Imageworks Ups Bredow to CTO

Sony Pictures Imageworks has promoted Rob Bredow to the job of chief technical officer, effective July 1. Bredow, currently visual effects supervisor, will replace George Joblove as ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Forum Offers 63 Productions

Cartoon Forum, the European co-production event, will present 63 animation projects with a combined budget of $215 million at its 20th-annual event set for Sept. 22-25. The lineup includes ... Continue Reading →

Titmouse Seeks Animators for Reality Series

Hollywood-based animation studio Titmouse is seeking animators with ideas for short films to take part in a reality-style competition TV series titled 7200 Frames. The series, which ... Continue Reading →

ChinaToon Block Comes to Nick Asia

Nickelodeon Asia will launch July 5 a one-hour block dedicated to Chinese animation. The block kicks off with a pair of China-produced series, Variety reports. Pleasant Goat and Big ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Scores Ratings, Deals for Timmy Time

Aardman Animation’s first preschool TV series, Timmy Time, has debuted to strong ratings in the United Kingdom and has secured new broadcast and licensing deals. The series, which ... Continue Reading →

Nick Revamps Grizzly for U.K.

A new series of 26 x 11 min. episodes of the award-winning animated series Grizzly Tales will be produced for the U.K. market and air on Nickelodeon UK. The new series, based on a recent ... Continue Reading →

Unique Plans McCartney Tale as Toon

Unique Pictures, the new production company formed by former New Line chiefs Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, is developing an animated feature based on a children’s book by ex-Beatle ... Continue Reading →

$9.99 Begins Limited Run

Tatia Rosenthal’s thought-provoking stop-motion feature $9.99 begins its limited run in Los Angeles and New York this Friday. The Israeli-Australian co-production is based on ... Continue Reading →

Lunar Jim, Dragon Booster Sold to Avalon Arabia

Avalon Arabia has finalized a deal to distribute in the Middle East the majority of titles from the catalog of Canadian producer-distributor Alliance Atlantis International. The deal ... Continue Reading →

Miyamoto Tops Gamemakers’ Hero Poll

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such classic games as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Pikmin and F-Zero, has topped a survey of game developers’ industry hero. The ... Continue Reading →