CN Plans ‘Adventure Time/Looney Tunes’ Marathon

New Year’s Eve just got a lot more exciting! Cartoon Network has announced an awesome Adventure Time, classic Looney Tunes shorts and The Looney Tunes Show marathon for New Year’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Simpsons,’ ‘Futurama,’ Ben 10 Get WGA Noms

The Simpsons, Futurama and Ben 10 have received nominations for Best Animated Show from the Writers Guild of America (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). The winners will ... Continue Reading →

Marathon and Scrawl Give ‘Star Princess’ Royal Treatment

Paris-based Marathon Media has signed a deal with Singapore’s Scrawl Studios to produce Star Princess (working title), an animated series developed in partnership with France Télévisions ... Continue Reading →

‘Arrugas’ Gets Los Angeles Screening

While Ignacio Ferreras’ acclaimed animation effort Arrugas (Wrinkles) has yet to find a U.S. distributor, lucky SoCal audiences can catch the 2D adaptation of Paco Roca’s graphic ... Continue Reading →

eigoMANGA Strikes ShortsHD Deal

San Francisco-based comics publisher eigoMANGA has announced a deal to produce and distribute original animated shorts with ShortsHD, the only high-def television network devoted to ... Continue Reading →

Comedy Central Orders Two New Animated Shows

Comedy Central, home of South Park and Futurama is expanding its animated programming by ordering two new shows. First up, the cabler has ordered a show created by Yoni Brenner (Ice ... Continue Reading →

PBS KIDS Expands Video App to iPhone & iPod touch

PBS KIDS is now offering its popular Video app for iPhone and iPod touch. The app gives families free, streaming access to more than 2,000 videos, including clips and full episodes ... Continue Reading →

Brown Bag and Sticky Pictures Launch ‘Dream Factory’

Irish animation company Brown Bag has teamed up with Australian company Sticky Pictures and Kyla May productions to produce a new animated teen comedy series titled Dream Factory. The ... Continue Reading →

‘The Little Prince’ Wins Top French Export Award

PGS Entertainment has announced that its new CG-animated series The Little Prince has won the 2011 Export Award in France, thanks to its popularity in France and other major territories. The ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Simpsons,’ ‘SpongeBob’ Seasons Out on DVD

As the mad race to the holidays intensifies, we have even more new animated DVDs and Blu-rays hitting stores and online shops today. First up, SpongeBob SquarePants fans can enjoy the ... Continue Reading →

SMC Ent. to Handle DQE’s ‘Jungle Book’s Licensing

SMC Entertainment (SMC), the recently launched brand management division of Sun-Mate Corp. will attend and the American Toy Fair in February 2012, with its latest property, DQ Entertainment’s ... Continue Reading →

U.K. Indie Coolabi Finalizes Management Buyout by Edge

UK indie Coolabi, which produces Nickelodeon’s animated preschool series Poppy Cat, has announced a $7.7 million management buyout by shareholder Edge Performance. Edge, a leading ... Continue Reading →

Cheerio, Wallace & Gromit ‘Chat-O-Matic’ App

Here’s a delightful virtual stocking stuffer for all you chappies: Aardman Rights, in association with London-based cross platform app developers Widebeam Digital, have announced ... Continue Reading →

Character Designer Araki Passes Away

Veteran Japanese animation director and character designer Shingo Araki passed away on December 1 at age 72. Araki was best known for his work on Toei’s adaptations of Go Nagai’s ... Continue Reading →

10 Titles Up for Best Feature Annie Award

The nominations for the 39th Annual Annie Awards were unveiled this morning. Thanks to the healthy number of animated features released in 2011, ASIFA members will vote on ten titles ... Continue Reading →

‘Chico and Rita’ Wins Best Euro Animated Film Prize

As we’re waiting to hear about Annie Award nominations on Monday (Dec. 4), we can update you on some of the recent animation noms and wins that happened over the past few days. Over ... Continue Reading →

‘Puss in Boots’ Has Many Lives Overseas

While Twilight Breaking Dawn, The Muppet Movie, Hugo and Arthur Christmas and Happy Feet Two were entertaining movie audiences in the U.S., Paramount/DreamWorks’ feisty feline ... Continue Reading →

‘Robot Chicken’ Duo Opens New Toon Shop

Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, creators and exec producers of Adult Swim’s popular Robot Chicken series, have launched their own stop-motion animation studio with Buddy System’s ... Continue Reading →

Blueprint and DDA Form New PR Powerhouse

U.K.-based specialty public relations company Blueprint P.R. has joined forces with U.S. outfit DDA to form a new stand-alone venture. The new company, which is called DDA Blueprint ... Continue Reading →

French TV Animator Bruno Bianchi Passes Away

We were saddened to receive the news of the death of leading French TV animator Bruno Bianchi this morning at the age of 56. Bianchi, who helped create the popular Inspector Gadget ... Continue Reading →