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Win ‘Ghost in the Shell’ on Blu-ray!

We’ve got a shiny new edition of an anime classic that will make all your cybernetic dreams come true to give away, with Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell in a new steelbook Blu-ray ... Continue Reading →
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Moore’s Women in Animation Fest Program Detailed

Moore College of Art & Design has revealed details of its four-day festival of animated films created by women (five features and 30 shorts), which will further celebrate the impact ... Continue Reading →
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Alyce Tzue Directing ‘Lobo’ for Ichigo Ichie Films

Tokyo production company Ichigo Ichie Films has signed on a director for its CG animated feature project Lobo, with Student Academy Award-winner Alyce Tzue set to helm the kids’ book ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages Titles Sweep Asia in Raft of Deals

Veteran French producer Millimages has secured a number of deal for its best-selling titles which will bring them to audiences across Asia. “Asia is a proven market and we are very ... Continue Reading →
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Disney-Pixar ‘Cars 3’ Key Cast and Characters Roll Out

Disney-Pixar has revealed key voice cast and characters for its upcoming feature Cars 3 (June 16). According to director Brian Fee, the star-powered roster includes both new and returning ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Gets Connected with ‘OK K.O.!’ & Integrated Game

Cartoon Network is powering of a connected, original world which weaves TV and gaming together with the greenlight of animated action series OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, plus an integrated ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Nimble Collective & Chocolate Soop Present “March of Robots” Challenge The industry’s first cloud native animation platform and Dacosta Bayley’s animation studio celebrate ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo Inks Global ‘YooHoo & Friends’ Deal with Panini

Mondo TV Suisse, a division of major European animation producer/distributor Mondo TV, has secured a global licensing and merchandising agreement for the brand-new YooHoo & Friends ... Continue Reading →
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DHX’s Sarah Haasz Joins YMA Board

Canada’s Youth Media Alliance announces the appointment of Sarah Haasz, Director of Original Production for DHX Television, as a member of its board of directors. Haasz is taking ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Snags ‘Dot.’, ‘Counterfeit Cat.’ ‘Camp Lakebottom’ for VOD

Hulu has secured a string of new deals to expand its growing kids’ library with episodes of hit animated series Dot. (from The Jim Henson Company) and Disney XD favorites Counterfeit ... Continue Reading →
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Bert Habets Replaces Anke Schäferkordt as RTL Co-CEO

Anke Schäferkordt has announced she is stepping down from her post as co-CEO of Luxembourg-based entertainment giant RTL Group and resigning from the group’s board of directors ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio’s Mikael Hed Forms Kaiken, Buys TV & Pub Depts.

Mikael Hed, founder and former CEO of Rovio Entertainment (Angry Birds), has formed a new venture focused on animation, digital apps, and publishing: Kaiken Entertainment. The new outfit, ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Shoots for Gender Parity of Key Creatives by 2020

Following the National Film Board of Canada’s announcement last year that it had set a goal to have 50% of its productions directed by women and 50% of all production spending allocated ... Continue Reading →
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RTVE Bringing Clan Kids Channel to the New World

Spanish broadcaster RTVE has unveiled its new HD children’s channel, Clan for America, which will bring top programming and the values espoused by the state-owned public TV and radio ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Acquires Vancouver Animation Studio Nitrogen

Cinesite Studios has acquired full-service animation facility Nitrogen Studios Canada, Inc., based in Vancouver. The studio employs 70 creative and production staff, and is best known ... Continue Reading →
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Turner & WB to Launch Boomerang SVOD in US

Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. have announced a new domestic premium video subscription service, featuring an extensive collection of timeless cartoons: Boomerang. Set ... Continue Reading →
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Lupus, Melusine Reunite to Adapt ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’

Lupus Films and Melusine Productions, the studios behind acclaimed animated feature Ethel & Ernest, have reunited and joined forces with producers Sarah Radclyffe (co-founder, Working ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Secures 100% Free TV Carriage for ‘Zak Storm’

International brand manager PGS Entertainment has hit a milestone for ZAG and Method Animation’s Zak Storm (39 x 26), having secured 100% free TV carriage for the action-packed ... Continue Reading →
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VRV’s MONDO Snags Hand-Drawn Epic ‘Nova Seed’

MONDO has picked up exclusive SVOD rights for the US and Canada for director Nick DiLiberto’s hand-animated feature film Nova Seed, from Toronto-based House of Cool. The flick ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman & BBC Mars Animation Narrated by William Shatner

Celebrated Bristol-based studio Aardman has produced a striking, pulp-sci-fi inspired animation for BBC Radio 4 for the broadcaster’s season of Mars programming, which launched ... Continue Reading →