TV-Loonland Strong at MIPCOM

While its new interactive series Face Academy and CG shorts series The Owl generated a good deal of interest at MIPCOM last month, TV-Loonland inked a number of deals with major pay ... Continue Reading →

Icon’s Virginia Grows Internationally

Spain’s Icon Animation has announced a raft of post-MIPCOM sales for a number of its TV properties, including market headliner Lola & Virginia. These latest deals follow ... Continue Reading →

Turner Puts R.I.P on TCM

Turner Ent. has commissioned a series of animated shorts titled R.I.P from and has begun airing the first of 13 two-minute episodes on basic cable outlet Turner Classic ... Continue Reading →

Perlman, Hu Coifed for Afro Samurai

Ron Perlman and Kelly Hu have joined Samuel L. Jackson in the voice cast for Afro Samurai, a five-part animated series premiering on Spike TV on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007. Based on a graphic ... Continue Reading →

Animating Earl

It’s always a joy when your favorite things in the live-action realm bleed over into the world of animation. This week we had a chance to visit Jargon Ent. in Burbank, Calif., ... Continue Reading →

Nick Offers ‘Shriekin’ Weekend’

A full slate of Halloween specials is on tap this Friday through Sunday during Nickelodeon’s ‘Shriekin’ Weekend.’ The programming event will feature the premieres ... Continue Reading →

MacFarlane Deal Stalls Family Guy

Contract negotiations with Family Guy creator and exec producer Seth MacFarlane have delayed the start of production on the sixth season of Fox’s animated primetime series, according ... Continue Reading →

3000 Co-Creator Launches Ani Division

Tom Lynch, who created the new Cartoon Network series Class of 3000 with Outkast’s Andre ’3000′ Benjamin, has added an animation division to his independent production ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob Has ‘Best Day Ever’

It will be all SpongeBob all the time on Thursday, Nov. 9 as Nickelodeon kicks off its 24-hour SpongeBob SquarePants “Best Day Ever” marathon. Starting at 8 p.m., the event ... Continue Reading →

Simpsons ‘Treehouse’ Critiques Iraq War

The annual ‘Treehouse of Horror’ Halloween episode of FOX’s The Simpsons will parody the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, according to a report by ... Continue Reading →