Nick Greenlights ‘Pinky Malinky’

Nickelodeon has greenlit 20 episodes of social-media influenced animated comedy Pinky Malinky, the next original toon set to join the channel’s growing roster of internationally culled ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Media Acquires Brown Bag Films

9 Story Media Group has acquired Brown Bag Films. With headquarters in Dublin, a studio in Manchester and an office in Los Angeles, Brown Bag Films employ 170 creative and production ... Continue Reading →

Nick Orders Season 10 for ‘Fairly OddParents’

Nickelodeon has greenlit a 10th season for the Emmy-winning animated series The Fairly OddParents. Created and executive produced by Butch Hartman, the show is the network’s third ... Continue Reading →
Bob Bacon

Bob Bacon Departs Animation Exec Role at Paramount

Bob Bacon has left his job as executive VP of production for animation at Paramount amid an internal restructuring. Bacon’s duties will be overseen by Lee Rosenthal, president ... Continue Reading →
O.D. Welch

Welch Tapped as Digital Domain President

Digital Domain has added as president 30-year VFX veteran O.D. Welch, who will manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations at the studio’s locations in Playa Vista and Vancouver. Welch ... Continue Reading →

Acamar Adds Licensees for ‘BING’

Acamar Films’ and its licensing agent The Licensing Company have signed two key partners for its award-winning preschool property BING. Woodmansterne and Rainbow Productions will ... Continue Reading →

WB Plans All-Animated ‘Scooby’ Flick

Warner Bros. has announced plans to produce an animated feature take on Hanna-Barbera’s classic toon Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?. Tony Cervone, whose toon town credits include ... Continue Reading →

Disney Details ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Gigantic,’ ‘Finding Dory’ and More at D23

Disney promised big news this past weekend at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, and certainly delivered with plenty of tips on the company’s upcoming animation projects. Here’s the ... Continue Reading →

‘Star Wars’ Disneyland Expansion, Live-Action Details Emerge at D23

While no new footage or trailer was shown at the D23 Expo this past weekend for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney and Lucasfilm did unveil a new poster painted by Drew Struzan for ... Continue Reading →

NIM Labs Unveils By-Artists-For-Artists Management Tool

L.A.’s NIM Labs has unveiled NIM: an innovative new browser-based studio management tool. NIM tracks the production pipeline from start to finish in a secure environment, designed ... Continue Reading →

Endemol Shine Takes Control of Simon’s Cat

Endemol Shine UK has bought up a controlling stake in indie cartoonist Simon Tofield’s Simon’s Cat animation company, founded in 2008. In case it needs clarification, this ... Continue Reading →

‘Of Shadows & Wings’ Nabs Two Locarno Awards

Elice Meng and Eleonora Marinoni’s first ever animated short Of Shadows & Wings has been awarded the Silver Pardino and the Youth Jury Award in the national competition at ... Continue Reading →

‘Maya the Bee Movie’ Premieres in Colombia

Studio 100 International this week saw its CG family feature Maya the Bee Movie make its theatrical premiere throughout Colombia, on August 13. The Flying Bark Pictures and Studio 100 ... Continue Reading →

‘Inside Out’ on Disc and Digital This Fall

Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out will be arriving on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 13, followed by Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and On-Demand releases on November 3. ... Continue Reading →

China’s Original Force Makes Feature Film Move

Original Force Animation — a well-established Chinese service studio with a roster of TV and videogame clients including Disney, DreamWorks Television, Sony, Tencent, Activision ... Continue Reading →

Jeff Wolfe Joins Nathan Love as EP

Motion design and animation studio Nathan Love has hired on Promax BDA Award-winning producer Jeff Wolfe as Executive Producer. Wolfe joins the studio after working with top companies ... Continue Reading →

Streamy Awards Nominees Revealed

Bolstered by some of the top online video talents of the day — including Bart Baker, Flula and GloZell Green, the organizers of the Streamy Awards have announced the nominees ... Continue Reading →

Animago Announces 2015 Nominees

An independent jury of experts have made their final selections for nominees in the 2015 Animago Award competition. A pool of 1,008 international submissions from digital artists in ... Continue Reading →

‘Regular Show: The Movie’ Debuts on Digital Sept. 1

Cartoon Network has announced it will release the first-ever full length feature based on J.G. Quintel’s Emmy-winning comedy Regular Show: The Movie via electronic sell-through and ... Continue Reading →

‘Dragon Ball Z’ Feature Earns $8M in Limited Run

FUNimation’s grass-roots limited theatrical release of the anime feature Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F has quietly earned a solid $8 million in ticket sales in its nine-day release. The ... Continue Reading →