Producer Simon to Develop B.C., Wizard of Id

Animation producer Mark Simon has reached a deal with the estate of late comic strip creator Johnny Hart to develop, pitch and produce feature movies and TV series based on the strips ... Continue Reading →

Disney Offers Ptex on New Open-Source Site

Walt Disney Animation Studios has created an open-technology web site, with the texture-mapping application Ptex being its first offering. Ptex was developed by WDAS principal software ... Continue Reading →

Cable Systems Offer Oscar Shorts on Demand

The Oscar-nominated short films are coming to cable. Both the animated and live-action nominees will be made available starting March 3 for viewing on the Movies On Demand service on ... Continue Reading →

Stiller and Taylor Guest Star on Phineas and Ferb

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have provided guest voices for an episode of Phineas and Ferb airing March 8 on Disney XD. The husband-and-wife team appeared on the show because their ... Continue Reading →

Preschool Campaign Anchors Dora 10th Anniversary Plans

It’s been 10 years since Dora the Explorer first aired, and Nickelodeon is celebrating the landmark anniversary with a new campaign that champions school readiness for preschoolers ... Continue Reading →

Second Season of Iron Man: Armored Adventures Ordered

Get ready for more Iron Man. A second season of the Nicktoons hit series Iron Man: Armored Adventures has been ordered, to be produced by DQE, Marvel Animation and Method Animation. The ... Continue Reading →

Aardman’s Timmy Appears in Preschool Campaign

The star of Aardman’s animated preschool series Timmy Time has become an ambassador for the Pre-school Learning Alliance, a British charity specializing in early-years education ... Continue Reading →

Animators Join in CalArts CAP Program

Henry Selick, director of the Oscar-nominated animated feature Coraline, will be among the animation ambassadors taking part in CalArts’ Community Arts Partnership’s 20th ... Continue Reading →

Ponyo Leads Wave of Miyazaki Releases

Fans of Hayao Miyazaki have plenty to be excited about this week with the release not just of his most-recent movie, Ponyo, but also special edition DVDs of three of his classic films. Ponyo ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Leads Nominations for British Animation Awards

Aardman, Chapman and Secret of Kells have all earned nominations in the British Animation Awards, announced today. Aardman lead the television category with four finalist positions: ... Continue Reading →