The End of an Era …Yet Again

Last month’s announcement that the Walt Disney Company would no longer pursue traditional feature animation brought some mixed responses among toon heads. For many it was the final ... Continue Reading →

Fox Offers More Details on CG ‘Peanuts’ Feature

Good grief, Charlie Brown! One of the hot items announced at last week’s CinemaCon event in Las Vegas was that Fox’s upcoming Peanuts feature will definitely be CG-animated and ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Announces New Chinese Co-pro ‘Tibet Code’

DreamWorks Animation Chief Exec Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the launch of a new Chinese co-production on Friday (April 18) in Beijing. Based on a popular Chinese book series set in ... Continue Reading →

Simon Cowell to Make an Animated Feature

British media mogul and sharp-tongued reality show judge Simon Cowell (The X Factor, American’s Got Talent) told The Daily Star recently that the has sold an animated feature to a ... Continue Reading →

Amazon Serves Up Seven New Animated Pilots

In the latest chapter in the new media versus TV wars, Amazon has added 14 TV pilots to its programming online on Friday (April 19). The online entity has posted six animated children ... Continue Reading →

Ari Folman’s ‘The Congress’ to Premiere in Cannes

Annie-nominated director Ari Folman’s new pic The Congress will open the 45th Director’s Fortnight sidebar during the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. The sci-fi movie mixes live-action ... Continue Reading →

RGH Sends ‘Santa Claus’ to Cannes

RGH Entertainment, a division of Rubicon Group Holding, has begun production on Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, an animated feature film to be released in CG 3-D Stereoscopic. Directed ... Continue Reading →

Stuttgart Announces Animated Com Award Nominees

The Animated Com Award nominees have been announced for the 20th edition of the upcoming Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (April 23-28). Every year, the Animated Com awards honors ... Continue Reading →

‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Monsters Univ.’ Shine at CinemaCon

Animated features took center stage at the CinemaCon confab in Las Vegas today. The industry event, which targets exhibitors, producers, distributors, equipment and concession industry ... Continue Reading →

Nick Launches ‘Turtles’ App for iOS

Today Nickelodeon has unveiled a new way for kids on the go to sharpen their ninja skills with the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run, the network’s first worldwide ... Continue Reading →