Pearlie Scores Major Market Sales

Animated series Pearlie is coming to several of the world’s major TV markets, including New Zealand and the United Kingdom under several new deals struck by Mango Distribution ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Wins Again; Princess Crosses $100 Million Mark

Avatar did it again. The new holder of the all-time world record for box office earnings took the domestic weekend prize for the seventh weekend in a row, taking in an estimated $30 ... Continue Reading →

Oscar-Nominated Shorts Get Feb. 19 Release

This year’s Oscar-nominated animated and live-action short films will once again get a theatrical run from Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures starting Feb. 19. This is ... Continue Reading →

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony Debuts in Mid-2010

That wascally wabbit is orchestrating a new live act. Warner Bros. animation icon Bugs Bunny will be featured in a new concert event titled Bugs Bunny at the Symphony. The mix of animated ... Continue Reading →

Spade Deals for Animated Joe Dirt

TBS has struck a deal with actor David Spade to develop an animated version of the 2001 comedy feature Joe Dirt. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the deal is for a pilot script, with ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Shoots for Seven; Panic Opens in L.A.

Will weekend No. 7 be lucky enough for Avatar to hang onto its crown yet again? Avatar enters the weekend having claimed the crown of the world’s highest-grossing movie of all ... Continue Reading →

Imagi Closes L.A. Studio

Imagi Animation Studio’s Los Angeles office has closed, with the company laying off about 30 staffers who worked there. A few key employees from the Sherman Oaks facility will ... Continue Reading →

Okun Re-Elected Chairman of VES

Jeffrey Okun has been re-elected chairman of the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society. Okun, whose credits include films from 1984′s The Last Starfighter through ... Continue Reading →

Kidvid Exec Carrington Leaves BBC for Turner

Michael Carrington is leaving his post at BBC to oversee all original series, co-productions and acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting’s children’s channels in the United ... Continue Reading →

Seth MacFarlane to Host WGA’s West Coast Awards Show

Family Guy creator an all-around animation mogul Seth MacFarlane will host the 2010 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremony. ‘I’m honored and humbled to be chosen ... Continue Reading →