Coraline, Watchmen Top Home-Video Releases

Coraline, Henry Selick’s acclaimed feature film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved story, leads an impressive array of pre-Comic-Con DVD and Blu-ray releases. The stop-motion ... Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Behind the Scenes on Astro Boy

Recently, Animation Magazine got a chance to take an early peek at the work being done on Imagi Studios’ upcoming CG-animated Astro Boy feature. The film, due out Oct. 23, is ... Continue Reading →

Tooner Satire Bloomberg Developed for Animation

New Core Productions and Silver Lining Film Group are looking to animate Smoking Bloomberg, an off-Broadway spoof of musicals. The two companies have teamed up and recruited consultant ... Continue Reading →

Flood of Anime Coming to FUNimation, Anime Network

Anime distributor FUNimation has announced at this weekend’s Otakon the acquisition of several popular series for broadcast and DVD, while Anime Network has just made hundreds ... Continue Reading →

Fox Seeks Cheaper Futurama Cast

20th Century Fox TV has sent out a casting call and begun auditions for voice actors to replace the original cast of the long-running sci-fi animated series Futurama after contract ... Continue Reading →

TV-Loonland Plants Shows in Asia

TV-Loonland has scored deals for several of its animated children’s series with major broadcasters in Asia. Disney Japan has bought the TV rights for all 52 three-minute episodes ... Continue Reading →

Potter Dazzles, But Ice Age Has Legs

It was a magical first weekend for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, even as the animated 3-D feature Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs showed staying power. The sixth film in the ... Continue Reading →

Go Anpanman Sets Guiness Record for Characters

Popular Japanese children’s cartoon series Go Anpanman has made the Guiness Book of Records for having the most characters in a series, with some 1,768 having appeared on the ... Continue Reading →

Short Created on Facebook to Play Before Planet 51

Live Music, an animated short film made through a ground-breaking collaboration on the social networking site Facebook, will play in theaters in front of TriStar Pictures animated feature ... Continue Reading →

Loesch to Head Up Hasbro-Discovery Venture

Margaret Loesch, a veteran of the children’s entertainment and animation industries, is the new president and CEO of Hasbro and Discovery’s multiplatform joint venture. Loesch ... Continue Reading →