Souped-Up Toon Boom Studio 5 Drops

Toon Boom Animation today released Toon Boom Studio 5, a completely rebranded update of its popular animation software. Chief among the program’s new features is a stop-motion ... Continue Reading →

Oscars to Nominate 10 for Best Picture

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences surprised the movie world Wednesday by announcing it would double the number of nominees for best picture from five to ten. Academy president ... Continue Reading →

G4 to Televise Lucasfilm Comic-Con Panel

Lucasfilm and G4 TV are set to make Comic-Con history by broadcasting this year’s Star Wars Spectacular panel on national television. The panel, always one of the most popular ... Continue Reading →

ICv2 Sets Comics and Media Conference for San Diego

With Comic-Con having become the place for comics and media to interact, pop culture publishing and consulting company ICv2 has announced it will hold a conference exploring the ways ... Continue Reading →

Nick Hosts Special SpongeBob Anniversary Weekend

SpongeBob SquarePants is about to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his TV premiere ‘ and Nickelodeon isn’t about to let the occasion pass without a big party. To celebrate ... Continue Reading →

SNL’s Meyers Preps The Awesomes for MTV

MTV and Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers are developing a an animated half-hour superhero spoof series called The Awesomes. According to MTV’s Splash Page blog, the series ... Continue Reading →

Transformers’ $60 Million Wednesday Sets Record

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen posted the best-ever Wednesday opening with a first-day gross of $60 million at more than 4,200 theaters. The total on the Michael Bay-directed sequel, ... Continue Reading →

Longer Watchmen Gets Limited Release, Comic-Con Event

The director’s cut of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen is getting a limited theatrical release and a special BD-Live screening at Comic-Con to promote its release on DVD and Blu-ray. The ... Continue Reading →

Archaia, Henson Team Up for Comics

The Jim Henson Co. is teaming up with Archaia Comics to publish graphic novels based on the studio’s numerous franchises. The deal includes such classic Henson properties as Fraggle ... Continue Reading →

Starz Starts Up ABE Toons With Talent Search

Starz Digital Media has launched its new animation site ABE Toons, marking the debut of the site with a talent search contest seeking out the next great animator. The site, www.abetoons.com, ... Continue Reading →