Howard Drawn to Iron Man

Iron Man may not be the best-known Marvel comic-book series, but the upcoming feature film adaptation may be one of the best-acted superhero movies of recent years. Marvel announced ... Continue Reading →

MIPCOM Jr.: Buyers Not Sheepish About Shaun

The MIPCOM Jr. market wrapped up over the weekend in Cannes, France, and when the dust settled Aardman Animation’s Shaun The Sheep emerged as the most looked-at property. Fans ... Continue Reading →

RTE Sails With Lifeboat Luke

Ireland’s RTE is the first broadcaster to sign on for Lifeboat Luke, a new CG-animated kids’ show from Belfast-based Banjax Studios. The 52-episode, Hi-Def search-and-rescue ... Continue Reading →

Sony, Minimax Acquire Anime Outlet A+

Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) has acquired A+, a branded anime block that airs on children’s channel Minimax in Central Europe. A+ joins SPTI’s international ... Continue Reading →

2D Or Not 2D, That is the Festival

The Animaticus Foundation is presenting the inaugural 2D Or Not 2D Animation Festival in Everett, Washington Nov. 17-19. Taking place at the historic Everett Theatre, the event will ... Continue Reading →

Saban Launches Virtual Studio

Saban Entertainment Group (SEG), a division of Saban Capital Group Inc., is building a virtual studio dedicated to incubating, developing, and marketing family entertainment. Led by ... Continue Reading →

Open Season Bears Fruit in IMAX 3D

In addition to claiming to the top spot at the North American box office last weekend, Sony Pictures Animation packed IMAX theaters with special 3D presentations of the family comedy ... Continue Reading →

Bejuba Brings Likeaballs to MIPCOM Jr.

Having made a splash on BBC in the U.K. this summer, the sports-themed cartoon series The Likeaballs will be introduced to buyers around the world at this weekend’s MIPCOM Jr. ... Continue Reading →

Splitsville for DreamWorks and Aardman?

Citing anonymous sources, the New York Times reports that DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Animations are splitting up. With Aardman principals reportedly upset over creative control ... Continue Reading →

Season Opens on Top

Sony Animation’s Open Season clawed up an estimated $23 million over the weekend, easily claiming the top spot at the North American box office. The CG-animated comedy, which ... Continue Reading →