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Visio to Give Global Push to South Africa’s ‘Jock of the Bushveld’

Jock of the Bushveld, the independent South African 3D animated feature, has signed on with Hollywood-based Visio Entertainment to mount a global merketing and distribution campaign ... Continue Reading →
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NBA Star James Brings ‘The LeBrons’ to the Web

NBA star LeBron James is bringing his animated alter egos, The LeBrons, to the internet in a new series of webisodes via his production company, Spring HIll Productions, and Believe ... Continue Reading →
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Moonscoop Scores TV Sales Across Asia

Moonscoop is reporting multiple sales of animated programs across Asia in the wake of last month’s Asia Television Forum in Singapore. “Asia has proven to be a major market ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3′ Up for Three BAFTA Awards

Toy Story 3 has been nominated for three BAFTA Awards: best animated feature. best adapted screenplay and best visual effects. In the best animated screenplay, the Disney-Pixar film ... Continue Reading →
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Downey Jr. Joins Cast of DWA’s ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ Feature

Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to provide the voice of Mr. Peabody in DreamWorks Animation’s planned feature film based on the classic time-traveler and his pal, Sherman, from ... Continue Reading →
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Televix to Distribute Care Bears in Latin America

Care Bears are coming to Latin America, courtesy of a broadcast and home video distribution deal the characters’ owner, American Greetings, has cut with distributor Televix. Televix ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Animates Ad for Canada’s Funcheez

Canadians who don’t skip the commercials will be getting a peak at some delicious new animation from Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman Entertainment. The U.K.-based company ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Develops ‘Diary of a Worm, Spider, and Fly’ for TV

HIT Entertainment has acquired the rights to children’s books Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Fly and Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss and is developing them into ... Continue Reading →
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DQE, M6 Prep Season 2 of ‘Little Nick’

India-based DQ Entertainment has entered into a co-production agreement with M6 Studios in France for a second season the animated series Le Petit Nicholas (Little Nick). The second ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3′ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature

Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 has won the best animated feature award at the Golden Globes. The film beat out challengers Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist ... Continue Reading →
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Joe D’Ambrosia Joins Disney Jr. as VP of Programming

Veteran children’s television creator Joe D’Ambrosia has been named VP of programming for Disney Junior. D’Ambrosia will oversee production and programming strategies, ... Continue Reading →
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Target Plants ‘Flowertots’ Deal, Adds Sales Execs

Target Entertainment has secured a new multiregion broadcast deal with Nickelodeon for Chapman Entertainment’s preschool series Fifi and the Flowertots. The show’s first ... Continue Reading →
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‘All-Star Superman’ Sneak Peek and Premiere Details

All-Star Superman, the animated feature adapting the popular and acclaimed Grant Morrison comic book series, will get a bicoastal premiere with events set for the Paley Center for Media ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, co-directors of ‘The Gruffalo’

This month, we catch up with the talanted team of Jakob Schuh and Max Lang who co-directed the acclaimed Studio Soi/BBC animated special The Gruffalo, which as received numerous awards ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo TV Tags Showplace for U.S. Syndication

Mondo TV, an Italian producer of children’s shows, has tapped Showplace Television Syndication to represent its slate original animated series in the United States. Showplace ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Cars 2′ Teaser Trailer, Character Images

Cars 2 is coming to theaters June 24, and Disney-Pixar is starting to rev up the promotion. Up first, a new short teaser featuring Lightning McQueen: Plus, we have eight new character ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Retro Reaches 8 Million Homes in Canada

You can’t say that Canada doesn’t love cartoons: The Teletoon Retro channel, which airs classic cartoons ranging from Tom & Jerry and The Flintstones to Spider-Man and ... Continue Reading →
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Playdead’s ‘Limbo’ Leads GDC Awards with 7 Noms

Limbo, a puzzle platformer game from Playdead, leads the field with seven nominations for the 11th annual Game Developers Choice Awards. Announced Wednesday, the honors also singled ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Fast-Tracks ‘Monkeys of Bollywood’

DreamWorks Animation has put a project with the working title Monkeys of Bollywood, an animated musical feature set in modern-day Mumbai, on the development fast-track. The film will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Dragon’ Top Golden Tomato Awards

Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon took the first and second spots respectively in the wide releases category of the 12th annual Golden Tomato Awards. The awards are given out ... Continue Reading →