Lion Toons Mints Commercial Arm, New Shows

Barcelona-based 3D animation house Lion Toons has created a commercial department to handle the company’s first two original series, which it plans to launch at this year’s ... Continue Reading →

Dancing Diablo Gets Short with Sesame Workshop

Nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop has commissioned Brooklyn, New York-based Dancing Diablo Studio (DDS) to design and produce 11 short animated short films for use ... Continue Reading →

Simpsons Snags WGA Award

Fox’s long-running, animated primetime hit, The Simpsons, was among the winners as The Writers Guild of America, west and East held its 57th annual awards ceremony over the weekend. ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network to Speak Russian

Beginning April 1, Cartoon Network will broadcast completely in Russian for local markets. The animation cable network’s Russian service will join its other 11 language feeds ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Bends it Like Anime on Nick

The anime-inspired, Nickelodeon-produced series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, debuts Monday, Feb. 21 on the kid cabler. Animation Magazine Online spoke with the show’s co-creators ... Continue Reading →

Robot Chicken Pecks at Pop Culture

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim runs a-fowl this weekend with Sunday night’s premiere of Robot Chicken, a new stop-motion animated comedy series created by actor/producer Seth ... Continue Reading →

Create TV & Film Under New Ownership

Vanessa Chapman, former controller of CiTV, has purchased Create TV & Film from Danish investment firm Kirkbi. Chapman will serve as managing director for the U.K. company, which ... Continue Reading →

4Kids TV Feels Mew Mew Power’s Feline Fury

Fans of Japanese manga will have their first date with the superhero teenage girls of Mew Mew Power tomorrow at 8 a.m. on 4Kids TV (formerly known as Fox Box). The 52×30 series ... Continue Reading →

G4 Unleashes New Anime Lineup

Cable network G4 (formerly G4TechTV) will be beefing up its Anime Unleashed block with new programming over the next few months. Fans of Japanese-style animation will be able to tune ... Continue Reading →

Zigby to Earn Stripes from Yoram Gross-Em.TV

DRi Licensing and Yoram Gross-Em TV are getting into the zebra business. The two companies announced that they are developing an animated preschool series based on Zigby and Friends, ... Continue Reading →