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SAG-AFTRA, AMPTP Make Animation Deal Progress

After four days of negotiations which wrapped up this Tuesday, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ Enters Adult Swim Ring October 27

Adult Swim will be throwing viewers a one-two punch of sports celebrity and animated comedy with the premiere of Mike Tyson Mysteries, which will premiere Monday, October 27 at 10:30 ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Ric Flair Guest-Stars in ‘Uncle Grandpa’

Cartoon Network will welcome a special guest star to Peter Browngardt’s quirky animated comedy Uncle Grandpa this Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. when Uncle G, Giant Realistic ... Continue Reading →
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Oznoz Bringing Multilingual Nelvana Toons Online

Online multilingual channel Oznoz has signed a deal with Canada’s Nelvana Enterprises that will bring 400 half-hours of programming from its acclaimed kids’ content library ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Sets Animation, VFX Programs

The VIEW Conference has announced the program for its 2014 edition, set for Oct. 14-18 in Turin, Italy. This year’s event will feature the return of two-time Annie nominee, Kris ... Continue Reading →
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Studios Conspired on Hiring, Wages Lawsuit Alleges

A class-action lawsuit alleging such major animation and VFX companies as DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony and Digital Domain agreed not to poach each other’s workers. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lola & Virginia’ Come to North America with Hulu

Spanish producer/distributor Imira Entertainment has inked a deal with streaming video service Hulu which will bring Lola & Virginia (52 x 12) to the U.S. and Canada in a deal brokered ... Continue Reading →
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‘Avengers,’ ‘S.M.A.S.H.’ Returning to Marvel Universe

Disney XD has set the season premiere dates for the return of two of its action-packed Marvel Universe block toons. Marvel’s Avengers Assemble season two will launch Sunday, September ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Has 2 Premieres, 17 Films Set for Ottawa

Seventeen films from the National Film Board of Canada ― including two world premieres ― have been selected to this year’s festival. Premiering in the Official Competition ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Deep’ Co-Pro Trio Finalized

Technicolor, Nerd Corps Entertainment and Australia’s A Stark Production have finalized a co-production partnership for the CG animated series The Deep. The agreement will see ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’ Brings the Fight Home

The star-spangled Avenger is ready to come home. Out today on home video is the Marvel-Disney mega blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Disney, $39.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →
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VES Updates Visual Effects Handbook

The Visual Effects Society has announced the second edition of The VES Handbook of Visual Effects. Hailed as the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices ... Continue Reading →
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AFI to Screen ‘Book of Life’ October 5

The American Film Institute will present a special, free screening of Fox’s supernatural adventure The Book of Life during its Latin American Film Festival, running September ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Inks Multiple ‘Fugget About It’ Deals

9 Story Entertainment has secured a clutch of new licensees for its animated comedy Fugget About It (26 x 22), which will soon enter production for a third season. These deals include ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Arrives in China

Fox Television has signed a landmark deal which will bring Matt Groening’s iconic animated series The Simpsons to China (officially) for the first time ever. Online video service ... Continue Reading →
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Image Comics’ ‘Saga’ Tops Harvey Awards

Image Comics titles Saga and Sex Criminals — as well as graphic novels about former Beatles manager Brian Epstein and a collection of Marvel Comics’ 1970s foray into undergrounds ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Palin to Narrate New ‘Clangers’ Series

Award winning comedian, actor, writer and Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin has been confirmed as the narrator for a new version of the classic BBC animated series Clangers. The stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians,’ ‘TMNT’ Top Slow Weekend

Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were once again the top two films at the domestic box office this weekend — one of the slowest in recent years. Marvel’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Witch’s Night Out,’ ‘Gift of Winter’ Coming to DVD

Two Canadian holiday specials from the 1970s featuring the voices of Gilda Radner, Catherine O’Hara and Dan Aykroyd are coming at long last to DVD. Mill Creek Entertainment will ... Continue Reading →
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CN to Speak Up Against Bullying Sept. 29 – Oct. 3

Cartoon Network is kicking off Sept. 29 its annual Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign with a video call-to-action encouraging people to speak up on behalf of kids who need help. With ... Continue Reading →