4Kids Debuts Turtles Forever at MIPCOM

4Kids Entertainment will debut a 90-minute special event capturing the various looks and spirit of the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise at this year’s MIPCOM. The ... Continue Reading →

Columbia Set to Play with He-Man

The He-Man and the Masters of the Universe movie has found a new home at Columbia. The feature film project based on the 1980s toy line and animated series had been in development at ... Continue Reading →

Animal Logic Adds Staff; Completes Campaigns

Los Angeles-based production company Animal Logic has expanded its staff, moved into a new location and completed design work, visual effects and animation on campaigns for Toyota, ... Continue Reading →

Murphy to Expand Cookie Jar Development

Development and production veteran Maggie Murphy has joined Cookie Jar Entertainment to develop and expand the company’s tween-targeted and primetime programming slates as senior ... Continue Reading →

Mr. Moon to Rise in U.K., Canada

Singapore-based Sparky Animation has sold broadcast rights to its CG-animated preschool show Mr. Moon to outlets in the United Kingdom and Canada. Playhouse Disney U.K. will begin airing ... Continue Reading →

BBC to Spend $40 Million on Children’s TV

The BBC has announced it will commit an additional 25 million pounds (about $40.8 million) to original children’s programming over the next three years. How the extra money ‘ ... Continue Reading →

Shin-Chan Creator Dies in Accident

Yoshito Usui, creator of the Japanese manga and anime property Crayon Shin-chan, was found dead Sunday in the mountains north of Tokyo. He was 51. According to news reports, Usui had ... Continue Reading →

Gromit, Terra, Superbeasto Arrive on Home Video

Crack out the cheese and crackers, because Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death leads a strong roster of new home video releases this week. The stop-motion duo’s ... Continue Reading →

Animag’s Perfect Pitch, Part 2: The Execs Strike Back!

After Butch Hartman’s keynote speech, Animation Magazine’s Perfect Pitch seminar took a look at the other side of the table with a panelist of animation executives. Joining ... Continue Reading →

No Emmy Coup for Family Guy

For the creators of Family Guy, the first animated series to be nominated for a best comedy series Emmy since The Flintstones in1961, the nomination will have to be enough. NBC’s ... Continue Reading →