Jakks Pacific, Dentsu Team for Monsuno Series

Toy maker Jakks Pacific has teamed up with leading Japanese animation producer Dentsu to produce an animated TV series based on the Monsuno property. Monsuno, a boys action property ... Continue Reading →

Daybreakers, Comedies Set to Take on Avatar

A trio of new movies in different genres this week enter the battle for the box office crown against the 800-pound gorilla that is Avatar. Opening this week are the Lionsgate horror ... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man 4 Delayed; Thor Claims Release Date

Marvel is passing its release dates from Peter Parker to Thor and the residents of Asgard. Sony has backed off its planned May 6, 2011, release date for Spider-Man 4. The delay is due ... Continue Reading →

Dolphin Director Schuldt Sets Up Verne Project

Eduardo Schuldt, producer and director of The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer, has set up his next animated feature with Televix Enterterainment and Bliss under the joint banner Aronnax ... Continue Reading →

Oscars Set Seven for VFX Bakeoff

The battle for the best visual effects Oscar is heating up, with seven films advancing to this year’s bakeoff competition. The films in contention, reduced from a short list of ... Continue Reading →

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 →