The Highway Rat

David Tennant Leads Cast of Magic Light’s ‘Highway Rat’ for BBC

Oscar-nominated Magic Light Pictures is bringing another magical tale from top UK picture book duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to screens, with The Highway Rat set to debut on ... Continue Reading →
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MIP: New Series Bring Magical, Caring & Comical Characters to Cannes

Dandelooo (France) will be strutting their mutt Stinky Dog on home turf once again, following the (52 x 13′) 2D buddy comedy’s warm reception at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse. ... Continue Reading →
Gigantic

Disney Axes Its ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Movie

Disney is abandoning Gigantic, its upcoming feature adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk, according to Deadline.com. The project, which was slated for a Thanksgiving 2020 release date ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Re-Teams with AAN for DISCOP Jo-Burg

Turner Africa has announced its official sponsorship of the African Animation Village at DISCOP in Johannesburg, South Africa for the second year in a row. The company operates international ... Continue Reading →
Top Wing

Nickelodeon Takes Flight with CG Pre-K Series ‘Top Wing’

Nickelodeon will be introducing young viewers to a new crack team of high-flying friends when Top Wing premieres Monday, Nov. 6 at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT. The 26-episode CG preschool series ... Continue Reading →
Peter Lepeniotis

Tangent Animation Teams with Peter Lepeniotis for 3-Picture Deal

Canada-based Tangent Animation has signed an exclusive deal with Peter Lepeniotis to write and develop three new animated feature films. Lepeniotis is best known for writing and directing ... Continue Reading →
Spirited Away

Win Tickets to Ghibli Fest Presents ‘Spirited Away’

Here’s a nice Halloween treat to stuff in your candy bucket. Courtesy of our pals at GKIDS and Fathom Events, we’ve got a set of two tickets for the next installment of ... Continue Reading →
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Sonar to Unleash New Animated ‘Watchdog’

Sonar Entertainment has acquired global rights to Hugo-winning author Will McIntosh’s new sci-fi adventure Watchdog. The studio plans to develop a new children’s series ... Continue Reading →
Robin Joseph

Robin Joseph Launches New Short ‘Fox and the Whale’

As a freelance production designer and concept artist, Robin Joseph’s clients have included major studios such as Pixar, Illumination, DreamWorks, Blue Sky and Sony. But the Indian-born ... Continue Reading →
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MAXON Releases Cineware Plugin for Illustrator

MAXON, the developer of 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution Cinema 4D, has released Cineware for Illustrator. This new plugin allows artists and designers to add and edit ... Continue Reading →
Pigeon: Impossible

Fox, Blue Sky Fly with Animated Short-Inspired Spy Caper

The 2009 animated short Pigeon: Impossible by Lucas Martell has inspired a new feature-length project, which will be produced by Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios and Chernin Entertainment. According ... Continue Reading →
Paddington

StudioCanal Plans New Paddington Bear TV Series

It looks like a certain lovable bear is getting his own TV series again. StudioCanal has announced that it is planning a new animated TV series featuring Michael Bond’s beloved ... Continue Reading →
3 Amigonauts

9 Story Sends ’3 Amigonauts’ to New Territories

Toronto-based 9 Story Media Group has secured multiple international sales for its new animated comedy 3 Amigonauts (52 x 11′), aimed at children 6 to 11 years old. New licensees ... Continue Reading →
Arctic Justice

Firefly to Represent Animated Pic ‘Arctic Justice’

Firefly Brand Management has been appointed the exclusive global licensing agency for upcoming CG-animated feature Arctic Justice. The movie features the voices of Jeremy Renner, Heidi ... Continue Reading →
Spider-Man: Homecoming

Clip: Animating Spidey with Imageworks

For the latest take on Marvel Comics’ ever-popular webslinger, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony Pictures Imageworks completed over 300 VFX shots — including creating a realistic ... Continue Reading →
Zoë Bamsey

UK based Factory Recruits Zoë Bamsey as Chief Content Officer

Factory, a BAFTA-winning animation studio based in the UK, has announced the appointment of Zoë Bamsey from Coolabi Group as the company’s Chief Content Officer. This position ... Continue Reading →
Oggy & the Cockroaches

Xilam Strikes 230+ Episode Deal with De Agostini Editore

Xilam, an award-winning animation company based in France, has announced the licensing of more than 230 episodes of children’s content to Italian TV network De Agostini Editore. ... Continue Reading →
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Titmouse Spreads Its Wings

Behind the ivy-covered walls of a large contemporary building ... Continue Reading →
Frank Ternier

10 Questions for Frank Ternier

Filmmaker, graphic artist and animator Frank Ternier first made a splash with his animated short 8 Bullets in 2014. His new short, Riot, about the murder of a young black man, made ... Continue Reading →
Avengers

Marvel Allies with Arms Manufacturer Northrop-Grumman

UPDATE: Marvel issued a statement Friday night to the effect that the reported partnership would not be pursued. Statement quoted at end of article. It’s no secret that the Marvel ... Continue Reading →