4Kids Explores Merger, Sales Options

4Kids Entertainment has hired the investment-banking firm Montgomery & Co. to help it work out a financial strategy and explore options including asset sales, mergers, strategic ... Continue Reading →

Table Read Event Set for Family Guy Abortion Script

The already infamous abortion episode of Family Guy is about to be reborn as a live table read event aimed at Emmy voters. The Fox network, which airs the program, passed on airing ... Continue Reading →

G.I. Joe Poised to Invade Theaters

Yo, Joe! The classic military toy, cartoon and comic book property G.I. Joe arrives at last as in a visual-effects-loaded big screen this weekend, looking to pump up the late-summer ... Continue Reading →

Ice Age Sets Animation Record for Overseas Box Office

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs has passed Pixar’s Finding Nemo to become the all-time highest-grossing animated movie in overseas markets. Nemo was released in 2003, grossing ... Continue Reading →

Mr. Men, Little Miss Brands Score Deals in Asia

New deals for the Mr. Men and Little Miss brands, based on the animated series produced by U.K.-based Chorion, have been finalized for the southeast Asia markets by licensing agent ... Continue Reading →

Official Ottawa Picks Include Coraline, Gromit and U2′s Crazy

Coraline, Mary and Max and $9.99 are among the official selections for feature films that will play Oct. 14-18 at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. The festival, which chose ... Continue Reading →

Mip Jr. Adds Award for Children’s Toons

Mip Junior is adding a new juried competition for children’s animated programs. Deadline for entries is Sept. 2. A panel of 18 children from the International School of Nice will ... Continue Reading →

Nick Jr. U.K. Jumps on Alphabet Romp

Nick Jr. U.K. has picked up Alphabet Romp, a series of 26 interstitials that constitute the first broadcast commission for creators Purple Frog Media. The series ‘aimed at preschoolers ... Continue Reading →

One Eskimo, Warner Premiere Plan ‘Visual Album’

Warner Premiere and U.K.-based band One Eskimo are mixing animation and music into a new experience the company is calling a ‘visual album.’ The idea, which originated with ... Continue Reading →

Three NFB Shorts Set for Toronto Fest

Three short films from the National Film Board of Canada are set to screen at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival next month. The films ‘ set to screen in the Short ... Continue Reading →