‘Total Drama: The Ridonculous Race’ Debuts Sept. 7

The latest installment of the hit animated “reality” franchise arrives this fall as Cartoon Network premieres Total Drama – The Ridonculous Race on Monday, September ... Continue Reading →

Academy Considers 20 Sci-Tech Achievements

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 20 scientific and technical achievements, involving 11 distinct ... Continue Reading →

‘Dmitri’ Scores Best Animated Series at Cyber Sousa

Making its premiere in China, Dmitri — created by Agnes Lecreux — picked up the Golden Dolphin award for Best Animated TV Series (International Competition) at the 8th Cyber ... Continue Reading →
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Judge Upholds Amended VFX and Animation Antitrust Lawsuit

A federal judge has rejected VFX and animation companies’ motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit claiming the companies conspired to suppress wages and agree not to poach each ... Continue Reading →

VES Releases Demo Material Guidelines

The Visual Effects Society has released the first-of-its-kind demo material guidelines, a set of recommendations for the usage and release of work-for-hire materials presented as part ... Continue Reading →
António Gaio

Cinanima Founder Antonio Gaio Dies at 90

António Gaio, director of Portugal’s Cinanima International Animated Film Festival of Espinho for more than 35 years, died last week. He was 90. Gaio took over the festival in ... Continue Reading →

‘Garden Wall’ DVD, Comics & Cassette Announced

Cartoon Network stepped into the Unknown with its first original animated miniseries Over the Garden Wall last year, and now fans will be able to take home Adventure Time vet Patrick ... Continue Reading →

DHX Unveils Channel Rebrands

DHX Television has revealed the results of its previously announced plans to extend the Family Channel brand to three of its other children’s entertainment outlets. The rebranded ... Continue Reading →

‘Goldie & Bear’ on WATCH Disney Junior Sept. 12

Disney Junior will debut the first six episodes of its classic fairytale-inspired Goldie & Bear on its WATCH Disney Junior platforms beginning Saturday, September 12. One new episode ... Continue Reading →

Red Band Trailer for ‘Hell and Back’ Unleashed

ShadowMachine Films has released the for-mature-auds-only red band trailer for its upcoming stop-motion feature Hell & Back. The R-rated comedy/adventure is directed by Tom Gianas ... Continue Reading →

Jorge Gutierrez to Keynote VIEW 2015

The details of the upcoming VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy (Oct. 19-23, have begun to unspool, with the organizers announcing that Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez ... Continue Reading →

First Two ‘Deer Little Forest’ Scripts Sorted

The development for the animated TV series based on Henries-nominated illustrator Jo Rose’s Deer Little Forest storybooks is rolling along, with the first two scripts completed. The ... Continue Reading →

Bristol Puppetry Fest Features Quays, Purves

The Bristol Festival of Puppetry Film has unveiled the program for its 2015 edition, which will run in the U.K. city August 27-31. This year’s event will showcase the works of world-renowned ... Continue Reading →

Three NFB Toons Head for LA Shorts Fest

The National Film Board of Canada’s animation production program will be represented at LA Shorts Fest (, taking place September 3-10, by three diverse films. The ... Continue Reading →

4K Media Expands Eastern Europe ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Deal

4K Media, the subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment that manages licensing and marketing for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, is expanding its longstanding collaboration with P. & R. Permissions ... Continue Reading →

Job, Joris & Marieke’s ‘Otto’ Premiering at TIFF

Netherlands animation, illustration, design and music studio Job, Joris & Marieke has announced that their newest short film, (Otto), will have its premiere during the upcoming ... Continue Reading →

CONtv LIVE Launches with Chicago Comic Con

CONtv LIVE, presented by Verizon, will launch this weekend, bringing VIP subscribers access to a virtual front-row seat to Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Con. The two-day livestream ... Continue Reading →

MDC Inaugurates Animation & Gaming Complex

Miami Dade College in Florida will inaugurate the Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC) at its Wolfson Campus on August 21 at 10:30 a.m. MAGIC will be the first facility ... Continue Reading →

Phil Peterson Named Toon Boom Tech Advisor

Toon Boom Animation has named industry veteran Phil Peterson as technology advisor to the animation production software company. As part of his mandate, Peterson will evaluate and make ... Continue Reading →

Nick Greenlights ‘Pinky Malinky’

Nickelodeon has greenlit 20 episodes of social-media influenced animated comedy Pinky Malinky, the next original toon set to join the channel’s growing roster of internationally culled ... Continue Reading →