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Fox Orders Sixth Season of ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Fox has renewed Bob’s Burgers for a sixth season, ordering 22 new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated series. In the next all-new episode of Bob’s Burgers, “Speakeasy ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Offers Deeper Look at Sony’s ‘Chappie’

A new trailer has been released for Chappie, the artificial-intelligence sci-fi thriller due out March 6 from Sony. Directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9), the movie tells the tale ... Continue Reading →
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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1, Marvel Top Growing Comics Market

Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #1 was the best-selling comic book published in 2014 based on total unit sales to comic book specialty retailers, according to Diamond Comic ... Continue Reading →
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On the Upswing

Under co-presidents Kristy Scanlan and Marge Dean, the revamped Women in Animation has seen unprecedented growth. It’s been 20 years since Women in Animation was founded with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Arthur’ Gets Aristocratic in ‘Downton Abbey’ Episode

Even classic cartoon characters aren’t immune from the pop culture zeitgeist! On Monday, January 26, PBS KIDS will premiere an all-new episode of kids’ favorite Arthur inspired ... Continue Reading →
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London Studios Offered Animation Training Placement Funding

Film London and Creative Access are co-funding 12 entry-level placements for London-based creative companies looking for new animation talent, the local industry agency announced. The ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages’ ‘Mouk’ Gets New Euro Licensees

France’s Millimages has announced that its friendly little animated bear Mouk (created by Marc Boutavant) has one over new European licensees. The series is now in production ... Continue Reading →
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Updates for Animafest, APD, FICCI BAF Awards and Goteborg

There’s plenty of festival news today for those of you with films you’re looking to submit. • Animafest Zagreb 2015 is soliciting site-specific animation works for ... Continue Reading →
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Sony/ATV Grooves to ‘Matt Hatter’ Music Rights

Music publisher Sony/ATV will be laying down tracks after picking up global music rights for Platinum Film’s kids adventure series Matt Hatter Chronicles. The CG show’s ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Unearths ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer

Disney and Marvel Ent. are teasing their big summer superhero pic Ant-Man with a minimalist poster and a trailer offering a taste of the big (and super tiny) action fans can expect ... Continue Reading →
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‘TMNT’ Returns Jan. 11

2015 is off to a hard-hitting start on Nickelodeon as season three of its popular CG update of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles emerges from the sewers on Sunday, January 11 at 11 a.m. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Little Charmers’ Casts Spell on Nick Jan. 12

Preschoolers will be introduced to a whimsical new world as the brand-new CG series Little Charmers debuts on Nickelodeon next Monday, January 12 at noon (ET/PT), with an 8 p.m. Nick ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! February Slate Boasts Family Faves

Shout! Factory will be making the most of the year’s shortest month with an assortment of animated releases, including DHX Media’s Slugterra and Hasbro Studios’ Pound ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoonists Cabu, Charb Among 12 Dead in Paris Attack

The Paris headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was the target of a horrendous attack by at least two gunmen which left 12 dead. The assault was made as the editorial ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Debuts Four Animated Pilots Jan. 15

Amazon has announced four animated programs among its first pilot series of 2015, which will debut Jan. 15 on Amazon Instant Video in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. The ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Offers Puppets, Models, Props at Auction

Get ready to bid for an authentic piece of LAIKA. The Portland, Ore.-based studio behind the hit stop-motion features The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline will auction more than 250 ... Continue Reading →
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Alice Webb Named BBC Children’s Director

Alice Webb, currently COO of BBC England, has been appointed the new director of BBC Children’s. She will take charge of the department now based in Salford — a move which ... Continue Reading →
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Shade Signs Camille Geier as EP

Shade VFX CEO Bryan Godwin has announced that visual effects producer Camille Geier has joined the New York studio as Executive Producer. Geier will bring her experience to the team ... Continue Reading →
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FuseFX Hires on VFX Supe Jon Massey

FuseFX has snapped up two-time Emmy nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Jon Massey, whose credits include HBO’s True Blood. His first assignment at the L.A.-area studio will be ... Continue Reading →
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SpongeBob Movie Kicks Off ‘Day of Positivity’

Listen to SpongeBob: Today may be Monday, but it’s also been declared “The Day of Positivity!” The event, presented by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies in ... Continue Reading →