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Genius Brands, Comcast Partner on Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International will partner with Comcast to launch Kid Genius, a new channel on Xfinity On Demand, this fall. Baby Genius has been a top performer on the Baby Boost Channel ... Continue Reading →
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‘All Hail King Julien’ Returns with 5 New Episodes

Five new episodes of the DreamWorks Animation series All Hail King Julien arrive today on Netflix. In these new episodes, King Julien gets everyone hooked on caffeine, tries to automate ... Continue Reading →
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WonderCon Hosts Vibrant Toon Programming

WonderCon opens Friday for a three-day run in Anaheim, Calif., and offers a rich lineup of programming for animation fans and pros alike. The event, put on by the same organization ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest Sets Animated Com Award Nominees

The nominees for the Animated Com Award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015 have been selected. The jury has chosen 50 films from 141 submitted international productions ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Posts Sales for ‘Calimero’

Gaumont Animation has secured a number of international sales for its animated CGI series Calimero (104 x 11 mins.), based on the original 1963 series of the same name. Broadcasters ... Continue Reading →
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Elizabeth Stephens Upped to VP at Foothill

Santa Barbara, Calif. and London, U.K.-based Foothill Entertainment has promoted Elizabeth Stephens to Vice President – Sales and Development. Stephens attains the new position ... Continue Reading →
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Filmakademie Names Andreas Hykade Director of Animation Institute

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Andreas Hykade has taken on the position of Director of the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the renowned Filmakademie ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Presents ‘Animation Showcase’ in NYC

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI,” an event series running April 24 through May 29, 2015, in New York. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Little Charmers’ Casts Spell on Licensees

Nelvana Enterprises — the sales, brand-management and consumer products arm of Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana — has won over several notable licensees with its new CG animated ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages’ ‘Molang’ Scores Presales

Paris-based animation producer Millimages has secured a nice assortment of presales for its non-dialog short format series Molang (104 x 3’30”), ahead of the MIPTV content market ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Inks Multi-Year Deal with Orchard

DHX Media has teamed up with innovative music, video and film distribution company The Orchard to serve up more than 8,000 episodes of DHX’s library content, along with newly produced ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast, GBI Launching Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International has partnered with Comcast to launch Kid Genius, a new channel on Xfinity On Demand, with the goal of delivering “Smart TV for Kids” starting fall 2015. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Uncle Grandpa’ and ‘Steven Universe’ Crossover Premieres April 2

Worlds will collide this Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT as Cartoon Network premieres the first-ever Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe crossover episode. In “Say Uncle,” Uncle ... Continue Reading →
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2015 Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations are in — some 350 of them all together — as well as the individual Achievement in Animation honorees, who will be presented ... Continue Reading →
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Corus Ent. Nabs Nick Content Rights for Canada

Corus Entertainment and Viacom Int’l Media Networks’ Nickelodeon have broadened their partnership with a new long-term agreement granting Corus exclusive rights to all of ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Begins Unveiling Selection

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 15-20; annecy.org) has revealed part of its official selection, culled from a record-setting 2,600 films from 95 countries. The ... Continue Reading →
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Stoopid Buddy, WWE Go to ‘Camp’

WWE Network will be adding to its premium monthly live pay-per-view events with a new programming lineup, just announced to launch over the remainder of the year. Among the eight new ... Continue Reading →
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Animafest Zagreb Releases Festival Trailer

The 2015 Animafest Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film (June 9-14) has unveiled this edition’s official visuals and trailer — the work of Croatian animator, designer ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Secures Further ‘Iron Man’ Sales

PGS Entertainment has inked a number of global media licensing deals for Iron Man: Armored Adventures (52 x 30). The CG-animated adventure series produced by Method Animation, DG Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Acamar and Picturehouse Bringing ‘Bing’ to Big Screen

Indie studio Acamar Films will be bringing its award-winning kids’ TV property Bing to the big screen in partnership with indie cinema operator Picturehouse Cinemas (part of Cineworld ... Continue Reading →