Ralph Bakshi and the Canadian Caper, Part 3 of 3

The story so far: In the late 1960s Ralph Bakshi is sent by American producer Steve Krantz to Al Guest Productions in Toronto to try and salvage the animated series Rocket Robin Hood, ... Continue Reading →

Nick Announces Plans for a Super Animated Thanksgiving

Nickelodeon is serving up a Thanksgiving week menu packed with new episodes of favorite toons, specials, movies and marathons. The programming feast kicks off Wednesday, Nov. 23 with ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Buys 50% Stake in Monster Factory

Toronto’s 9 Story Entertainment has acquired a 50 percent interest in toy manufacturer The Monster Factory. “This marks a natural extension of 9 Story’s expertise in IP from ... Continue Reading →

CN to Air ‘Ben 10/Generator Rex’ Crossover Episode

Two of Cartoon Network’s popular shows will be crossing over on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. In the hour-long special Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United, two heroic teenagers, Ben ... Continue Reading →

Twilight’s Stewart Offered ‘Akira’ Role

Warner Bros. has offered the role of Ky Reed—an anglicized take on the young revolutionary love interest Kei from the animated film—in its live-action remake of Katsuhiro Otomo’s ... Continue Reading →

Comedy Central to Run ‘South Park’ Thru 2016

Those bad boys of TV animation Trey Parker and Matt Stone have reached a new deal with Comedy Central to extend their hit show South Park, the cabler’s president Michele Ganeless ... Continue Reading →

Universal Buys MacGuff for Illumination Ent.

Universal Pictures has bought French animation studio Mac Guff Ligne for Illumination Entertainment, according to Illumination and Mac Guff worked together on CG-animated ... Continue Reading →

Panzner Offers Up an Excellent, New ‘LHOOQ’

If you’re looking for a thought-provoking new read that focuses on arts, literature, music, dance, and yes, animation, you should definitely check out talented animation producer/director/digital ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Morris Lessmore’ App Has Holiday Twist

The best-selling iPad application based on the award-winning CG short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is getting a new seasonal makeover with the Holiday App, available ... Continue Reading →

Stor Fisk’s ‘Fungi’ Grows on Awol

Barcelona-based kids’ animation studio Stor Fisk has licensed most international sales rights to its Scandinavian-inspired series Fungi to Awol Animation. The Parisian distribution ... Continue Reading →

Academy Screens 45 Shorts for Oscar Consideration

Last weekend, the Academy screened the 45 projects that were submitted for Best Animated Shorts consideration. Members of the Shorts and Animation branch of the Academy will vote for ... Continue Reading →

‘Family Guy’ Serves Up a 9/11 Gag

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has never been one to be afraid of tackling controversial subjects, but he managed to ruffle a few more feathers this past Sunday. In the Nov. 13 ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Tangled’ Short Screens with ‘Beauty and the Beast’

If you’ve missed Rapunzel, Flynn Rider and Maximus from Byron Howard and Nathan Greno’s Oscar-nominated  2010 feature Tangled, we have some great news for you. Disney will premiere ... Continue Reading →

Mondo Media Invites Animation Pitches

If you have an idea for a killer animated show, the folks at multi-platform distributor Mondo Media want to hear from you, folks! The incubator behind shows such as Happy Tree Friends ... Continue Reading →

‘Merry Xmas Sick Puppy’ Hits Web

A free version of animator Dave Rolls’ one-man dark comedy Merry Xmas Sick Puppy is available online for the first time. The CG animated tale follows the gruff Sick Puppy as he battles ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Brings Complete Ghibli to IFC

GKIDS, distributors of award-winning animation for fans of all ages, is bringing a complete retrospective of the films of Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli to New York’s IFC Center ... Continue Reading →

Box Office Gods Smile at ‘Immortals’ and ‘Puss’

It was a good weekend for Tarsem Singh’s Immortals, the vfx-laden Henry Cavill-starrer, which was the No. 1 movie at the box office and made $32 million in the U.S. and $36 million ... Continue Reading →

Warner Bros.’ Greenlights Hybrid ‘Lego’ Movie

Warner Bros. has given the go-ahead to the upcoming Lego movie, based on the popular Danish construction toy, reports Variety. The feature, which will be written and directed by Phil ... Continue Reading →

Disney Releases First Image from Pixar’s ‘Small Fry’

USA Today unveiled the first image from the new Toy Story short Small Fry today. The short accompanies The Muppets (in theaters on Nov. 23). Directed and written by Pixar veteran Angus ... Continue Reading →

Lux Animation and Cromosoma’s ‘Triplets’ Movie Is a Go

Barcelona’s Lux Animation will co-produce Cromosoma’s 2014 animated feature The Triplets and the Machine that Runs the World, says Variety. The film will be co-directed by Catalan ... Continue Reading →