Curzon Artificial Eye Grabs ‘Anomalisa’ for the U.K.

Curzon Artificial Eye has acquired the stop-motion animated feature Anomalisa for the United Kingdom. The U.K. deal for the feature, directed by award-winning screenwriter Charlie ... Continue Reading →

Dispatches from TAC in Ottawa

Attendance is high and the discussions vigorous at this year’s Television Animation Conference, a two-day industry event that kicked off Sep 16 and is held in conjunction with Ottawa ... Continue Reading →

Season 3 of ‘1001 Nights’ Heads Into Production

Big Bad Boo Studios will shortly begin production on season three of its award-winning animated series 1001 Nights. Creators Aly Jetha and Shabnam Rezaei, along with showrunner and ... Continue Reading →

Irish Studio Celebrates Rebrand, CBeebies Deal

Irish production company Paper Owl Films, recently rebranded from Indee Productions, has been awarded a contract with BBC’s CBeebies to produce Pablo — the first kids’ series ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Picks Up ‘Anomalisa’

Paramount Pictures has snapped up worldwide rights to Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s stop-motion feature Anomalisa, following warmly received showings at the Telluride, Toronto ... Continue Reading →

Glen Keane Creates ‘Nephtali’ for Paris Opera’s Digital Stage

Glen Keane Productions announced the launch of animation luminary Keane’s newest film, Nephtali, which was created for the Paris Opera for the launch of its new digital stage called ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Licenses ‘Peg,’ ‘Kratts’ to Discover Kids Latin America

9 Story Media Group has licensed more than 183 half hours of premium children’s programming to Discovery Kids Latin America. New seasons of Peg + Cat and Wild Kratts will air on the ... Continue Reading →

DHX Provides 2,500 Half Hours for VOD in China

DHX Media has agreed to provide more than 2,500 half hours of content to Alibaba Group’s video on demand service, which is currently available on its Tmall Box, OTT devices and various ... Continue Reading →

APC Kids to Co-Produce ‘Memories of Nanette’

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment sales arm operated by APC and Lionel Marty of The Distribution Factory, has signed a coproduction deal with German broadcaster NDR for Memories ... Continue Reading →

Valderrama Cast as Prince in Animated ‘Charming’

Actor Wilmer Valderrama has been cast in the lead male role in Charming, an animated musical comedy feature film from 3QU Media. He joins Demi Lovato, who will also executive produce ... Continue Reading →

Technicolor Acquires London-based The Mill VFX

Technicolor acquired London-based The Mill, the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry, for 259 million euros on a debt-free basis. Founded ... Continue Reading →
Sam Mercer

Sam Mercer Named Head of Studio at ILM

Film producer Sam Mercer has joined Industrial Light & Magic as head of ILM Studio, overseeing and coordinating the company’s operations across its studios in San Francisco, ... Continue Reading →

Academy Celebrates ‘Toy Story’ 20th Anniversary

Oscar winners John Lasseter (Disney-Pixar CCO) and Ed Catmull (Disney-Pixar president) will participate in a live panel discussion celebrating the 20th anniversary of Toy Story — ... Continue Reading →
Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake Enlists with ‘Trolls’

Justin Timberlake has signed on to star in DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming toy franchise adaptation Trolls, which will bring the colorfully coiffed Danish dolls to the big screen ... Continue Reading →

Live ‘Jungle Book’ Gets Trailer

Disney has unveiled the official trailer for its live-action-with-CG-accompaniment take on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This more serious action-adventure take on the story ... Continue Reading →
Robert Lence

Veteran Writer, Storyboarder Robert Lence Joins ‘Snow Queen 3′

Veteran Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks filmmaker Robert Lence has joined Wizart Animation’s The Snow Queen 3 as writer. In cooperation with director Alexey Tsitsilin, Lence is set ... Continue Reading →

Animaccord Announces ‘Masha’s Scary Tales’

Russian kids’ property Masha and the Bear is getting another spin-off series as Animaccord Studio — the Moscow-based producers behind the animated Masha and the Bear and ... Continue Reading →
Justin Roiland

Roiland Tweets Tease New Fox Series ‘Solar Opposites’

Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland announced via Twitter that he has a new animated series titled Solar Opposites in development at Fox. In addition to a character sheet, Roiland ... Continue Reading →

Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow’ Tops Fantoche Fest

Don Hertzfeldt’s short World of Tomorrow was named Best Film at the 13th International Fantoche Animation Film Festival, which drew more than 25,000 attendees in Baden, Switzerland. The ... Continue Reading →

Glen Keane Demos VR Drawing for Future Summit

The annual Future of Storytelling Summit is always a fascinating event for the insights it offers into the evolving technology and art of storytelling. And this year, animation legend ... Continue Reading →