ASIFA-Hollywood

ASIFA-Hollywood Budgets $160K for Programs & Events

ASFIA-Hollywood has this year earmarked an unprecedented $160,000 for animation-based programs and events — a nearly 14% increase in funding over the organization’s 2016 discretionary ... Continue Reading →
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

GKIDS to Release Spanish ‘Psychonauts’ Retitled ‘Birdboy’

Premiere indie animation distributor GKIDS has acquired North American rights for the Spanish animated feature Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados), also ... Continue Reading →
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FNE at Anifilm 2017: France Takes Top Animation Awards Jean-François Laguionie took the top feature prize at Czech Republic’s Anifilm festival for Louise by the Shore, with a special ... Continue Reading →
Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor

‘Downton Abbey’ Star Hugh Bonneville Joins ‘Thomas & Friends: Journey to Sodor’

Award-winning actor Hugh Bonneville — known to TV audiences around the world as Downtown Abbey’s Earl of Grantham — is hitting the tracks with the world’s most famous ... Continue Reading →
Hanazuki: Full of Treasures

‘Hanazuki: Full of Treasures’ New Episodes Arrive with Season 2 Order

Great news, Moonflowers and Hemkas of all description: a third wave of all-new episodes of Hasbro Studios’ direct-to-digital series Hanazuki: Full of Treasures will begin to roll ... Continue Reading →
Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer

‘Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer’ on Disney XD June 3

Disney XD has announced that Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer will debut with multiple airings on Saturday, June 3 (at 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ... Continue Reading →
ITFS Audience Award winner Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon

Report from Stuttgart: ITFS, FMS and APD Wrap Up

Catch up on Martin’s previous reports here, here and here. Full list of festival award winners here. A Global Language with No Borders This year’s editions of Stuttgart’s ... Continue Reading →
Babar

Nelvana Toons Score Raft of VOD, Linear & In-Flight Deals

Corus Entertainment’s world-class kids’ content producer-distributor Nelvana has secured a range of new partnerships for several of its key animated series, plus live-action titles. ... Continue Reading →
Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, The Creator Teams with Adult Swim on ‘The Jellies!’

Adult Swim has announced the next addition to its original programming slate will be an animamted series from Tyler, The Creator and Lionel Boyce called The Jellies!, premiering this ... Continue Reading →
Hello Neighbor

Evolution to Rep Upcoming Horror Game ‘Hello Neighbor’

Even though it hasn’t been officially released yet, Hello Neighbor —  a new PC-based title from indie publisher tinyBuild Games and Russian development studio Dynamic Pixels ... Continue Reading →
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CLIPS: ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ Returns for Third Season Iron Mike and his mystery-solving team return to correct (or cause) more mayhem starting with “Help A Brother Out” ... Continue Reading →
Teddy Zee

Hollywood Producer Teddy Zee Takes Advisory Post with Pinkfong

Accomplished feature film producer Teddy Zee, who has delivered Hollywood hits such as The Pursuit of Happiness (2006) and Hitch (2005), has been tapped by Korean kids’ animation ... Continue Reading →
Banco de Chile spot by Believe studio

We Fly Coach Unites with Animation & VFX Studio Believe

Global production company We Fly Coach — a network of directors, producers and artists with 10 offices worldwide — has expanded its creative capabilities by joining forces ... Continue Reading →
Dusty Film Animation Festival

SVA’s Dusty Awards Winners Announced

The 28th Dusty Film & Animation Festival has wrapped up, concluding with the presentation of the 2017 Dusty Awards at New York City’s SVA Theatre. The ceremony, featuring notable ... Continue Reading →
Deadpool

Adult-Targeted ‘Deadpool’ Toon Coming to FXX

Marvel’s most popular potty-mouthed mercenary is getting the adult animation treatment, according to Variety. FXX, the home of Archer, has placed a straight-to-series order for 10 ... Continue Reading →
Anchors Up

Sola Media Sets Sail with ‘Anchors Up’ Rights

Germany’s Sola Media has acquired worldwide distribution rights for CG-animated feature film Anchors Up – Boat to the Rescue. Set to sail into cinemas in the fall, this new ... Continue Reading →
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe

Cartoon Network EMEA Ennobles ‘Prince Ivandoe’

Turner’s Cartoon Network EMEA has announced a brand-new animated comedy series is coming late this year, when The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe ventures forth across ... Continue Reading →
Cars 3

Rivals Throw Down the Gearshift Gauntlet in New ‘Cars 3’ Trailer

As Pixar’s latest summer event flick burns rubber towards theaters, the tension is building in the newest Cars 3 trailer. The spot, “Rivarly,” gives fans a deeper psychological ... Continue Reading →
Strawberry Shortcake

DHX Media Snaps Up ‘Peanuts’ & ‘Strawberry Shortcake’

Canada-based kids content company DHX Media has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group, which includes an 80% controlling interest ... Continue Reading →
Unikitty!

Cartoon Network Greenlights WBA’s ‘Unikitty!’

TV airwaves are about to get about 1,000% more positive with the news that Cartoon Network has given the greenlight to Unikitty! — a new Warner Bros. Animation series based on ... Continue Reading →