Voice Actor McKennon Dies

Dallas McKennon, a prolific voice actor for more than 50 years in animated films and TV shows, died Tuesday morning at the age of 89. McKennon was best known as the voice of Gumby, ... Continue Reading →

E1 Picks Chang for Development Post

Swin Chang has joined E1 Entertainment as the company’s director of development for kids and animation. Chang will be based in Toronto and be responsible for bringing new properties ... Continue Reading →

Peanuts, Seuss, Miser Specials Come Home Oct. 6

Fans of classic animation will want to mark Oct. 6 on their calendar, as that’s when Warner Home Video is releasing the Blu-ray debuts of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dr. Seuss’ ... Continue Reading →

Decode Sells Super WHY! Into Asia, Oz

Super WHY!, the award-winning literacy building show, has picked up new markets in Asia and Australia. Decode Enterprises has signed a deal for the show to air on Tooniverse in Korea, ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Plays with Max Steel Movie

Max Steel is looking to join Transformers and G.I. Joe in the growing trend of toys-turned-cartoons jumping to the big screen. Paramount has teamed up with producer Joe Roth to option ... Continue Reading →

Kickstand Updates StretchMesh for Maya

Upgrades to StretchMesh surface deformation plug-in for Maya adds several new features that creator Kickstand says streamline the production process for creating top-notch character ... Continue Reading →

Spurlock Directs Simpsons Documentary

Morgan Spurlock is set to produce and direct a documentary special titled The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice as part of The Simpsons‘ 20th anniversary celebration. Spurlock ... Continue Reading →

Book on Classic Magoo Holiday Special Comes to Comic-Con

Animation director Darrell Van Citters will preview at Comic-Con International in San Diego his upcoming book on the making of the classic 1960s animated TV special Mr. Magoo’s ... Continue Reading →

FX Aims Archer for Fall Debut

Cable network FX has ordered six episodes of the animated series Archer, a comedy about the employees at an international spy agency. The show, whose title may change, stars Family ... Continue Reading →

Portman Tends to Thunder God in Thor

Having conquered the Star Wars universe, Natalie Portman is setting her sights on Marvel and Asgard, signing on to the comic-book studio’s upcoming Thor feature film. Portman ... Continue Reading →