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Calabash Offers Fresh Take on Charlie the Tuna

Award-winning 3D animation studio Calabash has delivered a fresh catch for StarKist Tuna with a new spot featuring classic brand icon Charlie the Tuna. The studio partnered with director ... Continue Reading →
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MoMedia Takes on ‘Talking Tom and Friends’

U.K. digital distributor and VOD content management company MoMedia has signed a worldwide deal with family entertainment company Outfit7 for the kids property Talking Tom and Friends. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Dates ‘Force Awakens’ Disc & Digital Release

The Walt Disney Company’s chairman and CEO Robert Iger announced at Thursday’s annual shareholders meeting that the box office record-smashing Star Wars: The Force Awakens will ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Knight and Me’ to Launch at MIPTV

Kids entertainment company CAKE together with French CG animation studio TeamTO and Belgian creative house Thuristar have announced that their new animated series My Knight and Me (52 ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Tribeca Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition Slate Chris Prynoski’s R-rated Nerdland is among the highlights of the 15th annual festival. DreamWorks Animation CEO Says He Can Imagine ... Continue Reading →
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Dete Meserve Named Wind Dancer Principal

Wind Dancer Films, the company behind TV series and films like Roseanne, Home Improvement and What Women Want, is going after the children’s TV space with the appointment of 15-year ... Continue Reading →
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Seth Rogen’s ‘Sausage Party’ to Debut at SXSW

South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced that Seth Rogen’s R-rated animated comedy feature Sausage Party will have its debut as a work-in-progress screening at this year’s festival. ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Launches New SVOD Shorts Service

The National Film Board of Canada announces the launch of a new, subscription supported video-on-demand service powered by Vimeo where film fans can discover the latest and most acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Upfronts Include New Toons, TV Movie

Nickelodeon held its annual upfront presentation in New York’s Lincoln Center on Wednesday, detailing plans to head into the season with over 650 episodes of new and returning series. ... Continue Reading →
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Silvergate, SimEx Team for 4-D ‘Octonauts’

International TV production and licensing company Silvergate Media has partnered with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment to bring the first Octonauts 4-D cinema experience to fans around the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6’ Series Coming to Disney XD

A new animated television series based on Disney’s Oscar-winning feature film Big Hero 6 is now in production, heading for a 2017 premiere on Disney XD. Emmy-winning producers Mark ... Continue Reading →
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‘Finding Dory’ Trailer Makes Waves

A new trailer for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming summer sequel Finding Dory had its exclusive premiere on Ellen DeGeneres’ show, re-acquainting viewers with forgetful blue tang Dory (voiced ... Continue Reading →
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Q&A: Andrew Berman of Genius Brands International

Last week, Genius Brands International announced an important new partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, covering distribution and opening the doors for future co-development ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ Trailer Arrives

Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox have unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming CG animated feature adventure Ice Age: Collision Course, arriving in theaters July 22. The spot sets ... Continue Reading →
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SPA, WWE Hang Ten for ‘Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania’

Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios are collaborating on a sequel to SPA’s 2007 CG film Surf’s Up — an Oscar-nominated comedy about surfing penguins. The companies ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Greenlights Two-Part ‘Hey Arnold’ TV Movie

Nickelodeon is continuing to mine the ore of its classic ’90s content, announcing two major projects: a live-action TV movie inspired by iconic game show Legends of the Hidden ... Continue Reading →
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ToonBox’s ‘Spark’ to Open TAAFI

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has announced the Official Selection of shots and feature films for the 2016 edition, taking place April 22 to 25. Alongside ... Continue Reading →
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YouTube Star Megan Nicole Partners with ‘Popples’

Saban Brands announces that pop music star and YouTube celebrity Megan Nicole will guest star in an upcoming episode of the Netflix original series Popples — the new kids show ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor’s ‘The Deep’ Sets Course for CBBC

Technicolor, an underlying rights holder in The Deep, and DHX Media have finalized an agreement with the U.K.’s BBC that will bring the underwater animated adventure series to ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Inks SVOD Deal with Blim

9 Story Media Group has licensed a raft of kids and family content to blim, Televisa’s new over-the-top subscription video-on-demand service. Blim launched February 22 and is ... Continue Reading →