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Animafest Zagreb Announces 2016 Line-Up

Organizers of the 26th edition of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb (taking place June 6-11, 2016) has revealed this year’s official festival lineup, featuring ... Continue Reading →
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Guillermo del Toro to Give Annecy Masterclass

The 2016 Annecy festival and market will welcome a very special guest to the charming French burg this summer, with organizers announcing that award-winning filmmaker and master storyteller ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Safe at Home

Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on Blu-ray-DVD-Digital HD combo pack this week, allowing millions of the world’s Star Wars fans the chance to begin dedicating its every detail ... Continue Reading →
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‘BFG’ Trailer Gives Tour of Giant Country

Disney has released the latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG — arriving in theaters July 1. The new feature adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic is produced by ... Continue Reading →
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INK and Deprente Launch ‘Anansi’ at MIPTV

Media strategy and brand management company INK Global together with award-winning South African production company Diprente announce the launch of a brand-new kids’ animated ... Continue Reading →
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Emmy Kids Awards Winners Celebrated in Cannes

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the fourth annual International Emmy Kids Awards in Cannes during a special ceremony held in conjunction with the ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV News Bytes

+ Imira Entertainment in Spain is teaming up with Italian studio Just for Kids Factory to co-produce Dummysaurs (104 x 2), a non-dialogue slapstick comedy series. The first 13 chapters ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Launches First Global Anime Acquisition

As of Thursday, April 7, Amazon Prime Video customers in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan will have unlimited streaming access to new series Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress — the ... Continue Reading →
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Cuppa Coffee Shares Stills for WWI Stop-Mo Film

Toronto’s Cuppa Coffee Studios has launched CuppaStories.com — a new online home for the company’s hyper-realistic stop-motion animation projects. The site debuts ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Disney’s Thomas O. Staggs Stepping Down Presumed Bob Iger successor is departing COO post at Walt Disney Co. and leaving the company after 20 years. Nine International TV Executives ... Continue Reading →
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VES Bay Area Announces Inaugural Summit

The Bay Area Section of the Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced that Karen Dufilho of Google will be the Keynote Speaker for the organization’s inaugural industry summit, ... Continue Reading →
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CAKE Sells 200+ Hours to LatAm Streamer BLIM

CAKE announces a volume deal for over 200 hours of kids content to Blim, the new SVOD service from Televisa, for multiple territories across Latin America. The deal was finalized by ... Continue Reading →
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MPC to Showcase FX of ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Martian’ at FMX

Visual effects house MPC is getting ready for the 2016 FMX event in Stuttgart, taking place April 25-29, with plans to showcase some of it its most inventive work from the past year. ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100, Svensk Filmindustri Ink ‘Heidi’ Deal

Studio 100 Media has secured a home video and VOD distribution agreement with Svensk Filmindustri for the revived CG animated Heidi series. The show is proving a broadcast success across ... Continue Reading →
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‘Winx’ Takes Wing to India

Rainbow’s Winx Club will be flitting into the lives of millions of children across India through a new deal with top national broadcaster Sun TV Network Ltd. for its kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Silvergate Secures Euro TV Deals for ‘Octonauts’

The intrepid crew of Octonauts continues its global expansion, with international producer and licensor Silvergate Media announcing a number of new international sales for the undersea ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Announces MIPTV Highlights

International kids’ content producer and distributor Nelvana (part of Corus Entertainment) has revealed the titles it will be showcasing at this year’s MIPTV market, just ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Interview: Margie Cohn, Head of DreamWorks TV Animation, on Leading the Studio to 23 Emmy Nominations After just three years, the DWA TV and Netflix partnership has produced over 300 ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Sky Is First to Settle in Animators’ Anti-Poaching Suit

Blue Sky Studios — the Fox-owned CG feature powerhouse behind The Peanuts Movie, Rio and the hit Ice Age franchise — last week became the first studio to pursue a settlement ... Continue Reading →
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Xilam, Lagardere Active Ink Exclusive ‘Oggy’ Deal

Xilam Studio and France’s No. 1 kids’ broadcasting group Lagardere Active (including channels Gulli, Canal J and TiJi) announce ahead of MIPTV an exclusive broadcasting ... Continue Reading →