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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 →
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English Cast Set for ‘Moomins on the Riviera’

The English dub cast has been set for the animated feature Moomins on the Riviera. Based on the comic strips by Tove Jansson, Moomins on the Riviera takes the Moomin family from their ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo Expands ’1001 Nights’ Comic Plans

Big Bad Boo has announced a second wave of comic book releases based on its 1001 Nights series. The first set of five comics was created in-house by the Vancouver studio’s artists ... Continue Reading →
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Design Studio Roger Teases FXX’s ‘Simpsons’ Marathon

There are few icons in animation as enormous or impressive as the long run of The Simpsons, and few tasks as seemingly impossible as encapsulating that run in a single minute. But that’s ... Continue Reading →
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Focus Debuts ‘Boxtrolls: Nature of Creation’ Featurette

When so much work goes into a film, you better make the most of showing it off with behind-the-scenes footage! In that vein, Focus Features presents the latest special featurette for ... Continue Reading →
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Nick to Host LoopDeLoop Screening Oct. 3

Nickelodeon Animation Studio has teamed up with bi-monthly animation challenge organizers LoopDeLoop to showcase the scads of talent it has uncovered with a special screening at the ... Continue Reading →