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Warner Bros. Greenlights ‘Bleach’ Live-Action Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to Viz Media’s hit manga and anime property Bleach. Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard) of Callahan Filmworks ... Continue Reading →
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Pocoyo Plays Big Part in Earth Hour Initiative

As the official Global Kids’ Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour initiative for a second year, Zinkia Entertainment’s popular animated character Pocoyo will support ... Continue Reading →
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Pocahontas and The Mouse’s Gong Show

Every aspect of creating an animated feature takes time, except, arguably, for one: the greenlighting of an idea. Back in the days when the Walt Disney Studio was just about the only ... Continue Reading →
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Second Season of ‘Geronimo’ to Debut on Rai 2

The second season of Atlantyca Entertainment’s hit kids series Geronimo Stilton, which was a big ratings success when it premiered last October on Italian channel Rai 2, is returning ... Continue Reading →
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‘Numtums’ Count Down to CBeebies Premiere

A cuddly new educational children’s series is set to launch on the U.K.’s CBeebies channel this month. Starting Monday February 27 Numtums will broadcast twice a day, at 9 a.m. ... Continue Reading →
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FMX to Spotlight VFX of ‘Hugo,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

Some of the programming highlights for the 17th edition of the FMX conference in Stuttgart, Germany were announced today. The global confab on animation, effects, gaming and transmedia ... Continue Reading →
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Broadwater Promoted to CTO of Sesame Workshop

Noah Broadwater has been promoted to VP and Chief Technology Officer at Sesame Workshop. He will report to Daryl Mintz, the company’s exec VP and CFO. Broadwater determines the strategic ... Continue Reading →
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Cookie Jar Signs Distrib Deal with Dish

Cookie Jar and Dish Network have signed a deal to provide CJ’s library of animated an live-action shows on the pay-TV provider in the U.S. Subscribers to the Blockbuster @Home package ... Continue Reading →
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David Stainton Leaves Paramount Animation

David Stainton has resigned from his post as president of Paramount Animation, for personal reasons. Paramount hired Stainton, head of Disney Animation from 2003 to 2006, last October ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Orders Patton Oswalt Superhero Toon

Fox has given a presentation order to Working Class Hero, an animated comedy starring actor-comedian Patton Oswalt and co-written and executive produced by American Dad co-creator/executive ... Continue Reading →