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A Video Sneak Peek at ‘Batman: Year One’

Bat-fans are rejoicing that one of the all-time most-loved comic book stories will be adapted to animation with the release this fall of Batman: Year One from the DC Universe line of ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Taps Scribes for Animated ‘King Kong’ Feature

Few things are as perennially popular as King Kong — something Fox is counting on for a new animated project. The studio has hired up-and-coming writers Christian Magalhaes and Bob ... Continue Reading →
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Trailers for ‘Cars 2,’ ‘Disney Universe’ Video Games

With E3 in town, we’ve all got video games on the brain. So here’s a look at the trailers for two upcoming games based on Disney and Pixar animated properties. Up first, ... Continue Reading →
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Wildbrain’s Polis, ‘Moral Orel’ Creator to Keynote at TAC

The Ottawa International Animation Festival’s industry event, the Television Animation Conference or TAC, announces Michael Polis of Wildbrain Entertaiment and Moral Orel creator ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Expo Sneaks Peek at 3D ‘Lion King’

Fans attending Disney’s second D23 Expo this August in Anaheim will have a chance to seen an exclusive advance screening of The Lion King in 3D. The Aug. 20 screening in Disney ... Continue Reading →
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TV Movie, Bus Tour Kick Off ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Summer

Disney’s going all out to make this the summer of Phineas and Ferb. The popular animated series is getting an original animated movie titled Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd ... Continue Reading →
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ZDFE to Distribute DQ’s ’5 & It’ in 64 Countries

ZDF Enterprises and  DQ Entertainment have agreed to collaborate on a 3D stereoscopic HD TV series called  5 & It as part of a packaged, multimillion-euro deal signed in Hyderabad, ... Continue Reading →
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Nintendo Unveils Wii U Console, Due Out in 2012

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo — better known as E3 — is back open for business in Los Angeles and Nintendo has kicked off the video game trade show with the announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Shoreline Launches Straightline Animation

Shoreline Entertainment and Perfect Circle Productions have partnered to launch Straightline Animation, a division dedicated to the acquisition and production of animated feature films ... Continue Reading →
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Art Institute Sets Ollies Animation Fest for June 9 in L.A.

The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, an educational institution for career preparation in the visual and culinary arts, announces its inaugural animation event, the ... Continue Reading →
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Arc Animates ‘Matt Hatter Chronicles’

Toronto-based Arc Productions, formerly known as Starz Animation, is producing the animation for Matt Hatter Chronicles, a high-end 3D television series produced by Platinum Films ... Continue Reading →
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‘Green Lantern: Emerald Knights’ Up for Home Viewing

Green Lantern is getting animated just ahead of his big-screen live-action debut, with the release on home video of a new animated feature film. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (Warner ... Continue Reading →
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Power Object: Finally a Doll Show for Adults!

It’s a well-known fact that one of the beauties of creating an animated series for the web is that you don’t have to worry about the usual bureaucracies and demands of the traditional ... Continue Reading →
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2011 Licensing Wish List

Our annual run-down of what to expect from top toon and vfx blockbuster franchises at this year’s Licensing International Expo held in Las Vegas, June 14-16. Old Pals and New Faves ... Continue Reading →
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USC’s Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation

The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation at USC was dedicated last week at a ceremony attended by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Jack Black. The new facility is now ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Picks Up Penny Arcade’s ‘New Kid’ For Feature

Paramount has picked up the rights to a webcomic called The New Kid that it plans to develop into an animated feature film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The comic comes from ... Continue Reading →
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‘X-Men’ Tops Box Office; ‘Panda’ Crosses $100M Mark

The VFX-driven superhero film X-Men: First Class handily outclassed the competition at the box office this weekend, thanks to strong reviews and good word of mouth, while DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ben 10′ Gets His Own CN Game Show

We all know die-hard fans of Cartoon Network’s long-running animated series Ben 10. Now, they can all put their knowledge of the toon to good use by competing in a new game show commissioned ... Continue Reading →
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Monster’s ‘I’m a Dinosaur’ Stomps Up Sales

Ireland’s Monster Distributes has added a slate of new buyers for its popular animated series I’m a Dinosaur. The 52 x 2 mins series has been sold to ABC TV Australia, ATV Turkey, ... Continue Reading →
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Kidscreen’s iKids Event Spotlights Tyke App Trends

Did you know that by 2015, there will be 15 billion network-connected devices (about two per person) in use around the world? Or that 14 out of the top 25 apps in the U.S. are child-friendly? ... Continue Reading →