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24-Hour Disney Jr. Channel Launches This Friday

Disney Junior, the multiplatform brand aimed at kids age 2-7 and their parents and caregivers, will become a 24-hour channel this Friday (March 23). The new channel (which will be available ... Continue Reading →
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Warner to Release Sports-Themed Peanuts DVD

Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the gang will get their own sports-themed package on May 8, when Warner Home. Ent. releases the new DVD Happiness is … Peanuts: Team Snoopy. This ... Continue Reading →
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Anderson, Laika Team Up for Sony Phone Ad

Wes Anderson, the director of whimsical, stylish films such as Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Life Aquatic recently joined forces with the talented team at Portland-based Laika/house to ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Plans ‘Sid the Science Kid: The Movie’

The Jim Henson Company has signed on with Chinese partner Nine Eyes Stone & Shanghai Animation Film Studios to co-produce the CGI animated Sid the Science Kid: The Movie, based ... Continue Reading →
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‘City of Friends’ Gets Chummy with U.K. Auds

Norwegian kids’ entertainment producer CreaCon Group’s hit CG preschool series City of Friends has proven popular with audiences in the U.K. since debuting in the country last October ... Continue Reading →
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TCM Plans 75th Anniversary Screening of ‘Snow White’

Turner Classic Movies (TCM), in collaboration with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will present a 75th anniversary screening of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages’ ‘Mouk’ Finds a New Home Down Under

French studio Millimages has landed a broadcast deal for its new children’s property Mouk with Australia’s national broadcast, ABC TV. The 62 x 11-minute animated preschool series, ... Continue Reading →
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NW Animation Fest: Final Call for Entries

Here’s a little sunshine to brighten the protracted Pacific North Western winter! (The first day of spring was Tuesday? Very funny.) The Northwest Animation Festival is wrapping up ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yellow Submarine’ Dives onto DVD/Blu-ray

Fans of psychedelic ‘60s animation are in for a treat as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine (1968) is set for a fully restored home video release on DVD and Blu-ray May 28, together ... Continue Reading →
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New Tax Credits Introduced for U.K. Animation

The U.K. government announced yesterday that it’s working on offering tax credits for high-end dramas and animation produced in the country. Chancellor George Osborne outlined a new ... Continue Reading →