MoMA Celebrates a Century of Spanish Animation

New York City’s Museum of Modern Art announces that from September 7 to 15 it will be presenting “From Doodle to Pixels: Over a Hundred Years of Spanish Animation.” This major ... Continue Reading →

Clips: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Out Friday

LAIKA’s latest feature Kubo and the Two Strings is finally in theaters Friday, August 19! And just ahead of release, the studio and distribution partner Focus Features have unveiled ... Continue Reading →

Czech Studio Developing Stop-Mo Hockey Movie

A new long-format puppet animation project is in pre-development in Prague. Directed and produced by Pavel Sadilek from a script by Petr Kolečko, Nagano: The Birth of Heroes is backed ... Continue Reading →

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joining ‘Little Mermaid’ as Producer and Songwriter Hamilton creator and star will team up with legendary Disney composer Alan Menken for the live-action reboot’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Super Wings’ Ready for Takeoff with m4e Germany

German brand management and media company m4e AG is taking over licensing and merchandising responsibilities for animated preschool series Super Wings in German-speaking territories ... Continue Reading →

‘Gravity Falls’ Alex Hirsch Tapped for ‘Pokémon’ Movie

20 years into its global domination, Pokémon is hotter than ever thanks to the astounding success of AR game Pokémon GO. Among the pocket monster property’s upcoming projects is ... Continue Reading →

‘60s Stars Get Animated in ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader’

Holy home entertainment, Batman! The Dark Knight is returning to the light-hearted legacy of the classic 1960s television series in a new animated movie, Batman: Return of the Caped ... Continue Reading →

Not Cool: Green America Slams ‘Frozen’ Toy Manufacturers

The holiday mass-consumption season is almost upon us, and leading eco-conscious economy organization Green America is raising the alarm about conditions in factories producing Disney ... Continue Reading →

‘Creative Galaxy’ Season 2 Launching on Amazon

Amazon Original Kids Series Creative Galaxy will blast off with a second season on Prime Video on Friday, September 16. The hit “make-along, create-along” animated preschool series ... Continue Reading →

Studio 100 Celebrates Big 2-0 at BLE

Studio 100 is hitting its 20-year anniversary this year, and part of its celebration of two decades of success will be the presentation of an array of new and classic properties at ... Continue Reading →

New Trailer for ‘Surf’s Up 2’ Enters the Ring

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has debuted a brand-new trailer for Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania. The CG sequel to the Oscar-winning 2007 animated comedy is a coproduction with WWE Studios, ... Continue Reading →

‘Sausage Party’ Animators Claim Wurst Practices

R-rated CG comedy Sausage Party proved a surprise hit over its first weekend in release, boasting strong box office numbers well over the film’s reported $19 million budget. But ... Continue Reading →

Australian Kids Media Consumption Up

Cartoon Network’s annual research study into children and parents, “New Generations 2016,” has found that kids’ media consumption in Australia has increased over the past year, ... Continue Reading →

Video: Fans React to ‘Batman: Arkham VR’ Demo

At the one-and-only Comic-Con International in San Diego earlier this summer, Warner Bros. Interactive took to the exhibition floor to demo the upcoming Batman: Arkham VR game for eager ... Continue Reading →

Big Bad Boo Renews International ’1001 Nights’ Deals

Big Bad Boo Studios has secured renewed agreements for its animated folktale series 1001 Nights with Discovery Kids Asia and RTP Portugal. The popular 2D comedy series for kids 6-9 ... Continue Reading →

CN LatAm, Anima Estudios Announce Contest Winners

Cartoon Network Latin America and top production house Ánima Estudios (Top Cat: The Movie, Legend of the Mummies, El Chavo) have announced the winners of their joint venture animation ... Continue Reading →

First Libo Children’s Animation Fest Winners Announced

The inaugural International Children’s Animation and Comics Festival took place August 6-8 in Libo, a county of China’s Guizhou Province, awarding a truly global assortment ... Continue Reading →

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Tegan and Sara Meet BoJack Style Animation in Hang on to the Night Acclaimed musical duo’s new music video is designed and directed by animated series artist Lisa Hanawalt, and ... Continue Reading →
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CBC Kids Content Director Martin Markle Exits

Martin Markle, Senior Director of Children’s Content for Canadian public broadcaster CBC Television, has vacated his post after less than a year on the job, Kidscreen reports. ... Continue Reading →

‘Sausage Party’ Earns Sizzling No. 2 Opening

Moviegoers apparently had an appetite for irreverent, adult animation over the weekend, as Sausage Party managed to score the No. 2 box office slot for its opening run, beating low ... Continue Reading →