‘Brainwashing’ Docu Featuring Plympton Animation Out Now

Jen Senko’s award-winning documentary film The Brainwashing of My Dad, which features animation by Oscar-nominated indie legend Bill Plympton, has arrived on DVD and Blu-ray via Gravitas ... Continue Reading →

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ITV Drops Plans to Acquire Entertainment One British broadcaster formally withdraws its proposals to scoop up the global entertainment company behind preschool sensation Peppa Pig. 21 ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Releases First Set for ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’

VIZ Media has officially released Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 to the home entertainment market. Fans can bring home the first 14 episodes of this reboot based on Naoko Takeuchi’s classic ... Continue Reading →

Semillitas Snaps Up ‘Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks’

Somos TV’s Spanish-language kids’ channel Semillitas has picked up 9 Story Media Group’s animated series Meteor and the Mighty Monsters Trucks — or, Las Aventuras de Meteor. ... Continue Reading →

Iloura Creates Ectoplasmic Effects for ‘Ghostbusters’

Paul Feig’s grrl-powered Ghostbusters reimagining for Sony/Columbia featured some 500 visual effects shots by Deluxe’s Iloura, lead by VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Andrew ... Continue Reading →

‘We Bare Bears: Viral Video’ Out Oct. 4

Cartoon Network’s endearing ursine trio is returning to home entertainment shelves with We Bare Bears: Viral Video arriving on DVD on October 4 (SRP $14.97). Audiences can take home ... Continue Reading →

‘Pink Panther’ Pounces on YouTube Kids

DePatie-Freleng’s classic cat has made his streaming debut, with MGM bringing episodes of the 2010 Pink Panther & Pals animated series to YouTube and the YouTube Kids app. Fans ... Continue Reading →

Eric Lee Appointed LBE Director Tuner Asia-Pacific

Turner Asia Pacific has appointed Eric Lee to a newly created leadership position over its location-based entertainment (LBE) business in the region. Effective immediately, Lee is charged ... Continue Reading →

Nick’s Tom Gunn Among License This! Judges

Brand Licensing Europe has revealed the line-up of industry executives judging the 2016 License This! Competition, including Nickelodeon’s Tom Gunn. Now in its seventh year, License ... Continue Reading →

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’American Gods’ to Launch on Amazon Prime in Germany, Austria, UK & Japan The Starz TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s contemporary fantasy will be an Amazon exclusive in multiple ... Continue Reading →

Rovio Plans ‘Angry Birds Movie’ Sequel

Finnish entertainment company Rovio Entertainment has announced plans to produce a sequel to The Angry Birds Movie. No details for the follow-up were revealed in the statement by Chief ... Continue Reading →

China’s LETV Scores Exclusive Nick SVOD Deal

Viacom has inked an exclusive content deal for 778 episodes of classic Nicktoons with China’s leading family-targeted SVOD service, LETV Membership. The agreement covers 18 seasons ... Continue Reading →

VRDC Session Highlights Announced

The VRDC (Virtual Reality Designers Conference) event from the organizers of GDC is gearing up, with the first raft of games and entertainment VR/AR sessions lined up. VRDC will be ... Continue Reading →

Animago Award Nominees Announced

An independent jury of experts representing 14 different fields have pored over the 1,076 entries from 58 nations to the 2016 animago Award competition, selecting a total of 39 nominated ... Continue Reading →

‘Adventure Time: The Complete Sixth Season’ Coming Oct. 11

Cartoon Network will be taking home entertainment audiences back to the fantastic Land of Ooo with the October 11 release of Adventure Time: The Complete Sixth Season on DVD (SRP $34.98) ... Continue Reading →

Jeremy Renner Joins ‘Arctic Justice’ Cast

Two-time Academy Award nominated actor Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) has signed on to voice the lead character “Swifty” ... Continue Reading →

Hageman Bros. Rewriting ‘Croods 2’

Kevin and Dan Hageman, the fraternal screenwriting duo who created the original story for Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, have been tapped to rewrite upcoming DreamWorks Animation sequel ... Continue Reading →

NBCU Closes DWA Deal, Announces Leadership Changes

NBCUniversal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation has been finalized, folding the studio into the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group — joining Universal Pictures, Fandango ... Continue Reading →

Trailer for ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ Swoops In

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment have unmasked the official trailer for upcoming animated feature Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The campy cartoon features ... Continue Reading →

VES Awards Rules & Procedures Announced

The Visual Effects Society has posted the rules and procedures for the 15th Annual VES Awards. Changes this year include formatting modifications to the online instructions, the elimination ... Continue Reading →