NBCU Buys DreamWorks in $4B Deal

Rich buyers bulk up to compete with Disney but no one knows what the post-Katzenberg DreamWorks will look like. The animation industry woke up April 28 to a new landscape, learning ... Continue Reading →

All Around the World

An essential guide to getting the most out of the 31st edition of the Annecy Int’l Animation Film Festival and MIFA. As Cannes is to live-action, Annecy is to animation — a festival ... Continue Reading →

License to Profit

The power of animation properties as brands is on display in a big way as businesses gather June 21-23 in Las Vegas for Licensing Expo 2016. Character and entertainment brands continue ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes

Sundance Winner Nuts! Opening in Los Angeles & Pasadena July 8 The strange but true animated tale of John Brinkley opens in NYC June 22, with many more select theaters set to screen ... Continue Reading →

Lupus and Tricon Team Up for ‘My Big Red Head’

London-based animation company Lupus Films is joining forces with co-producer and distributor Tricon Kids & Family to develop My Big Red Head — a new potential co-production ... Continue Reading →

Disney XD FC Kicks Off This Summer

Disney EMEA announces the launch of Disney XD FC, a series of animated football (or soccer) themed shorts that will take the field on multiple platforms this summer across EMEA, Latin ... Continue Reading →

‘Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon’ Heads to Shanghai Fest

Russian animated feature Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon has been selected to screen out of competition at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival, taking place in the Chinese ... Continue Reading →

Cosmos-Maya Grows with WowKidz on YouTube

Singapore- and Mumbai-based animation producer Cosmos-Maya has continued to grow with the launch earlier this year of digital video outlet WowKidz — a new YouTube channel to showcase ... Continue Reading →

CN Curates 360 Adventure Time Card Wars Experience

Cartoon Network’s multiple award-winning original 2D series Adventure Time will offer fans an epic summer with the launch of an immersive 360-degree experience building on Card Wars. ... Continue Reading →

Rocket Teams Up with Mikros for ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

London-based Rocket Pictures has tapped award-winning studio Mikros Image (a Technicolor company) to lead digital animation work for Paramount Animation and MGM Pictures’ Sherlock ... Continue Reading →