Columbia Set to Play with He-Man

The He-Man and the Masters of the Universe movie has found a new home at Columbia. The feature film project based on the 1980s toy line and animated series had been in development at ... Continue Reading →

Animal Logic Adds Staff; Completes Campaigns

Los Angeles-based production company Animal Logic has expanded its staff, moved into a new location and completed design work, visual effects and animation on campaigns for Toyota, ... Continue Reading →

Murphy to Expand Cookie Jar Development

Development and production veteran Maggie Murphy has joined Cookie Jar Entertainment to develop and expand the company’s tween-targeted and primetime programming slates as senior ... Continue Reading →

Mr. Moon to Rise in U.K., Canada

Singapore-based Sparky Animation has sold broadcast rights to its CG-animated preschool show Mr. Moon to outlets in the United Kingdom and Canada. Playhouse Disney U.K. will begin airing ... Continue Reading →

BBC to Spend $40 Million on Children’s TV

The BBC has announced it will commit an additional 25 million pounds (about $40.8 million) to original children’s programming over the next three years. How the extra money ‘ ... Continue Reading →

Shin-Chan Creator Dies in Accident

Yoshito Usui, creator of the Japanese manga and anime property Crayon Shin-chan, was found dead Sunday in the mountains north of Tokyo. He was 51. According to news reports, Usui had ... Continue Reading →

Gromit, Terra, Superbeasto Arrive on Home Video

Crack out the cheese and crackers, because Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death leads a strong roster of new home video releases this week. The stop-motion duo’s ... Continue Reading →

Animag’s Perfect Pitch, Part 2: The Execs Strike Back!

After Butch Hartman’s keynote speech, Animation Magazine’s Perfect Pitch seminar took a look at the other side of the table with a panelist of animation executives. Joining ... Continue Reading →

No Emmy Coup for Family Guy

For the creators of Family Guy, the first animated series to be nominated for a best comedy series Emmy since The Flintstones in1961, the nomination will have to be enough. NBC’s ... Continue Reading →

Kirby Heirs Plan to Terminate Marvel Copyrights

The heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby have served 45 notices of transfer of copyright to Marvel, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures ... Continue Reading →