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Disney Names Leslie Ferraro Consumer Products Prez

Leslie Ferraro, formerly an EVP in the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division, has been appointed President of Disney Consumer Products, effective immediately. Ferraro takes over from ... Continue Reading →
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ABC Orders Return of ‘The Muppets’

ABC has picked up three comedy series to add to its line-up in the near future, including the triumphant return of The Muppets to the small screen. The new twist on ABC’s The ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Park to Direct ‘Early Man’

Aardman and StudioCanal have teamed up to produce Early Man, a stop-motion feature film to be directed by Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park. The feature will be Park’s first ... Continue Reading →
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Gnosis Teams with Toonz, Will Produce Will Vinton Content

Los Angeles-based Gnosis Moving Pictures and India-based animation powerhouse Toonz Media Group have announced a long-term co-financing and animation partnership on a slate of CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ creators Prep ‘Mikey Murphy’s Law’ at Disney XD

Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh will produce a new series titled Mikey Murphy’s Law for Disney XD. The show is scheduled to premiere in ... Continue Reading →
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Patrick Osborne to Deliver Cogswell Commencement Address

Sunnyvale, Calif.’s Cogswell College will host Academy Award-winning animation director Patrick Osborne (Feast) during the school’s commencement ceremonies on May 16. Osborne will ... Continue Reading →
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New Animated Series and Specials Coming to Adult Swim

Adult Swim has announced its programming plans for 2015-16, which includes 30 new original series, specials and pilots joining its slate of returning hits. “Adult Swim has always ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bottom Feeders,’ ‘Valvoja’ Take Top Animatricks Honors

Animatricks Animation Festival — the annual event held in Helsinki, Finland and this year presented in partnership with local studio Rovio Entertainment — has announced ... Continue Reading →
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Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman Join ‘Zootopia’

Disney has announced that Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) and Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses 2, Arrested Development) have signed on the voice cast for its upcoming “mammal metropolis” ... Continue Reading →
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Primetime Comedies Dominate Critics Choice Toon Noms

The nominations have been unveiled for the fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, which will be presented during a live broadcast on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel ... Continue Reading →