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‘Home’ Scores $54 Million in Domestic Debut

Home defied box office predictions and defied weak reviews to dominate the box office with a solid $54 million gross domestic for its opening weekend for DreamWorks Animation. The animated ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag, Scholastic UK Team Up

Ireland’s Brown Bag Films has entered a mutual first-look deal to develop published and animated children’s content with Scholastic UK. This will see Brown Bag offering its animated ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Nabs ‘Fancy Nancy’ for Movie, Series

Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser’s New York Times bestselling book Fancy Nancy has been optioned by Disney Junior to be developed into an original animated TV movie and series ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo, TVO Partner for ‘16 Hudson’

Vancouver-based Big Bad Boo Studios has partnered with public broadcaster TVO to develop an animated preschool series called 16 Hudson — based loosely on the miniseries toon Lili ... Continue Reading →
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Margaret Loesch Joins Genius Brands Board

Multiple award-winning children’s entertainment veteran Margaret Loesch has joined the Board of Directors for global brand management company Genius Brands International. The announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Wearables

The 2015 Wearables TechCon in Santa Clara was proof positive of how large—and how rapidly changing—this technology is. Wearables are devices other than smartphones which are worn ... Continue Reading →
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Henson, Cyber Group Strike Two Title Co-Pro Deal

The Jim Henson Company and Cyber Group Studios have finalized a first-time agreement to co-finance and co-produce two new children’s series: Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters and Cyber ... Continue Reading →
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Milk VFX Opens Cardiff Studio

BAFTA-winning London visual effects company Milk is opening a second studio in Cardiff, Wales, to support its expanding slate of TV and film projects. Milk is one of the latest creative ... Continue Reading →
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StudioCanal Bringing Acamar’s ‘Bing’ to DVD

Acamar Films’ award-winning preschool show Bing is set to expand its U.K. presence with a new deal that will see Canal+ Group’s StudioCanal label launching a DVD in the country. ... Continue Reading →
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Untitled Smurfs Film Gets 2017 Release

Sony Pictures Animation has announced that its “Untitled Animated Smurfs” feature project has been slated for global release March 31, 2017, taking advantage of the family-friendly ... Continue Reading →