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‘SpongeBob’ Topples ‘Sniper’ at Box Office

It took a guy living in a pineapple at the bottom of the sea to knock out long-running champ American Sniper from the top spot at the box office this weekend. Opening wide on Friday, ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Gives Final Awards Piece to ‘LEGO’

The BAFTA Awards gave The LEGO Movie a triumphant finale to its awards season by bestowing on it this weekend the Best Animated Film honor. Having been passed over for an Oscar nomination ... Continue Reading →
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Playrific Brings ‘Purple Turtle’ to Digital

The popular Purple Turtle is going digital. Aadarsh is partnering with Playrific, publishers of popular children’s apps for leading and emerging brands, to bring the Purple Turtle ... Continue Reading →
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6 Things I Learned About Storytelling From Animating SpongeBob

With The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water hitting theater screens this weekend, we at Animation Magazine received this great list from veteran SpongeBob animator Tuck Tucker. Now ... Continue Reading →
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DUCK Studios Adds Argentina’s Gizmo Animation

Argentinean design laboratory Gizmo Animation has joined DUCK Studios’ roster of directors. With more than 10 years of experience in 2D animation, 3D animation, motion graphics, and ... Continue Reading →
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TWC Sets ‘Underdogs’ for Aug. 14

Underdogs — the English-language version of the Argentinian animated featuare Metegol — has had its release date reset for Aug. 14. Distributed by The Weinstein Company, the film ... Continue Reading →
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‘Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo’ Season 1 Coming April 28

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Scooby-Doo! and Scrappy-Doo!: The Complete Season 1 on DVD in stores April 28, 2015 (SRP $19.97). The disc brings together everyone’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Ups Tom Staggs to COO

Disney has promoted Tom Staggs to the role of chief operating officer from his position of chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The appointment tags Staggs as the most likely ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Acquires ‘The Prophet’ for NA

GKIDS has picked up the North American rights to Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, the animated passion project of actress Salma Hayek-Pinault based on the classic book by the acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 Brings Toon Film Trio to EFM

Studio 100 Film is shopping a charming triad of animated movies for kids and families available for international distribution to this year’s European Film Market, which runs Feb. ... Continue Reading →