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Universal Uploads New ‘Warcraft’ Trailer

Hold on to your avatars: the feature film adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit videogame World of Warcraft just got a new trailer. The second official spot for Warcraft ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo Shifting to May in 2017

UBM, the organizers of world’s-biggest industry event Licensing Expo, together with the show’s sponsor, the International Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association (LIMA), ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Princess and ‘Star Wars’ Boost Hasbro Sales

Global toymaker Hasbro is crediting major Disney brands for its better than expected growth of sales in Q1, taking in $831.2 million in overall revenue so far this year — a 16% ... Continue Reading →
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‘Giggle and Hoot’ Spinoff Takes Wing in Australia

ABC Australia announces that it will premiere new hybrid preschool series Hoot Hoot Go! on May 16. The 26 x 5 program is a spinoff of the network’s flagship show Giggle and Hoot, ... Continue Reading →
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Neptuno Films Sells ‘Tex’ to Spain’s RTVE

At the close of the MIPTV festival, Spanish production company and co-production partner Televisio de Catalunya announce their animated kids series Tex (52 x 13) has been picked up ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Could The Jungle Book Become the First “Live-Action” Film to Win the Oscar for Animation? Washington Post‘s Michael Cavna walks readers along the ever-thinning line ... Continue Reading →
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Cal State Fullerton Exhibit Celebrates 25 Years of NickToons

Hundreds of visitors arrived at the California State University, Fullerton campus on Saturday April 16th to celebrate an event 25 years in the making. Nickelodeon’s Happy Happy ... Continue Reading →
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Google ATAP Releases ‘Pearl’ Trailer

The Google ATAP oyster has cracked open to let out a little shimmer from Patrick Osborne’s buzzed-about Spotlight Stories project, Pearl. A new trailer has launched online, just ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Acquires Arnold Developer Solid Angle

Amid the broadcasting tech buzz emanating from the NAB Show in Las Vegas, software giant Autodesk announces it has acquired Solid Angle — the developer behind Arnold, an advanced ... Continue Reading →
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Ballyfermot to Open Ireland’s First VFX/3D Course

Dublin’s Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE), which has built a reputation over the years for preparing students for a range of entertainment industry careers, including ... Continue Reading →
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IFC Center to Hold WIP Screening of ‘Seder-Masochism’

New York City’s IFC Center will be holding a work-in-progress benefit screening for Nina Paley’s latest project, Seder-Masochism. Taking place Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Producer Paul Grimshaw Joins Tippett Studio

Two-time Academy Award winner Tippett Studio announces the hiring of Paul Grimshaw as Executive Producer of Commercials and New Media. Grimshaw brings to Tippett extensive experience ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Kubat to Head Entertainment at JMP

Santa Ana, California-based toy and product developer JMP Creative announces that Mike Kubat has been hired on to head its newly created entertainment division. Kubat brings over 20 ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Star Fox Gets Animated in a Series First, Streaming Live This Wednesday Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins is the videogame series’ first-ever animate short, and will stream live ... Continue Reading →
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Clips: ‘Norm of the North’ Out on DVD Tuesday

The Arctic meets the Big Apple in the CG animated family comedy Norm of the North — and to celebrate its release on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, April 19, Lionsgate is offering ... Continue Reading →
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Quickdraw Animation Society Finds New Digs

Calgary’s Quickdraw Animation Society announces it has found a new long term location to host its courses, workshops and production assistance — and reminds local artists ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Eye Present in Co-Pro Deal with Pictor Productions Tomi Ungerer’s book Flix will be developed into animated content. Vegas Winners, Losers, Oscar Conenders, and How CinemaCon ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

YouTube Millionaires: Channel Frederator Appeals “To All Fans of Animation” VP of Programming and Audience Development Matt Gielen discusses the online network’s broad appeal. Andrew ... Continue Reading →
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Imaginary Forces & SeePolitical’s Birdee Helps Voters Soar

Imaginary Forces creative studio announces that Birdee — a very cute and politically conscious bird mascot created for SeePolitical’s local voter outreach project — has ... Continue Reading →
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WB Accepts R Rating for ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has accepted the MPAA’s “R” rating for its upcoming animated feature release, Batman: The Killing Joke. WB has opted to stay true to the landmark ... Continue Reading →