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KidsCo Acquires HD Animated Series ‘Traces’

KidsCo has acquisition Traces, an original HD TV animated series co-produced by Taiwanese animation studio, Xanthus, and Swiss animation studio, Animagination. KidsCo, a global children’s ... Continue Reading →
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BRB’s Stereo 3D Series ‘Zoobabu’ Set in Major Markets

Zoobabu, a new stereoscopic 3D series from BRB Internacional, has just signed broadcast rights deals with outlets in multiple major international markets. Disney has acquired the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Harry Potter’ Casts Record-Breaking B.O. Spell

Harry Potter cast a record-setting spell on the box office this weekend, with the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 selling a stunning $168 million worth of tickets. The ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for Aardman’s Stop-Motion ‘Pirates!’ Feature

A new trailer has hit for a new stop-motion animated feature from Aardman and Sony titled The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Directed by Pete Lord with Jeff Newitt, the film is due out in ... Continue Reading →
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Movies Bid ‘Potter’ Adieu, Welcome Back ‘Pooh’

It’s a weekend for old friends as movie goers bid adieu to Harry Potter and the students of Hogwarts and welcome back a beloved old bear named Winnie the Pooh. The undisputed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Family Guy,’ ‘Simpsons,’ ‘Robot Chicken’ Lead Toon Emmy Noms

Fox’s Family Guy leads animated contenders in the nominations for the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards with four nominations, even as it missed being nominated for Outstanding ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Hits for Disney’s ‘John Carter’ Adaptation

Disney has released the first trailer showing footage from John Carter, its upcoming adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic Barsoom novels. Here it is: John Carter is being ... Continue Reading →
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Ray Harryhausen Talks Technique

There are legends, and then there are legends, and then there is Ray Harryhausen.  The genius behind such stop-motion animation classics as The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and ... Continue Reading →
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Grupo Alcuni Sells ‘Galileo,’ ‘Slash://’

Italian production company Grupo Alcuni has reported broadcast rights sales for its recently debuted eco-friendly animated show Galileo and the hit series Slash://. Galileo is a green ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Animation Fest Spotlights Top Talent, Projects

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival has announced its interactive sessions spotlighting some of the most innovative talent and projects in animation and visual effects. “Once ... Continue Reading →
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French Studio Preps Hybrid Films ‘Last Hijack,’ ‘Mister Wu’

The French studio behind the hit Waltz With Bashir has given the go-head for two live action/animation hybrid features, The Last Hijack and Mister Wu, reports Variety. Les Films d’Ici ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Shorts Fest Sets Premiere Look at Pixar’s ‘La Luna’ Short

L.A. Shorts Fest kicks off next week with the unquestionable highlight for animation fans being the North American premiere of the new Pixar short film La Luna, followed by a special ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Inkubation Grad Ruiz Gets Development Deal

Fox’s Inkubation program for up-and-coming animators has produced its first deal, with the studio signing Jason Ruiz to a one-year deal developing an animated series tentatively ... Continue Reading →
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Joe Murray Looks Back at ‘Rocko’s Modern Life’

Animated People: Joe Murray Creator of Rocko’s Modern Life, Camp Lazlo We recently had the chance to catch up with Joe Murray, the brilliant creator and producer of animated shows ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip from ‘SpongeBob’s Frozen Face-Off’

Nickelodeon is airing a brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants special, SpongeBob’s Frozen Face-Off, this Friday, July 15 — and we’ve got an exclusive clip from the show. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Domain, Reliance MediaWorks Form Global Alliance

India-based Reliance MediaWorks has formed an alliance with Hollywood-based Digital Domain to offer visual effects and stereoscopic 3D production services for movies, TV, commercials ... Continue Reading →
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Two New Images from Disney’s ‘John Carter’ Movie

Two very cool new images have been released from the upcoming Disney visual-effects film John Carter, based on the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Here are the images (click ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for Sony/Aardman’s ‘Arthur Christmas’

Aardman, Sony and Columbia are reminding movie goers it’s only six months to the holidays by releasing the second trailer to the animated comedy feature Arthur Christmas. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken’ Creators Add ‘Stoopid Monkey’ Via YouTube

The creators of Robot Chicken are bringing their unique brand of animated-toy humor to YouTube, launching a new content channel that will feature a new show called Stoopid Monkey. Named ... Continue Reading →
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Soyuzmultfilm Requests Fund Increase from Russia’s Putin

Iconic Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm has requested a bailout from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to avoid going under, reports Variety. Founded 75 years ago, the studio has ... Continue Reading →