Daily News Bytes

Donald Glover Cast as Young Lando Calrissian in Upcoming Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Stand-Alone Film Lucasfilm announced the Grammy nominated artist will join previously announced star ... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Children’s Awards Nominees Announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards nominees. Live-action educational parody Horrible Histories snagged three ... Continue Reading →

VFX Pioneer Ken Ralston Receiving VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society has named multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at the ... Continue Reading →

Animation Dominates MIPJunior Top 30

The list of the top 30 most-viewed projects at the MIPJunior market this year was completely dominated by animated series — 29 out of 30! — with an unprecedented showing ... Continue Reading →

MONDO Animation Library to Stream on LeEco

MONDO announces a further expansion of its digital presence, with popular animated series like Happy Tree Friends and Deep Space coming to tech giant (and leading online video company) ... Continue Reading →

‘Squidbillies’ Gets 2 Rip-Roarin’ Holiday Specials

Adult Swim’s cephalopodic comedy Squidbillies is really getting into the holiday spirit this year, with special episodes prepped for All Hollow’s Eve and National Gluttony Day. In ... Continue Reading →

‘Ben & Holly’ Land on Canada’s Treehouse

Entertainment One’s BAFTA and Emmy award-winning preschool animation Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom will make its Canadian debut on Monday, October 4 a 8 a.m. ET/PT on leading ... Continue Reading →

Asian Partners Join Forces for ‘Barangay 143’

Singapore-based August Media Holdings, Philippines-based animation and games developer Synergy88 Group and Japanese national broadcaster TV Asahi have entered a partnership to produce ... Continue Reading →

Stop-Mo Director Anthony Farquhar-Smith Joins Not To Scale

Film and animation producer Not To Scale has signed on stop-motion director Anthony Farquhar-Smith — a roster addition that will see his work represented across all three NTS ... Continue Reading →

Sony TV Takes Stake in Hopster

Sony Pictures Television Networks announced it has taken a minority stake in leading preschool SVOD platform Hopster, becoming a strategic equity investor and taking a seat on the Board. ... Continue Reading →