‘Franklin and Friends’ to Travel to China on CCTV

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises’ agent, Ciwen Media Group, has entered into a deal with China’s national broadcaster Chinese Central Television (CCTV) to ... Continue Reading →

‘Annoying Orange’ Producers Move Beyond Fruits

The team behind the hit animated YouTube series The Annoying Orange has partnered with Collective Digital Studio to create a new animated show titled The Misfortune of Being Ned. The ... Continue Reading →

Gaumont’s ‘Calimero’ Hatches on Germany’s Super RTL

French studio Gaumont Animation, Calidra, Italy’s Studio Campedelli and Japanese partners TV Tokyo and Kodansha, announced that their new animated CGI series Calimero (104 x 11′), ... Continue Reading →

Jennifer Lopez & Steve Martin Head for ‘Home’

DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature (Nov. 2014) Home, formerly titled Happy Smekday!, has signed on Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin to voice key characters, according to The ... Continue Reading →

Del Toro’s ‘Simpsons’ Opening Is Creepiest Yet!

Each fall, fans of Matt Groening’s The Simpsons look forward to the annual Treehouse of Horror Halloween special. But you don’t have to wait for Sunday night at 8 ET to ... Continue Reading →

Halloween Tricks and Treats from Adult Swim

If your entertainment tastes run to the more “mature” side of things, but you still want to get into the Halloween spirit this month, Adult Swim is offering special goodies ... Continue Reading →

Sprout, Scholastic Join Forces for ‘Astroblast!’

In their first-ever collaborative effort, 24-hour preschool network Sprout and Scholastic Media will be launching a new animated outer-space adventure-comedy for kids 2-5 called Astroblast!, ... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Clip: ‘Alpha and Omega 2′ Behind-the-Scenes

On October 8, the holiday-themed sequel to Crest Animation’s Alpha and Omega hits DVD and Blu-ray shelves thanks to Lionsgate Home Entertainment and exclusive retail partner Walmart. ... Continue Reading →
Chris Sanders

The Shrinking Vocal Middle Class

One hears about the shrinking middle class all the time on the news, though a similar phenomenon is going on in the animation biz: professional voice over specialists are becoming the ... Continue Reading →

Europe’s EBU Plans Animated Specials

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), an association of 60 national broadcasters negotiating and advocating for pubcasters in Europe, has revealed plans to create half-hour animated ... Continue Reading →