The Croods

DreamWorks Re-Slates ‘Croods 2,’ Dates ‘Spooky Jack’

Nearly a year after DreamWorks Animation’s then-new owner NBCUniversal axed plans for the sequel, Universal Pictures has announced that The Croods 2 is back on the feature release ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Introduces New Powerpuff Girl Bliss

After much teasing and speculation, Cartoon Network finally introduced fans to its official fourth Powerpuff Girl this weekend, with new pint-size hero Bliss making her debut in part ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Kevin McTurk Takes Swing at ‘Haunted Swordsman,’ Turner Joins FupiToons, Toys ‘R’ Us Files Bankruptcy & More

AAN Partners with Turner for DISCOP Joburg & FupiToons Festival The global broadcasting giant will reunite with African Animation Network during the South Africa content confab, ... Continue Reading →

Tencent Invests in FZ Ent.’s ‘CoNaBLUE’

Chinese technology and media giant Tencent has agreed to invest in local producer FZ Entertainment’s original animated series, CoNaBLUE, to the tune of 30% of the project’s ... Continue Reading →
Tehran Taboo

Kino Lorber Snags NorAm Rights to Challenging ‘Tehran Taboo’

Kino Lorber has picked up rotoscope-animated festival favorite Tehran Taboo for distribution in the US and English-speaking Canada, with plans for a February theatrical release. The ... Continue Reading →
The Breadwinner

VIEW Conference to Premiere Making of ‘The Breadwinner’ Presentation

With the 18th annual edition rapidly approaching, VIEW Conference organizers have announced that the Turin, Italy confab of animation, gaming, VFX, VR and computer graphics will present ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA & AEF Select 2017-18 Animation Scholarship Recipients

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum have selected seven animation students to receive a total of $31,000 in scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018. AEF judges reviewed ... Continue Reading →
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OIAF: Masaaki Yuasa’s Double Exposure

Over the past 10 years, Japanese TV and film director, writer and storyboard artist Masaaki Yuasa has received a lot of attention for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kiva Can Do!’ Premiering Internationally on Nick Jr.

Nickelodeon International and Lacey Entertainment will be bringing a new animated children’s series to viewers around the world, as Kiva Can Do! has been licensed for Nick Jr. ... Continue Reading →
Bubu and the Little Owls

Portfolio Packs ‘Little Owls,’ ‘Cyberchase’ Toons for MIP

Worldwide producer-distributor Portfolio Entertainment will be bringing a refreshed lineup of kids’ content to the MIPCOM market in Cannes next month, including two new animated ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Emmy Awards Rundown, ‘Minions’ Studio Gets Avere-y Big Boost, Adobe to Introduce VR Editing, & More

Five Wins Each for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ Put Women at the Forefront of 69th Emmy Awards Sunday was a big night for Hulu, which is ... Continue Reading →
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OIAF: No Time for Conventional Narratives!

The fall season officially begins this month when the much-loved Ottawa International Animation Festival opens its doors for a week ... Continue Reading →
The Ark and the Aardvark

Comedy A-Listers Board ‘The Ark and the Aardvark’

LA-based Unified Pictures — which has recently released live-action titles Vincent N Roxxy and The Layover — has enlisted a stellar troupe of comedy masters to the voice ... Continue Reading →
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Awesome Media, Cloth Cat Team Up for ‘Stomp School’ Adaptation

London-based Awesome Media & Entertainment — founded by Canadian-born creator/author/screenwriter Jeff Norton — and award-winning Welsh studio Cloth Cat Animation are ... Continue Reading →
Angelo Rules

CAKE Inks ‘Angelo Rules’ S4 Deal with Cartoon Network

CAKE and Turner’s Cartoon Network have struck a deal for a fourth season of award-winning animated comedy Angelo Rules, co-produced with top French producer TeamTO. The new 52 ... Continue Reading →
Oggy & the Cockroaches

Xilam’s ‘Oggy’ and ‘Zig & Sharko’ Set for Russia, CIS

Award-winning French toon producer Xilam has inked a raft of broadcast deals with networks across Russia and CIS for its hit animate properties, Oggy & the Cockroaches and Zig & ... Continue Reading →
The Loud House

Exclusive Clip: ‘Brady Bunch’ Stars Move in on Nick’s ‘The Loud House’

In an all-new episode of its hit animated comedy The Loud House, Nickelodeon is reuniting classic TV siblings Barry Williams and Maureen McCormick — Greg and Marcia of The Brady ... Continue Reading →
The Jungle Book

DQ Taps ‘Jungle Book’ L&M Agents Across the Americas

International kids’ animation producer-distributor DQ Entertainment has appointed new licensing agents for its popular property The Jungle Book, which will now be represented ... Continue Reading →

Gigglebug Puts ‘Best & Bester’ Foot Forward at Cartoon Forum

Finnish animation studio Gigglebug Entertainment. The shop behind hit preschool series Gigglebug, has unveiled its latest original property at Cartoon Forum, Best & Bester. The ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘GoT’ History Toons Up, Iloura Reaps “Spoils of War,” Great Moments in Hip-Hop Animation, & More

‘Game of Thrones’ Animated History Illustrates the Targaryen Conquest of Westeros In a bit of an update to the motion-comic style “Histories & Lore” bonus ... Continue Reading →