‘Peppa Pig’ Packs Bags for China

Entertainment One Licensing has cut a deal with national broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) that will bring the hit preschool series Peppa Pig to the country’s CCTV 14 ... Continue Reading →

The Animag 250: Executives to Watch

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of executives to watch. They are: Pierre Belaïsch — CEO, Gaumont Animation Melissa Boag — VP ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS, Ilion, CN Draw Attention as 2015 Annecy, MIFA Kicks Off

The Annecy festival is off to a roaring start, with a record number of accreditations for the MIFA market resulting in big deals being announced to kick off the festival. First, GKIDS ... Continue Reading →

Animafest Zagreb Names 2015 Winners

Organizers of the 25th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb have announced the winners of this year’s competition, which over six days brought more than 300 ... Continue Reading →

‘Jurassic World’ Posts Massive $512 Million Worldwide Opening

Jurassic World had a historic weekend as it racked up the second-highest-grossing opening weekend of all time. The Universal pic’s $205 million domestic gross was just shy of ... Continue Reading →

‘Get Smurfy’ Cast List Unveiled

In honor of Global Smurfs Day this Sunday, June 14, Sony Pictures Animation announced the all-star cast of the upcoming fully CG-animated feature film adventure Get Smurfy, set for ... Continue Reading →

Cyber Groups’ ‘Zorro’ Set for MIPJunior TV Premiere

MIPJunior has announced that the 2015 MIPJunior World Premiere TV Screening will be Cyber Group Studios’ Zorro: The Chronicles (26 x 22). The CG-animated action-comedy is aimed ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Enters China with Sunshine Partnership

9 Story Media Group has entered into an agreement with Beijing Sunshine Culture and Communication Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese media company. The deal gives Sunshine all rights within ... Continue Reading →

WIA Steps Up With Leading Role at Annecy

With this year’s Annecy festival celebrating the contributions of women animators, it was clear that the organization Women in Animation had to take a big role at this year’s event. Last ... Continue Reading →

The Animag 250: Agents to Watch

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of agents to watch. They are: Brittany Balbo — United Talent Agency Joel Begleiter — United ... Continue Reading →

80-Plus TV Projects Set for Cartoon Forum

The 26th edition of Cartoon Forum will take over the French city of Toulouse this September 15-18, with more than 80 new animated series projects from across Europe scheduled to be ... Continue Reading →

Raymond Ochoa Heads ‘Good Dinosaur’ Voice Cast

Disney-Pixar has revealed the voice talent roster for its upcoming CG family adventure The Good Dinosaur, out November 25. “We were lucky to work with a number of incredible pros ... Continue Reading →

iam8bit Hosts 10th Anniversary Show

Retro videogame-themed art events org iam8bit will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a hefty exhibit coinciding with E3, opening June 18 at the iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles. ... Continue Reading →

Povenmire and Marsh Talk ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Finale

Summer is finally coming to an end for Phineas and Ferb. The eponymous stars of the hit Disney XD shows will have their final bow in a special extra-length series finale special airing ... Continue Reading →

The Animag 250: TV Shows Destined to Be Classics

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of TV Shows Destined to be Classics. They are: Adventure Time All Hail King Julien The Amazing World ... Continue Reading →

Weird Al Stars and Sings on ‘Uncle Grandpa’

This week’s all-new episode of Peter Browngardt’s Uncle Grandpa — premiering June 11 at 6/5c on Cartoon Network — will guest star the prince of parody polka himself, ... Continue Reading →

Disney Teases ‘Zootopia’

Disney has officially unveiled the teaser trailer for its March 4, 2016 release, Zootopia. The minimalist approach to the teaser is a nod to voice star Jason Bateman’s work on TV’s ... Continue Reading →

Prolific Actor Christopher Lee Dies at 93

British actor Christopher Lee, who became the silver screen embodiment of Count Dracula for a slew of films in the latter 20th century, as well as the wizard Saruman in the Lord of ... Continue Reading →

Animation Show of Shows Goes Nonprofit

The popular annual animation industry event The Animation Show of Shows has established itself as a nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore, preserve and promote animated ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s Annecy Delegation Talk Year of the Woman

The Annecy festival is celebrating women animators this year, with an all-woman jury, an honorary Cristal award to Florence Miailhe and some top-notch films made by women from all over ... Continue Reading →