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Emmy-winning animation veterans Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle spill the beans on their eagerly awaited Nickelodeon show, which is based on DreamWorks’ Monsters vs. Aliens. Nick and Cartoon Network had great success with TV series based on DreamWorks’ features Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. That’s [...]
Disney Junior and Brown Bag Films introduce preschool audiences to a close-nit creature family in a new toon called Henry Hugglemonster. Watch out, Dora the Explorer, Curious George and Dinosaur Train. There’s a charming little monster in town which will give you some stiff preschool competition this month. The CG-animated [...]
Show creators Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick discuss tackling season five of The Venture Bros. for Adult Swim, and what keeps fans coming back for more. Back in 2003, as Adult Swim viewers were enjoying spoofy recycles of defunct toon heroes in shows like Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The [...]
It’s no surprise that France continues to be a market leader in animation production in Europe. Despite the tough economic climate in the continent, French studios strive to bring some of the best animated series for children and for adults to the market year after year. Thanks to continued support [...]
I’m going to take a little detour this week out of the Toon Trenches to remember a person who was enormously important to the Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s, and whose passing was just was announced: Annette Funicello. Anyone of my generation knows both versions of Annette: the teenaged [...]
Mr. White, Homer is going to get you! That’s right, this Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons will feature a new couch opening sequence which pays homage to AMC’s acclaimed series Breaking Bad. The killer sequence features Marge baking blue cupcakes and ends up with live-action stars Aaron Paul and [...]
Open Road Films (The Host, The Grey) has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to ToonBox and Redrover Co.’s 3-D, CG-animated The Nut Job. The family pic, which is directed by Peter Lepeniotis and penned by Lorne Cameron and Lepeniotis, will be released on January 17, 2014. Liam Neeson, Katherine [...]
Golaem has released Crowd Character Pack, a set of free ready-to-use characters and motions enabling faster crowd shots creation. “We discovered that, on a given crowd production, our customers were spending 75% of their time creating specific characters and motions,” says Nicolas Chaverou, Golaem Crowd’s product manager. “The use of the character pack hence [...]
GKIDS’ New York Intl. Children’s Film Festival will pay a visit to the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Los Angeles, April 26-May 5. Sponsored by Family Drysdale, the two-week festival will offer L.A. audiences a unique opportunity to catch some of the best recent animated features from all over the [...]
DreamWorks Animation has acquired the IP for the fad-tastic Troll doll franchise from the Dam Family and Dam Things of Denmark with plans to reintroduce the bouffant characters to a new generation. The company has named American Girl veteran Shawn Dennis as head of brand development to cultivate the franchise. [...]