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 →

Animax, Fresh, Cookie Jar Win Pixies

Animax Entertainment, Fresh TV and Cookie Jar Entertainment have been honored by the Pixie Awards, which recognizes outstanding creativity in motion graphics, effects and animation. Animax ... Continue Reading →

3D Opener, New Chomet Images Set for Cartoon Movie

The next Cartoon Movie will feature new work from such animators as Triplets of Belleville director Sylvain Chomet and Waltz with Bashir‘s Ari Folman. The festival, set for March ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Sails Past Titanic Amid Talk of Sequel, Acting Snubs

As Avatar officially claims the domestic box office crown from Titanic, Fox is in talks with director James Cameron on a sequel. The 3D sci-fi fantasy movie finally sailed past Cameron’s ... Continue Reading →

Trio Joins A Squared Executive Ranks

A Squared Entertainment co-founders Andy Heyward and Amy Moynihan Heyward have recruited three executives to the company’s ranks. Joining the company are Gregory Payne as COO ... Continue Reading →