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Slap Happy Gets Started on ‘Nerds and Monsters’

Vancouver-based toon house Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. has been commissioned by Corus Entertainment’s YTV channel in Canada to produce a new animated series called Nerds and Monsters. ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo Celebrates ‘Hobbit’ with Olly Moss Prints

Mondo, the collectible art division of the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, is celebrating the impending release of Peter Jackson’s latest Tolkien adaptation The Hobbit: An Unexpected ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Eyes Setting up Shop in China

The Jim Henson Co. is looking at launching an animation studio in Tianjin, China, Variety reports. The company signed a memo of understanding on the venture with Nine Eyes Stone Animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mike the Knight’ Is Google U.K.’s Top TV Trender

File this one under the special “Who Knew?” file. Mike the Knight, the CG-animated series from Hit and Nelvana has beaten such heavy-hitters as Showtime’s CIA thriller Homeland ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Plans New ‘Wild Kratts’ Special for Jan.

The popular animated series Wild Kratts will offer a new science special titled Lost at Sea on Monday, January 21. During the one-hour show, brothers and wildlife explorers Martin and ... Continue Reading →
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11 Songs from Animated Pics Enter Oscar Race

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 85th Academy Awards. Of these ... Continue Reading →
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Silver Dolphin Launches App Publisher with Key Brands

Baker & Taylor Publishing imprint Silver Dolphin Books, an award-winning publisher of educational, novelty and activity books for children and young readers, will be getting in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Movie Takes Producer Under Wing

The hottest mobile gaming (and now merchandising/licensing) sensation of late is on track to take movie theaters by storm with the Angry Birds flick set to take flight summer of 2016. ... Continue Reading →
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Hasbro Studios President Davis to Oversee All Content

Hasbro has integrated all of its content initiative—including television, film, commercial productions and short-form content—under Stephen Davis, president of Los Angeles-based ... Continue Reading →
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Cinematheque Spotlights New French Animated Pics

If you’ve been trying to get an early glimpse of the three French animated features that have qualified for Oscar consideration this year, the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →