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Tintin Takes Home Another Best Animated Trophy

Continuing its winning streak after taking the Golden Globe Award a week ago, Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin took home the Producers Guild Award for Best Animated Feature ... Continue Reading →
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DC Gets New Look, Teases Upcoming CN Block

DC Entertainment, which includes DC Comics, has unveiled a new look for its corporate identity and offered a slightly deeper peek at its upcoming Cartoon Network block. The highlight ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Debuts ‘Transformers Rescue Bots,’ ‘Prime’ Feb. 18

Transformers fans better mark their calendars: Feb. 18 will see the debut on The Hub of the second season of Transformers Prime and the series debut of the all-new Transformers Rescue ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Launches RenderMan into the Cloud

Pixar Animation Studios today launched a new cloud-based rendering service called RenderMan On Demand. Developed in collaboration with cloud services provider GreenButton, Pixar says ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Naruto’ Episodes to be Simulcast on Hulu Plus

Starting today, VIZ Media will simulcast the most-recent episodes of the anime series Naruto Shippuden on the Hulu Plus subscription service. Subscribers can watch new episodes of the ... Continue Reading →
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Sales for ‘Poppy Cat,’ ‘Ben and Holly,’ ‘Oscar’s Oasis’

Here’s the word on three of the most-recent animated series sales from around the globe: • Coolabi has secured a terrestrial broadcast deal for Poppy Cat with CITV in the ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Stock Slips After Goldman Sachs Downgrade

DreamWorks Animation’s stock troubles continued this week as Goldman Sachs downgraded the company’s stock to sell based on weak ticket sales for Puss in Boots and soft DVD ... Continue Reading →
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‘Underworld,’ ‘Red Tails’ and ‘FMA’ Take on ‘Beauty’

A pair of visual-effects-heavy battle movies from completely different ends of the spectrum take on Mark Wahlberg’s Contraband and the 3D release of Beauty and the Beast at the ... Continue Reading →
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Smith, Hogan Advance ‘Bone’ Comic Adaptation

Few comics have made as much impact in the past 20 years — or been as difficult to get going in Hollywood — as Jeff Smith’s Bone. But now the self-published success story ... Continue Reading →
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High School Pranks with Joe Barbera

I can almost hear the voice of a reader somewhere out there saying, “Joe Barbera again?” Well, yes, actually. Out of the hundreds and hundreds of interviews in my files, I have ... Continue Reading →
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3D Society Gives Scorsese Lloyd Award for ‘Hugo’

The success of the 3D movie Hugo has earned filmmaker Martin Scorsese the 2012 Harold Lloyd Award from the International 3D Society in Hollywood. Scorsese will receive the Society’s ... Continue Reading →
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Atlantyca Renews PSA License for ‘Geronimo Stilton’

Animation star Geronimo Stilton will continue to be the face of public service campaign to teach children in Italy to use the internet safely, under a new deal between Atlantyca Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo Rolls Out Web Comedy ‘Goodwin vs. Badwin’

Goodwin vs. Badwin, a series of animated comedy shorts created by Joshua Bowen of the Style 5 boutique animation studio and former Fox adult animation development exec Peter Burton, ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘My Little Pony’ Debuts on DVD Feb. 28

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is coming to DVD with the Feb. 28 release of The Friendship Express. The disc contains five episodes and will be released by Shout! Factory in collaboration ... Continue Reading →
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TeleFutura to Air ‘Family Guy’ in Spanish in U.S.

TeleFutura, a broadcast network owned by Univision, is airing for the first time in the United States the long-running animated series Family Guy in Spanish. Univision announced the ... Continue Reading →
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Deal Roundup: ‘Koala Bros.,’ ‘Leonardo,’ ‘Rekkit Rabbit’

Here’s the latest sales and pickup deals from around the globe: • Spellbound Entertainment secured an ongoing commitment from CBeebies for the popular preschool series, The ... Continue Reading →
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32TEN Studios Opens in Historic ILM, Kerner Site

A group of former employees of ILM and Kerner Optical have announced the launch of a new visual effects company, 32TEN Studios,which will be based at the former site of ILM in San Rafael, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Almost Naked Animals’ Gets 3rd Season

Almost Naked Animals has been picked up for a 12-episode third season. Canada’s YTV and Cartoon Network both have picked up the new episodes of the series, produced by Toronto-based ... Continue Reading →
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More Awards: ACE Eddie and Canada’s Genie Noms

The American Cinema Editors have announced three nominees for the best edited animated feature, while Canada’s Genie Awards also announced nominees for visual effects and animated ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Toon Noms: ‘Tintin,’ ‘Arthur Christmas,’ ‘Rango’

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has nominated three features for its Best Animated Film Category. Announced Tuesday by  actors Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger ... Continue Reading →