Betty Boop Takes a Lickin’

Remember when animation professionals used to take pains to argue that animation was not simply a children’s entertainment medium? Neither do the studios. But during the feature ... Continue Reading →

Scooby-Doo Teams Up with WWE in New Movie

Scooby-Doo and his loyal mystery-solving pals are getting into WrestleMania! That’s right the popular Hanna-Barbera characters are joining forces with WWE in a new animated Warner ... Continue Reading →

Hulu Streams English Dub of VIZ Media’s ‘K’

VIZ Media’s intriguing animated psychological thriller K has begun its free run on Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service. The complete series (13 episodes) debuted today ... Continue Reading →

Global TV News Bytes

+ Studio 100 will be gathering honey in yet another territory as its CG animated series Maya the Bee (78 x 12) will be flitting to U.K. channel Tiny Pop, starting January 6. The show, ... Continue Reading →

PBS Kids Orders More ‘WordGirl’

Scholastic Media has announced a new production order from PBS KIDS for 26 more episodes of Emmy-winning kids series WordGirl. The show, produced by Scholastic’s animation studio ... Continue Reading →

‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘The Hole’ Added to Film Registry

Disney’s Mary Poppins, the Hubley’s animated short The Hole and sci-fi epic Forbidden Planet are among the 25 titles added to the National Film Registry of the Library of ... Continue Reading →
Sam Simon

‘Simpsons’ Co-Developer Sam Simon to Be Honored By WGA

The Writers Guild of America West will honor The Simpsons co-developer Sam Simon with its 2014 Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and community service ... Continue Reading →

nWave Announces Global Plans for ‘House of Magic’

nWave Pictures has unveiled plans for the global release of its holiday movie The House of Magic. The charming 3-D CG-animated release, which is budgeted at $34 million opens this Christmas ... Continue Reading →

‘Despicable Me 2′ Blu-ray Breaks Animation Sales Records

It definitely seems that audiences can’t get enough of Gru and his hard-working Minions. The newly released Universal/Illumination movie Despicable Me 2 generated $80 million ... Continue Reading →

‘Simpsons’ Delivers Quick Tribute to Late Marcia Wallace

Audiences who were watching this past Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons were able to catch a quick tribute to the late Marcia Wallace, who voiced Edna Krabappel. The show producers ... Continue Reading →