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 →

Fox Re-Signs Animation Vet Appel

Rich Appel, executive producer and showrunner on The Cleveland Show and a veteran of Fox’s animated TV series, has signed a new three-year deal with 20th Century Fox TV, according ... Continue Reading →

Atomic Cartoons Adds Producer Turner, Pixie Honor

Atomic Cartoons, home to Pixie Platinum Award-winning director Tyler Schroeder, has added former Studio B producer Jamie Turner to its ranks. Turner has more than 15 years of experience ... Continue Reading →

Kalish to Run Mudpit Series for Cookie Jar

Veteran TV writer and producer Bruce Kalish has been hired as showrunner for Cookie Jar Entertainment’s upcoming animation-live action hybrid series Mudpit. The series begins ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks, NBC Team on Dragon-themed Olympics Promos

DreamWorks Animation and NBC have teamed up for a promotional effort that will run during the upcoming Winter Olympics and spotlight the upcoming film How to Train Your Dragon. The ... Continue Reading →

Big Idea, Entrenched Team for More VeggieTales

Big Idea Entertainment, the studio behind such faith-based children’s programming as VeggieTales, has signed a multiproduction deal with animation studio Entrenched, Inc. The ... Continue Reading →

Ka-chew! Signs Quakenbush and Trussell

Commercial production company ka-chew! has added to its staff animation directors Corky Quakenbush and Joel Trussell. Quakenbush has directed, produced and developed programs for just ... Continue Reading →

China OKs Nick-branded Web Site

MTV Networks China and CCTV.com have teamed up to launch an online destination in China featuring Nickelodeon-branded streaming video at Nick.CCTV.com. According to Cynopsis Kids, the ... Continue Reading →