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A trailer for Hop, the live-action/CG-animation hybrid movie coming April 1 from Illumination Entertainment, has hit the web. Check out the trailer right here: Directed by Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks) and produced by Chris Meledandri, the film features the voice of Russell Brand as E.B., and stars James [...]
Nelvana Enterprises has announced new episodes of several animated series, including Max & Ruby, Beyblade: Metal Masters and Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge. For preschooler series Max & Ruby, 26 new half-hour episodes are in production. The series, which is produced with Chorion’s Silver Lining Productions, is a top-three series on Nick and [...]
Canada’s Teletoon and Skywriter Media & Entertainment Group are developing Camp Lakebottom, a new children’s animated series created by Betsy McGowen and Eric Jacobson. The half-hour animated comedy series is aimed at kids 6-11 and is set at a “horrifying” summer camp where the cabins are possessed and the staff [...]
Brian Jacques, an English author whose Redwall books were adapted into an animated series that ran three seasons on PBS and Teletoon, died Saturday of a sudden heart attack in his hometown of Liverpool. He was 71. According to School Library Journal, Jacques was born and raised in Liverpool. He [...]
CBeebies has signed on for a third round of Chuggington, the popular train-themed preschooler series from Ludorum. The deal will inflate the number of episodes to 104 10-minute segments, plust 52 four-minute episodes of the miniseries Badge Quest. The new series will debut on the network in spring 2012. “The [...]
Canada’s Teletoon network is taking its pilot project online, giving animators in Canada a shot at winning $10,000 and a trip to the Ottawa International Animation Festival and Television Animation Conference. Submissions for the Teletoon at Night Pilot Project opened Sunday and will continue through July 15. Animators are asked [...]
Nathan Fillion and Elisabeth Moss have been cast as the lead voice actors in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next DC Universe animated original movie. Fillion will voice the Hal Jordan version of Green Lantern, with Moss playing young Green Lantern Corps recruit Arisia. Also in the voice cast are: [...]
20th Century Fox Animation and producer Shawn Levy are teaming up to bring the popular British children’s book and TV series stars Mr. Men to the big screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project will be produced through Levy’s company, 21 Laps Entertainment, which is based at Fox. No [...]
We are pleased to announce that artist/illustrator Erin Koehler is the winner of Hinge Digital’s inaugural “Bringing your World to Life” character design contest. As part of her prize, Koehler wins a Wacom Intuos4, Luxology modo and an article in the next issue of Animation Magazine. Koehler, received her BFA [...]
The 38th annual Annie Awards were handed out Saturday at UCLA’s Royce Hall with a lot of familiar elements in place: June Foray appeared on stage to stand on her usual box and present the awards named in her honor; Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, was back as host; [...]