Dear John Unseats Avatar Atop Box Office

After eight weeks as the No. 1 movie in America, Avatar finally slipped to the No. 2 slot this weekend. The romantic drama Dear John was the film that finally dethroned the James Cameron ... Continue Reading →

Up, Prep and Landing Take Top Annies

Up took the top prizes for animated feature at the 37th annual Annie Awards. The Disney-Pixar movie won two awards ‘ one for best picture and best director for Pete Docter ‘ ... Continue Reading →

Classic Media Distributes My Life Me

Classic Media has bought international distribution rights to 52 11-minute episodes of My Life Me, a new animated series for tweens co-produced by CarpeDiem Film & TV in Canada ... Continue Reading →

Brothers Get Animated as Wild Kratts

The Kratt Brothers and 9 Story Entertainment have announced the new animated series Wild Kratts, a 40 x 22 min. show for kids ages 6-9 that will air on PBS Kids Go!. The series was ... Continue Reading →

France Televisions, WB Extend Toon Pact

France Televisions has renewed its exclusive agreement with Warner Bros. to broadcast the studio’s animation catalog both over the air and online. The company airs the Warner ... Continue Reading →

PorchLight Develops Agent A to Agent Z

Agent A to Agent Z, a new animated series for kids 6-11 based on Andy Rash’s children’s book, is being developed at PorchLight Entertainment. The series, created by Rash ... Continue Reading →

Paris, Dear John Join Box Office Battle with Avatar

Can Avatar, now the official all-time domestic and worldwide box office record holder, hold on to the crown for its eighth straight weekend? Not if John Travolta has anything to say ... Continue Reading →

Page Oversees Hasbro Studios Production

Animation veteran Kathy Page has joined Hasbro Studios, where she will oversee production for the new production company’s content. Page previously was VP of animation at Sony ... Continue Reading →

Henson Taps O’Brien for Children’s Entertainment Post

Lisa O’Brien will oversee the development, production and promotion of projects in all media as the new executive director of children’s entertainment at the Jim Henson ... Continue Reading →

Longtime Hanna Barbera Writer Blitzer Dies

Barry E. Blitzer, a veteran TV writer whose credits include extensive work for animation mainstay Hanna Barbera, died Jan. 27 from complications from abdominal surgery. He was 80. Blitzer’s ... Continue Reading →