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9 Story’s ‘Nerds and Monsters’ Invade U.K.

9 Story Entertainment has licensed Slap Happy Cartoons’ animated comedy series Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11) to U.K. kids’ channel CITV. The show premiered in April as part ... Continue Reading →
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Art Connection Academy Sets Summer Programs

Art Connection Academy has announced its Summer Animation Program. In these three animation sessions, taught by industry veterans, students will learn to create a 24-second animated ... Continue Reading →
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First Disney Junior Movie ‘Lucky Duck’ Names Lead Quackers

Stars of stage (that’s Broadway, people) and screen Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanagh will be leading the voice cast of the first ever Disney Junior Original Movie, ... Continue Reading →
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Cynopsis Names 2014 Animation Innovators

Steve Borst and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele, co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Breadwinners; DreamWorks Animation’s head of TV development Peter Gal; Blue’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Coming to Life In ‘Once Upon a Time’

ABC Television’s fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time will be welcoming a new Disney princess into its live-action (and a bit more bad-ass) menagerie. A hint at the show’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Spidey 2′ Slips; ‘Oz’ Opens in Eighth

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was toppled from its perch atop the domestic box office this weekend by an R-rated comedy, while indie animated feature Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return ... Continue Reading →
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Animal Logic, Cowell’s Syco to Develop Features

Australia-based animation and effects company Animal Logic and X Factor creator Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment have agreed to a long-term deal focused on creating music-based ... Continue Reading →
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VES Vancouver Sets May 24 Career Fair

The Visual Effects Society Vancouver Section, in partnership with the Vancouver Economic Commission, will play host May 24 to the city’s largest annual career fair for Vancouver’s ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Offers Mudbox for $10 a Month

Autodesk’s Mudbox digital painting and 3D sculpting software is now available for $10 a month via desktop subscription. Providing an intuitive, tactile method for creating and ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Upfronts Mostly Live Action

Adult Swim announced its upfront lineup to advertisers, with announced new series veering more toward live-action than animation. Animated offerings include the previously announced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Breadwinners’ Gets Second Season on Nick

Nickelodeon will be baking up a second season of its popular new animated comedy Breadwinners from creators Steve Borst and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele. The 20 episode order ... Continue Reading →
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WB Plans ‘Flintstones’ Feature

Warner Bros. will be taking theater goers back to the Stone Age with a full-length animated feature adventure starring everyone’s favorite caveman clan: The Flintstones. According ... Continue Reading →
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Cinedigm Picks Up ‘Bunyan and Babe’

Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to the indie animated feature Bunyan and Babe: A Giant Adventure. The Exodus Film Group/Toonz Entertainment co-production is directed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Legends of Oz’ a Passion Project for Cast, Crew

Perhaps no cinematic other world is as well-known and ... Continue Reading →
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Mercury Filmworks Plans Expansion to Europe

Canadian animation studio Mercury Filmworks is expanding into Europe’s creative market with former Teletoon content chief Alan Gregg at the helm. Mercury Filmworks Europe will ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony’ Gets Fifth Season on Hub

Yes, the unstoppable rainbow-hued juggernaut that is My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic just keeps rolling on, to the delight of fans of all ages. The Hub Network has announced the ... Continue Reading →
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Film Forum Celebrates John Hubley

New York City’s Film Forum will commemorate the centennial birthday anniversary of animation pioneer John Hubley with a double shot of special programming to be presented Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →
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WB Extends Animation Slate to 2018

Warner Bros., buoyed by the box office smash hit The LEGO Movie, has announced plans to up its animated features game, with two as-yet untitled 3-D projects now slated for February ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Thor’ Boost Disney Quarterly Results

The Walt Disney Company reported record earnings for the second quarter, citing the home video success of its smash animated feature Frozen and the Marvel Studios movie Thor: The Dark ... Continue Reading →
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Spotify Solicits U.K. Musical Animations

Music streaming service Spotify is teaming up with Talenthouse in the U.K. to invite animators to create artwork showing how music can express a thousand words and emotions. The companies ... Continue Reading →