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HBO Orders Season 3 of ‘Ricky Gervais Show’

HBO has ordered a third season of its animated series The Ricky Gervais Show. The series, which will air the final episode of its second season on April 15, is an animated version of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Planet Sheen,’ ‘Sym-bionic Titan’ Win Top Pulcinellas

The 15th edition of Italy’s popular Cartoons on the Bay festival drew to a close this past weekend in Rapallo. Among the animated TV shows honored with the top Pulcinella awards ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Conquers the World, While ‘Hop’ Repeats in U.S.

Rio opened big overseas, while domestic moviegoers made it clear that they prefer to see Russell Brand in animated movies over live-action remakes. Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Gives ‘Bob’s Burgers’ a Second Season

Fox has ordered a second season of the animated comedy series Bob’s Burgers. “Bob’s Burgers has proved to be a perfect neighbor to our slate of fan-favorite animated families ... Continue Reading →
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BioWare, FUNimation Producing ‘Mass Effect’ Anime Movie

Video game maker BioWare and FUNimation Entertainment have begun production on an anime feature film adapted from the Mass Effect game franchise. Japanese film production company T.O ... Continue Reading →
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NBA Star James Debuts ‘The LeBrons’ Series Online

The Lebrons, a new animated series featuring the voice and likeness of NBA star LeBron James, has premiered online. The series is produced by James’ Spring Hill Productions and ... Continue Reading →
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It’s Brand vs. Brand as ‘Arthur’ Looks to Topple ‘Hop’

Moviegoers this weekend will get to decide if they prefer animation or live action when it comes to British comic actor Russell Brand. The star of such comedies as Get Him to the Greek ... Continue Reading →
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4Kids Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The legal dispute over the licensing for Yu-Gi-Oh! has taken a toll on 4Kids Entertainment, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York. The filing stays the Yu-Gi-Oh! ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Jr. Brings ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ to U.S.

Australian animation company SLR Productions’ new series Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare is coming to the United States on Disney Junior. The ... Continue Reading →
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Tartakovsky Animates ‘Priest’ Movie Prologue

If you’ve been wondering where Genndy Tartakovsky’s been since Sym-Bionic Titan wasn’t picked up for a second season by Cartoon Network? He’s been at Sony — where ... Continue Reading →
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Animated ‘Black Dynamite’ Coming to Adult Swim

Adult Swim is ready to explode — with Black Dynamite! The network has picked up a new animated series based on the acclaimed live-action feature film. The new half-hour series will ... Continue Reading →
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DQE, Method Team for ‘Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood’

DQ Entertainment and Method Animation have announced they will co-produce a new stereoscopic 3D animated series called Robin Hood – Mischief in Sherwood. Targeted at kids ages ... Continue Reading →
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Global Broadcasters Pick Up Cake’s ‘Oscar’s Oasis’

Broadcasters from across the globe are picking up Cake’s series Oscar’s Oasis. The kids and family specialist has announced sales of the series to Cartoon Network Latin ... Continue Reading →
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Gnomon Releases 2011 Student Animation Reel

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects has released its 2011 Student AnimationWork Compilation Reel. Here’s how the school described the reel: Featuring VFX creations from alumni ... Continue Reading →
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BBC Greenlights Investment for CBeebies Series

BBC Worldwide has greenlit a slate of new investments for international preschool brand CBeebies. The deals include a number of new properties for CBeebies, including animated and ... Continue Reading →
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New Stills, Concept Art for Disney’s ‘Nessie’ Short

Disney has released two new stills and a handful of concept art images for The Ballad of Nessie, a new animated short film that will play attached to Winnie the Pooh. The 2D-animated ... Continue Reading →
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m4e Acquires TV-Loonland Properties

Munich-based brand management and media company m4e AG has acquired the available back catalogue of former TV Loonland AG out of the bankruptcy trust. The extensive package of rights ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Moves ‘The Croods’ Release Back Three Weeks

It appears that release dates are a lot like dominoes: knock one over and the rest follow. DreamWorks Animation has moved the release date for its animated comedy The Croods back three ... Continue Reading →
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‘Monsters University,’ ‘Reboot Ralph’ Swap Release Dates

Disney has been juggling release dates and the music has stopped with the animated features Reboot Ralph and Monsters University swapping dates. According to Variety, Reboot Ralph now ... Continue Reading →
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Zinkia Buys Majority Stake in Cake Entertainment

Spain-based Zinkia Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in the award-winning children’s entertainment company Cake Entertainment. Both companies will maintain their own ... Continue Reading →