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Opus Animation Opens in Winnipeg with ‘Emma’s Wings’

Opus Visual Effects and Buffalo Gal Pictures opened a new studio called Opus Animation in Winnipeg, Canada, and work has begun on its first animated feature. Opus has already begun ... Continue Reading →
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Hudgens, Tisdale Lend Voices to CMI’s ‘Great Migration’

Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale have joined the cast of the teen-oriented animated feature The Great Migration. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is being produced by ... Continue Reading →
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Specials, Guest Voices Mark ‘Regular Show’ Season 4

The Emmy-winning Cartoon Network series Regular Show is getting into the holiday spirit this year, with its fourth season set to include a Halloween and a Christmas special, as well ... Continue Reading →
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PGS to Distribute A Squared Shows Worldwide

PGS Entertainment is the exclusive distributor for animated titles from A Squared Entertainment, headed by Amy and Andy Heyward. The titles PGS will be handling for A Squared at this ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Imaginary Forces Trio Launches Alma Mater

A trio of Imaginary Forces alumni have opened Alma Mater, a new boutique studio in Los Angeles specializing in design, live-action and animation. The studio was conceived by founders Brian ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Plans Monthlong 20th Birthday Bash

Cartoon Network will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Oct. 1, and plans to mark the occasion by throwing a big, star-studded bash. On Oct. 1, the network will air a special schedule ... Continue Reading →
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Priit Parn Set for U.S. Appearance at N.Y. Retrospective

Influential Estonian animator Priit Parn will make a rare appearance in the United States next week at a specially curated screening program of his work at the Spectacle Theater in ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Lego Star Wars’ Special Airs Sept. 26 on CN

Lego Star Wars is back with a new half-hour animated special set to air Sept. 26 on Cartoon Network. The second such special, Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out takes a humorous ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Eyes ‘Manimal’ for Live-action-CG Animation Hybrid

Just in case you thought — after Alf and The Smurfs — there was no 1980s property that couldn’t be reimagined, Sony Pictures Animation has optioned movie rights to the short-lived ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated ‘Chico & Rita’ Arrives on Home Video

It’s a great week for indie toons on home video, with the release of Chico & Rita and Adventures in Plymptoons! leading the way. Nominated for an Oscar, Chico & Rita (New ... Continue Reading →