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Disney Scraps Infinity Console Business

Disney is stepping away from the video game publishing arena, deciding to shutter its Disney Infinity console business and taking a $147 million write off in its second fiscal quarter ... Continue Reading →
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Cheesecake Factory Gets Animated for ‘The Kitchen Speaks’

The Cheesecake Factory restaurant chain is introducing online audiences to The Kitchen Speaks, a seven-part animated series featuring an “all-star cast” of kitchen utensils: upbeat ... Continue Reading →
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Odin’s Eye Falls on Chinese Film ‘Foodiverse’

Australia-based sales agent Odin’s Eye Entertainment will be launching Chinese animated feature Foodiverse on the international market this week at Cannes. The 3D film, currently ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: Mickey Mouse Gets ‘Entombed’ May 13

Our plucky pals at Disney Channel have given us a sneak peek at the newest Mickey Mouse short cartoon, which premieres Friday, May 13 at 7:55 p.m. The new toon, “Entombed,” sees ... Continue Reading →
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MIFA Pitch Picks Revealed

MIFA market organizers have whittled down over 400 project submissions to the 35 most promising concepts for feature films, short films, transmedia properties, TV specials/series and ... Continue Reading →
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Kids’ CBC Greenlights ‘Wandering Wenda’

Kids’ CBC has greenlit Wandering Wenda, a new 26 x 8 animated series from Breakthrough Entertainment. Inspired by best-selling author Margaret Atwood’s children’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Only Yesterday’ & ‘Boy in the World’ Arrive July 5

GKIDS announces that pre-ordering is now available for the home entertainment release of Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday and Ale Abreu’s Boy & the World. Both titles ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Inks Widespread Broadcast and Digital Deals

Genius Brands International continues to grow its global distribution footprint with multiple license agreements freshly signed for its animated kids series Warren Buffett’s Secret ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Presents Canada Animation Day in L.A.

East Los Angeles College, Cinema Without Borders and the National Film Board of Canada will present the National Film Board of Canada Animation Day on Saturday, May 21 as the second ... Continue Reading →
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Artspace Celebrates Moonbot’s Fifth Anniversary

Shreveport, Louisiana’s Artspace venue will welcome the delightful characters and three famous animators to Northwest Louisiana to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Moonbot Studios ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFX

Accomplished VFX producer Chad Hudson, whose credits include The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has joined FuseFX. Based at the studio’s Los Angeles facility, Hudson is diving ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

What We Learned About Beauty and the Beast at Its 25th Academy Reunion Animag contributor Bill Desowitz dishes on the Disney celebration, which featured Angela Lansbury among the cast ... Continue Reading →
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Playing to Win

Rainmaker and Blockade hope animation smarts turn the PlayStation game series into a hit movie. Adapting any ... Continue Reading →
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Stripped from Life

Chris Savino’s real-life experiences and his love of comic-strip esthetics infuse Nickelodeon’s new comedy series The Loud House.  Chris Savino grew up in a family of 10 children, ... Continue Reading →
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Clash of the Virtual Titans

Weta and Double Negative lead effects houses in creating battlegrounds grand enough for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There are ... Continue Reading →
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A New Cold War

Double Negative leads the play with new ice effects, creatures and even tentacles in Oscar-nominated VFX supe’s directorial debut The Hunstman: ... Continue Reading →
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Friendly Festivals

France’s top film events come together to bring animation to the Croisette in the new Annecy Goes to Cannes showcase. Cannes and Annecy have long had their respective territories ... Continue Reading →
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Eddie Redmayne Starring in Aardman’s ‘Early Man’

Aardman Animations and production partner StudioCanal announce that Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning actor Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl) has come on ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘Steven Universe’ Returns with “In Too Deep”

New episodes of Rebecca Sugar’s hit 2D adventure series Steven Universe return to Cartoon Network this week with the back-to-back episode premiere of “In Too Deep” ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Hari Flexes Global Distribution Arm

After 10 years of growing its CG animated TV production business, Studio Hari has announced the launch of its worldwide distribution division: Hari International. The subsidiary will ... Continue Reading →