DHX and AwesomenessTV Ink Development, Licensing Deals

DHX Media and DreamWorks’ AwesomenessTV have entered into an original development and production agreement to create content for broadcast on Family Channel in Canada. DHX will also ... Continue Reading →

‘Of Shadows & Wings’ Premieres at Locarno

Of Shadows & Wings, a contemplative animation from directors Elice Meng and Eleonora Marinori, makes its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland ... Continue Reading →

‘Peanuts Movie’ Presents How to #DrawSnoopy

Blue Sky Studios and Fox are promoting The Peanuts Movie (November 6) with a fun online push in celebration of Snoopy’s birthday, coming up Monday, August 10. Director Steve Martino ... Continue Reading →

ShadowMachine to Take Wizard World Chicago to ‘Hell and Back’

On October 2, the producers of adult-targeted animation hits Robot Chicken, Triptank and BoJack Horseman will unleash an R-Rated stop-motion feature adventure, Hell and Back. And with ... Continue Reading →

New-Look ‘Bob the Builder’ Set for PBS, YouTube

Bob the Builder will return to PBS in November with a brand-new look for Bob, updated CG animation and a new character for young viewers to admire, Wendy, voiced by Downton Abbey’s ... Continue Reading →

Kaleidoscope Launches Virtual Reality Film Festival

Neophyte virtual reality artists’ agency Kaleidoscope has announced the premiere Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival presented by Vrideo, a multi-city traveling showcase of the best in ... Continue Reading →

Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale, G.E.M. & Demi Lovato Get ‘Charming’

Performers Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale and G.E.M. will be reinventing the iconic fairytale princesses Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty for the animated musical-comedy Charming. ... Continue Reading →

‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ Series Coming to Netflix

A slick new 2D take on Jay Ward’s classic characters is arriving this fall, as Netflix is set to debut The New Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show from DreamWorks Animation Television on ... Continue Reading →

Vanessa Brookman Joins Turner as Content VP

Turner Broadcasting has appointed Vanessa Brookman to the newly created role of Vice President of Content & Creative, UK and Northern Europe. The position’s primary responsibility ... Continue Reading →

‘Dinosaur Train’ Pulls into Boomerang LatAm

The Jim Henson Company’s CG kids series Dinosaur Train is chugging right along, with a new licensing agreement with Boomerang Latin America that will distribute the show broadly across ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH: OptiTrack Powers VR Village Mural

SIGGRAPH 2015, going on at the LA Convention Center August 9-13, will feature a dedicated space for the latest in virtual and augmented reality experiences — VR Village, in Hall ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH: Pixar Presents RenderMan Art & Science Fair

Pixar will present unprecedented insights into the development of RenderMan’s advanced RIS technology at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles this month, and to drive home the point the studio ... Continue Reading →

AUB Named first UK Centre of Excellence for Toon Boom

Toon Boom Animation has officially recognized Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) as its first U.K. Centre of Excellence. Toon Boom Centres of Excellence (COE) are accredited post-secondary ... Continue Reading →

NFB Premiering ‘BAM’ at TIFF

The National Film Board of Canada will return to the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 10-20) this year with an impressive lineup of features and shorts, including the world ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Animation Posts $38.6m Loss

Market watchers are wincing as financial news from DreamWorks Animation continues to poke at the sore spot left by the company’s slew of layoffs and restructuring efforts. The studio ... Continue Reading →
John Culhane

Disney Animation Historian John Culhane Dies

John Culhane, a Disney animation historian who penned numerous books, taught animation for many years and was caricaturized by animators in The Rescuers (Mr. Snoops) and Fantasia 2000 ... Continue Reading →

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D 17

MAXON has announced Cinema 4D Release 17, scheduled to ship in September for Mac OS X and Windows systems. This milestone release of the company’s cornerstone 3D animation, graphics, ... Continue Reading →

ITV Names New Classic ‘Thunderbirds’ Partners

ITV Studios Global Entertainment is getting ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic Thunderbirds TV series, revealing details of a raft of new licensing partnerships ... Continue Reading →

Official ‘Norm of the North’ Trailer Arrives

Lionsgate has released the official trailer for Splash Entertainment’s fish-out-of-water CG comedy Norm of the North, coming to theaters January 15, 2016. Directed by Trevor Wall ... Continue Reading →

Brazil Stop-Mo Fest Calls for Entries

The Brasil Stop Motion International Film Festival ( reminds filmmakers that it is open for entries for this year’s event, taking place November ... Continue Reading →