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Toon Boom, Guru Sign Collaboration Deal

Toon Boom Animation, the makers of Harmony and Storyboard Pro, have entered a technology partnership with Toronto’s Guru Studio. Under the agreement, the engineers of both R&D ... Continue Reading →
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Bradley Wald Named CFO, SVP Business Ops for LAIKA

Portland stop-motion studio LAIKA has appointed former NBCUniversal exec Bradley Wald as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Operations. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Brands Hires Three Key Execs

DHX Brands is expanding its team with three key hires for its LA and London offices. Kaisa Nieminen has been appointed Senior Brand Manager for North America, based in LA and reporting ... Continue Reading →
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UNICEF’s Animated ‘Unfairy Tales’ Tells Refugee Children’s Stories

UNICEF is launching a new animated series meant to bring attention to the youngest victims of the Syrian refugee crisis, Unfairy Tales. Created by ad agency 180LA, the videos chronicle ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Commits $30M to Presidential STEM Initiative

Over the weekend, President Obama announced the White House’s commitment to making hands-on STEM learning an integral part of students’ education in the United States. As ... Continue Reading →
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HopMotion Launches Debut Series ‘Chhoti Anandi’

HopMotion Animation, a leading Indian toon production house which will soon be expanding to Ottawa, has delivered its first 2D animated series Chhoti Anandi to the local market as it ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Kids Signs on to ‘Airside Andy’

Zodiak Kids Studios has entered a development and production deal with Airside Andy Ltd. to fine-tune and deliver a multi-platform preschool series for Airside Andy, an original kids ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Sonic Speeds into 25th Anniversary Master toy partner Tomy leads 100+ licensees in delivering new goods celebrating the iconic SEGA character. China’s Linekong Interactive to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Opens No. 1, Sets Record in China

DreamWorks Animation’s first co-pro with Shanghai’s Oriental DreamWorks is delivering on Jeffrey Katzenberg’s investment in opening up avenues to the Chinese theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Announces Same Day China Release for ‘Zootopia’

Disney has announced that its spring release Zootopia will get a theatrical release in China on March 3, day-and-date with the film’s release in the U.S. and U.K. — although ... Continue Reading →