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 →

SCI-FI Orders More Dr. Who

Daily Variety reports that SCI-FI Channel has picked up a second season of Doctor Who, the vfx-heavy update of the classic British science fiction series. Licensed from BBC Worldwide ... Continue Reading →

MTV2 In Doghouse Over Toon

MTV2 has drawn fire from a watchdog group called Industry Ears for an episode of its new animated series, Where My Dogs At? The Associated Press reports that the organization took issue ... Continue Reading →

Sedelmaier Animates Tek Jansen

Comedy Central’s hit new series, The Colbert Report, this week debuted a new animated segment titled Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen. Produced by J.J. Sedelmaier Prods. (JJSP), ... Continue Reading →

[adult swim] Gets Bleach, Trinity Blood

Cartoon Network’s late-night [adult swim] block will increase its anime offerings this fall with the addition of the series Trinity Blood and Bleach. The popular Japanese toons ... Continue Reading →

Metalocalypse Debut Ratings Rock

Cartoon Network reports that the new series, Metalocalypse, was the highest-rated original series premiere of the year on [adult swim]. Spoofing the world of death-metal bands, the ... Continue Reading →