Gervais to Animate Podcasts for HBO

Original Office mate Ricky Gervais is getting animated, with HBO ordering 13 episodes of a new cartoon series based on the actor’s popular series of podcasts. According to Variety, ... Continue Reading →

Fox, Aniboom Seek Holiday Special Ideas

The Fox TV network and virtual animation studio Aniboom are looking for some holiday cheer as they announce a contest seeking the next classic animated holiday special. The contest ... Continue Reading →

Angels Edge Out Trek at Box Office

Angels & Demons, director Ron Howard’s The Da Vinci Code sequel starring Tom Hanks, ruled from on high at the box office this weekend, earning approximately $48 million in ... Continue Reading →

Hemsworth Picks Up Hammer of Thor

Actor Chris Hemsworth is having a good year: First he became the father of Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, and now he’s about to be proven worthy of lifting the hammer Mjolnir ... Continue Reading →

UMG Lands 3-D Studio Canal Feature

Universal Music Group has agreed to handle all North American theatrical, DVD, TV and non-theatrical rights, as well as global soundtrack rights, to the Studio Canal 3-D animated movie ... Continue Reading →

Funny Little Bugs Set for Film, Game

MKO principals Nathanael Karmitz and Aton Soumache are set to produce Funny Little Bugs as a 3-D animated film and videogame. The game and movie, based on the bestselling children’s ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Gets Arthur Sequel Licenses

4Kids Entertainment has acquired the licensing and merchandising rights for the Nordic territories to the upcoming animated feature films Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard and Arthur ... Continue Reading →

Fatkat Animation Studio Shuts Down

Canadian studio Fatkat Animation has closed its doors. Company founder Gene Fowler confirmed the demise of the Miramichi, New Brunswick, studio on the company blog. Formed 10 years ... Continue Reading →

Nick Brings Kung Fu Panda to TV

Nickelodeon announced Thursday that it has ordered 26 episodes of a new CG animated movie based on the DreamWorks Animation feature film Kung Fu Panda. The deal is the second to bring ... Continue Reading →

Comedy Central Picks Up Ugly Americans

Comedy Central is betting on animation to bring in the laughs, giving the green light to seven episodes of David Stern’s new series Ugly Americans and developing animated projects ... Continue Reading →