Shrek 2, Dykstra Feted at Hollywood Film Fest

The 8th Annual Hollywood Film Festival concluded Monday night with an awards gala ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Among the honorees was DreamWorks’ Shrek 2, which received ... Continue Reading →

Easter Egg Colors Hollywood Film Fest

The West Coast premiere of the new animated feature, The Easter Egg Escapade, will be held during at the 8th Annual Hollywood Film Festival on Sunday, October 17th at 5:00 p.m., at ... Continue Reading →

ION Fest to Celebrate Game/Film Convergence…Free Tickets!

As video games get more cinematic and Hollywood producers continually look to interactive entertainment for source material, the lines between the two industries continue to dissolve. ... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Wants Your Shorts

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is now accepting entries for its Short Animation Award. BAFTA is dedicated to promoting, supporting and rewarding excellence ... Continue Reading →

MIPCOM: DIC Trollz, Hooks TF1, CBBC

DIC Ent. has inked deals with U.K.’s CBBC and TF1 in France for its new tween-targeted animated series, Trollz. Both broadcasters have acquired rights to 26 half-hour episodes ... Continue Reading →

MIPCOM: BVITV Brings Sonic X, Tutenstein to RTÉ

Buena Vista International Television (BVITV) has signed a deal with terrestrial broadcaster RTÉ in Ireland for the action series Sonic X and Tutenstein. Both shows are from the ... Continue Reading →

MIPCOM: Trio Forges New Anime Alliance

ADV Films COO Kevin Corcoran announced yesterday that his company will be joining forces with Funimation Productions and Geneon Entertainment to develop and market anime fare in the ... Continue Reading →

MIPCOM: Breakthrough and Ellipsanime Announce Post-Betty Plans

After bringing its hit Atomic Cartoons co-production, Atomic Betty, to the market, Breakthrough Animation is partnering with Ellipsanime to launch a new Franco-Canadian 3D-animated ... Continue Reading →

Porchlight, Jetix Europe Push Bladder Lad into Development

Producer/distributor PorchLight Ent. and Jetix Europe (formerly Fox Kids Europe) have entered into a development deal for the comic adventures of Bladder Lad and Plunger Pete. Described ... Continue Reading →

MIPCOM Jr. CBBC Not Sheepish about Animation

“We are happy to be able to secure more funding for animation,” says CBBC head of acquisition Michael Carrington during a brief chat at MIPCOM Jr. “Of course, our ... Continue Reading →