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 →
George Coe

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, 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 →

BLE Announces License This Judges

Organizers of the Brand Licensing Europe event, taking place in London October 13-15 this year, have announced the 2015 judges for its License This! challenge. The panel will be chaired ... Continue Reading →

Nickelodeon Opens Scholarship Submissions

Nickelodeon and national non-profit Get Schooled (co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom) are giving one skilled, innovative young animator the chance to win ... Continue Reading →

Disney Digs Up New ‘Good Dinosaur’ Trailer

A brand new trailer and image for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming holiday release The Good Dinosaur have launched, shedding light on director Peter Sohn’s incredible vision of a ... Continue Reading →

‘Home’ BD Clip: Learn to Draw Oh!

DreamWorks Animation’s unlikely road trip buddy comedy Home can come home with you when it hits Blu-ray and DVD shelves on July 28. Until then, you can check out this exclusive ... Continue Reading →
Janet Hsu

Janet Hsu Named Saban Brands CEO

Saban Brands has named Janet Hsu as its first-ever Chief Creative Officer, effective August 17. Hsu currently serves as president & COO of global lifestyle brand Sanrio, Inc. of ... Continue Reading →

Disney Studios D23 Events Line-Up

The Walt Disney Studios will offer an exclusive early look at upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, August 14-16. Two ... Continue Reading →

Hopster Expands on Apple TV

Educational kids’ entertainment app Hopster continues its successful summer with a few new developments at the London-based company. Hopster launched on Apple TV in the U.K. this ... Continue Reading →
Hiroyuki Kinoshita

Toei MD Hiroyuki Kinoshita Dies

Anime News Network has reported that according to the online version of Japanese media trade paper Bunka Tsushin, Toei Animation’s managing director Hiroyuki Kinoshita died earlier ... Continue Reading →