Elastic Rights Nabs Lunar Jim for Iberia

Brand management company Elastic Rights has acquired rights to the stop-motion kids’ show Lunar Jim across all platforms in Spain and Portugal. Co-produced by The Halifax Film ... Continue Reading →

Toon Smoking Banned in U.K.

You’ll never catch SpongeBob lighting up, but there was a time when cartoon characters smoked like just about everyone else on TV. It’s those classic cartoons that have ... Continue Reading →

Drawn Together Returns in October

The third season of Comedy Central’s adult cartoon series, Drawn Together, will kick of on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 p.m. Seven all-new episodes will continue the animated shenanigans ... Continue Reading →

Emmy Shines on Simpsons, Dinosaurs

FOX’s The Simpsons picked up its ninth Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (less than one hour) on Saturday during the 2005-2006 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy awards presentation ... Continue Reading →

MTV2 Airs Gods of Gaming Special

Cable outlet MTV2 gets its game on this weekend with the broadcast of MTV News Presents: Gods of Gaming, a group interview with four top game innovators that will air on Saturday, Aug. ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network U.K. Blocks Out Cartoonito

Young animation viewers in the U.K. will have a new daily destination when Cartoon Network Too launches its new preschool block, Cartoonito. Anchored by such established favorites as ... Continue Reading →

BET, Film Roman Ink Toon Pact

Film Roman, the animation studio behind FOX’s long-running primetime favorites The Simpsons and King of the Hill will produce animated films and multi-platform series with cable ... Continue Reading →

‘Cartoon City’ Established in China

With foreign-made animation banned during prime cartoon-viewing time on Chinese television, domestic producers are joining forces to step up their own toon output. More than 40 well-known ... Continue Reading →

Nicktoons Doles Out Awards

This year’s Nicktoons Network Animation Festival kicked off over the weekend with a two-day live event in Burbank, Calif. During the festivities, producers of recognized filmmakers ... Continue Reading →

China Bans Foreign Animation

Chinese fans of The Simpsons, SpongeBob, Pok’mon and other toon imports will soon find it harder to get their regular fixes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In an effort ... Continue Reading →