Disney XD Launches in February

Disney announced that it will debut Disney XD, the boy-focused re-branding of Toon Disney, on Friday, Feb. 13 at 12 midnight (ET/PT). The girl-inclusive entertainment brand for kids ... Continue Reading →

Nick Introduces Olivia

Author/illustrator Ian Falconer’s award-winning books come to the screen as Nickelodeon adds Olivia to its preschool line-up. The new series will premiere on Monday, Jan. 26 at ... Continue Reading →

Gromit Special Scores Big for BBC

Aardman Animation’s new television special Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death brought The BBC a merry Christmas. According to Daily Variety, the stop-motion adventure ... Continue Reading →

Airdate for Afro Samurai: Resurrection

Spike TV will premiere the new two-hour animated movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Produced by Japanese studio GONZO in association with GDH K.K. ... Continue Reading →

Laika Lets Go 65, Nixes Jack and Ben

Portland-based animation studio Laika Entertainment has laid off 65 people and axed its troubled project in development Jack and Ben’s Animated Adventure. The CG-animated feature ... Continue Reading →

Disney Revs Up Kid Knievel

Walt Disney Television Animation has begun production on Kid Knievel, a 2D-animated comedy series about a 12-year-old boy who aspires to become the world’s greatest daredevil. ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Has New Plan for CW Saturdays

Children’s entertainment company 4Kids Ent. has announced its new lineup of programs for The CW4Kids, its five-hour program block airing Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to noon ... Continue Reading →

TV-Loonland’s Penelope Set for CBeebies

British broadcaster BBC has acquired full TV rights to TV-Loonland’s is animated show, Penelope. The series of 54 five-minute cartoons will begin airing on digital preschool channel ... Continue Reading →

Pretty Cure Prescribed for YTV

YTV in Canada has inked a broadcast licensing agreement with Toei Animation Inc. for the first season of the popular anime series Pretty Cure. The show about young girls who strike ... Continue Reading →

Director Talks Little Spirit Special

A pet project that started off as an independent short film is now an animated primetime network holiday special airing Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. on NBC. We chatted with writer/director/producer/animator ... Continue Reading →