Edgar Wright Directing DreamWorks Pic

DreamWorks Animation has tapped Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs the World) to direct an original animated feature centered on the concept of shadows. Wright is also ... Continue Reading →

23 Projects Picked for Asian Animation Summit

A healthy 23 animation concepts have been selected to be showcased at the 2015 Asian Animation Summit, taking place in Jeju, South Korea from December 7-9. Works representing the best ... Continue Reading →

‘Endangered Species’ Get Lucky 7 Deals

DHX Media has signed seven new international distribution deals with broadcast and VOD partners for animated comedy Endangered Species (52 x 11). The show was originally commissioned ... Continue Reading →

Lee Adams Appointed CCO of Toon Goggles

On-demand kids’ entertainment service Toon Goggles has hired on industry veteran Lee Adams as its new Chief Creative Officer. In this new position, Adams will be charged with expanding ... Continue Reading →

CBBC Kicks Off Toon Pilot Initiative

CBBC — in partnership with BBC Worldwide — is launching its first ever animated series pilot initiative, ANIM8. The pubcaster is seeking pitches for character-driven toon ... Continue Reading →

CN Miniseries ‘Long Live the Royals’ Bows Nov. 30

If you think your relatives are royal pains, be sure to tune in to Cartoon Network Studios’ new original miniseries Long Live the Royals, which arrives just in time for the holidays ... Continue Reading →

‘My Little Pony’ Coming to Theaters 2017

Hasbro and Lionsgate have announced that My Little Pony: The Movie will be hoofing it into theaters on November 3, 2017. Jayson Thiessen, who served as director and executive producer ... Continue Reading →

10 Animated Shorts Advance in Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named the 10 animated short films advancing to the next consideration stage  for the 88th Academy Awards, taking place February ... Continue Reading →

Ringling Designates 2015-16 Trustee Scholars

Ringling College of Art and Design held its 21st annual Trustee Scholar Awards last weekend, honoring 13 students representing each major plus the Office of Student Life. This year’s ... Continue Reading →

BLE 2015 Scores Record Numbers

Organizers of Brand Licensing Europe have gone over the numbers for the 2015 edition recently held in London and have come out with impressive figures. This year’s BLE had more retailers ... Continue Reading →

‘Huntsman: Winter’s War’ Trailer Serves Up VFX Magic

Universal has unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming action-packed anti-fairytale The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The clips offer a quick glimpse at some of the visual effects wizardry ... Continue Reading →

Adult Swim Gives ‘Dream Corp’ Greenlight

Adult Swim has greenlighted a new animated comedy series from director Daniel Stessen, Dream Corp LLC. The series is being executive produced by John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant ... Continue Reading →

CN to Increase Australian Originals in 2016

Cartoon Network will be expanding its original animation program line-up in 2016 by producing four new projects in Australia. Set to join the toons produced at the company’s brick-and-mortar ... Continue Reading →

DePaul Student Wins $25k Nickfluence Scholarship

Nickelodeon and national non-profit Get Schooled — co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom — have named DePaul University student Dawn Adepoju as ... Continue Reading →

Assemblage Ent. Expands Leadership Team

Mumbai-based 3D animation studio Assemblage Entertainment has made three key additions to its leadership team. PMV Ramana has been appointed Art Director, while Rahul Nair and Vaibhav ... Continue Reading →

DHX Media Posts Profit & Revenue Gains

Canada’s DHX Media released its numbers for the three months up to September 2015, which show revenues up 48% to $63.9 million CAD ($48 million USD) and a net profit of $7.5 million ... Continue Reading →

Al Jazeera Children Nabs Five Monster Toons

Monster Entertainment continues to enjoy a strong relationship with Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (AJC), which has just picked up five new animated series from the company’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Marcus Level’ Set for Spain, LatAm

ZDF Enterprises has upped the broadcast game for Mondo TV’s Marcus Level, inking new deals with TVE and Turner International that will bring the 52 x 13 animated series to Spain’s ... Continue Reading →

Animation Block Party Sets 2016 Dates

Animation Block Party will present its 13th annual edition July 28 to 31, 2016, with screenings and events at Brooklyn’s Rooftop Films and BAMcinematek. Submissions for next year’s ... Continue Reading →

VFS Partners with China Art Schools

Vancouver Film School signed two novel partnership agreements with Chinese educational institutions earlier this month. President James Griffin and other VFS representatives signed ... Continue Reading →