Nick’s Rawlings Promoted, Takes On Three Pilots

Birkner Rawlings has been promoted to the post of VP of animation development for Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group, and will oversee three new pilots for the network. Rawlings ... Continue Reading →

France TV Dedicates Toon Block

France Televisions, in an effort to win back young viewers lured to cable, will dedicate its afternoon programming on France 4 to animation series aimed at tweens and teens, according ... Continue Reading →

Moonscoop Picks Up Multiple Europe Sales

Moonscoop reports sales of a number of its animated shows into several European markets in advance of the upcoming DISCOP show. Among the sales: ‘ Orlando Kids has picked up broadcast, ... Continue Reading →

Cyber Group, Timoon Team on Two Toons

Cyber Group Studios and Timoon Animation have signed a deal to co-produce, distribute and license two new animated series: Fish’ N Chips, and Bambalaye! The deal was announced ... Continue Reading →

French Prep 3-D Versions of Cinderella, Dark Comic Novel

French animators are going 3-D, announcing a pair of stereoscopic animated feature projects at the Annecy festival ‘ including a new version of Cinderella. According to Variety, ... Continue Reading →

Murphy to Woo Up’s Family Auds

Eddie Murphy and the duo of Denzel Washington and John Travolta enter the box-office battle this week, tackling both the expected powerhouse of Up and the unexpectedly triumphant The ... Continue Reading →

Raimi Talking to Sony About Animated Familiars

Looks like Sony Pictures Animation is getting familiar with Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. The studio is in discussions with Raimi and partner Josh Donen to produce a film based on ... Continue Reading →

Chuggington Arrives in U.S. on Disney Channel

Disney Channel has picked up the rights to the U.K. preschooler series Chuggington from Ludorum. The series will launch on Disney Channel with 52 episodes in the spring of 2010. The ... Continue Reading →

GenArts, Lucasfilm Expand Partnership

VFX plug-in maker GenArts and Lucasfilm have expanded their longstanding partnership. Under the agreement, GenArts software will be used for compositing at all Lucasfilm companies, ... Continue Reading →

ILM Adds Nuke to its Pipeline

ILM has signed a deal with London-based VFX software makers The Foundry to add the compositing software Nuke to its in-house production pipeline. Pat Tubach, ILM’s compositing ... Continue Reading →