Hill, Happy Feet Voice Actress Murphy Dies

Britanny Murphy, an actress who provided voices for the animated series King of the Hill (Luanne Platter) and the Oscar-winning feature film Happy Feet (Gloria), died Sunday at the ... Continue Reading →

Cameron’s Avatar Conquers the World

James Cameron’s Avatar easily won the weekend box office crowd with a $77 million take, a number hampered somewhat by severe weather on the East Coast that curtailed movie going. The ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom Program Supports Pilot Production

Software maker Toon Boom Animation has announced a new service called the Pilot Production Program that provides professional animators looking to create pilots with access to the company’s ... Continue Reading →

Taylor Takes Over KnightTV

Dale Taylor is taking on the job of president of KnightTV, a cable and satellite network aimed at kids and family programming. The channel was recently acquired by Knightscove Media ... Continue Reading →

Bryan Singer Reunites with the X-Men

Bryan Singer is returning to the X-Men franchise, confirming at the Hollywood premiere of Avatar that he has signed on to develop and direct X-Men: First Class. The new film will look ... Continue Reading →

Alphanim’s Kerity Gets French Theatrical Release

The French animation production and distribution company Alphanim has issued its second theatrical relase in France with the release of Kerity, la maison des contes (Eleanor’s ... Continue Reading →

MTV Revives Animation Division

MTV has assigned senior VP of series Brent Haynes to run a new department for comedy and animation programming. The network, which in the 1990s aired such prominent animated series ... Continue Reading →

Panda Writers to Snack on Gil’s All Fright Diner

DreamWorks Animation has hired Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris to adapt the novel Gil’s All Fright Diner for director Barry Sonenfeld. The novel, written by A. Lee Martinez, features ... Continue Reading →

Four Frog Tunes Leap into Oscar Race

Four songs from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog are among the 63 that have qualified for the Best Original Song Oscar race. The four songs from the animated feature are: ‘Almost ... Continue Reading →

Borrowers Adaptation Next for Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli will be borrowing the classic book The Borrowers to be the basis for its next feature film. Hiromasa Yonebayashi will direct Karigurashi no Arrietty (Arrietty Borrows ... Continue Reading →