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Starz Animation Toronto — the studio behind the just-released animated feature film Gnomeo and Juliet — is expanding, opening a new visual effects and creature animation division. The new division has already topped 100 employees — drawing especially on the crew of the now defunct C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures company — [...]
Kids and family entertainment veteran Karen K. Miller has joined Disney Channels Worldwide as director of acquisitions and co-producions. Miller will be in charge of creating and executing acquisition strategies for all Disney Kids channels in the United States, including Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. Previously, Miller was [...]
Random House and FremantleMedia have agreed to launch a pair of global kids entertainment brands. The two shows — Fish Head Steve and The Amazing Adventures of Charlie Small — are based on original stories from Random House Children’s Books and were co-developed by Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment, which [...]
Toy Fair opened its doors Sunday in New York City, giving fans of animated and VFX movies and TV shows a sneak peek at some of the cool stuff that will be vying for our cash in a few short months, as well as a platform for companies to make [...]
DreamWorks Animation has optioned Berkeley Breathed’s picture book and novel Flawed Dogs for a big-screen adaptation, Variety reports. Breathed, who rose to fame as the creator of the popular 1980s comic strip Bloom County and has since transitioned to books, also penned the book that Disney has adapted into the [...]
A modern take on classic fairy tales and a slew of classic TV toons are reason enough to fall in love with your DVD or Blu-ray player all over again this Valentine’s Day week. Getting the high-definition treatment for the first time is Hoodwinked (The Weinstein Co., $24.99 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack). [...]
Wales-based media company Calon has licensed from HarperCollins the rights to develop an animated series based on Mandy Stanley’s series of best-selling children’s books. The TV series will focus on a rabbit named Lettice, star of the million-selling book series. The deal was facilitated by Merchantwise, an Australian branding and [...]
Toy Story 3 took home yet another major honor, earning the Best Animated Feature prize at the BAFTA Awards. The British film group also nominated DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me for the race. In the short animation category, Michael Please’s The Eagleman Stag [...]
It was a crowded and uplifting weekend at the box office, which heralded a solid opening for the star-crossed lovers of Gnomeo & Juliet, even though the animated feature didn’t top the field. The Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston comedy Just Go With It squeeked into the top spot with a $31 [...]
The Hub’s new Transformers Prime series adds sophisticated storylines and top-notch CG animation to the popular franchise. Director Michael Bay has promised fans that the third live-action Transformers movie will go back to basics this summer. Regardless of how the general public responds to the pic, die-hard fans of Hasbro’s [...]