Sit Down, Shut Up Shuts Down

Writers and writer-producers of Sony’s new animated series Sit Down, Shut Up! have walked off the show to dispute whether WGA or ITASE has jurisdiction over the writing staff ... Continue Reading →

Canal Plus Solicits Short Ideas

Makers of short-form, family-oriented toons may want to brush up on their French, as Canal Plus has issued a worldwide call for such fare to become part of its New Cartoons effort. ... Continue Reading →

Fat Albert’s Halloween Special a New DVD Treat

Classic Media is bringing to DVD Fat Albert’s Halloween Special, which has been a classic and a fan favorite since it first aired on CBS in 1977. A combination of live action ... Continue Reading →

Nick Jr. to Worship Superheroes

With superheroes all the rage at the box office this summer , it’s only natural that animators would want to get in on the fun. Three Nick Jr. shows ‘ The Backyardigans; ... Continue Reading →

Toonz’ Shiva Series Shapes Up

India-based Toonz Animation is prepping the animated series Shiva, its second adaptation of the nation’s mythology. In an interview with India’s Business Standard, Toonz ... Continue Reading →

Thursday Block Posts Ratings Gain for CN

Cartoon Network’s “New Thursday Nights” block posted double-digit ratings gains over the same period last year, fueled by the premiere of the original series The Marvelous ... Continue Reading →

Nick Jr. Says Hello to More Ni Hao, Kai-lan

Nick Jr. has ordered 20 new episodes of the half-hour animated preschool series Ni Hao, Kai-lan. Created by Karen Chau and exec produced by Mary Harrington, the toon introduces preschoolers ... Continue Reading →

Thomas and Bob Go CG for 2009

Top preschooler toons Thomas and Friends and Bob the Builder are getting a CG makeover. HIT Entertainment announced today that Thomas & Friends has begun preproduction on a new ... Continue Reading →

TELETOON Detours 10 Canadian Pilots

The Detour on TELETOON Pilot Project has given the green light to 10 projects chosen from among more than 200 submitted to the contest from across Canada. The project, launched last ... Continue Reading →

Monster Buster Club Open for Business on Jetix

U.S. audiences will finally meet Marathon Media’s CG-animated series Monster Buster Club when it premieres this Monday (June 9) at 7 p.m. on Toon Disney’s Jetix block. With ... Continue Reading →