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Refreshed Boomerang Returns to Asia

Turner Broadcasting’s kids channel Boomerang will relaunch in several key territories in Asia starting January 1, 2015 — complete with a new look and for the first time ... Continue Reading →
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Prospero Picks Up ‘Foxed’

Prospero Pictures has acquired worldwide rights in all media to director James Stewarts’ Foxed! The deal between Prospero and Geneva Film Co. covers rights to an animated feature ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Snow Queen 2′ Materials Thaw Out

Wizart Animation has released new images and clips for its CG sequel The Snow Queen 2, a Russian production which has been named eligible for consideration in the 2015 Golden Globe ... Continue Reading →
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Discovery Family Unwraps ‘Pet Shop’ Holiday Special

An all new animated special based on the Littlest Pet Shop series is coming to Discovery Family this weekend. Fans can tune in to the holiday episode, which will kick off season three ... Continue Reading →
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eigoMANGA Expands ShortsHD Deal

San Francisco-based publisher eigoMANGA announces that the ShortsHD channel has renewed its licensing agreement to broadcast eigoMANGA’s library of original animated features ... Continue Reading →
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Wrapping up SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 wrapped its seventh edition last week in Shenzhen, China, having attracted more than 7,700 industry professionals, researchers, artists, developers and enthusiasts ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Lead Home Video Charge

One of the summer’s biggest hits and a VFX spectacular comes home with the release this week of Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney, $39.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and digital copy; $32.99 ... Continue Reading →
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‘SpongeBob Moves In’ App Updated for Holidays

Nickelodeon’s popular app SpongeBob Moves In has received a festive makeover for the holiday season. Available now, the update allows SpongeBob fans to help their favorite Bikini ... Continue Reading →
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‘Miffy the Movie’ Comes to North America

Telescreen Filmproducties’ feature adaptation of Dick Burna’s classic character Miffy the Movie is making its debut in the U.S.and Canada just in time for the holidays with ... Continue Reading →
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Bazillion Pictures Restructures

Bazillion Pictures, under the guidance of owner and creative director Jeff Beith, has restructured its award-winning 3D animation and visual effects studio as part of an effort to introduce ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mockingjay,’ ‘Penguins’ Lead Sorry B.O. Weekend

Theaters around the country suffered from some serious post-Thanksgiving indigestion at the box office, as a lack of new releases contributed to one of the top three worst performing ... Continue Reading →
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Tehran Animation Biennial Sets Dates

Secretary for the 9th biennial Tehran International Animation Festival, Mohammadreza Karimi Saremi, has announced that the 2015 event will now take place March 3-8 in the Iranian capital. ... Continue Reading →
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Game Awards Honor ‘Dragon Age,’ Nintendo

The 2014 Game Awards were celebrated in Las Vegas on Friday,and BioWare/EA’s Dragon Age: Inquisition took home the Game of the Year honor, while the legendary Nintendo was named ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Reveals 10 VFX Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars. The Awards will be presented ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘Robot Chicken’ Holiday Special Premieres Dec. 7

Adult Swim will premiere the all-new The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays but Don’t Worry Christmas Is Still in There Too so Pull the Stick Out of Your A** Fox News Special this ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Book Movie/TV News Bytes

+ Ryan Reynolds is closing a deal to star in Fox/Marvel’s X-Men spin-off Deadpool, which is set for Feb. 12, 2016. Reynolds played the character in 2009′s X-Men Origins: ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia: Scott Ross on China’s Media Potential

With its seventh edition finally bringing SIGGRAPH Asia to mainland China, the question on everyone’s mind is what does the future hold for animation and visual effects in the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Dominates WGA Animation Noms

The Writers Guild of America have released the list of nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, which honor outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio and promotional ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen Fever’ Opens with ‘Cinderella’ March 13

Disney’s all new short Frozen Fever, which reunites the CG stars of its Oscar winning feature, will open in theaters in front of the studio’s live-action fairy-tale Cinderella ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’ Arrives January 27

DC’s main man from the bounding main Aquaman joins up with the newly formed Justice League — Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — in the all new Warner Bros. Animation ... Continue Reading →