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 →

Nick Draws Record Audience in January

January was the most-watched month in the 30-year history of children’s cable network Nickelodeon. According to Nielsen Media Research, between Dec. 28 and Jan. 31 Nickelodeon ... Continue Reading →

NickToons U.K. Buys Beyblade: Metal Fusion

Nick U.K. has picked up the broadcast rights to 51 episodes of the Nelvana series Beyblade: Metal Fusion. Nelvana co-produces the series with d-rights and it will begin airing as part ... Continue Reading →

Huntik Scores Global Sales for Season 2

The second season of Huntik: Secrets & Seekers will be well traveled, with key markets in Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia picking up the series. The deals for the 52 half-hour ... Continue Reading →

Lionsgate, Crest Warm to Norm of the North

Lionsgate and Crest Animation Studios will make Norm of the North their next stereoscopic 3D animated feature. The movie will be the second of three features the parties have agreed ... Continue Reading →

Previs Society Opens Web Portal, Application Process

The Previsualization Society has officially opened its doors, unveiling a new online portal and formally accepting membership applications. The nonprofit group has been formed to advance ... Continue Reading →

Planet Hulk Arrives in Video Orbit

The Hulk smashes his way back into original animation this week with the release of the original DVD feature Planet Hulk (Lionsgate, $19.98 DVD, $24.98 two-disc special edition DVD, ... Continue Reading →

Disney Starts on Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Disney Television Animation is going back to Never Land, beginning production on the animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates. The series will feature classic Peter Pan characters ... Continue Reading →

Conchords’ Bobin to Direct Muppets Movie

James Bobin has signed on to direct a new Muppets movie for Disney from a script co-written by How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bobin is ... Continue Reading →

Up Leads Toon Oscar Nominees; Kells Surprises

It was a morning of expectations and surprises for animation at the Academy Awards nominations this morning, with front-runner Up earning a nomination for both Best Picture and Best ... Continue Reading →