Gee, Davey, We’re History!

Back when cartoons were mostly reserved for Saturday mornings, the Art Clokey-animated Davey & Goliath was the just about the only animated thing on Sunday morning TV. Those who ... Continue Reading →

Designer SquarePants to Benefit Kids with AIDS

Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants serves as the inspiration for 16 of the world’s most prestigious fashion designers to create Designer SquarePants. Giorgio Armani, Jeffrey ... Continue Reading →

Whamo, Porchlight, Anchor Bay Principals Form Marvista Ent.

Whamo Ent. principals Joseph Szew, Fernando Szew and Mar Gaya have teamed up with Michael Jacobs, former Sr VP of worldwide sales for PorchLight Ent., and George Port, founder and former ... Continue Reading →

Film Roman Paints Pop Artist Britto into Development Deal

Phil Roman recently collaborated with renowned artist Gaudi to produce the animated Howdi Gaudi series of TV specials. Now Phil’s old company, Film Roman, is recruiting from the ... Continue Reading →

DIC Kid’s Block Hangs with the Big Boys

Independent children’s entertainment producer and distributor DIC Ent. launched its DIC Kid’s Network on September 1, helping broadcast stations meet their FCC “core” ... Continue Reading →

Int’l Sales Come to Bear for Spellbound’s Koala Brothers

The Koala Brothers will soon be chewing up the scenery in France, Poland, New Zealand and Quebec. U.K.-based rights holder Spellbound Ent. has sold the stop-motion animated preschool ... Continue Reading →

IDT Media Grows Animation Empire with Mainframe

Having recently acquired a controlling interest in Film Roman and a minority stake in Vanguard Animation, IDT Media’s animation unit, Digital Production Solutions (DPS), has set ... Continue Reading →

NBC Bites for Van Helsing-Inspired Series

Daily Variety reports that NBC will try out a supernatural drama series inspired by Universal’s upcoming, effects-laden horror fest, Van Helsing. The film, directed by Stephen ... Continue Reading →

Emmy Competition Eats Simpsons’ Shorts

Fox’s primetime animated institution The Simpsons scored its nineteenth Emmy win Saturday as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the creative arts portion of ... Continue Reading →

Family Guy’s MacFarlane Back in Fox Family?

Daily Variety reports that Fox has ordered a pilot from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The new half-hour animated show, American Dad, may see its debut by fall 2004 should the ... Continue Reading →