Jobs Wanted Sorkin to Write a Pixar Pic

In an article in this week’s Newsweek, Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing) reveals that the late Steve Jobs wanted him to write a Pixar movie. According ... Continue Reading →

Douglas Trumbull to Receive VES Award

Filmmaker and vfx supervisor Douglas Trumbull will receive the 2012 Georges Méliès Award at the 10th Annual VES Award on February 7, 2012. The Georges Méliès Award honors individuals ... Continue Reading →

‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Movie to Play in U.S. Theaters

Eleven Arts and FUNimation will release the popular anime feature Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos in over 100 screens over North American theaters this winter. Directed ... Continue Reading →

‘Zenoids’ Blasts Off with Social Media

A new web series is taking interactivity to a new level, with hopes its ‘net popularity will bring the toon to TV. The show, titled The Zenoids and starring sci-fi legend William ... Continue Reading →

Nick Gets Spooky with ’10 Nights of Fright’

Nickelodeon will be counting down to Halloween with a special 10 Nights of Fright holiday-themed programming event across all of its networks, starting Friday, October 21. Premiere ... Continue Reading →

WIA Extends Early Bird Discounts for Career Workshop

Women In Animation International has extended early bird discounts until Oct. 19 and adding a special student price ($20) for its upcoming career workshop on Saturday, Oct. 22nd. The ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Picks David Stainton As New Animation President

Former Disney Animation president David Stainton has been named the new president of Paramount’s Animation division. Paramount announced in July that it is launching an in-house animation ... Continue Reading →

Singapore Picks Animated ‘Tatsumi’ as Oscar Title

Eric Khoo’s animated documentary about manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has been selected as Singapore’s official entry in the foreign-language category at the 84th Academy Awards. ... Continue Reading →

MTV Unveils Animation Plans for New York Comic-Con

MTV will be bringing the all-new Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, new animated comedy Good Vibes, and scripted horror-comedy series Death Valley to NY Comic-Con this year, with ... Continue Reading →

BRB Brings Key Toons to Brand Licensing

Spain’s BRB Internacional has announced its planned for the Brand Licensing Europe event to be held in London Oct. 18-20. The company will be presenting the first licensed products ... Continue Reading →

Caillou Makes Learning Fun on Mobile Platforms

Loveable kids character Caillou will be helping children aged two to five learn phonics, letter recognition, memorization and spelling thanks to his first ever app from educational ... Continue Reading →

FOX Renews ‘The Simpsons’ for Two More Seasons

The cast members of The Simpsons have agreed to a 30% cut in their salaries for the next two years after negotiations with 20th Century Fox. As a result, the series is now renewed for ... Continue Reading →

Johnny Depp to Portray Dr. Seuss for Illumination

The life of celebrated children’s author Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel) is being adapted into a live-action Universal feature, produced by Illumination’s Christopher Meledandri ... Continue Reading →

Disney Extends Igers’ Contract Through 2016

Disney’s Board of Directors has extended Robert A. Iger’s contract through June 2016 as part of the company’s ongoing succession planning. Under the new agreement, Iger will assume ... Continue Reading →

A Swashbuckling Cat for All Seasons

Shrek’s beloved sidekick Puss in Boots takes center stage in DreamWorks’ beautifully crafted 3-D adventure. While there has been no shortage of memorable sidekicks in the world ... Continue Reading →

Kung Fu Panda Proves His Chops on Nick

Po and his warrior pals get ready to fight the good fight on an awesome new weekly show. 2011 has been quite a year for Po, the eager warrior of DreamWorks’ 2008 Oscar-nominated ... Continue Reading →

Rising Stars of Animation: 2011

We searched high and low to find some of the brightest, bravest and most talented up-and-coming over-achievers in the toon scene. Zack Keller & Ed Skudder Co-Creators, ... Continue Reading →

‘Nos Amis’ Across the Sea

How the French government is bolstering international animated co-productions, plus a whirlwind tour of top toon houses. As a country renowned for its artistic temperament, fans of ... Continue Reading →

Keeping Toons Alive in Old Blighty

Although many U.K. TV animation producers are disheartened about the bleak economic climate and lack of government support, they continue to follow the country’s much-admired tradition ... Continue Reading →

Rob Dyrdek Glides to Toon Town

The skateboarding star gets the animation treatment in the new high-energy comedy Wild Grinders. The fact that skateboarder-turned-TV star Rob Dyrdek has embarked on a dynamic animated ... Continue Reading →