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L.A. Film Fest Offers Early Screening of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

Pixar’s most-recent feature will get a special advance screening as pre-festival event for the Los Angeles Film Festival. The June 9 screening of Inside Out will be preceded by a ... Continue Reading →
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Wildseed, Tricon to Co-Produced ‘Counterfeit Cat’

Wildseed Studios and Tricon Kids & Family will co-produce an animated TV comedy series Counterfeit Cat for kids ages 6-12 for Disney XD EMEA and Teletoon Canada. The United Kingdom-Canada ... Continue Reading →
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‘Golan’ Gets Half-Hour Treatment for Fox

A new half-hour animated comedy based on the quarter-hour Golan the Insatiable installments on Animation Domination High-Def will premiere on Fox on Sunday, May 31 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Begins Production on new ‘Dragon Ball’ Series

Dragon Ball is back! After an 18-year break, Toei Animation has announced production on a new animated series in the franchise, tentatively titled Dragon Ball Super. The series original ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Re-Ups ‘Miles from Tomorrowland’

Disney Junior has ordered a second season of the year’s No. 1 preschool series Miles from Tomorrowland. The show charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Picks Up 80-Plus Channels

Channel Frederator Network is welcoming 84 new online channels to its roster following a busy March. Highlights of the acquisitions include New Media Animation’s hit TomoNews, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Winx Club’ Fans to Gather for Reunion Near Venice

Rainbow Group has announced a worldwide reunion for fans of its hit animated series Winx Club. The fan event will be held Sept. 3-6 in Jesolo, Italy, near Venice. The town will be painted ... Continue Reading →
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NCircle Nabs ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab’ for NoAm

Genius Brands International has licensed North American home entertainment rights — including DVD and specific digital rights — for its animated science-inspired series ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Prophet’ to Premiere as Annecy Opener

The annual Annecy International Festival of Animated Film (June 15-20) will this year host the premiere of producer Salma Hayek’s artful adaptation of Khalil Gibran’s The ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Launches Multi-Brand YouTube Channels

Zodiak Kids announces the launch of two multi-brand YouTube Channels for kids and preschool audiences: ZeeKay and ZeeKay Junior. ZeeKay Junior comes to the platform with an established ... Continue Reading →
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Michel Besner Tapped as Toon Boom Prez

Toon Boom Animation has appointed Michel Besner as President, effective immediately. Besner joins the 2D animation and storyboarding software company from Meltwater, bringing over 20 ... Continue Reading →
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4K Teams with Bioworld for ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Goods

4K Media, the Konami Digital Entertainment subsidiary that manages licensing and marketing for the global hit Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, has entered an agreement with U.S. design/distribution ... Continue Reading →
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Milind Shinde Named Assemblage COO

A.K. Madhavan’s freshman animation studio Assemblage Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. has hired on industry veteran Milind D. Shinde as Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf’ Wins 5 Daytime Emmys

Amazon’s Tumble Leaf dominated the animation categories in the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winning five awards in all including Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated ... Continue Reading →
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Production Starts on China-N.Z. Co-Pro Feature ‘Beast of Burden’

Animated feature Beast of Burden — a China-New Zealand co-production — begins production this month. Producing the film are China Film Animation, part of state-owned China Film ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Brings ‘Masha’ to U.K.’s Cartoonito

United Kingdom-based preschool channel Cartoonito will air the second season of the hit Russian animated series Masha and the Bear. The channel is already airing the first season, which ... Continue Reading →
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Lord and Miller Develop Animated Spider-Man Feature for Sony

The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have signed on to develop an animated Spider-Man movie for Sony with an eye to directing the feature. The project already has ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Clips Establish ‘Tomorrowland’ Backstory

Disney’s Tomorrowland doesn’t hit theaters until May 22, but a terrific 2D animated sequence cut from the film has found new life online as promo clips for the movie. The clips ... Continue Reading →
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Animafest Picks ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Theme

The 25th Animafest Zagreb event (June 9-14), which for the first time this year will combines shorts and feature programming, has selected Lewis Carroll’s eternally inspiring Alice ... Continue Reading →
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Peabody Awarded to Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’

Pendleton Ward’s smash hit animated adventure-comedy Adventure Time has been awarded a Peabody honor in the children’s entertainment category. The 2D series produced by Cartoon ... Continue Reading →