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Sony Wins Bid War Over Emoji Project

Sony Pictures Animation has triumphed in a three-studio auction for an animated feature pitch inspired by those lovable 21st century pictographs: the Emoji. SPA has signed a deal with ... Continue Reading →
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James Stephenson Named Nick SVP Animation & Games

Nickelodeon has appointed James Stephenson to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Animation and Games — adding animation production and development to his current ... Continue Reading →
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Post & VFX House Cognition Opens

Cognition, a new hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has made its Hollywood debut. The company is led by writer/producer Brian Pope and features ... Continue Reading →
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BLE Announces License This Judges

Organizers of the Brand Licensing Europe event, taking place in London October 13-15 this year, have announced the 2015 judges for its License This! challenge. The panel will be chaired ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Opens Scholarship Submissions

Nickelodeon and national non-profit Get Schooled (co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom) are giving one skilled, innovative young animator the chance to win ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Digs Up New ‘Good Dinosaur’ Trailer

A brand new trailer and image for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming holiday release The Good Dinosaur have launched, shedding light on director Peter Sohn’s incredible vision of a ... Continue Reading →
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‘Home’ BD Clip: Learn to Draw Oh!

DreamWorks Animation’s unlikely road trip buddy comedy Home can come home with you when it hits Blu-ray and DVD shelves on July 28. Until then, you can check out this exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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Janet Hsu Named Saban Brands CEO

Saban Brands has named Janet Hsu as its first-ever Chief Creative Officer, effective August 17. Hsu currently serves as president & COO of global lifestyle brand Sanrio, Inc. of ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Studios D23 Events Line-Up

The Walt Disney Studios will offer an exclusive early look at upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, August 14-16. Two ... Continue Reading →
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Hopster Expands on Apple TV

Educational kids’ entertainment app Hopster continues its successful summer with a few new developments at the London-based company. Hopster launched on Apple TV in the U.K. this ... Continue Reading →