Pixeldust Animates Journey to Pluto

Bethesda, Maryland-based Pixeldust Studios is the shop behind many animated sequences featured in the new NASA documentary film The Year of Pluto from writer, director and producer ... Continue Reading →

Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan Talk Nick’s ‘Pig Goat Banana Cricket’

Indie comic book readers are likely already familiar with the works of Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan. But the duo have taken a big step from the world of indie cartooning into animation ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks ‘Character Clash’ Line Launches at NYFW Men’s

The first-ever New York Fashion Week Men’s event will offer up something special for those who like a little toon style in their swag as DreamWorks Animation unveils its limited edition ... Continue Reading →

Wiggleywoo Works ‘Day Henry Met’ Sales

Dublin animation studio Wiggleywoo is racking up international sales for its animated preschool series The Day Henry Met (26 x 5), which launched this week on RTEjr. Distributor Monster ... Continue Reading →

Live ‘Aladdin’ Prequel in the Works

Disney has revealed yet another live-action spin on one of its animated classics, giving heads-up to Hollywood Reporter that a prequel to Aladdin is in development at the studio. Working-titled ... Continue Reading →

Kabillion Launches ‘Casper,’ ‘George of the Jungle’

Independent kids’ On Demand network Kabillion has finalized deals with Broadcast Partners TV to begin streaming two updates on iconic brands: Casper’s Scare School (26 x half-hours) ... Continue Reading →

Zodiak’s ‘Waybuloo’ Comes to Sky

Zodiak Kids has secured a deal with Sky, which will take on rights to over 150 episodes of CBeebies favorites Waybuloo and live-action crafts program Mister Maker. The episodes will ... Continue Reading →

Portland’s Bent Inks Two-Year Production Pact

Producer Trever Stewart has signed a two-year production deal with Portland, Oregon-based Bent Image Lab, bringing his slate of animation projects to the rapidly growing Pacific Northwest ... Continue Reading →

Star Wars, Marvel Attractions Planned for Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland, set to open to the public in Spring 2016, will contain six themed lands (Mickey Avenue, Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and ... Continue Reading →

LEGO ‘Yoda Chronicles’ Coming This Fall

Your favorite space-faring minifig heroes return to disc this fall when Disney releases LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles on DVD September 15. The action-packed release includes ... Continue Reading →

Triggerfish, Disney Partner on ‘Story Lab’ Program

South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios will launch The Triggerfish Story Lab with the support of Disney and the country’s Department of Trade and Industry, according to Hollywood ... Continue Reading →

‘1001 Nights’ Comes to ComiXology

Big Bad Boo Studios is releasing five new comic-book titles on cloud-based digital comics platforms ComiXology, now through August. The Forbidden City of Shenzhen, Prince Ahmed, Abu ... Continue Reading →

BRB’s Animakids Arrives on YouTube

BRB Internacional has launched the Animakids channel on YouTube, bringing the multi-platform portal (http://animakids.com) to the popular Google-owned video site. The channel also widens ... Continue Reading →

Ottawa Fest Announces 2015 Line-Up

Organizers of the 2015 Ottawa International Animation Festival — North America’s premiere animation event — has unveiled the complete list of films programmed for the ... Continue Reading →
Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki Cancels Retirement Again

Legendary Japanese animator, director, writer and manga-ka Hayao Miyazaki has announced that he is putting his sixth attempt at retirement aside in order to take on his first wholly ... Continue Reading →

Clip: ‘Moonbeam City’ Coming in September

As part of its Comic-Con activities, Comedy Central presented a totally rad panel for its upcoming animated series Moonbeam City. Series star and producer Rob Lowe was joined onstage ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana, Sony Book ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Series

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is developing a new animated TV series based on Sony Pictures Animation’s blockbuster CG feature, Hotel Transylvania. The show will focus on ... Continue Reading →

Atomic Developing ‘Mariachi Zombie’

Atomic Cartoons will be developing Lunch Media’s Mariachi Zombie as an animated comedy series for kids seven to 11. The agreement for a 52 x 11 show comes after the film — ... Continue Reading →
Andreas Deja

Animator Andreas Deja Among New ‘Disney Legends’

Eight newly named Disney Legends will be honored at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim. Animator Andreas Deja, composer Danny Elfman and Star Wars creator George Lucas are among ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Signs Three-Toon Hulu Deal

9 Story Media Group has licensed three animated kids’ programs to Hulu in the U.S. The streaming service will take on subscription VOD rights to Get Ace (52 x 11), Nerds and Monsters ... Continue Reading →