Nick Introduces Olivia

Author/illustrator Ian Falconer’s award-winning books come to the screen as Nickelodeon adds Olivia to its preschool line-up. The new series will premiere on Monday, Jan. 26 at ... Continue Reading →

Gromit Special Scores Big for BBC

Aardman Animation’s new television special Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death brought The BBC a merry Christmas. According to Daily Variety, the stop-motion adventure ... Continue Reading →

Airdate for Afro Samurai: Resurrection

Spike TV will premiere the new two-hour animated movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Produced by Japanese studio GONZO in association with GDH K.K. ... Continue Reading →

Laika Lets Go 65, Nixes Jack and Ben

Portland-based animation studio Laika Entertainment has laid off 65 people and axed its troubled project in development Jack and Ben’s Animated Adventure. The CG-animated feature ... Continue Reading →

Disney Revs Up Kid Knievel

Walt Disney Television Animation has begun production on Kid Knievel, a 2D-animated comedy series about a 12-year-old boy who aspires to become the world’s greatest daredevil. ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Has New Plan for CW Saturdays

Children’s entertainment company 4Kids Ent. has announced its new lineup of programs for The CW4Kids, its five-hour program block airing Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to noon ... Continue Reading →

TV-Loonland’s Penelope Set for CBeebies

British broadcaster BBC has acquired full TV rights to TV-Loonland’s is animated show, Penelope. The series of 54 five-minute cartoons will begin airing on digital preschool channel ... Continue Reading →

Pretty Cure Prescribed for YTV

YTV in Canada has inked a broadcast licensing agreement with Toei Animation Inc. for the first season of the popular anime series Pretty Cure. The show about young girls who strike ... Continue Reading →

Director Talks Little Spirit Special

A pet project that started off as an independent short film is now an animated primetime network holiday special airing Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. on NBC. We chatted with writer/director/producer/animator ... Continue Reading →

Holiday Toons Score Solid Ratings

The major broadcast networks can always count on perennial animated favorites to draw audiences during the holiday season. Millions of viewers tuned in for such classics as Dr. Seuss’ ... Continue Reading →