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ToonZone Studios’ animated series Action Dad has been picked up for broadcast in France by Canal +. The series consists of 26 22-minute episodes and was produced by Los Angeles-based ToonZone with financing from the Animation Development Co. Aimed at kids ages 6-11, the comedy series about a super-spy family [...]
Six international ads have been nominated for the 2011 Animated Com Award, with winners to be announced in conjunction with the 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. The nominees are as follows: Advertising category Compare the Market: “Compare the Market ‘Streets of Ambitiousness,’” Passion Pictures, Great Britain Amnesty International: “Death [...]
Disney/Pixar has released three new retro style movie posters for its upcoming release Cars 2, which arrives in theaters June 24. Here’s a look at the posters, which were on display in the central courtyard in the main building at Pixar when we visited a couple weeks back in preparation [...]
Starz Animation Toronto, recently sold by Starz to a Canadian investor group, has renamed itself Arc Productions and unveiled a new website and logo. The new owners have embarked on an aggressive growth phase for the company that plans to build on the well-earned reputation of Starz Animation Toronto as one [...]
VIZ Media is expanding its VIZ Kids imprint with the acquisition of licenses for the popular animated properties Hero 108, Pokemon, Mr. Men and Little Miss, Voltron Force and Mameshiba. The anime and manga company broke down the deal by property as follows: Hero 108 – VIZ Kids will be [...]
Big Idea Entertainment announced its popular animated faith-based series VeggieTales is coming to mobile devices via a channel on Sprint TV. The VeggieTales channel features complete shows of Big Idea Entertainment’s best-selling silly songs and DVD content including, Pistachio: The Little Boy That Woodn’t, Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God’s [...]
Nickelodeon has bought the broadcast rights to Rainbow’s animated girls series PopPixie for many of its channels around the world. The deal will see the series, aimed at ages 4-10, air on Nick channels in the United Kingdom, Germany, Scandinavia, Benelux, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Eastern Europe, [...]
Actors Brad Garrett, Vanessa Williams, Christopher Lloyd and Jane Lynch have agreed to join the English voice cast of the 3D animated feature Delhi Safari, reports Variety. The quartet will join Cary Elwes and Jason Alexander as voice performers in the Fantastic Films project about a leopard cub and his [...]
The nominees have been announced for the 2011 Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards, with DC Comics and its imprints earning a leading 14 nominations plus three shared, while Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee was the most-nominated book with five. Following DC were Image [...]
The Jim Henson Co., the preschool TV channel Sprout and Northern Ireland-based Sixteen South Ltd. have teamed up to co-produce a new series called Pajanimals. The series will consist of 26 half hour episodes, and will air exclusively on Sprout in the United States starting in the fall and went [...]