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DreamWorks Adopts Berkeley Breathed’s ‘Flawed Dogs’

DreamWorks Animation has optioned Berkeley Breathed’s picture book and novel Flawed Dogs for a big-screen adaptation, Variety reports. Breathed, who rose to fame as the creator ... Continue Reading →
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HD ‘Hoodwinked,’He-Man’ Season 1 Lead TV Toon Disc Parade

A modern take on classic fairy tales and a slew of classic TV toons are reason enough to fall in love with your DVD or Blu-ray player all over again this Valentine’s Day week. Getting ... Continue Reading →
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Calon Develops Series for Mandy Stanley’s Lettice Books

Wales-based media company Calon has licensed from HarperCollins the rights to develop an animated series based on Mandy Stanley’s series of best-selling children’s books. The ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Awards Honor ‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Inception’

Toy Story 3 took home yet another major honor, earning the Best Animated Feature prize at the BAFTA Awards. The British film group also nominated DreamWorks Animation’s How To ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo’ Posts Strong Start in Competitive Weekend

It was a crowded and uplifting weekend at the box office, which heralded a solid opening for the star-crossed lovers of Gnomeo & Juliet, even though the animated feature didn’t ... Continue Reading →
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Much More Than Meets the Eye!

The Hub’s new Transformers Prime series adds sophisticated storylines and top-notch CG animation to the popular franchise. Director Michael Bay has promised fans that the third live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Love and the Star-Crossed Lawn Ornaments

Director Kelly Asbury and producer Baker Bloodworth talk about the challenges and rewards of their new animated movie Gnomeo and Juliet. It’s certainly not surprising that a stellar ... Continue Reading →
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Watch Out, Captain Hook!

Disney TV animation’s new preschool show Jake and the Never Land Pirates revisits Peter Pan’s old haunts. More than a century after the first stage performance of J. M. Barrie’s ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon’s Ocean of Knowledge

Preschool veterans Robert Scull and Jonny Belt dive in with their swimming new educational series, Bubble Guppies. The under-five set will have an exciting new CG animated world to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Horrid Henry’ Makes U.K. History With Third Season Order

CITV has commissioned a third series of the animated series Horrid Henry from Novel Entertainment, bringing the series to a total of 156 episodes and making it one of the most successful ... Continue Reading →
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Jack Black is Back — As Host of Nick’s Kids Choice Awards

Jack Black is back to host Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids Choice Awards, which will be presented live Saturday, April 2. Black, who reprises his role as the voice of Po in the upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon,’ Pixar, Disney Top 3D Society Creative Arts Awards

How to Train Your Dragon, Pixar and Disney were the big winners at the second annual International 3D Society Creative Arts Awards. DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Bill Justice Dies at Age 97

Bill Justice, one of the legends of Walt Disney animation and imagineering who contributed to 57 short films and 19 features, died in Santa Monica of natural causes. He was 97. Justice ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo & Juliet,’ Oscar Shorts Kick Off 2011 Animated Releases

Animation is back at the box office with the opening this week of the first major animated feature film of the year. Gnomeo & Juliet, the new 3D animated feature produced by Starz ... Continue Reading →
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Rare Early Color Mickey Mouse Cel Comes to Auction

An extremely rare cel from the first color Mickey Mouse cartoon is due to be auctioned off later this month. The cell is from The Band Concert, a Mickey cartoon made by Disney studios ... Continue Reading →
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‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Returns Via Dark Horse Comics

The popular Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender is coming back to comics via Dark Horse. The Oregon-based publisher announced a multi-part publishing program that ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer Shines a Light On Illumination’s ‘Hop’

A trailer for Hop, the live-action/CG-animation hybrid movie coming April 1 from Illumination Entertainment, has hit the web. Check out the trailer right here: Directed by Tim Hill ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Announces New Episodes of ‘Max & Ruby,’ ‘Beyblade,’ ‘Bakugan’

Nelvana Enterprises has announced new episodes of several animated series, including Max & Ruby, Beyblade: Metal Masters and Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge. For preschooler series Max ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon, Skywriter Sign Up for ‘Camp Lakebottom’

Canada’s Teletoon and Skywriter Media & Entertainment Group are developing Camp Lakebottom, a new children’s animated series created by Betsy McGowen and Eric Jacobson. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Redwall’ Creator Brian Jacques Dies

Brian Jacques, an English author whose Redwall books were adapted into an animated series that ran three seasons on PBS and Teletoon, died Saturday of a sudden heart attack in his hometown ... Continue Reading →