to original animation content to be held on YouTube. Entering the competition is simple: Create ... Continue Reading →

Deals and Sales for HIT, Poppy Cat, Strawberry Shortcake, Angelo Rules

Sales and deals are coming fast and furious, with several key announcements this week that include the following: ‘ HIT Entertainment is developing two new animated series: For ... Continue Reading →

Disney 1Q Profits Up 9 Percent

The Walt Disney Co. reported a 9 percent increase in profits on a slight increase in earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2010. The report for the quarter, which ended Jan. 2, showed ... Continue Reading →

Parent Company Shuts Down Imagi Animation

Imagi International Holdings Inc. ceased Feb. 5 funding for and plans to liquidate its computer-animation operation. The compan’s subsidiary, Imagi Animation Studios, hit hard ... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man in 3D, Stan Lee’s Super Seven and Batman Developments

Superhero properties remain as hot as ever, as evidenced by a slew of new announcements for new features an animated projects. ‘ Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment has signed ... Continue Reading →