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 →

Tokyo Film Fest Fetes Mamoru Hosoda

The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival, taking place October 25 through November 3, is continuing festival director Yasushi Shiina’s work to bring more animation into the TIFF ... Continue Reading →

Tom Hiddleston Signs on to Aardman’s ‘Early Man’

Aardman Animations’ latest feature film project, Early Man, is building star power with the announcement that Emmy nominated British actor Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager) is joining ... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Clip: ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Season 3 Arrives

On Friday, October 21, the third season of DreamWorks Animation TV’s Netflix original series The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show debuts exclusively on the streaming service, and we’re ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes

VIDEO: Dream Corp LLC – Season 1 Trailer Adult Swim’s all-new live-action/rotoscopy hybrid series premieres Sunday, October 23 at 11:45 p.m. (Pick up the December issue of Animation ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana Shows Off New Look, New Shows at MIP

Premiere Canadian animation company Nelvana — part of Corus Entertainment — made a splash at MIPCOM, announcing an exciting brand refresh, including a new logo and a slate ... Continue Reading →

Thunderbird & Skybound North Ink First-Look Deal

Vancouver-based multiplatform entertainment company Thunderbird Entertainment (Beat Bugs) and Skybound North — a division of Skybound Entertainment — have entered into a ... Continue Reading →

GoldieBlox Boosts Entertainment & Marketing Teams

Children’s multimedia company GoldieBlox has expanded its entertainment and marketing teams with the hiring of kids’ entertainment veterans Kenny Davis (Chief Marketing Officer), ... Continue Reading →

Alex Schwartz Named Alpha Animation Head of Production

Los Angeles-based Alpha Animation has appointed Alex Schwartz as its new Head of Production, CEO Bob Bacon announced Wednesday. Schwartz is charged with overseeing creative development ... Continue Reading →

Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘The Loud House’ Season 3

Nickelodeon has greenlit a third 26-episode season of hit animated comedy The Loud House — currently the top-rated kids’ cartoon on TV. The order brings the total episode count ... Continue Reading →