Zodiak, Ciwen Make China Deal

Zodiak Kids and China’s Ciwen Media Group have entered into a major content acquisition representation agreement for China, both companies announced today. Zodiak has granted ... Continue Reading →

Aadarsh Announces ‘Purple Turtle’ Series

The India-based IP-development company Aadarsh is heading to MIPTV with the first episode of its anchor property, Purple Turtle, a new preschool animated property based on the popular ... Continue Reading →

‘Calimero’ Lands Italy Air Date, Toy License

Gaumont Animation, together with its co-production partners Studio Campedelli, TV Tokyo, Kodansha and Calidra, has confirmed the record-breaking launch on France’s TFOU of the ... Continue Reading →

‘Divergent,’ ‘Muppets’ Bump ‘Peabody’

It was a strong weekend for newcomers at the box office, as Lionsgate’s teen sci-fi fantasy Divergent and the return of Jim Henson’s signature characters pushed Mr. Peabody ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks’ $2.4B Shanghai Center Revealed

DreamWorks’ Animation will build a new entertainment complex called the Dream Center in Shanghai, China — a project expected to cost $2.4 billion. The complex will be called ... Continue Reading →

Annecy Sets 176 Short Films for 2014

Annecy has announced the short film selections for its 2014 edition — a slate of 176 films that will compete for the Cristal award. Pulled from nearly 3,000 submissions, the official ... Continue Reading →

‘Yup Yups’ Make New Friends

Just ahead of MIPTV, Canada’s Picture Box Distribution has gained two new broadcasting partners for its animated preschool series Yup Yups (50 x 2). The show has been picked up ... Continue Reading →

‘Boondocks’ Returns to Adult Swim

Peabody Award-winning animated series The Boondocks is set to return to Adult Swim for a fourth — and final — season, premiering April 21 at 10:30 p.m. Produced by Sony ... Continue Reading →

Sales Set for ‘Ratchet,’ ‘Sly Cooper’

Rainmaker Entertainment and independent production company Blockade Entertainment have closed distribution deals for its CG-animated feature films Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper. Cinema ... Continue Reading →

Ottawa Fest Calls for Entries

The 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced its worldwide call for entries. The biggest toon-dedicated film fest in North America will take place in Canada’s ... Continue Reading →