Audiences Flock to Where the Wild Things Are

Wild things were the in things this weekend, with Spike Jonze’s version of Where the Wild Things Are topping the box office. The adaptation of the beloved children’s book ... Continue Reading →

Chorion Hooks Simon & Schuster U.K. on Octonauts

Simon & Schuster U.K. has struck a licensing deal with Chorion to publish a full line of tie-in books based on the preschool animated series The Octonauts. The publisher’s ... Continue Reading →

Chaotic Products Set for France, Israel

A pair of deals forged by 4Kids Entertainment and Chaotic USA will bring the Chaotic trading-card game and TV series to broad lines of licensed products in France and Israel. The deal ... Continue Reading →

Prime Focus Adds Welch to Executive Suite

Prime Focus has hired veteran entertainment industry executive O.D. Welch as its COO for North America, assigning him responsibility for the company’s post-production and visual ... Continue Reading →

Hasbro Studios Hires Steiner, Licht

Hasbro Studios continues to fill its executive ranks, naming to new positions Linda Steiner and Lisa Licht. Steiner comes to the post of head of girls and preschool programming most ... Continue Reading →

Animation Work Key Part of MoMA’s Burton Exhibition

Tim Burton’s animation work will be a major element of the upcoming Film Benefit gala benefit and exhibition honoring the filmmaker at New York’s famed Museum of Modern ... Continue Reading →

CASPER Formed to Scare Up Euro Toons

A trio of European organizations have funded a new initiative called CASPER aimed at spurring the creation of new pilots for animated series. CASPER, which stands for Creative Animated ... Continue Reading →

USC Legal Conference to Examine Animation Opportunities

Where to find the newest opportunities in animation will be the focus of a presentation at the USC Gould School of Law and Beverly Hills Bar Association’s 2009 Institute on Entertainment ... Continue Reading →

Fox Orders Full Second Season of Cleveland

Pleased with the show’s ratings since its premiere only three weeks ago, Fox has picked up a full second-season order of The Cleveland Show. The show, which was spun off of Fox’s ... Continue Reading →

Fox Eyes More Toons from Hill, Goodman

Fox has its eyes on developing even more animated series, looking at several new projects including one from actor Jonah Hill and signing Family Guy executive producer David Goodman ... Continue Reading →