Aardman to Comfort U.S. Auds

Having successfully imported Wallace and Gromit to movie theaters in the U.S., British toon house Aardman Animations now has plans of reworking its clay-animated Creature Comforts TV ... Continue Reading →

The Smurfs Get Bombed

Sure, The Smurfs may have their share of haters amongst serious animation professionals, but do we really want to see them devastated by an air raid? A new 25-second Unicef spot set ... Continue Reading →

Bardel Features Sold to Toon Disney

Toon Disney in the U.S. has picked up the animated features Dragons: Fire & Ice, Dragons: The Metal Ages and Silverwing: The Movie Trilogy from Bardel Distribution. Set to air this ... Continue Reading →

MarVista Brings WonderWorld to U.S.

Ribert & Robert’s WonderWorld, a CG-animated pre-school property set to show at MIPCOM in Cannes next week, has been picked up by 87 National Public Television Stations across ... Continue Reading →

BBC, Super RTL Learn Skunk Fu!

U.K. broadcaster BBC and Germany’s Super RTL have joined Cartoon Saloon and Hoek, Line & Thinker as key partners on Skunk Fu!, an animated series scheduled for broadcast in ... Continue Reading →

More Mad Ratings for Loonatics

Warner Bros. Animation’s new Looney Tunes-inspired action-comedy series, Loonatics Unleashed, continues to pull super ratings for Kids’ WB! The show led the network to ... Continue Reading →

First Serve, Toonz Form Company

California-based global media company First Serve International LLC and animation studio Toonz Animation India have formed a joint venture dubbed First Serve Toonz (FST). The new entity ... Continue Reading →

Sundance Hopes for Animal Magnetism

Sundance Channel tonight premieres the award-wining, six-part BBC animated series I Am Not an Animal. The half-hour dark comedy centers on pampered lab animals who have to learn to ... Continue Reading →

[adult swim] Paddles to Latin America

Cartoon Network’s popular [adult swim] late-night programming block is set to debut on Cartoon Network Latin America on October 7, bringing shows such as Harvey Birdman, Attorney ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation Channel Launches

Brand management and independent home video company FUNimation Ent., a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corp., is launching a 24-hour digital network devoted to anime. Distributed ... Continue Reading →