viz-media-150

VIZ, Bernard Chong Back Anime Discovery Platform Kitsu

A new startup seeking to change the way the fan community experiences anime, Kitsu, announces it has raised $600,000 in a seed round, receiving funds from San Francisco-based VIZ Media ... Continue Reading →
you-i-tv-150

You.i TV Brings Emmy-Winning CN App to Apple & Amazon TV

Multi-screen video platform company You.i TV has adapted Turner’s Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network App for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, making it the latest cross-platform app to ... Continue Reading →
Vanessa-Shapiro-150

Vanessa Shapiro Named Gaumont TV Distribution Prez

Experienced television executive Vanessa Shapiro has been appointed as President of Worldwide Distribution at Gaumont Television; Vice CEO Christophe Riandee made the announcement Wednesday. ... Continue Reading →
oscars-150

Reminder & Roundup: Oscar Nomination Voting Opens Jan. 5

New year, new Academy Awards race! Voting for Oscar nominations opens Thursday, January 5 for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members, to be completed by Friday, January ... Continue Reading →
Richard Goldsmith

Richard Goldsmith to Lead LA Cyber Group Subsidiary

Cyber Group Studios is extending and globalizing its France-based operations with the opening of its North American subsidiary, located in Los Angeles. Veteran kids’ entertainment ... Continue Reading →
e-one-150

eOne Sells ‘Winston Steinburger’ to France & Belgium

Entertainment One (eOne) has secured broadcast sales for its new 2D-animated comedy series Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong in two key European territories. The news follows ... Continue Reading →
chuck-chicken-150

‘Chuck Chicken’ Feathers Nest with Asian Broadcasters

Animasia Studio (Malaysia) and Fuzhou ZeroOne Animation (China) announce that their co-venture Chuck Chicken successfully hatched on several channels across Asia in the last quarter ... Continue Reading →
Fox-Innovation-Lab-150

Fox Innovation Lab Developing ‘Alien: Covenant’ VR Experience

The Fox Innovation Lab at 20th Century Fox, RSA Films and MPC VR (a Technicolor Company) are joining forces to develop a suspenseful virtual reality experience for the upcoming sci-fi ... Continue Reading →
ace-eddie-awards-2017-150

‘Kubo,’ ‘Moana’ & ‘Zootopia’ Nominated for ACE Eddie Award

American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced the nominees for the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards, recognizing the best editing of the year in film, television and documentaries. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
hulu-150

50+ Animated and Live-Action Disney Features Set for Hulu

Hulu struck a significant blow in the war for digital streaming dominance over the holiday break, announced a new licensing deal with Walt Disney Studios that will give the platform ... Continue Reading →
the-walt-disney-studios-150

Disney Ends 2016 with Record $3B Domestic B.O.

Walt Disney Studios went into December on the cusp of attaining a record-breaking $7 billion in international box office takings, and thanks to the strong performance of the year-end ... Continue Reading →
daily-news-bytes-150

Daily News Bytes

Woody Harrelson in Talks for Han Solo Movie The two-time Oscar nominee and Emmy winner is reportedly in early talks for a key role in Alden Ehrenreich’s 2018 release. The actor ... Continue Reading →
Tyrus Wong

Disney Legend Tyrus Wong Dies at 106

Tyrus Wong, one of the most celebrated Chinese-American artists in US history and the driving force behind the design of Walt Disney’s Bambi (1942), died Friday, December 30 at ... Continue Reading →
Carrie Fisher

‘Star Wars’ Star Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

Actor, author and screenwriter Carrie Fisher — known worldwide as the iconic Princess Leia (and now, General Organa) of Star Wars — died in Los Angeles on December 27 after ... Continue Reading →
rick-and-morty-150

‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 Rough Teaser Revealed

Some unpolished animatic footage from an upcoming episode of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s Rick and Morty has been released as a de facto teaser trailer for the as-yet undated ... Continue Reading →
Princess-Mononoke-150

Miyazaki’s ‘Princess Mononoke’ Returns to Theaters

Hayao Miyazaki’s internationally acclaimed feature Princess Mononoke is returning to theaters across the nation for a special 20th Anniversary celebration, complete with a glorious ... Continue Reading →
daily-news-bytes-150

Daily News Bytes

Animation, Sequels and Superheroes Propel Box Office Record 2016 was a major year for theatrical takings, with Walt Disney Studios features Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War ... Continue Reading →
daily-news-bytes-150

Daily News Bytes

Carrie Fisher Stable & “Out of Emergency” After Heart Attack on Plane, Brother Says Acclaimed author, actress and original space princess suffered a cardiac event while ... Continue Reading →
SIGGRAPH-2014-150

SIGGRAPH Conference Opens for Submissions

SIGGRAPH 2017 — set for July 30 through August 3 in Los Angeles — has opened is call for submissions for the 44th conference. Scholars, innovators and creative practitioners ... Continue Reading →
fox-150

Fox Searchlight Puts Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ on the Map

Right on the heels of the production and cast announcement issued in a video yesterday, Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights to Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated feature ... Continue Reading →