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CPC to Run Spain and Portugal rights for Cyber Group’s ‘Zou’

Cyber Group Studios appointed Consumer Product Connection to oversee the Spanish and Portuguese licensing rights for the animated preschool series Zou. The show has reached more than ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Takes ‘Angry Birds Movie’ Licensees Under Wing

Rovio Entertainment’s first ever theatrical feature release will fly the coop on May 20, and ahead of the launch the company announces an impressive roster of licensees across multiple ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Launches Cartoon Network Hindi

Turner is moving to meet growing demand for tailored content for the South Asian demographic by launching a first-ever dedicated children’s channel in Hindi: Cartoon Network Hindi, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mausie’ Takes Top Dusty Award for Animation

The winners of the 27th Dusty Film & Animation Festival, which took place Tuesday night at the SVA Theatre in New York City, have been announced. Highlighting the work of more than ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: ‘Voltron’ Premieres June 10 on Netflix

The universe’s greatest protector will rise again in DreamWorks Animation’s all-new series Voltron Legendary Defender, premiering June 10 exclusively on Netflix. This rebirth of ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Vets Launch Cloud-Based Studio Artella

A new global collaboration platform for animated film, videogame and virtual reality content production called Artella has arrived on the scene. Founded by animation veterans Bobby ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paddington 2’ Production Embarks This Fall

Studiocanal has confirmed that Paddington 2 will kick off production in the U.K. this October. The sequel is on sale at the Marche du Film in Cannes this year and will see producer ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Scraps Infinity Console Business

Disney is stepping away from the video game publishing arena, deciding to shutter its Disney Infinity console business and taking a $147 million write off in its second fiscal quarter ... Continue Reading →
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Cheesecake Factory Gets Animated for ‘The Kitchen Speaks’

The Cheesecake Factory restaurant chain is introducing online audiences to The Kitchen Speaks, a seven-part animated series featuring an “all-star cast” of kitchen utensils: upbeat ... Continue Reading →
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Odin’s Eye Falls on Chinese Film ‘Foodiverse’

Australia-based sales agent Odin’s Eye Entertainment will be launching Chinese animated feature Foodiverse on the international market this week at Cannes. The 3D film, currently ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: Mickey Mouse Gets ‘Entombed’ May 13

Our plucky pals at Disney Channel have given us a sneak peek at the newest Mickey Mouse short cartoon, which premieres Friday, May 13 at 7:55 p.m. The new toon, “Entombed,” sees ... Continue Reading →
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MIFA Pitch Picks Revealed

MIFA market organizers have whittled down over 400 project submissions to the 35 most promising concepts for feature films, short films, transmedia properties, TV specials/series and ... Continue Reading →
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Kids’ CBC Greenlights ‘Wandering Wenda’

Kids’ CBC has greenlit Wandering Wenda, a new 26 x 8 animated series from Breakthrough Entertainment. Inspired by best-selling author Margaret Atwood’s children’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Only Yesterday’ & ‘Boy in the World’ Arrive July 5

GKIDS announces that pre-ordering is now available for the home entertainment release of Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday and Ale Abreu’s Boy & the World. Both titles ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Inks Widespread Broadcast and Digital Deals

Genius Brands International continues to grow its global distribution footprint with multiple license agreements freshly signed for its animated kids series Warren Buffett’s Secret ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Presents Canada Animation Day in L.A.

East Los Angeles College, Cinema Without Borders and the National Film Board of Canada will present the National Film Board of Canada Animation Day on Saturday, May 21 as the second ... Continue Reading →
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Artspace Celebrates Moonbot’s Fifth Anniversary

Shreveport, Louisiana’s Artspace venue will welcome the delightful characters and three famous animators to Northwest Louisiana to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Moonbot Studios ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Producer Chad Hudson Joins FuseFX

Accomplished VFX producer Chad Hudson, whose credits include The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has joined FuseFX. Based at the studio’s Los Angeles facility, Hudson is diving ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

What We Learned About Beauty and the Beast at Its 25th Academy Reunion Animag contributor Bill Desowitz dishes on the Disney celebration, which featured Angela Lansbury among the cast ... Continue Reading →
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Playing to Win

Rainmaker and Blockade hope animation smarts turn the PlayStation game series into a hit movie. Adapting any ... Continue Reading →