Nick UK Rounds Up Super Hero Squad

Marvel Animation’s new kid-friendly series Super Hero Squad is coming to the United Kingdom’s NickToons in October. In an exclusive acquisition, the channel will present ... Continue Reading →

Gosnell to Direct Big-Screen Smurfs

Raja Gosnell has been hired to direct Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming feature film adaptation of Smurfs. Gosnell, who began working in the film business ... Continue Reading →

Bruno Tries to Crack Ice Age, Transformers

It may take a new comedy from the creator of Borat to finally end the robots’ rein atop the box office. Bruno, which stars Sascha Baron Cohen as the effeminate, offensively clueless ... Continue Reading →

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds Sales Go Global

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s is set to land in multiple new territories across Europe, Latin America and in the Middle East thanks to a series of new deals cut by 4Kids Entertainment. Outlets ... Continue Reading →

Ontario Invests in Toronto Ubisoft Studio

Video game giant Ubisoft is coming to Canada, announcing plans to open a major video game studio and create 800 high-quality jobs over the next decade. The studio will open in Toronto, ... Continue Reading →

Kroyer Elected Academy Governor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected four new governors in its branch elections ‘ one of which will oversea the short film and animated feature branch. Bill ... Continue Reading →

Garrett Develops Dumb Bunny at Sony

Actor Brad Garrett, star of the Fox comedy series ‘Til Death and Everybody Loves Raymond, is developing Dumb Bunny and a Jackass as an animated comedy series at Sony Pictures ... Continue Reading →

Brand to Rep Brit Chicks Worldwide

Brand Champions has been tapped as the worldwide licensing representative for the Target Entertainment musical online property Brit Chicks. The property is a girls fashion and lifestyle ... Continue Reading →

WB Completes Midway Assets Purchase

Warner Bros. has completed its purchase of the assets of Midway Games, including the rights to such well-known gaming franchises as Mortal Kombat, Spy Hunter and Joust. The studio picked ... Continue Reading →

Weta Buys Nuke License

Weta Digital has bought a site license for Nuke, the compositing software application created by The Foundry, and will incorporate it into the company’s in-house pipeline. The ... Continue Reading →