Dragon Soars to $43 Million Opening

How to Train Your Dragon, the most-recent 3-D outing from DreamWorks Animation, soared to the top of the box office charts this weekend, grossing $43.3 million. The film handily beat ... Continue Reading →

DQ Entertainment Stock Rises on Release

India-based animation and games company DQ Entertainment officially listed its stock March 29 on the Indian capital markets, and posted surges in value as high as 75 percent its first ... Continue Reading →

TV Tokyo, Crunchyroll Solidify Partnership

Japanese anime broadcaster TV Tokyo has made a strategic investment of $750,000 in the Asian media and lifestyle website Crunchyroll. The deal expands the companies’ previous ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Sets English Voice Cast for Vampire Knight

VIZ Media is bringing the gothic romance anime series Vampire Knight to North America, and has set the cast for its English-language dub. The cast includes Mela Lee as Yuki Cross, whose ... Continue Reading →

New Cat in the Hat Series Debuts Sept. 6 on PBS Kids!

PBS Kids! and Random House’s new animated TV and web series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! will have its premiere on the network Sept. 6. Based on the classic children’s ... Continue Reading →

Dragon Looks to Knock Alice Down to Size

After three weekends of Alice in Wonderland dominating the box office, comes a 3D challenge in the form of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon. Dragon, directed by ... Continue Reading →

Bird Short-Listed for Mission: Impossible IV

Brad Bird, director of such popular animated features as The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, is reportedly thinking about going live action to direct Mission: Impossible ... Continue Reading →

CafeFX Scales Back, Shuts Santa Monica Office

Visual effects studio CafeFX has closed its Santa Monica location, citing the weak economy and the lack of production incentives in California as factors in the decision. Speaking to ... Continue Reading →

Boxx Technologies Adds EnFuzion 3D

Boxx Technologies has added EnFuzion 3D render management software to the professional rendering applications for its dedicated, high-performance rendering computer systems. Developed ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Promotes Execs Haigney, Gray

4Kids Productions has promoted two executives, lifting Michael Haigney to the post of creative director and Kristen Gray to the job of head of network operations. Haigney will be responsible ... Continue Reading →