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‘Hoodwinked Too!’ Looks to Continue Toon B.O. Hot Streak

It took a while, but The Weinstein Co.’s long-in-the-works sequel to its 2005 hit Hoodwinked! is finally coming to theaters this weekend. Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil is set ... Continue Reading →
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MoCCA Adds Levitz, Uslan to Advisory Board

Former DC Comics president and publisher Paul Levitz and Batman movie producer Michael Uslan have joined the board of advisors for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. MoCCA’s ... Continue Reading →
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Renner, Lopez, Ansari Join ‘Ice Age 4′ Cast

Ice Age: Continental Drift is adding some cast members to the venerable animation franchise. Among the actors The Hollywood Reporter says are lending their voices to the next installment ... Continue Reading →
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‘Instant Karma’ Hybrid Film Comes to Sony Animation

Instant Karma has found a new home at Sony Pictures Animation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has picked up the rights to the project, which is a comedy project from ... Continue Reading →
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Six Shorts from CN Development Studio Europe

Yesterday we posted news about The Amazing World of Gumball being the first series from Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe to be picked up in the states. Today, we have word ... Continue Reading →
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Exec John Andrews to Head Up Six Point Media

Executive producer John Andrews has teamed up with animation studio Six Point Harness to create a new commercials venture called 6 Point Media, bringing over the talent roster of the ... Continue Reading →
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U.K.-Produced ‘Gumball’ Debuts on CN May 8

The Amazing World of Gumball, the first U.K.-produced full-length animated series to emerge from Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, is set to premiere in the United States on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ to be ‘Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1′

Goodbye Aqua Teen Hunger Force, hello Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1. The producers of the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force have announced the series will change its name after 100 ... Continue Reading →
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3net to Air Tiny Island’s 3D Series Dream Defenders in U.S.

Singapore-based Tiny Island’s CG animated series Dream Defenders is set to debut in stereoscopic 3D in the United States on 3net. The new deal gives 3net — a 3D network from ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Joins Annecy YouTube Competition

Walt Disney Animation Studios is joining the Annecy 2011 YouTube competition. The competition, now in its second year, will offer the winner a week at the Annecy Festival in France ... Continue Reading →
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Revenues, Profits Dip in 1st Quarter for DreamWorks

DreamWorks Animation saw down results in its first quarter reporting, with net earnings and profits down versus the first quarter of 2010 when How to Train Your Dragon was released. The ... Continue Reading →
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Gruppo Alcuni Sells ‘Slash://’ in Iberia

Gruppo Alcuni has sold its just-completed series Slash:// to Canal Panda Spain and RTP Portugal. The series consists of 26 20-minute episodes and is a co-production with RAI Fiction. ... Continue Reading →
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Nintendo to Unveil Wii Replacement at E3

Nintendo has announced the era of the Wii is coming to an end, and will announce its follow-up console at this year’s E3 Expo in June. The Japanese company issued a statement ... Continue Reading →
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Makers of ‘Zambezia’ to Raffle Africa Trip During Cannes

Visitors to this year’s edition of the famous film festival and market at Cannes will have a chance to win a trip to South Africa, courtesy of the studio behind the 3D animated ... Continue Reading →
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House Foods Among ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ Licensees

DreamWorks Animation has announced its slate of marketing, licensing and promotional partners in support of the studio’s upcoming feature film release, Kung Fu Panda 2, which ... Continue Reading →
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‘South Park’ Season 14, ‘Avengers’ Assemble on Disc

The lovable, foul-mouthed tykes of South Park are back with an entire season of animated hijinks on DVD and Blu-ray. South Park: The Complete Fourteenth Season (Paramount, $49.99 DVD, ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Mike Disa, Director of ‘Hoodwinked Too!’

A native of Chicago, Mike Disa brings an extensive resume to the task of co-writing and directing Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil. Starting out in video games and TV, Disa worked his ... Continue Reading →
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VES Opens New Section Based in New York

The Visual Effects Society is opening a new section in the Empire State. The New York section, which represents some 2,500 visual effects professionals, is the group’s sixth and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Retains Box Office Crown Over Easter Weekend

Animation ruled the Easter weekend box office, with Blue Sky Studios’ stereoscopic 3D feature Rio repeating as the top film. Rio, released by Fox, took in an estimated $26.8 million ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Golf Invitational Set for May 14

The animation industry is about to hit the links. The Animation Golf Invitational, open to all active or retired members of the animation industry, is set for May 14 at Elkins Ranch ... Continue Reading →