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‘Postman Pat’ Film Gets Release Date

Iconic children’s character Postman Pat will make his big screen debut in the U.K. on May 24, 2013. The stereoscopic 3-D CG-animated Postman Pat: The Movie will hit theaters thanks ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Sets Three Ghibli Flicks for Blu-ray

Walt Disney Studios will be releasing three hit traditionally animated features from Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli on Blu-ray May 22—The Secret World of Arrietty, Castle in the ... Continue Reading →
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New DVDs: ‘American Dad 7,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Ben 10'

Get ready for the invasion of three animated TV favorites on the DVD and Blu-ray front this Tuesday (April 17). American Dad: Volume 7 (Fox, $39.98). This three-disc collection offers ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Presents Smoke 2013 at NAB

Autodesk introduced Smoke 2013, a redesigned version of its all-in-one video editing and VFX tool for the Mac (priced at $3,495) at the NAB event in Vegas yesterday. “Autodesk ... Continue Reading →
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ET Offers Sneak peek at ‘Dorothy of Oz’

Although the upcoming CG-animated feature Dorothy of Oz is slated to open in theaters this year, we’ve seen very little news coverage about the pic, which is directed by Disney veteran ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Unveils New Animation Store

Autodesk has introduced a new animation store for 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2013, which began shipping last week. The store can be accessed from the 3ds Max products to provide a simplified ... Continue Reading →
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BRB Introduces New Animation App

Spanish animation house BRB Internacional recently introduced a new free app called BRBPlay for iOS mobile and tablet devices. The new release offers more than 1,000 hours of BRB’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animated French Toon ‘Zarafa’ Arrives in L.A.

Los Angeles audiences will have a chance to enjoy Zarafa, the beautiful new animated feature by Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie (The Man in the Blue Gordini, Nocturna), when ... Continue Reading →
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Dyrdek’s ‘Wild Grinders’ to Roll on NickToons

Nicktoons will debut Wild Grinders, the new animated series from skateboarding icon Rob Dyrdek (MTV’s Rob & Big, Fantasy Factory) on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Inspired by Dyrdek’s ... Continue Reading →
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MacFarlane’s ‘Flintstones’ Series on Hold at Fox

The animated project from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will be delayed, according to The Hollywood Reporter. No announcements have been made on when production will resume. The ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Festival Unveils Yamamura’s 2012 Poster

The Ottawa International Animation Festival revealed its very cool 2012 poster yesterday. Created by acclaimed Japanese animator Koji Yamaura (Mount Head, Muybridge’s Strings) who ... Continue Reading →
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Loomis Upped to Chief Marketing Officer at Disney Channel

Disney Channels Worldwide has promoted Richard Loomis to the newly created position of senior VP and chief marketing officer. In his new position, Loomis, who joined Disney in 2007 ... Continue Reading →
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SMOSH to Launch YouTube Animation Channel

Online teen and young adult comedy content destination SMOSH will launch a new animation YouTube channel called Shut Up! Cartoons on April 30. The toon channel is led by former Disney ... Continue Reading →
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The Case for Robert McKimson

Unlike many toonheads, I’ve long been fascinated with the cartoons of Robert McKimson. McKimson was part of the Warner Bros. animation troika in the post-war years, along with Friz ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sabrina’ to Become Sony’s New Superhero

Deadline.com reports that Sony Pictures has plans to give Sabrina the Teenage Witch a live-action superhero revamp. The magically inclined teen heroine designed by artist Dan DeCarlo ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo Gallery Hosts ‘Adventure Time’ Event

If you’re in the Austin, Texas area, here’s a great chance to quench your toon thirst: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s collectible art boutique Mondo will be hosting a gallery event ... Continue Reading →
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SMC Appoints Noback VP Interactive, Digital Media

Entertainment and brand management company SMC Entertainment Group Inc., sister company to global consumer products manufacturer Sun-Mate Corporation, has named Heather Smith Noback ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg’s Compensation Dropped 40.5% in 2011

According to a recent regulatory filing, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s compensation for 2011 dropped to $4 million (from $6.7 million in 2010). The studio head got ... Continue Reading →
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Adobe to Preview Creative Suite 6 at NAB

Adobe will showcase new software and innovations that improve how broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals create, deliver and monetize high-quality productions across multiple ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Acquires ‘Knights of Valour’ for Spain

Antonio Banderas is continuing this lucky streak with animated features, after his success with DreamWorks’ Shrek franchise, Puss in Boots and The Missing Lynx, which was produced ... Continue Reading →