Deals Send ‘Olly’ to Latin America, France, Russia

Newly launched Splash Entertainment has sold broadcast rights to its 3-D stereoscopic feature Dive Olly Dive and The Pirate Treasure, which recently completed a successful theatrical ... Continue Reading →

Studio 100 Sells 4 Film Rights for Israel

Studio 100 Film has presold to Filmhouse Israel four new animated features: Maya the Bee, Vic The Viking, Heidi and Blinky Bill. The company has already presold Maya the Bee rights ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks and Planeta Junior Forge Multi-Year Deal

Planeta Junior and DreamWorks Animation have agreed to an extensive, multi-year TV deal that covers Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey and includes more than 1,100 half-hours ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Turns New Page with Publishing Division

The latest addition to the DreamWorks Animation megalith is a new publishing division, called DreamWorks Press, which will produce print, digital books and apps based on the studio’s ... Continue Reading →

‘LEGO’ Builds an Impressive $69M Opening

The LEGO Movie assembled an impressive opening weekend gross at the box office, selling $69 million in tickets and easily topping an unexpectedly strong frame. Based on the popular ... Continue Reading →

‘Frozen’ Wins ACE Eddie for Animated Feature Editing

Disney’s Frozen added an ACE Eddie Award to its increasingly hefty collection of awards hardware this weekend. Frozen won for Best Edited Animated Feature Film, with editor Jeff ... Continue Reading →

‘Planes’ Sequel Trailer Takes Flight

Disney has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming DisneyToon Studios sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue (in theaters July 18). The spot, titled “Courage,” showcases lots of ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon’s David Michel Steps Down

Zodiak Media has announce that David Michel, co-founder and General Manager of its studio Marathon Media, will be vacating the position, effective March 31. Michel co-created and co-produced ... Continue Reading →

New Latin, Asian Partners for ‘Cat in the Hat’

Canada’s Portfolio Entertainment has inked four new deals for it preschool toon The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! with companies in Southeast Asia and Latin America. ... Continue Reading →

Acamar’s ‘Bing Bunny’ To Make MIPTV Debut

U.K. indie Acamar Films has announced it will be partnering with leading Irish animation studio Brown Bag Films and London-based Tandem Films to co-produce a new animated series based ... Continue Reading →