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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 →
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Frederator Launches New Cartoon Hangover Channel

Indie animation company Frederator Networks will launch the premium YouTube channel Cartoon Hangover with three series beginning July 2012. Cartoon Hangover plans to produce and program ... Continue Reading →
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Del Toro, Gutierrez Collaborate on ‘Day of the Dead’ Pic

Guillermo del Toro will produce a new CG-animated feature, directed by Jorge Gutierrez, the creator of Nickelodeon’s series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera. The movie, which ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Rose Discusses ‘The Gruffalo’s Child,’ ‘Chico & Rita’

Producer Michael Rose discusses his well-received animated projects, The Gruffalo’s Child and Chico & Rita About seven years ago, Aardman veteran Michael Rose set up Magic Light ... Continue Reading →
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Reliance Partners on New ‘Ninja Hattori’

Leading Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi and subsidiary studio Shin-ei Animation have made an agreement with Mumbai’s Reliance MediaWorks to produce new episodes of its hit 1980′s ... Continue Reading →