Acker Curates Online Short Film Showcase

Shane Acker, director of the new stop-motion animated feature film 9, has curated an online animated short film showcase for Film in Focus.com, presented by Kodak. Acker won a Student ... Continue Reading →

Venice Honors Pixar ‘Geeks’

The self-proclaimed ‘animation geeks’ of Pixar were the toast of the Lido Sunday, as the Venice Film Festival honored the studio and its filmmakers with a lifetime achievement ... Continue Reading →

Horror Remains Final Word at Box Office

Not much changed at the box office this Labor Day weekend, as horror film The Final Destination held on to the top spot for the second week in a row. The Warner Bros.-New Line release ... Continue Reading →

Mouse Site Posts Record Traffic

A lot of kids must be glued to Phineas and Ferb games this summer! According to comScore Media Metrix, Disney.com reached the 34 million unique visitor mark and broke all-time traffic ... Continue Reading →

HIT Adds Three for Angelina Ballerina

HIT Entertainment has signed three licensees in key toy areas for the animated series Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps, a new series airing on PBS Kids. Madame Alexander, The Toy ... Continue Reading →

South Park Digital Studios Streams Original Pilot

The rare, original pilot to the Comedy Central hit series South Park will air with four minutes of never-before-seen footage for a limited time online at the new South Park Digital ... Continue Reading →

WeirdBeard’s Rush Wins Batman Game Contest

Game developer WeirdBeard has won the casting call from Warner Bros. Animation, Mochi Media and DC Comics for a Flash game that extends the brand of the current TV series Batman: The ... Continue Reading →

Kidz Names New CEO, Expands in Eastern Europe

K.J. Istock has been named the permanent CEO of brand-development and licensing agency Kidz Entertainment/EEMC, one of several staffing changes he company has announces. Istock had ... Continue Reading →

AMC Dying for Dead Comic Series

Robert Kirkman’s popular Image Comics series The Walking Dead is near to getting a series greenlight at AMC with Frank Darabont set to write and direct. The deal is described ... Continue Reading →

Nick Brings Ni Hao, Kai-lan to U.K.

Nickelodeon U.K. is picking up for fall airing the U.S. production Ni Hao, Kai-lan, which teaches preschoolers basic Mandarin Chinese. The channel will air the first 10 half-hour episodes ... Continue Reading →