New ‘JL: Gods & Monsters’ Clip Prepares for Battle

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new clip from the upcoming original DC Universe animated feature Justice League: Gods & Monsters — out July 28 on Blu-ray Combo ... Continue Reading →

‘Monkey King: Hero Is Back’ Sets Chinese Animation Record

An epic animated adventure based on local mythology — directed by a first-time helmer — has just become the most financially successful Chinese animated film in history, ... Continue Reading →

Picture Box Picks Up Four Kids Titles

Canadian indie Picture Box Distribution has acquired a quartet of new programs for its kids’ slate. Joining series like Annedroids (Sinking Ship Ent.) and Yup Yups (Radical Sheep ... Continue Reading →

Spike & Mike Titles Featured in ShortsHD August Lineup

ShortsHD continues its Summer of Animation celebration into August, when it will premiere a slew of top shorts from the iconic Spike & Mike Festival’s 30 years of programming ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Bringing ‘Boruto’ Stateside

VIZ Media has partnered with L.A.-based distribution company Eleven Arts to present Boruto: Naruto the Movie in a series of exclusive theatrical engagements across the U.S. starting ... Continue Reading →

Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 12 Goes to Beta

Blackmagic Design has made available for public beta testing DaVinci Resolve 12. Customers are invited to download the pro editing and color corrections software from the company’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Ant-Man’ Earns Extra Life Atop B.O. From ‘Pixels’

Ant-Man remained the king of the box office this weekend, managing to edge out the newly released Adam Sandler video game comedy Pixels. The Marvel Studios release earned a reported ... Continue Reading →

Splash Inks Deals with Hulu, Urania, Mobibase

Splash Entertainment has finalized new distribution digital deals with Hulu, Urania and Mobibase for a number of its leading animated titles, including Chloe’s Closet, Dive Olly ... Continue Reading →

Google Spotlight Stories Comes to iOS

Google Spotlight Stories — including such animated apps as Jan Pinkava’s Windy Day and Glen Keane’s Duet, is now available on iOS devices. All four of the Google Spotlight ... Continue Reading →
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George Coe, Voice of ‘Archer’s Woodhouse, Dies at 86

Voice actor George Coe, whose extensive credits include voicing Woodhouse on the FX animated series Archer, died July 18. He was 86. FX released the following tribute to the actor: Coe ... Continue Reading →

Butch Hartman Launches Noog App

Butch Hartman, creator of hit animated series Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy, has thrown his hat into the digital applications ring by launching The Noog Network ... Continue Reading →

XD Serves Up ‘Pickle and Peanut’ September 7

Disney XD will premiere Pickle and Peanut — an animated buddy comedy following the offbeat adventures of teen pals/food items — on Monday, September 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with ... Continue Reading →


MAXON (booth 715, maxon.net) has announced plans for SIGGRAPH 2015 which include live demonstrations of Cinema 4D by leading 3D artists representing feature and indie filmmaking, visual ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Glendale Campus Sells for $215m

DreamWorks Animation’s financial forecast improved today with the sale of its Glendale campus to Griffin Capital. The $215 million price tag’s profits will be split between DWA ... Continue Reading →

Adult Swim and Carrot Zap Fans to ‘Rickstaverse’

Leading in to the season two premiere of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty (July 26 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT), the network has launched a first-of-its-kind game on Instagram that takes fans ... Continue Reading →

Disney XD ‘Guardians’ Toon Explosive New Trailer

Disney XD has unleashed a first brief but ballistic promo for its upcoming animated Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, premiering September 26 on the channel’s Marvel Universe ... Continue Reading →

Light Chaser’s First Feature ‘Little Door Gods’ Arrives January

Beijing-based studio Light Chaser Animation has announced that its first feature film, Little Door Gods, will arrive in Chinese theaters on January 1, 2016. The CG film features music ... Continue Reading →

Sony Wins Bid War Over Emoji Project

Sony Pictures Animation has triumphed in a three-studio auction for an animated feature pitch inspired by those lovable 21st century pictographs: the Emoji. SPA has signed a deal with ... Continue Reading →

James Stephenson Named Nick SVP Animation & Games

Nickelodeon has appointed James Stephenson to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Animation and Games — adding animation production and development to his current ... Continue Reading →

Post & VFX House Cognition Opens

Cognition, a new hybrid post production facility, visual effects studio and creative campus, has made its Hollywood debut. The company is led by writer/producer Brian Pope and features ... Continue Reading →