Hemsworth Picks Up Hammer of Thor

Actor Chris Hemsworth is having a good year: First he became the father of Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, and now he’s about to be proven worthy of lifting the hammer Mjolnir ... Continue Reading →

UMG Lands 3-D Studio Canal Feature

Universal Music Group has agreed to handle all North American theatrical, DVD, TV and non-theatrical rights, as well as global soundtrack rights, to the Studio Canal 3-D animated movie ... Continue Reading →

Funny Little Bugs Set for Film, Game

MKO principals Nathanael Karmitz and Aton Soumache are set to produce Funny Little Bugs as a 3-D animated film and videogame. The game and movie, based on the bestselling children’s ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Gets Arthur Sequel Licenses

4Kids Entertainment has acquired the licensing and merchandising rights for the Nordic territories to the upcoming animated feature films Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard and Arthur ... Continue Reading →

Fatkat Animation Studio Shuts Down

Canadian studio Fatkat Animation has closed its doors. Company founder Gene Fowler confirmed the demise of the Miramichi, New Brunswick, studio on the company blog. Formed 10 years ... Continue Reading →

Nick Brings Kung Fu Panda to TV

Nickelodeon announced Thursday that it has ordered 26 episodes of a new CG animated movie based on the DreamWorks Animation feature film Kung Fu Panda. The deal is the second to bring ... Continue Reading →

Comedy Central Picks Up Ugly Americans

Comedy Central is betting on animation to bring in the laughs, giving the green light to seven episodes of David Stern’s new series Ugly Americans and developing animated projects ... Continue Reading →

Fox Kills Sit Down, Shut Up!

Fox has canceled the animated comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up! and reportedly will not air any further episodes. A repeat of King of the Hill is slated for Sit Down‘s normal Sunday ... Continue Reading →

Insider Launches Kutcher’s Blah Girls

Blah Girls, a series of short interstitial animated shorts co-created by Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst production company, will use the syndicated entertainment news show The Insider ... Continue Reading →

Daughtry Tackles He-Man Script

Newcomer Evan Daughtry has been hired to write a new draft of Grayskull, a live-action version of the classic Masters of the Universe cartoon show and toy line. The writer, who earned ... Continue Reading →