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 →

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 →

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 →

Jakers! New PBS Toon Gets Extended Run

The new CG series Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks debuted on Saturday, Sept. 7 on PBS, bringing the charm of Irish storytelling to American youngsters. PBS originally ordered ... Continue Reading →

Creature Comforts Series Gets Distributor

Fans anticipating the DreamWorks/Aardman Wallace & Gromit feature film can also look forward to more Creature Comforts on the small screen. Granada Int’l has secured worldwide ... Continue Reading →

Tiny Planets Gets Big TV Marathon, Home Vid Bow

The popular and critically acclaimed preschool series Tiny Planets will send its furry alien co-stars where they’ve never journeyed before. Fans can look forward to a Columbus ... Continue Reading →

Popeye Gets Eye-popping 3D Make-over

King Features Syndicate and computer animation house Mainframe have begun production on a new Popeye 3D computer animated TV and home video special. The show will debut in prime time ... Continue Reading →

EBU Corp. Lets Tom Stomp to MIPCOM

Godzilla may be king in Tokyo, but another dinosaur has his sights set on Cannes. EBU Corp. (European Broadcasting Union) is bringing its new 2D animated series Tom to MIPCOM, beginning ... Continue Reading →

Film Roman Nabs First Grammy for Best Music Vid

Toon house Film Roman took home its first Grammy Award last week for animating Latin artist Molotov’s “Frijolero” music video. The award was handed out at the 4th ... Continue Reading →