ShoPro to Merge with VIZ

ShoPro Ent. Inc. and VIZ LLC, both prominent North American producers and distributors of Japanese anime, will merge to create a new entity. Set to debut this spring, the yet unnamed ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation Gets Noddy for U.S.

Brand management company FUNimation Prods. Ltd. announced today that it has acquired the rights to the popular British animated preschool series Make Way for Noddy. The CG show, produced ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Entertainment Has Something for Everybody

At NATPE 2005, 4Kids Entertainment will introduce two new Japanese anime properties: Mew Mew Power (52×30’), a tongue-in-cheek action-drama series targeting girls, and F-Zero ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana, TELETOON Launch DVD/Video Venture

Toronto-based family entertainment house Nelvana will be joining forces with Canuck cabler TELETOON in a new home entertainment venture. The new banner label–called TELETOON Presents– ... Continue Reading →

Brooks Toons Up Spaceballs for TV

May the Swartz be with comic legend Mel Brooks as he works to launch an animated TV series based on his 1987 Star Wars spoof, Spaceballs. His Brooksfilms has partnered with BFC Berliner ... Continue Reading →

Taffy Ent. Greets Latin America with Hola

Taffy Ent., the exclusive distribution company of independent animation studio Mike Young Prods., is stepping up its efforts to expand in the Spanish-language market. Under a new agreement, ... Continue Reading →

Checking In With The Winners:The Nicktoons Film Festival Makes an Impact

After last Sunday’s Winners episode of The Nicktoons Film Festival, we thought it would be a good idea to check in with the top filmmakers and see how things are going. Mark Simon ... Continue Reading →

Please Leave SpongeBob Alone!

With everything that’s going on in the world and domestically, you would think Christian conservative groups had more important things to worry about than poor old SpongeBob Squarepants. ... Continue Reading →

Nicktoons Film Festival Names Grand-Prize Winner

The Nicktoons Film Festival, produced by Frederator Studios and Animation Magazine, concluded over the weekend with the final selections of winners and runners-up. The animation fest ... Continue Reading →

Family Guy Gets Return Date

After floundering for three seasons on FOX between 1999 and 2002, Seth McFarlane’s animated sitcom, Family Guy, is coming back by popular demand on Sunday, May 1. Fox made the ... Continue Reading →