Litton Leaves as Head of Nick U.K.

Howard Litton is stepping down as senior VP and managing director of Nickelodeon U.K., ending a tenure of 15 years at the company. Litton is leaving the company to pursue personal projects ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation Picks Up FLCL Anime Set

The hit original video anime series FLCL is crossing the Pacific, with Texas-based anime importer FUNimation picking up the rights to all six movies in the popular series for home entertainment ... Continue Reading →

Stereoscopic Monsters Sweetens Samsung’s 3D TV Push

DreamWorks Animation is teaming up with Samsung and Technicolor to promote the rapid adoption of stereoscopic 3D televisions and Blu-ray players in the United States. According to Variety, ... Continue Reading →

Secret of Kells, Summer Wars to Screen at N.Y. Children’s Fest

Tomm Moore’s Annie-nominated The Secret of Kells, Czech stop-motion master Jiri Barta’s In the Attic and Shintuke Sato’s latest feature Oblivion Island are some of ... Continue Reading →

Disney Channel Schedules Chuggington for U.S. Debut

Train-oriented British animation series Chuggington has scheduled its first stop in the United States, premiering Jan. 18 on Playhouse Disney. The 26-episode series will air Tuesday ... Continue Reading →

Revamped Disney Store Coming to Times Square

Disney is bringing a small piece of its theme park magic to New York’s famous Times Square. The company is currently transforming retail space in Times Square into what will be ... Continue Reading →

Appliya, FUNimation Bring Anime Apps to iPhone

Japanese iPhone app maker Appliya has struck a deal with American anime importer FUNimation to create iPhone and iPod Touch anime apps for fans in North America. The first release under ... Continue Reading →

Simpsons’ 450th Episode and Special Air Sunday

Set the DVR, The Simpsons‘ 20th anniversary celebration is set to peak Sunday with the airing of the series’ 450th episode followed by a new one-hour documentary on the ... Continue Reading →

ESPN, Discovery Plan 3D TV Nets

By now audiences are used to donning the glasses for 3-D animated features at the movies ‘ an experience Discovery and ESPN are going to try bringing into the home. The two cable ... Continue Reading →

Up Earns Pair of PGA Nominations

Up scored twice at the Producers Guild of America awards, earning nominations for both best picture and best animated feature. The animated feature category also includes usual suspects ... Continue Reading →