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FX Picks Up Expanded Season 3 for ‘Archer’

FX has renewed the half-hour animated spy spoof comedy series Archer for a third season, The Hollywood Reporter writes. The cable network’s order calls for 16 episodes of the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Geronimo Stilton’ Gets New Website, Japan Book Deal

Atlantyca Entertainment is taking its hit animated character Geronimo Stilton into new realms both online and in Japan. First, the Milan-based producer of the seris has announced the ... Continue Reading →
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Tribeca Fest Revives Animated Short Program

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced an animated shorts program — its first in several years. The shorts program, titled All You Can Eat, includes the following films: A Lost ... Continue Reading →
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4Kids Hit with Lawsuit Over ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ License

Yu-Gi-Oh! creators TV Tokyo Corp. and Nihon Ad Systems have filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against 4Kids Entertainment and terminated the company’s license for the show, according ... Continue Reading →
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‘Megamind’ Writers Take ‘Penguins’ Back to the Big Screen

The Penguins of Madagascar, having found success as a small-screen spinoff from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar film series, is looking to complete the circle and head back to the ... Continue Reading →
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First Images from Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Surface Online

Brave is Pixar’s major release for 2012, and the first images from the film have been released online at EW.com. Set in the Highlands of Scotland, Brave tells the tale of a princess ... Continue Reading →
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WB Streams ‘Yogi,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘Potter’ on Facebook

Warner Bros. is expanding its experimental Facebook rental program to include five new movies including the hybrid animated feature Yogi Bear. The studio’s digital distribution ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Promotes Palaski to VP of Publicity

Courtenay Palaski has been promoted to VP of public relations for Turner Broadcasting System’s Animation Young Adults and Kids Media Group, which covers Cartoon Network, Adult ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smurfs’ Release Moved Ahead of ‘Apes’ to July 29

The movie had been set for release on Aug. 3. The studio changed its plans after Fox re-scheduled its new Planet of the Apes reimagining — titled Rise of the Apes — to Aug. 5. The ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Gets ‘Tangled’ Up on 3D Blu-ray

The Walt Disney Animation Studios brought a classic fairy tale into modern times with Tangled, and they’re doing it again with a home video release that includes a 3D Blu-ray ... Continue Reading →
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SVA Sets Dusty Film and Animation Festival for May 6-10

The School of Visual Arts has scheduled the 22nd annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival, featuring more than 100 films from graduating students in the BFA film, video and animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wimpy Kid’ Handily Outscores ‘Sucker Punch’ at B.O.

The Wimpy Kid sequel is tougher than it looks. The tough chicks of director Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch came in second place in the weekend box office race, earning $19 million ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV – 2011 Show Preview

MIPTV 2011 Preview: 10 New Shows to Write Home About This month, international producers and distributors will unveil some of their new animated content at the annual market known as ... Continue Reading →
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The Artist’s Toolbox – Tools of Top Animators

The Artist’s Toolbox As we speed ever onward towards the summer blockbuster season, it’s time for our annual survey of top animators and vfx artists’ two cents. Find out what ... Continue Reading →
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The Totally Odd Couple – ‘The Looney Tunes Show’

Bugs and Daffy share a home in The Looney Tunes Show, an offbeat new half-hour toon which introduces the classic characters to a new generation of Cartoon Network audiences. More ... Continue Reading →
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Brazilian Rhapsody – Blue Sky’s ‘Rio’

Under the direction of Carlos Saldanha, the team at Blue Sky delivers Rio, a visually stunning valentine to the birds, the beauty and infectious music of Brazil. True artists are often ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futurama,’ ‘Venture Bros.’ Get Renewals

Get ready for more Futurama and Venture Bros. Talks are being finalized for Comedy Central to order 26 additional episodes of Futurama, according to Deadline.com. The series has done ... Continue Reading →
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REDCAT Fest Brings World of Kids Films to downtown L.A.

The REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival kicks off four consecutive weekends of short films from around the world March 26 at the REDCAT Theater at Disney Hall in downtown ... Continue Reading →
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First Trailer Arrives for ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

High on this summer’s must-see list is Captain America: The First Avenger — and with the move coming out July 22 Marvel Studios has released a full-length trailer offering the ... Continue Reading →
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Russia’s Channel One Buys ‘Chloe’s Closet,’ ‘Dive Olly Dive!’

Moonscoop has scored a double sale to Russia, landing its animated preschool shows Chloe’s Closet and Dive Olly Dive! on Channel One. “This is a significant deal for us, bringing ... Continue Reading →