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BAFTA Nominates ‘Hero,’ ‘Boxtrolls,’ ‘LEGO’

Providing further clues to the twists and turns that will occur on Oscars night, the BAFTA Awards has nominated three films for its best animated feature film honor. The British Academy ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Orders Sixth Season of ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Fox has renewed Bob’s Burgers for a sixth season, ordering 22 new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated series. In the next all-new episode of Bob’s Burgers, “Speakeasy ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Offers Deeper Look at Sony’s ‘Chappie’

A new trailer has been released for Chappie, the artificial-intelligence sci-fi thriller due out March 6 from Sony. Directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9), the movie tells the tale ... Continue Reading →
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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1, Marvel Top Growing Comics Market

Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #1 was the best-selling comic book published in 2014 based on total unit sales to comic book specialty retailers, according to Diamond Comic ... Continue Reading →
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On the Upswing

Under co-presidents Kristy Scanlan and Marge Dean, the revamped Women in Animation has seen unprecedented growth. It’s been 20 years since Women in Animation was founded with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Arthur’ Gets Aristocratic in ‘Downton Abbey’ Episode

Even classic cartoon characters aren’t immune from the pop culture zeitgeist! On Monday, January 26, PBS KIDS will premiere an all-new episode of kids’ favorite Arthur inspired ... Continue Reading →
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London Studios Offered Animation Training Placement Funding

Film London and Creative Access are co-funding 12 entry-level placements for London-based creative companies looking for new animation talent, the local industry agency announced. The ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages’ ‘Mouk’ Gets New Euro Licensees

France’s Millimages has announced that its friendly little animated bear Mouk (created by Marc Boutavant) has one over new European licensees. The series is now in production ... Continue Reading →
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Updates for Animafest, APD, FICCI BAF Awards and Goteborg

There’s plenty of festival news today for those of you with films you’re looking to submit. • Animafest Zagreb 2015 is soliciting site-specific animation works for ... Continue Reading →
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Sony/ATV Grooves to ‘Matt Hatter’ Music Rights

Music publisher Sony/ATV will be laying down tracks after picking up global music rights for Platinum Film’s kids adventure series Matt Hatter Chronicles. The CG show’s ... Continue Reading →