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What’s the Story, Anne D. Bernstein?

A woman in an animation writers’ room sometimes seems more rare than a dodo egg omelet on your local brunch menu, with unicorn cheese. But why should that be? In this next pair ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Enrolls ‘China, IL’ for 3rd Season

Get ready for another year of hijinks at America’s worst university as Adult Swim’s animated comedy China, IL gets picked up for a third season. Production on the third ... Continue Reading →
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New Clip for ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’

20th Century Fox has released a new clip from the upcoming DreamWorks Animation feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman, due for release March 7 in stereoscopic 3D. The feature is based on ... Continue Reading →
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Shut Up!’s ‘Smosh Babies’ Returns for Season 2

The Smosh Babies are back. The online series from Shut Up! Cartoons debuted this week the first episode of its second season. The series debuted in August 2013 and became one of Shut ... Continue Reading →
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LGBT Characters Likely in ‘Sailor Moon’ Reboot

Sailor Moon is coming back to anime in a reboot said to be a more faithful adaptation of Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga that likely will retain several LGBT characters. Producer ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation, YouTube Serve Daily Web Series

DreamWorks Animation has teamed up with YouTube to produce a new daily web show called YouTube Nation. The show, which airs a new episode each day at 6 p.m. PT on its Spotlight channel, ... Continue Reading →
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Super RTL Expands Pact With DreamWorks

Germany’s Super RTL has extended its program distribution deal with DreamWorks Animation to include local licensing and merchandising rights. The deal includes rights to such ... Continue Reading →
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Francetv Ups de La Villarmois to Licensing Head

Aude de La Villarmois has been appointed head of licensing at francetv Distribution, effective Jan. 26. De La Villarmois began her career in licensing in 1998 at The Walt Disney Co. ... Continue Reading →
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BENT Image Lab Expands to Europe

BENT Image Lab, an award-winning US-based animation and visual effects production company has expanded its offices to Europe. BENT is currently producing work all over the globe with ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Vet Lund Launches ‘Jeffrey’ Online

Jeffrey: The Series, an animated web series created by Disney veteran animator Dan Lund, is set to premiere Jan. 28 with new episodes following every Tuesday. The series explores pop ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Brings Portugal’s ‘Nutri Ventures’ to U.S.

Nutri Ventures: The Quest for the 7 Kingdoms, an animated children’s series that encourages healthy eating, is set to make its United States debut Jan. 15 on Hulu Kids. A total ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s Preschool Literacy Toon ‘Wallykazam!’ Debuts Feb. 3

Wallykazam!, a new animated preschool series with a pro-literacy theme, is set to debut Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. ET/PT the first of 26 episodes on Nickelodeon. Wallykazam! follows the adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Top Toon TV Execs Added to Kidscreen Summit

Top children’s TV execs from Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Hulu and Disney have been added to the speakers lineup for next month’s 2014 edition of Kidscreen Summit. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gravity’ Has Strong Hold on VES Nominations

Gravity lead the nominations in motion picture categories for the 12th annual Visual Effects Society Awards, announced Tuesday. The film, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, earned eight nominations. DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →
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‘Riddick,’ ‘Marvel Knights’ Top Busy Week for New Discs

The return of Vin Diesel’s cult-favorite sci-fi hero in Riddick leads a strong and diverse week of animated and visual-effects home video releases. Riddick (Universal, $29.98 ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthru’s ‘Loving Vincent’ Turns to Kickstarter

Poland-based Breakthru Films has turned to Kickstarter to fund its most-recent project, an animated film that details the life of painter Vincent Van Gogh through the eyes of his subjects ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Rewards Fazio With SVP Title

Lou Fazio has been promoted to SVP of scheduling, acquisitions and planning for the Hub Network. Fazio has been head of program scheduling, acquisitions, and planning since January ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Extends Animated Com Award Deadline

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has extended to Feb. 14 the deadline for submitting entries for the Animated Com Award. The award honors outstanding achievement in applied animation. ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Dominate Japan’s Box Office in 2013

Animation proved to be by far the most popular Hollywood export for moviegoers in Japan in 2013. Reports of the year’s final box office numbers state seven of 2013′s top ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Inks Euro Deals for ‘Team Franco’

DreamWorks Animation’s distribution arm has scored several major-market deals for the animated TV series Team Franco. DreamWorks Classics inked broadcast deals for the series’ ... Continue Reading →