Contest Lets Fan Design Simpsons Character

The Simpsons is giving one lucky fan the chance to create a character for an upcoming episode of the show. The contest is now open and will run through 11:59 p.m. EDT (8:59 p.m. PDT) ... Continue Reading →

Animation Veterans Form Bento Box

Veteran animation executives Scott Greenberg, Joel Kuwahara and Mark McJimsey have struck out on their own to form the new production company Bento Box Entertainment. The company’s ... Continue Reading →

Neil Patrick Harris Sings Along with the Brave and the Bold

Having attempted to take over the world with song once before in Dr. Horrible’s Sing A Long Blog, Neil Patrick Harris is bringing Broadway to Gotham City for an all-musical episode ... Continue Reading →

Nick Goes All Out for ‘Shriek Week’

New episodes of The Troop, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Penguins of Madagascar all are set to help Nickelodeon celebrate Halloween as part of the channel’s ‘Shriek Week.’ Starting ... Continue Reading →

Studio B To Make Round 2 of Kid vs. Kat

Vancouver-based Studio B Productions has been commissioned to produce a second season of Kid vs. Kat. Studio B, a DHX Media Co., will produce 52 11-minute episodes, which also can air ... Continue Reading →

Audiences Flock to Where the Wild Things Are

Wild things were the in things this weekend, with Spike Jonze’s version of Where the Wild Things Are topping the box office. The adaptation of the beloved children’s book ... Continue Reading →

Chorion Hooks Simon & Schuster U.K. on Octonauts

Simon & Schuster U.K. has struck a licensing deal with Chorion to publish a full line of tie-in books based on the preschool animated series The Octonauts. The publisher’s ... Continue Reading →

Chaotic Products Set for France, Israel

A pair of deals forged by 4Kids Entertainment and Chaotic USA will bring the Chaotic trading-card game and TV series to broad lines of licensed products in France and Israel. The deal ... Continue Reading →

Prime Focus Adds Welch to Executive Suite

Prime Focus has hired veteran entertainment industry executive O.D. Welch as its COO for North America, assigning him responsibility for the company’s post-production and visual ... Continue Reading →

Hasbro Studios Hires Steiner, Licht

Hasbro Studios continues to fill its executive ranks, naming to new positions Linda Steiner and Lisa Licht. Steiner comes to the post of head of girls and preschool programming most ... Continue Reading →