Michael-Francis-150

Brand Master Michael Francis Joins DWA

DreamWorks Animation is welcoming Michael Francis into the fold in the newly created role of chief global brand officer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Francis will be responsible ... Continue Reading →
ty-burrell-150

Ty Burrell to Star in ‘The Muppets’ Sequel

Modern Family’s Ty Burrell has joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming sequel to 2011’s The Muppets movie. Oscar-winning Austrian actor Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds) was ... Continue Reading →
asian-television-awards-150

Tiny Island, Scrawl Win Big at Asia TV Awards

Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens and Guess How Much I Love You won the top awards for Best 3D Animated Program and Best 2D Animated Program over the weekend at the 17th Asian Television Awards. ... Continue Reading →
rise-of-the-guardians-150

DreamWorks’ ‘Guardians’ Rises to the Top

Santa, Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the rest of the gang had a great weekend at the box office as DreamWorks’ Rise of the Guardians became the number one international feature, ... Continue Reading →
rusty-mills-150

Animation Veteran Rusty Mills Dies at 49

The animation community is deeply saddened by the death of Rusty Mills (Russell P. Mills) of colon cancer at 49 this past weekend. Mills, a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, ... Continue Reading →
rugburn-logo-150

Six Point Harness and Titmouse Launch Rug Burn Channel

Six Point Harness and Titmouse have launched a new YouTube animation channel called Rug Burn. The founders of these prominent independent animation studios have been close friends for ... Continue Reading →
sprout-logo-150

‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ Gets U.S. Premiere on Sprout

Preschool television channel Sprout will offer the U.S. premiere of The Gruffalo’s Child on December 22nd. Based on the classic children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson ... Continue Reading →
stuttgart-logo-150

Stuttgart Festival Launches Animated Fashion Contest

The annual Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (April 23-28) is sponsoring a competition focusing on fashion this year. According to fest organizers, this new fashion award will not ... Continue Reading →
arik-kerman-150

BabyFirstTV Seeks More Animated Growth Spurts

It’s been quite an eventful quarter for BabyFirstTV as the fast-growing channel hit the 35 million home mark in the U.S. and named Trifecta Media as its exclusive ad sales rep. The ... Continue Reading →
young-jump-animation-150

Malaysian/Euro Co-Pro ‘Pumpkin Reports’ in Works

Malaysian studio Young Jump Animation has announced its first co-production venture for a new kids’ animated series to be titled Pumpkin Reports. The series will be jointly produced ... Continue Reading →