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Toon Boom Celebrates 20th with Giveaways

Two-time Emmy Award recipient Toon Boom Animation will celebrate its 20th anniversary year by giving away free software and other prizes every month throughout 2014 on a surprise date. Here ... Continue Reading →
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NFB, Montreal to Celebrate McLaren’s 100th

Canada’s National Film Board and the Quartier des Spectacles partnership have announced a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned animator Norman McLaren. Award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Saban’s ‘Julius Jr.’ to Air in Latin America

Saban Brands’ animated preschool series Julius Jr. Is set to launch this year on Discovery Kids Latin America, the region’s top-rated network for preschool children. The ... Continue Reading →
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Genius to Take ‘Pascualina’ Around the World

Genius Brands International has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to the popular Latin American tween girls’ brand Pascualina. Genius also has finalized a deal with TF1 ... Continue Reading →
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Kaboom! Picks Up Zodiak’s ‘Zack & Quack’

Kaboom! Entertainment has acquired home entertainment rights to the new animated preschool series Zack & Quack from Zodiak Kids. The 52 x 11′ series is set to debut on Nick ... Continue Reading →
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Ellipsanime Wins Remaining Moonscoop Assets

Ellipsanime has acquired through a Paris court ruling the assets of French animation company Moonscoop. Known for the successful animated series Code Lyoko and Hero:108, Moonscoop ... Continue Reading →
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Host Warburton, Presenters Set for Annie Awards

Patrick Warburton is set to host the 41st annual Annie Awards Feb. 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Joining him on stage will be a mix of animation luminaries, celebrity presenters and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cloudy 2′ Storms Its Way to DVD, Blu-ray

The weather forecast is for hunger this week, with the Blu-ray and DVD release of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Sony Pictures, $30.99 DVD; $40.99 Blu-ray combo pack; $45.99 3D ... Continue Reading →
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Longtime Animator ‘Lefty’ Callahan, 84, Dies

Oliver Edward “Lefty” Callahan, who had a long career in animation ranging from MGM theatrical shorts to pretty much every show made by Hanna Barbera from the 1960s into ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Calimero’ Series to Premiere on France’s TF1

Calimero, a new animated CG series based on the classic international children’s series will premiere Feb. 9 in France on TF1. The new series, featuring the loveable little black ... Continue Reading →