Kalish to Run Mudpit Series for Cookie Jar

Veteran TV writer and producer Bruce Kalish has been hired as showrunner for Cookie Jar Entertainment’s upcoming animation-live action hybrid series Mudpit. The series begins ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks, NBC Team on Dragon-themed Olympics Promos

DreamWorks Animation and NBC have teamed up for a promotional effort that will run during the upcoming Winter Olympics and spotlight the upcoming film How to Train Your Dragon. The ... Continue Reading →

Big Idea, Entrenched Team for More VeggieTales

Big Idea Entertainment, the studio behind such faith-based children’s programming as VeggieTales, has signed a multiproduction deal with animation studio Entrenched, Inc. The ... Continue Reading →

Ka-chew! Signs Quakenbush and Trussell

Commercial production company ka-chew! has added to its staff animation directors Corky Quakenbush and Joel Trussell. Quakenbush has directed, produced and developed programs for just ... Continue Reading →

China OKs Nick-branded Web Site

MTV Networks China and CCTV.com have teamed up to launch an online destination in China featuring Nickelodeon-branded streaming video at Nick.CCTV.com. According to Cynopsis Kids, the ... Continue Reading →

Nick Promotes Poindexter, Magallanes

Nickelodeon Animation has promoted executives Roland Poindexter and Rich Magallanes. Poindexter will rise to the title of senior VP current series and will supervise production on all ... Continue Reading →

Dante, Penguins Originals Get Disc Release

Whether you prefer fire or ice, this week’s new original animated DVD releases deliver it all. On the hot side is Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic (Anchor Bay Entertainment, ... Continue Reading →

WIA Sets Bay Area Event for Feb. 25

The Women in Animation Bay Area chapter has announced a meeting and networking event for Feb. 25. The event will feature networking, pizza, games and a surprise screening. The meeting ... Continue Reading →

Sardine, Teletoon Team Up for Tim

Sardine Productions is developing a new animated series with the working title of Tim for Teletoon Canada. The deal between the animation studio and the TV outlet calls for 52 11-minute ... Continue Reading →

Portfolio Opens ‘In Toon With Tweens’ Contest

Portfolio Entertainment has launched a new animation contest called ‘In Toon With Tweens,’ offering top prizes totaling $10,000 in Canadian currency as part of an option ... Continue Reading →