12 Companies Nominated for Cartoon Tributes

Twelve finalists have been nominated for three European Animation Honors at this year’s Cartoon Tributes, part of the 20th annual Cartoon Forum convention set for Sept. 22-25 ... Continue Reading →

Disney XD Nabs Naruto Shippuden

Naruto‘s back ‘ and Disney XD has him. The cable channel has struck a deal with VIZ Media to air starting next month the sequel series Naruto Shippuden, according to The ... Continue Reading →

New Cars Toons Start Nov. 20 on Disney Outlets

The first of four new episodes of Cars Toons, the series of animated shorts based on the Disney-Pixar movie Cars, is set to premiere Nov. 20 on Disney Channel, Disney XD and ABC Family. The ... Continue Reading →

DC Entertainment Debuts with Nelson in Charge

Warner Bros. Entertainment has revamped its DC Comics subsidiary into a new company called DC Entertainment and placed in charge executive Diane Nelson, formerly president of Warner ... Continue Reading →

Moore Set to Voice Disney’s New Rapunzel

Mandy Moore is going to let her hair down for Disney. The actress has been cast as the lead role in the studio’s upcoming 3D animated feature film adaptation of Rapunzel, according ... Continue Reading →

9 Voices Recorded at Margarita Mix

The animated feature 9, released this week by Focus Features, used Santa Monica-based Margarita Mix to record its voice tracks. Jeff Levy recorded the sessions on a Fairlight Constellation ... Continue Reading →

Lincoln Butterfield Signs On with Dimensional Branding

Lincoln Butterfield Animation has signed an exclusive licensing deal with Dimensional Branding Group, which will represent the studio’s N.I.T.: Neighborhood Investigation Team ... Continue Reading →

Ex-Teletoon Exec Levesque Joins Sardine

Madeleine Levesque, the former head of original production at Canada’s Teletoon network, has joined Sardine Productions in Montreal. Levesque will head up Sardine’s development ... Continue Reading →

Moonscoop Sells 200 Half-Hours to GMTV

France-based producer and distributor Moonscoop has sold more than 200 half-hours of programming to GMTV in the United Kingdom. The major deal includes such programs as Fantastic Four, ... Continue Reading →

Venture to Create Tattarrattat TV Show, Merchandise

A rights venture has formed to bring Tattarrattat, the flipping, dual-personality characters created by children’s book artists and author David Sheldon, to TV animation as well ... Continue Reading →