Kidz Names New CEO, Expands in Eastern Europe

K.J. Istock has been named the permanent CEO of brand-development and licensing agency Kidz Entertainment/EEMC, one of several staffing changes he company has announces. Istock had ... Continue Reading →

AMC Dying for Dead Comic Series

Robert Kirkman’s popular Image Comics series The Walking Dead is near to getting a series greenlight at AMC with Frank Darabont set to write and direct. The deal is described ... Continue Reading →

Nick Brings Ni Hao, Kai-lan to U.K.

Nickelodeon U.K. is picking up for fall airing the U.S. production Ni Hao, Kai-lan, which teaches preschoolers basic Mandarin Chinese. The channel will air the first 10 half-hour episodes ... Continue Reading →

Futurama’s Yonder Comes to Comedy Central

Into the Wild Green Yonder, an original Futurama feature released last year on DVD, will have its broadcast debut as a four-part show Aug. 30 on Comedy Central. The feature, in which ... Continue Reading →

CN Orders 2 New Series, More Flapjack and Adventure

Cartoon Network has given the green light to two new animated comedy series: Regular Show and Horrorbots. The network also announced it is ordering more episodes of the series The Marvelous ... Continue Reading →

Disney Debuts English-Language Ponyo

Hayao Miyazaki’s most-recent animated movie Ponyo finally arrives in American cinemas, complete with a star-studded English-language cast courtesy of Disney. Disney is distributing ... Continue Reading →

MoonScoop Signs Up Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders

Skateboarding icon Rob Dyrdek will star in a series of animated shorts and viral videos based on his semi-autobiographical brand Wild Grinders as part of an overall licensing deal with ... Continue Reading →

Planetside’s Terragen 2

The last time I used Terragen was around a million years ago to create a matte painting background to be the stand in for Oahu. I recently discovered that the Planetside software has ... Continue Reading →

FotoKem Buys Spy Post, Starts VFX Unit

FotoKem, one of the top post-production facility in Hollywood for more than four decades, has bought Spy Post, a San Francisco-based commercials and movie post production company. The ... Continue Reading →

Goldsmith Gets Original for Canada’s Family, Disney Playhouse

Michael Goldsmith has been named the new director of original programming for Family Channel and Playhouse Disney Canada by parent company Astral Television Networks, according to Cynopsis. Goldsmith ... Continue Reading →