Page Oversees Hasbro Studios Production

Animation veteran Kathy Page has joined Hasbro Studios, where she will oversee production for the new production company’s content. Page previously was VP of animation at Sony ... Continue Reading →

Henson Taps O’Brien for Children’s Entertainment Post

Lisa O’Brien will oversee the development, production and promotion of projects in all media as the new executive director of children’s entertainment at the Jim Henson ... Continue Reading →

Longtime Hanna Barbera Writer Blitzer Dies

Barry E. Blitzer, a veteran TV writer whose credits include extensive work for animation mainstay Hanna Barbera, died Jan. 27 from complications from abdominal surgery. He was 80. Blitzer’s ... Continue Reading →

Animax, Fresh, Cookie Jar Win Pixies

Animax Entertainment, Fresh TV and Cookie Jar Entertainment have been honored by the Pixie Awards, which recognizes outstanding creativity in motion graphics, effects and animation. Animax ... Continue Reading →

3D Opener, New Chomet Images Set for Cartoon Movie

The next Cartoon Movie will feature new work from such animators as Triplets of Belleville director Sylvain Chomet and Waltz with Bashir‘s Ari Folman. The festival, set for March ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Sails Past Titanic Amid Talk of Sequel, Acting Snubs

As Avatar officially claims the domestic box office crown from Titanic, Fox is in talks with director James Cameron on a sequel. The 3D sci-fi fantasy movie finally sailed past Cameron’s ... Continue Reading →

Trio Joins A Squared Executive Ranks

A Squared Entertainment co-founders Andy Heyward and Amy Moynihan Heyward have recruited three executives to the company’s ranks. Joining the company are Gregory Payne as COO ... Continue Reading →

Nick Draws Record Audience in January

January was the most-watched month in the 30-year history of children’s cable network Nickelodeon. According to Nielsen Media Research, between Dec. 28 and Jan. 31 Nickelodeon ... Continue Reading →

NickToons U.K. Buys Beyblade: Metal Fusion

Nick U.K. has picked up the broadcast rights to 51 episodes of the Nelvana series Beyblade: Metal Fusion. Nelvana co-produces the series with d-rights and it will begin airing as part ... Continue Reading →

Huntik Scores Global Sales for Season 2

The second season of Huntik: Secrets & Seekers will be well traveled, with key markets in Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia picking up the series. The deals for the 52 half-hour ... Continue Reading →