Hasbro, Discovery to Revamp Kids Channel

Hasbro has bought a stake in the Discovery Kids channel, which will be relaunched featuring new programs based on the toymaker’s catalog of popular properties. The channel will ... Continue Reading →

Illumination to Bring Gervais’ Flanimals to 3D Life

Office creator Ricky Gervais is getting animated, with his children’s book series Flanimals optioned for a 3D feature film. Illumination Entertainment, based at Universal, picked ... Continue Reading →

Wolverine, Terra Kick off Summer

The summer movie season gets underway for real today with the wide release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The Fox/Marvel prequel, in which Hugh Jackman reprises his role as the hirsute ... Continue Reading →

Zemeckis Hints at Roger Rabbit 2

Director Robert Zemeckis says he’s considering making a sequel to his landmark animation/live-action film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? In comments to MTV this week, the director said ... Continue Reading →

Zeke’s Pad Top Toon at Elan Awards

TV series Zeke’s Pad took home top animation prizes at the third annual Elan Awards, which honor achievements in video games, animation and visual effects. Tom Kenny, who hosted ... Continue Reading →

Obama Stars in Toon Spoofs

Having already risen to superstar status in the political world, President Barack Obama is now coming to animation. Ukraine-based CFC Consulting will unveil Thursday Barack Obama Superstar: ... Continue Reading →

Fox Bumps Sit Down, Shut Up!

After airing only two episodes, Fox has moved its new animated comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up! from its 8:30 p.m., post-Simpsons position to 7 p.m. Sundays. The move comes after disappointing ... Continue Reading →

Wonder Pets Return ‘ With Clip

Nickelodeon is kicking off the third season of its popular preschooler series The Wonder Pets! with a week of brand new episodes. The new episodes will air at 10:30 a.m. each day from ... Continue Reading →

Iron Man Debuts to Strong Ratings

The Friday night premiere of Iron Man: Armored Adventures scored strong ratings for Nickelodeon, becoming the network’s highest-rated original series premiere ever with boys ages ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Starts on Pirates!, Arthur Christmas

Aardman Animation is going full speed ahead with production starting on two new feature-length animated feature films for Sony Pictures. The two films are Pirates!, which will be a ... Continue Reading →