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Arc Productions — Formerly Starz — Signs with Paradigm

Arc Productions — formerly Starz Animation — has signed with Paradigm for representation as it offers its visual effects and animation services for hire and develops its own intellectual ... Continue Reading →
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Atomic, Ellipseanime Get OK to Develop ‘Pirate Express’

Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons is proceeding with development on Pirate Express, an animated comedy series for children ages 7-11. With a green light from Teletoon Canada, the 52 x ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer Hits for ‘The Muppets’

Check out this terrific new trailer for The Muppets: The Muppets is due in theaters Nov. 23. Here’s the studio’s official description of the movie: On vacation in Los Angeles, ... Continue Reading →
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Cake Promotes Ouledcheikh to VP International Sales

Cake Entertainment has promoted Leila Ouledcheikh to the job of VP of international sales. Ouledcheikh will oversee  all worldwide merchandising and licensing sales as well TV and ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Sets Spring Opening for New York Studio

London-based visual effects studio The Moving Picture Co. has announced a spring opening and key staff members for its New York Studio. The new studio will be based in the heart of ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Film Fest to Sneak ‘Winnie The Pooh’

If you’re an animation fan and happen to be in Los Angeles June 16-26, you may want to check out the wide variety of animated features and shorts screening at the 2011 Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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New Featurette, ‘Brave’ Teaser Set for ‘Cars 2′

Cars 2 is due to cross the finish line and land in theaters June 24, and here’s some new tidbits and clips to get you ready. First, a featurette on the origins of the film and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo’ Comes Home on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D

The hit independent animated feature film Gnomeo & Juliet leads the week’s major home video releases. Directed by Kelly Asbury of Shrek 2 fame and featuring music from the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Voltron Force’ Debuts June 16 on Nicktoons

Nicktoons has set the date for Voltron’s return to television. The network has announced it will premiere June 16 the all-new animated series Voltron Force at 8:3o p.m. ET/PT ... Continue Reading →
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Schwarzenegger’s Confession Halts ‘Governator’ Series

It looks like there’s one foe The Governator can’t defeat: bad publicity. In light of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent revelation that he fathered a child with a member ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pirates’ 4 Finds Huge Treasure in Foreign Ports

The tide was high for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie this weekend, though perhaps not as high as the Walt Disney Co. would have liked — at least domestically. Pirates of ... Continue Reading →
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Animate OPEN Call for Entries

Animate Projects, the U.K.-based promoter of experimental animation, has announced a call for submissions for its first ever online exhibition, Animate OPEN. Submissions will be accepted ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Sneaks New Toons at N.Y. Upfront

Adult Swim announced its new slate of programming for the 2011-12 season recently during its annual Upfront event in New York City. While many of the new series are offbeat live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Announces Animation Panels

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA), taking place in France June 6-11, has completed its lineup of animation industry panels. Highlights include making-of ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub Plans Special Summer Lineup

The Hub TV network will introduce its Saturday Mashup scheduling beginning on Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The special themed lineup that will highlight the network’s game ... Continue Reading →
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Stephen Fry Joins ‘Hobbit’ Cast

Director and producer Peter Jackson announced on his Facebook page Thursday that loquacious British actor, comedian, television host, writer and avid Tweeter Stephen Fry has been tagged ... Continue Reading →
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Academy’s Digital Panel Features ‘Dragon’ Directors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will explore “Cinematography in the Digital Age” on Tuesday, May 24, at 8 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly ... Continue Reading →
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Universal to Ride with ‘Despicable Me’ Minions

Get ready to experience life as yellow Minions. Variety reports that Universal Studios will offer a ride based on Despicable Me at its Orlando theme park in 2012. The park will also ... Continue Reading →
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Inoue’s Art to Aid Japan Disaster Recovery

VIZ Media will help raise funds for Japanese disaster relief using Takehiko Inoeu’s Smile: Pray of Japan illustrations on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in North America. The famous ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Unveils New Muppets Movie Poster

Another day, another hot new movie poster is unveiled! Today, it’s Disney’s official poster for the highly anticipated feature The Muppets that has fans all excited. Slated for ... Continue Reading →