Short Created on Facebook to Play Before Planet 51

Live Music, an animated short film made through a ground-breaking collaboration on the social networking site Facebook, will play in theaters in front of TriStar Pictures animated feature ... Continue Reading →

Loesch to Head Up Hasbro-Discovery Venture

Margaret Loesch, a veteran of the children’s entertainment and animation industries, is the new president and CEO of Hasbro and Discovery’s multiplatform joint venture. Loesch ... Continue Reading →

Wizard Founder Announces Anaheim Comic-Con

Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, has announced the first-ever Anaheim Comic-Con will be held April 16-18, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Anaheim show is the latest ... Continue Reading →

Syfy Continues Ani-Monday Block

The newly re-christened Syfy Channel has renewed a deal with Manga Entertainment for a third season of the Ani-Monday anime block. The two-hour block, which airs Mondays starting at ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Heroes Get Anime Makeover

Marvel is turning Japanese, teaming up with the acclaimed Madhouse animation studio behind Paprika and Tokyo Godfathers to reinvent the comic book publisher’s classic heroes in ... Continue Reading →

Family Guy Nabs Emmy Comedy Nomination

Family Guy became the first-ever animated show in nearly 50 years to be nominated in the best comedy series category at the Emmy Awards, which announced the contenders for its 61st ... Continue Reading →

Animators Guild, Producers Sign 3-year Deal

Animation Guild Local 839 and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers have agreed to a new deal that hikes minimum salaries by 2 percent a year. The tentative contract, ... Continue Reading →

Frankel to Direct Septimus Heap

Marley & Me‘s David Frankel is set to direct the animated fantasy feature Septimus Heap: Magyk for Warner Bros. Rob Lieber has the job of writing a screenplay that adapts ... Continue Reading →

Brand Jumps Into I Hop

I Hop, a live-action and animation hybrid film, has scored a release date of March 4, 2011, and has cast comic actor Russell Brand in the role of the Easter Bunny. The Universal film, ... Continue Reading →

Potter Casts $22M Midnight Spell

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film the popular series of VFX-heavy live-action book adaptations, has conjured up the biggest midnight opening gross in history. The ... Continue Reading →