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Corus Plans ‘Battle of the Planets’ Reboot

Battle of the Planets, North America’s 1970s adaptation of the action-packed anime series Gatchaman, is the latest classic show scheduled for an animated makeover. Corus Entertainment’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Venture Bros.’ Special Premieres Jan. 19

An all-new hour-long Venture Bros. special will premiere Monday, January 19 at midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim. Announced at the channel’s annual upfront event last May, The Venture ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for its upcoming superhero feature film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Take a look: Avengers: Age of Ultron reunites original cast members Chris ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apes,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Boxtrolls’ ‘Thrones’ Top VES Noms

Nominees for the 13th annual Visual Effects Society Awards were announced this morning, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes leading the feature film categories while Big Hero 6 and ... Continue Reading →
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Global Screen Sets Course for ‘Noah’

German sales company Global Screen has inked deals with distributors around the world for the CG animated family adventure Ooops! Noah Is Gone… ahead of the European Film Market. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Offers Charlie Hebdo Tribute

The Simpsons paid special tribute in last night’s episode to the victims of last week’s violence in Paris that killed 12 at the offices of the satirical cartoon magazine ... Continue Reading →
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CW Animates DC’s ‘Vixen’ for Digital Series

Good news for DC Comics fans — not only as the CW renewed both Arrow and The Flash live-action TV series, they’ve announced an animated Vixen series for its digital-only network ... Continue Reading →
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Wiggleywoo’s ‘Henry’ Racks Up Presales

Irish studio Wiggleywoo Ltd. has just kicked off production on a new animated preschool series, The Day Henry Met, and has already signed presale agreements with key international broadcasters. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Steven Universe’ Is the Jewel of Week’s DVDs

It’s kind of a slow week on the ol’ home entertainment release calendar — unless you have been awaiting the fourth Scorpion King outing with bated breath. But there ... Continue Reading →
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Globes Knight DreamWorks’ ‘Dragon 2′

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the sequel beat out for the honor ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Nominates ‘Hero,’ ‘Boxtrolls,’ ‘LEGO’

Providing further clues to the twists and turns that will occur on Oscars night, the BAFTA Awards has nominated three films for its best animated feature film honor. The British Academy ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Orders Sixth Season of ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Fox has renewed Bob’s Burgers for a sixth season, ordering 22 new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated series. In the next all-new episode of Bob’s Burgers, “Speakeasy ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Offers Deeper Look at Sony’s ‘Chappie’

A new trailer has been released for Chappie, the artificial-intelligence sci-fi thriller due out March 6 from Sony. Directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9), the movie tells the tale ... Continue Reading →
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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1, Marvel Top Growing Comics Market

Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #1 was the best-selling comic book published in 2014 based on total unit sales to comic book specialty retailers, according to Diamond Comic ... Continue Reading →
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On the Upswing

Under co-presidents Kristy Scanlan and Marge Dean, the revamped Women in Animation has seen unprecedented growth. It’s been 20 years since Women in Animation was founded with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Arthur’ Gets Aristocratic in ‘Downton Abbey’ Episode

Even classic cartoon characters aren’t immune from the pop culture zeitgeist! On Monday, January 26, PBS KIDS will premiere an all-new episode of kids’ favorite Arthur inspired ... Continue Reading →
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London Studios Offered Animation Training Placement Funding

Film London and Creative Access are co-funding 12 entry-level placements for London-based creative companies looking for new animation talent, the local industry agency announced. The ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages’ ‘Mouk’ Gets New Euro Licensees

France’s Millimages has announced that its friendly little animated bear Mouk (created by Marc Boutavant) has one over new European licensees. The series is now in production ... Continue Reading →
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Updates for Animafest, APD, FICCI BAF Awards and Goteborg

There’s plenty of festival news today for those of you with films you’re looking to submit. • Animafest Zagreb 2015 is soliciting site-specific animation works for ... Continue Reading →
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Sony/ATV Grooves to ‘Matt Hatter’ Music Rights

Music publisher Sony/ATV will be laying down tracks after picking up global music rights for Platinum Film’s kids adventure series Matt Hatter Chronicles. The CG show’s ... Continue Reading →