‘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 →

TV-Loonland Screeches to MIPCOM with Owl

TV-Loonland will debut it’s all-new CG-animated shorts series, The Owl at this year’s MIPCOM television market in Cannes, France. A co-production with Paris-based Studio ... Continue Reading →

George Lopez Inks Toon Deal for Squid

Comedian George Lopez, star of ABC’s The George Lopez Show, is dipping his tentacles into the animation biz with a series titled Eddie & The Squid. According to Daily Variety, ... Continue Reading →