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FUNimation Launches Ad-Free Streaming Service

Announced at the CES show in Las Vegas, Funimation Entertainment is kicking off the New Year with the launch of a new ad-free HD anime streaming service, developed with Sony DADC New ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Frank Armitage Dies Age 91

Frank Armitage, an Australian-born American painter who created backgrounds for several classic Disney animated films and murals for Disney parks, died January 4 at his home in Paso ... Continue Reading →
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Alex Hirsch Lands Pilot Deal at Fox

The creator of hit Disney TV animated series Gravity Falls Alex Hirsch has reportedly inked a deal with Fox and 20th Century Fox TV to produce an original script and pilot presentation ... Continue Reading →
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Short-Form ‘It’s UnBungalievable’ Premieres Saturday

Disney Junior and Disneynature are launching short-form animated series It’s UnBungalievable — an extension of upcoming show The Lion Guard — on Saturday, January 9 at ... Continue Reading →
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‘Only Yesterday’ Arrives in NYC

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s 1980s family classic Only Yesterday has made its North American theatrical debut at New York’s IFC Center to enthusiastic critics and film ... Continue Reading →
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BBC Releasing Lost ‘Dad’s Army’ Episode as Cartoon

The BBC will release a lost episode of classic ‘60s comedy series Dad’s Army as an animated special after uncovering a high-quality audio recording. The 30-minute episode, “A ... Continue Reading →
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DWA ‘Trolls’ Cast and Characters Reveal

DreamWorks Animation and the celebrity voices of the upcoming Trolls feature (out November 4 through Fox) have taken to Twitter to give first looks at the film’s colorfully coiffed ... Continue Reading →

‘Dragons’ Season 2 Takes Off Jan. 8 on Netflix

DreamWorks Animation’s animated series Dragons: Race to the Edge returns Jan. 8 with its second season on Netflix. The new season is comprised of 13 episodes that take place between ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Goggles To Stream on Philips TVs

Toon Goggles’ on-demand children’s entertainment service will appear on Philips Smart TVs under a new deal with the electronics company announced at CES. The deal brings Toon Googles’ ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, TAG Set to Start Master Contract Talks

Disney and The Animation Guild are set this week to begin negotiating a new master contract for the 550 feature film animators the union represents. According to reports, talks are ... Continue Reading →
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