Technicolor Takes Full Control of Paprikaas

Technicolor is now the sole owner of Bangalore-based animation studio Paprikaas and plans to expand the outfit’s business into visual effects, compression and authoring, according ... Continue Reading →

Chorion Licenses Octonauts to Fisher-Price

Chorion has awarded to preschool toymaker Fisher-Price the master toy license to its new animated series The Octonauts. The deal, announced just prior to the opening of the Toy Fair ... Continue Reading →

Higgins to Manage Family Division at FremantleMedia

Bob Higgins, former chief creative officer at Wildbrain, has been named senior VP of children’s and family entertainment for FremantleMedia Enterprises. The company launched its ... Continue Reading →

Avatar is King of the World

It’s official: Avatar has passed Titanic to become the highest-grossing film in history. The James Cameron film’s Monday gross of $3.2 million domestic and $17 million foreign ... Continue Reading →

Warner Pops for 3-D in Potter Finale

The final, two-part installment in the Harry Potter movie series will be released in 3-D, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Warner Bros. has yet to make official its decision to ... Continue Reading →

Sticky Pictures Merges with Buster Dandy

Australian animation studio Sticky Pictures announced its merger with live action production company Buster Dandy. The new company will operate under the Sticky Pictures name, with ... Continue Reading →

Full Sail Adds Six to Hall of Fame

Pixar Animation set modeling lead Kristifir Klein leads the list of six new inductees into the Full Sail University Hall of Fame. Hundreds of candidates are considered for selection, ... Continue Reading →

Charlie Brown, Surrogates Come Home

Coming to DVD this week for the first time is Peanuts: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Warner Bros. $19.98). This animated special first aired in 1985 and adapts the 1967 stage ... Continue Reading →

Aramaki Talks Halo Legends Episode

Much like The Animatrix and Batman: Gotham Knight before it, Halo Legends ‘ due out Feb. 16 from Warner Home Video ‘ will feature seven animated episodes set in the universe ... Continue Reading →

Toei Signs Latin American Deals for Dragon Ball, Digimon

Toei Animation has completed at NATPE deals that will bring popular anime series Dragon Ball and Digimon to Latin America. Chile’s Megavision TV picked up the broadcast rights ... Continue Reading →