Italy’s RAI 2 Picks Up Pocoyo

RAI 2 has secured the Italian broadcast rights to Zinkia Entertainment’s animated preschool series Pocoyo. The 104 x 7 mins. series, co-produced by Zinkia and ITV Studios Global ... Continue Reading →

Wilson, Harrelson to Voice Bedrock’s First Feature, Turkeys

Former ILM exec and Reel FX runner Ed Jones and ex-CEO of Walden Media Cary Granat have started a new operation called Bedrock Studios that will make family films with budgets of less ... Continue Reading →

Glee Star, Azaria Join Smurfs Cast

Glee actress Jayma Mays has been cast as the female human lead in Sony’s upcoming hybrid CGI-live action updating of the Smurfs, while Simpsons voice actor Hank Azaria has been ... Continue Reading →

Toronto’s CORE Shuts Down; Cookie Jar Cuts 35 Animation Jobs

The animation industry in Toronto suffered a pair of major setbacks this week as animation and visual-effects house CORE Digital closed its doors and indie producer Cookie Jar cut 35 ... Continue Reading →

Hub Adds Six to Executive Team

The Hub ‘ the new kid-targeted network that’s a joint venture of Discovery and Hasbro ‘ has added six people to it executive team as it nears its autumn 2010 launch. The ... Continue Reading →

Avatar DVD, Blu-ray Release Set for April 22

Avatar is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on Earth Day. The release will feature only the 2D version of the film and will be a bare-bones only release with no bonus features. According to ... Continue Reading →

In the Attic Tops NYICFF Honors

The New York International Children’s Film Festival has announced its 2010 award winners, with six of the nine honors going to animated films. Winning the Grand Prize for Features ... Continue Reading →

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 →