Kenyan Co-Production Lands CBeebies Slot

Kenyan company Homeboyz has made a breakthrough for African animation as Tinga Tinga Tales, the TV series it co-produced with U.K.’s Tiger Aspect, is set to debut on CBeebies ... Continue Reading →

Astro Opens in 6th; Paranormal Shoots to Top

Astro Boy launched into low orbit in a weekend of unusual box office results that saw the cult film Paranormal Activity peak in the top spot. Summit Entertainment’s release of ... Continue Reading →

HandMade Films Buys Animation Collective

British company HandMade Films has cut a deal to acquire American content provider Animation Collective for $12 million. HandMade also has partnered with National Geographic, with both ... Continue Reading →

Hathaway, Harris, Santoro Headed to Rio

Actors Anne Hathaway, Neil Patrick Harris and Rodrigo Santoro are all in talks to lend their voices to Rio, an animated feature directed by Carlos Saldanha at Blue Sky Studios and Fox, ... Continue Reading →

The Little Robot That Could

Die-hard fans are hoping that Astro Boy, Imagi’s new CG-animated adaptation of Tezuka’s beloved manga, will be as electrifying as the original property and TV series. It’s ... Continue Reading →

Orange Peels Toei Titles for VOD

Popular anime series Captain Harlock and Ken the Great Bear Fist (also known as Fist of the North Star) are coming to video on demand and mobile video on demand in French territories. The ... Continue Reading →

VES Awards Open for Submissions

Submissions are now open in 24 categories for the 8th annual Visual Effects Society Awards. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 30, and the awards this year will be open for the first ... Continue Reading →

Imagineer Rohde To Speak at SIGGRAPH Asia

Joe Rohde of Walt Disney Imagineering has been added as a special speaker at SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, set for Dec. 16-19. Rohde, executive designer and senior VP of Walt Disney Imagineering ... Continue Reading →

Mia, Kells, Niko Nominated for EFA Honor

Three films will vie for the best animated feature honor at the European Film Academy’s annual awards show. The nominated films are: ‘ Mia and the Migoo, an ecologically ... Continue Reading →

Astro Boy Ready for Takeoff

Astro Boy finally bursts onto movie screens this weekend, taking part in an epic box office battle against vampires, serial killers, the world’s most famous female pilot and another ... Continue Reading →