Joe Clokey. Courtesy Cathie Lou Parker

‘Gumby’ Caretaker, Producer Joe Clokey Dies Age 56

Joe Clokey, a producer and consultant who shepherded the iconic claymation franchise Gumby created by his father Art Clokey (1921-2010) in the 1950s, has died age 56. Family friend ... Continue Reading →
My Singing Monsters

‘My Singing Monsters’ Looks to Strike a Chord at Licensing Expo

The critically acclaimed, top-grossing mobile game My Singing Monster is looking to build on its 70-million-player success in the L&M sphere later this month, when Big Blue Bubble, ... Continue Reading →
Mark Miller

VFX Vet Mark Miller Heads Alkemy X LA Expansion

Creative content company Alkemy X is expanding to the West Coast, and has hired Emmy-nominated visual effects veteran Mark Miller to head its Los Angeles-based VFX and post-production ... Continue Reading →
WowKidz and YuppTV

Cosmos-Maya’s WowKidz Goes Over the Top with YuppTV

Indian animation content leader Cosmos-Maya has partnered with top South Asian OTT platform YuppTV, which offers live TV, catch-up TV and movies on-demand in 14 languages across the ... Continue Reading →
Mary and the Witch’s Flower

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Arrives on Blu-ray & DVD

The gorgeous debut feature from Japan’s Studio Ponoc, Mary and the Witch’s Flower is ready to hop on a broomstick and fly home to fans on Blu-ray Combo Pack (SRP $29.98) and DVD ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Trailering ‘Teen Titans GO!’, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’; Disney Knuckles in on ‘Ivan’; & More!

How to Introduce a Universe in 3 Minutes Learn how the Cellarius team created an animated launch short to introduce Earthlings to its transmedia cyberpunk franchise that leverages blockchain ... Continue Reading →
Stardog and Turbocat

Pre-Sales Take Off for ‘Stardog and Turbocat’

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has secured pre-sales in several territories for the family animated feature Stardog and Turbocat, now in production at Sheffield, UK studio Red Star. ... Continue Reading →
DreamWorks Trolls The Experience

Interactive ‘DreamWorks Trolls’ Live Show Coming to NYC in Fall

Feld Entertainment and Universal Brand Development announced the collaborative launch of DreamWorks Trolls The Experience — a visually stunning interactive adventure that brings ... Continue Reading →
Shane Mang

Shane Mang to Oversee Global Licensing for Jim Henson Co.

Shane Mang has joined The Jim Henson Company as Executive Director of Global Consumer Products, charged with overseeing licensing activities for JHC’s beloved children’s brands, ... Continue Reading →
Camp WWE

‘Camp WWE’ S2 Slams into WWE Network Sunday

An all-new, second season of Camp WWE — the popular 2D digital series produced by WWE and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios — will arrive on-demand this Sunday, May 6 at noon ET on ... Continue Reading →