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Wisconsin Town Hosts 2nd Betty Boop Festival July 28-31

The hometown of the animator behind the iconic character Betty Boop is throwing another party in her honor. The town of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., is playing host to the second annual ... Continue Reading →
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New Poster and Trailer for ‘Happy Feet Two’

The push is starting for Warner Bros.’ Happy Feet Two, which hits theaters in November, via the release of a new poster and theatrical trailer. Here’s the poster: And here’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ Boosts 2Q Results for DreamWorks

Kung Fu Panda 2 gave the bottom line at DreamWorks Animation a big boost, helping to boost revenue 38 percent and net income 42 percent over the same quarter last year. For the second ... Continue Reading →
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LIMA Creates Branding Conference, Hires Berg as Membership VP

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association announced its inaugural Retail & Branding Conference: Driving Brand Impact Through Consumer Touchpoints. The half-day ... Continue Reading →
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Chapman Gets Investment, Restructures Executives

Fifi and the Flowerpots producer Chapman Entertainment has received an influx of cash and reorganized itself, with many top executives leaving the company. Company co-founders Keith ... Continue Reading →
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Robert Rodriguez Plans New ‘Heavy Metal’ Feature

Robert Rodriguez is looking to bring Heavy Metal back to the big screen. The filmmaker announced at Comic-Con that he had acquired the film rights to the long-running and iconic sci-fi ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Nears Netflix Deal, Wins Copyright Trial

The deal machine is working overtime at DreamWorks Animation, which is reportedly close to a streaming content deal with Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter and Bloomberg, ... Continue Reading →
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Little Airplane’s ‘Small Potatoes’ Debuts Sept. 6 on Disney Jr.

Small Potatoes, the newest short-form preschool series from Josh Selig and Little Airplane Productions, is set to premiere Sept. 6 in the United States and will air daily on Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Hires McDonnells to Script ‘Mutts’ Movie

Fox is moving ahead with plans for an animated feature based on the popular newspaper comic strip Mutts, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio has brought on the strip’s ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Networks Set CG ‘Ben 10′ TV Movie for 2012

Cartoon Network will premiere in 2012 Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens, an all-new CG-animated movie starring the alien-morphing boy hero. Directing the project is Victor Cook (The Spectacular ... Continue Reading →
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Deal Cut to Make Live-action ‘Voltron’ Movie

Voltron is taking a shot at the big screen, with property owners World Event Productions giving Relativity Media an option for a live-action feature film. The franchise, which debuted ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: Spielberg and Jackson Talk About ‘Tintin’

On Friday, Spielberg, Jackson and actor Andrew Serkis were all present to treat Hall H audiences with a sneak peak at the December Paramount release and share tidbits about the making ... Continue Reading →
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‘Supernatural’ Anime, High-Def ‘Justice League’ on Disc

The CW’s hit series Supernatural is getting animated – Japanese style. Hot on the heels of a showing at Comic-Con comes the release this week of Supernatural: The Anime ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: Aardman Presents ‘Arthur Christmas,’ ‘The Pirates!’

Besides roaming the San Diego convention hall and gaping at the spandex-wearing masses, Comic-Con attendees get the chance to get an early peek at some of the most anticipated animated ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: Mike Judge and ‘Beavis and Butt-head’ Impress

Mike Judge and his beloved dim-witted duo Beavis and Butt-head also made an appearance at Comic-Con on Friday to spread the word about the return of the animated series to MTV this ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: ‘Dapper Men,’ ‘Wilson’ Tie for Key Eisner Award

The Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards ended for the first time in a tie, with the Best Graphic Album-New award going to two books: Return of the Dapper Men, by Jim McCann and Janet ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’s’ $68M Beats Still-Strong ‘Potter’ Finale

The fighting prowess of Marvel’s star-spangled superhero lead a strong charge at the weekend box office, handily deflecting the magic of Harry Potter to second place. Captain ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: Miller’s ‘Holy Terror’ Trailer; Comics Market Report

They may not get all the press that Hollywood does, but there are still comic books and comic book projects making news at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Up first is a new graphic ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: Scene from ‘Green Lantern’ Series

It’s the first full day of Comic-Con International: San Diego, and Warner Bros. has unveiled an extended look at the new Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Take a look: The ... Continue Reading →
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Nicktoons Orders Rob Dyrdek Skater Toon ‘Wild Grinders’

Nicktoons has ordered Wild Grinders, a new animated comedy series based on the work and life of pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek. The 26-episode series is produced in partnership with Home ... Continue Reading →