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Turner Broadcasting has announced it will rollout its U.K. preschool channel Cartoonito across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, increasing the brand’s distribution to 125 million homes in 112 territories. Cartoonito launched in the U.K. in May 2007 and since its debut has become the U.K.’s most widely distributed pay [...]
For fans of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit, the wait for a movie version has been a long time coming. No one knows this better than Peter Jackson, the director who has begun production on the first of a two-part adaptation down in his home nation of New Zealand. To mark [...]
NBC’s comedy series 30 Rock airs its 100th episode tonight, and to celebrate the networks is releasing a trio of animated shorts. The first short is up on NBC.com (and debuted on EW.com), and features the animated adventures of Jack Donaghy, Executive Superhero. The short features Alec Baldwin as Donaghy [...]
Disney’s next 2D animated feature, Winnie the Pooh, doesn’t open in North America until July 15 — but it’s already playing overseas and doing fairly well with critics and audiences so far. Here’s a sampling of some of the reviews: The Guardian: The comeback of old-style hand-drawing at Disney under [...]
If the animated feature Rio got animation fans thinking about a trip to Brazil, then the lineup for the third annual Diversity in Animation festival may be the perfect reason to go. The festival features a line up full of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgender animated films and will [...]
Legendary animation voice actress June Foray will be honored with the Outstanding Contribution in Animation Award, also known as The Crystal Anvil Award, at the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television’s Festival of New Creative Work. Foray will be presented the award at the festival’s Animation Prom, set for June 4 [...]
The Electric Company is adding an animated math-literacy segment called Prankster Planet, set to debut with the third season premiere of the Emmy-winning show May 2 on PBS Kids Go! Twelve two-minute animated segments have been produced and are part of an overal “transmedia” experience in which story elements in [...]
Warner Bros. has set the classic comic book story Batman: Year One as its next animated direct-to-video DC Universe feature. The studio also announced the voice cast, with Bryan Cranston set to play Jim Gordon, Ben McKenzie as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Eliza Dushku as Catwoman, Katee Sackhoff as Detective Sarah Essen [...]
All Pixar fans know that Toy Story 3 is not the end of the story for Woody, Buzz and the gang. The first Toy Story Toon short, “Hawaiian Vacation,” is set to play in front of Cars 2 when it arrives in theaters on June 24. We here at Animation [...]
It’s always a good day when some new work from Aardman Animation shows up, such as the following ads for Fruit2Day. The ads are part of a new national TV campaign in the U.S. Aardman was invited by the New York-based ad agency Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners to animate the [...]