The new animated Star Wars Rebels series will premiere in the fall of 2104 as a...
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The new animated Star Wars Rebels series will premiere in the fall of 2104 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel, kicking off the series on Disney XD channels around the world. The new show has a top-notch pedigree: The A-list creative involved with the production include screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg [...]
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made a new rule regarding the Animated Feature Oscar category. This new rule designates a maximum of two award recipients, one of whom must have a producer credit. The director and/or key creative individual shall continue to [...]
The Eisner Award-winning comic-book series by Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins, Bill Jemas, Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove is pouncing on shelves as Shout! Factory unleashes Wolverine: Origin from Marvel Knights Animation on July 9. For the first time fans can uncover the secret history of Marvel’s Wolverine in animation with [...]
Gaumont Animation (formerly Alphanim), is hosting a big bash to promote its upcoming CG-animated series Calimero on June 12 at the opening night of the the Annecy International Animation Festival. The new 104 x 11 series is produced by Gaumont with the property owner Calidra and Italy’s Studio Campedelli. The [...]
International children’s production and distribution company Studio 100 Media GmbH has launched a new film division under the banner Studio 100 Film, and has secured its first theatrical film for international distribution, Maya The Bee – The Movie. The announcement was made by Studio 100 Media’s managing director, Patrick Elmendorff. “Following on from the recent [...]
Entertainment One (eOne) has landed the worldwide distribution rights for YouTube’s megahit Simon’s Cat cross all media including, TV, Home Entertainment, Licensing and Online. Created by British artist Simon Tofield, Simon’s Cat was first introduced in March of 28 as an animated YouTube short. The series and comic-book collection features the [...]
The Bradford Animation Festival–the U.K.’s longest running toon fest–is now open for submissions for its 19th edition, taking place in the centrally located city of Bradford, just west of Leeds, November 13-17. Conceived and organized by the National Media Museum, the Festival will be accepting short animated film submissions until [...]
U.K.’s Moviehouse Entertainment is shopping the upcoming animated feature The Hero of Color City at the Cannes market this week. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be directed by industry veteran and ASIFA-Hollywood president Frank Gladstone and produced by Max Howard (Igor) and John D. Eraklis, founder and [...]
Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness landed on top of the domestic box office this weekend, with an estimated $84 million. The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel to the rebooted franchise made over $35.5 on Thursday and Friday. Industry watchers were predicting a possible $100 million opener, but the actual numbers were actually [...]
Universal has released the first clip from Illumination’s eagerly anticipated summer movie, Despicable Me the Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru, the girls, the hilarious minions and a host of new characters. In the sequel, Gru (Steve Carell) [...]