First Trailer for New ‘Alvin’ Hits the Road

20th Century Fox and New Regency have released the first trailer for the upcoming live-action/CG hybrid flick Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, out December 23. The spot offers ... Continue Reading →

Universal Cable Inks First-Look Deal with Dark Horse Comics

Universal Cable Productions has signed a first-look deal with comic book publisher Dark Horse Entertainment that will focus on developing and producing scripted programming from its ... Continue Reading →

‘Lili & Lola’ Premieres on Oznoz

Original animated miniseries Lili & Lola will make its debut on multilingual streaming channel Oznoz this Wednesday, July 8. The show will be released in Persian (Farsi), with new ... Continue Reading →

New Seasons of ‘Daniel Tiger,’ ‘Odd Squad’ Underway

The Fred Rogers Company has announced production of new seasons of PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Odd Squad. Season three of Daniel Tiger will comprise 20 new ... Continue Reading →

Disney XD Builds to Sept. 26 ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Premiere

The Marvel Animated Universe is going cosmic this autumn, with a Sept. 26 premiere date on Disney XD now set for its upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy animated series. Leading up to ... Continue Reading →

Movie & TV Animators OK Producers Deal

The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, set to take effect ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Show of Shows Hits Funding Goal

The newly reinvented nonprofit Animation Show of Shows has wrapped up the Kickstarter campaign for its next installment, hitting its minimum funding goal with one day to spare and winding ... Continue Reading →

‘Inside Out’ Tames ‘Jurassic’ at Box Office

Pixar’s emotional family-friendly adventure Inside Out finally got a leg up on the CG dino destruction of Jurassic World as the Monday tally for the Fourth of July weekend box ... Continue Reading →
Blaine Gibson

Disney Legend Blaine Gibson Dies at 97

Animator, sculptor and Disney Legend Blaine Gibson, one-time head of the sculpture department at the precursor to Walt Disney Imagineering, died July 5. He was 97. Born in Rocky Ford, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sesame Street’ Animator Jane Aaron Dies at 67

Animator and children’s book artist Jane Aaron, who is best known for creating dozens of animated shorts for Sesame Street, died June 27 from cancer in New York City. She was ... Continue Reading →

‘Maya’ Buzzes Off to U.K., Nordics

Studio 100 Film has secured a new distribution deal for its CG-animated Maya the Bee movie with London-based entertainment company Primal Screen. The agreement includes all rights for ... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Clip: GKIDS Presents ‘Zarafa’

GKIDS will open the internationally acclaimed animated feature Zarafa in New York City’s IFC Center this Friday, July 3. But the indie distributor is giving our online readers a special ... Continue Reading →

Zodiak, Britt Allcroft Bringing Back ‘Mumfie’

Zodiak Kids has announced a new development deal with Britt Allcroft Productions — the company owned by the eponymous British film and TV producer, writer and director responsible ... Continue Reading →

Cinesite, Image Engine Announce Merger

Cinesite and Image Engine have announced a merger of their two companies, which now employ a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in ... Continue Reading →

Moomin Theme Park Coming to Japan

Tove Jansson’s beloved characters The Moomins will be making a big mark in Japan with the opening of their very own theme park, set for 2017. The brand is intensely popular in the ... Continue Reading →

Watch Next Devs ‘Nate Is Late’ with France Televisions

Watch Next Media has entered into a development deal with France Televisions on a new 52 x 11 animated series, titled Nate Is Late. Production on the show, created by Sylvain Huchet ... Continue Reading →

Planeta Junior Brings DWA Faves to Spain

The colorful stars of DreamWorks Animation will be bowing on the small screen in Spain thanks to distribution partner Planeta Junior, which has secured an unprecedented deal for DWA ... Continue Reading →

Sardine, Radio-Canada Announce ‘Leon’ Season 3

Montreal’s Sardine Productions, in partnership with Societe Radio-Canada, has announced a third season of its popular TV toon Leon. The new installment brings the episode total to ... Continue Reading →

‘Rick and Morty’ Season 2 Trailer Arrives

Adult Swim has unleashed the all-new trailer for season 2 of its hit animated comedy Rick and Morty, premiering Sunday, July 26 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. You can learn more about it in our ... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Clip: ‘All Creatures Big and Small’ Now on Google Play

One Ark, 50,000 Animals — what could go wrong? That’s the query posed in Entertainment One’s new feature animation offering All Creatures Big and Small — which is available ... Continue Reading →