Apple & Onion

Cartoon Network’s ‘Apple & Onion’ Takes Root Feb. 23

The freshest new comedy duo on the toon scene will make their debut on Cartoon Network this month, with Apple & Onion set to enjoy a double premiere on Friday, February 23 at 7 ... Continue Reading →
Woody Woodpecker

Alex Zamm Helps ‘Woody Woodpecker’ Take Wing Feb. 6

Fans of Walter Lantz’s iconic cartoon bird will be excited to catch his latest on-screen adventure Woody Woodpecker , arriving on DVD, Digital, On Demand (via Movies Anywhere) and ... Continue Reading →
Peter Rabbit

Animal Logic Pulls ‘Peter Rabbit’ & Friends Out of the Hat

How do you take a anthropomorphic rabbit first introduced in Beatrix Potter’s 1902 children’s storybook and place it in a high-energy adventure for today’s cynical movie audiences? ... Continue Reading →
Claude

Sixteen South’s ‘Claude’ Heads to Disney Junior with Pedigree Cast

A dream team of British acting talent has signed on to help bring Sixteen South’s new animated preschool program Claude to life. Featuring the voices of Simon Callow CBE, Anne Reid ... Continue Reading →
Natalie Llewellyn

Jellyfish Dives into IP with New Head of Dev Natalie Llewellyn

BAFTA-winning production studio Jellyfish Pictures is crewing up to pursue original children’s animation properties with the appointment of Natalie Llewellyn as Head of Development. ... Continue Reading →
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

No One’s Playing in ‘Fallen Kingdom’ Game Day Trailer

Universal Pictures let something big and bad loose on Super Bowl Sunday, when viewers first got to see star Chris Pratt come face-to-teeth with a new, terrifying dinosaur hybrid (of ... Continue Reading →
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Who’s Scruffy Looking? Disney Debuts ‘Solo’ Trailer

I’ve got a *good* feeling about this..! Disney/Lucasfilm dropped a new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated origin tale Solo: A Star Wars Story, landing in US theaters May 25. ... Continue Reading →
Artwork courtesy of Haruworks

Ex-Rovio Head Launches New Animation Co. Haruworks

A new Finland-based animation start-up studio has officially opened today, dubbed Haruworks. The company is headed by animation and mobile entertainment expert Nick Dorra as Founder, ... Continue Reading →
annie-awards-150

‘Coco’ Conquers at 45th Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood held its 45th Annie Awards ceremony Saturday night, honoring the best in animation production and individual achievement across 36 categories (including this year’s ... Continue Reading →
cartoon-network-150

Cartoon Network Backs $15K CalArts Scholarship

Turner’s Cartoon Network, which turned 25 last year, is reiterating its commitment to supporting the next generation of innovative animators by working with the California Institute ... Continue Reading →
SpongeBob SquarePants

Alpha Group Named Global Master Toy for ‘SpongeBob’

Nickelodeon has tapped The Alpha Group LLC — a wholly owned subsidiary of major Asian animation, toy and entertainment player Alpha — as global master toy partner for the ... Continue Reading →
Don Hahn

Producer Don Hahn Delves into ‘Disney’s Magical Mid-Century’

There’s no telling what amazing, creative project Oscar-nominated producer (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Maleficent), author and documentary filmmaker Don Hahn will come up ... Continue Reading →
Pinkalicious and Peteriffic

The Colorful Characters of ‘Pinkalicious & Peterrific’

Back in May of 2006, children’s author Victoria Kann introduced young readers to a dynamic young girl named Pinkalicious who had a strong spirit, a wonderful imagination and a crazy ... Continue Reading →
Zombillenium

Seven Animated Projects Nominated for César Awards

This year’s César Award nominees are a clear indication that French artists and studios continue to deliver thought-provoking, artistic feature and shorts. The 43rd annual Césars ... Continue Reading →
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

DHX Serves Up Second Helping of ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’

DHX Media has received an order for a second, 26-episode season of animated comedy series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which will be produced with Sony Pictures Animation, in ... Continue Reading →
Clever Brenda

Hopster Originals Join Aardman Distribution Offerings

Preschool entertainment/education platform Hopster has struck a deal with Aardman for global distribution of its originally produced content, including animated projects Clever Brenda ... Continue Reading →
Li Ruigang

China’s CMC Buys Out Oriental DreamWorks, Now Pearl Studio

CMC Capital Partners (previously China Media Capital), China’s leading investor in media/entertainment and additional sectors, has announced it is leading its existing China consortium ... Continue Reading →
Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Maz Kanta

Audiomotion & Vicon Help Lupita Nyong’o Keep the Rebel Alliance Alive in ‘Last Jedi’

In a pivotal moment in Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the CGI character Maz Kanata, played by Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, shows up just in time to give the Rebels a vital ... Continue Reading →
Via

Watch: Blue Zoo Paints a Picturesque Life Journey in ‘Via’

Award-winning London-based studio Blue Zoo Animation released a poignant new short film which takes viewers to visit a series of stunning, painterly landscapes serving as vista points ... Continue Reading →
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, FMX animation, and Animation Production Day

Stuttgart: William Joyce Set for FMX, APD Dates, AniComs & Trailer #3!

Things are starting to click into place for the annual animation takeover in Stuttgart, Germany formed by the threeway intersection of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, FMX animation/VFX/games/immersive ... Continue Reading →