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‘Peter Rabbit’ Hops to Nickelodeon

A new CG-animated series based on the works of Beatrix Potter is high-tailing it to Nickelodeon as the preschool-targeted show Peter Rabbit debuts on the channel Tuesday, February 19 ... Continue Reading →
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Imageworks Adds Dowdeswell, Nichols to Vancouver Studio

Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, ... Continue Reading →
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Kickstarter Watch: Moonbot Campaigns for ‘Golem’ Game

Shrevepport, Lousiana’s Moonbot Studios (the clever folks behind William Joyce’s award-winning The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore animated short and app) ... Continue Reading →
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Iron Man the First (and Cheapest)

Super Bowl fans who tuned in last Sunday solely for the commercials were treated to an “extended look” at the upcoming summer tentpole blockbuster Iron Man 3, on which Marvel ... Continue Reading →
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Release Shuffle Leads to Drop in DreamWorks Stocks

This week’s news of looming layoffs at DreamWorks Animation and the delayed release of Mr. Peabody and Sherman (from Nov. 2013 to March 2014) is taking its toll on the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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Focus, LAIKA Reunite for ‘Boxtrolls’ in 2014

Focus Features and Oregon-based animation house LAIKA, the companies behind the Oscar-nomninated stop-motion film ParaNorman, have announced their third collaborative project is set ... Continue Reading →
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Foundation, Zodiak, High1 Co-Pro Toon Slate

The Foundation, U.K. production company Zodiak Kids and Korea-based animation studio High1 Entertainment have announced they will begin development on a three-project slate of kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Carrington Joins HIT as Head of Content & Production

Children’s entertainment producer/rights holder HIT Entertainment has announced the appointment of Michael Carrington to the newly created position of Head of Content and Production, ... Continue Reading →
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KidsCo & Syfy Launch Syfy Kids Block

International kiddy channel KidsCo has announced a new partnership with NBCUniversal’s Syfy channel to launch a dedicated programming block aimed at sci fi fans 6-10 years old, Syfy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Life of Pi’ & ‘Brave’ Top VES Winners

The creative team behind the vfx of Ang Lee’s literary adaptation Life of Pi (lead by Rhythm & Hues)—which featured stormy seas, a photoreal Bengal tiger and more—took home ... Continue Reading →