Upgraded Bedknobs Comes to DVD

A new DVD edition of Bedknobs and Boomsticks, Disney’s Oscar-winning mix of animation and live-action, leads this week’s home video releases. The 1971 film (Disney, $29.99) ... Continue Reading →

Academy Considers 11 Sci-Tech Honorees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected 11 candidates for its scientific and technical achievements honors. The selected achievements are: ‘ Enabling Technologies ... Continue Reading →

Acker Curates Online Short Film Showcase

Shane Acker, director of the new stop-motion animated feature film 9, has curated an online animated short film showcase for Film in Focus.com, presented by Kodak. Acker won a Student ... Continue Reading →

Venice Honors Pixar ‘Geeks’

The self-proclaimed ‘animation geeks’ of Pixar were the toast of the Lido Sunday, as the Venice Film Festival honored the studio and its filmmakers with a lifetime achievement ... Continue Reading →

Horror Remains Final Word at Box Office

Not much changed at the box office this Labor Day weekend, as horror film The Final Destination held on to the top spot for the second week in a row. The Warner Bros.-New Line release ... Continue Reading →

Mouse Site Posts Record Traffic

A lot of kids must be glued to Phineas and Ferb games this summer! According to comScore Media Metrix, Disney.com reached the 34 million unique visitor mark and broke all-time traffic ... Continue Reading →

HIT Adds Three for Angelina Ballerina

HIT Entertainment has signed three licensees in key toy areas for the animated series Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps, a new series airing on PBS Kids. Madame Alexander, The Toy ... Continue Reading →

South Park Digital Studios Streams Original Pilot

The rare, original pilot to the Comedy Central hit series South Park will air with four minutes of never-before-seen footage for a limited time online at the new South Park Digital ... Continue Reading →

WeirdBeard’s Rush Wins Batman Game Contest

Game developer WeirdBeard has won the casting call from Warner Bros. Animation, Mochi Media and DC Comics for a Flash game that extends the brand of the current TV series Batman: The ... Continue Reading →

Kidz Names New CEO, Expands in Eastern Europe

K.J. Istock has been named the permanent CEO of brand-development and licensing agency Kidz Entertainment/EEMC, one of several staffing changes he company has announces. Istock had ... Continue Reading →