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Scenes from the New European Renaissance

Innovation and creativity in the feature space is alive and well at the 15th edition of Cartoon Movie in France. A Spanish 3D blockbuster about an Indiana Jones-type adventurer (Tad, ... Continue Reading →
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Casting a Visual Spell

The new adaptation of young adult best-seller Beautiful Creatures aims for magical effects that don’t remind viewers of other movies about teens with special powers. If you’re plugged ... Continue Reading →
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Toei and Manga Ent. Take ‘One Piece’ to U.K.

Toei Animation and Manga Entertainment will bring popular anime series One Piece to fans in the U.K. as a packaged DVD box-set for the first time, it was announced by Ryuji Kochi, managing ... Continue Reading →
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Jerry Beck Ankles Cartoon Brew

Animation historian, author and producer Jerry Beck has left his post as editor of the Cartoon Brew website. Beck, who formed the popular blog with partner Amid Amidi in 2004, said ... Continue Reading →
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TIFF Presents Eclectic Animation Package

If you are in Toronto next week and feel like checking out a wonderful evening of cool animated music videos, TV ads and narrative shorts, we recommend TIFF’s Packaged Goods: Artful ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group’s ‘Zou’ Gets Interactive

French indie Cyber Group Studios has announced the simultaneous release of new interactive projects starring the cuddly striped zebra hero of its HD CG preschool series, Zou (52 x 11). ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks, Netflix to Launch ‘Turbo’ Series

Home entertainment streaming outlet Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have announced they will create the first ever Netflix Original Series for young audiences by adapting DWA’s summer ... Continue Reading →
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Yup, It’s Time for a New ‘Monsters U.’ Trailer!

There are at least 14 new animated features heading our way in 2013, but Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University has already generated a lot of pre-release buzz among toon fans. This week, ... Continue Reading →
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Rhythm & Hues Declares Bankruptcy

We were sad to hear that legendary vfx and animation studio Rhythm & Hues has filed for bankruptcy after a deal for Indian-based Prime Focus to buy the Oscar-winning house fell ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Greenlights New ‘Lalaloopsy’ Preschool Toon

MGA’s Lalaloopsy rag dolls are getting their own animated Nickelodeon series. Nick announced today that it has ordered 52 episodes of the animated preschool series, Lalaloopsy, set ... Continue Reading →