Awol Sees Green for Big Storm’s ‘Gombby’

Paris-based awol animation has announced the first international TV and home entertainment deals for Portuguese newcomer Big Storm Studios’ 3D CG series, Gombby’s Green Island. ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana Toons Head to CN Latin America

Cartoon Network Latin America audiences will be able to bid buenos dias to three of Nelvana’s popular kids’ comedy programs soon. Toons Sidekick and Scaredy Squirrel, as well as ... Continue Reading →

‘Adventure Time’ Highlights Arrives on Disc

Fans of Cartoon Network’s crossover hit, Adventure Time will have a chance to revisit the Emmy-nominated episode “My Two Favorite People” on DVD today. The Warner Bros. release, ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Animation Finalizes Netflix Deal

DreamWorks Animation has finalized its deal with Netflix, selling the rights to its movies for a reported $30 million per title, according to The New York Times. This development is ... Continue Reading →

‘Dead But Not Buried,’ ‘Moxie’ Win at Ottawa

Indie British animator Phil Mulloy’s Dead But Not Buried won the Best Animated Feature Award at the 2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival this weekend. The fact that Mulloy ... Continue Reading →

‘Secret Mountain Fort Awesome’ Blows Up CN

There are some cool new kids on Cartoon Network’s Monday night animation block as Secret Mountain Fort Awesome makes its series debut tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. The premiere will ... Continue Reading →

News Corp. Considering All-’Simpsons’ Channel

D’oh! Who needs a 24-hour Simpsons channel? Well, according to New Corps’ COO Chase Carey, we all do, as he recently told the audience at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media ... Continue Reading →

‘Lion King’ Swallows ‘Dolphin Tale’ in B.O. Battle

For the second week in a row, Disney’s 3-D retooling of The Lion King ruled the box office, taking in $22.1 million domestically. In addition, the 17-year-old movie brought in an ... Continue Reading →

Three 2D Toons Up for Euro Film Awards

Three artistic and beautifully drawn 2D animated features will be competing for the Best Animated European Film Awards this December. The nominees are Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar’s ... Continue Reading →

DQ, Enne and Imira to Play ‘Escape Hockey’

Indian studio DQ Entertainment has come on board the new 3D animated series Escape Hockey, created by Enne Entertainment and co-produced by Spain’s Imira production and distribution ... Continue Reading →

Zodiak’s ‘Redakai’ Continues Global Quest

Zodiak Kids, has inked a pan-EMEA deal with Turner Broadcasting for its newest boys action animated series Redakai: Conquer The Kairu, which is a Zodiak Kids/Marathon Media (Totally ... Continue Reading →

Thinware Media Partners with TVPaint

Thinware Media Ltd., developers of StudioCAP workflow automation and asset management for animation studios, and TVPaint Développement, France, makers of 2D bitmap-based animation ... Continue Reading →

How Long Can They Hit a Homer?

It seems like only yesterday that those of us who write about animation were giving ink to the fact that The Simpsons was entering its seventh season, which made it the longest-running ... Continue Reading →

Animation Mentor Offers Free ‘Anatomy of a Fight’ Webinar

Online animation school Animation Mentor has announced a free webinar on how to animating fights, featuring Dr. Stuart Sumida. The one-hour webinar, titled Anatomy of a Fight, will ... Continue Reading →

Zinkia Taps Disney Vet Pastor as GM

The company behind Pocoyo, Zinkia Entertainment, has named Inigo Pastor as general manager. As General Manager, former Disney veteran Pastor will be responsible for the day-to-day ... Continue Reading →

Monster Distributes Morphs into Monster Entertainment

Dublin-based Monster Distributes is rebranding itself as Monster Entertainment, and plans to re-launch at MIPCOM with a broader focus on the business including animating its own content. The ... Continue Reading →

Adastra to Animate Roald Dahl’s ‘Enormous Crocodile’

Adastra Creative and the literary estate of world-renowned author Roald Dahl have joined forces to produce the first ever animated television series based on a Dahl title. Developed ... Continue Reading →

Archie, Moonscoop to Revamp ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is set to cast a new, animated spell on TV viewers worldwide through a new deal between Archie Comics and Moonscoop. The show will feature a new look for ... Continue Reading →

A Postcard from Ottawa Int. Festival of Animation

A deadpan keynote speech about the rewards of staying true to one’s vision by Moral Orel creator Dino Stamatopoulos kicked off the second day of the Ottawa Intl. Festival of Animation ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Chuck Jones’ 99th Birthday

Few animators have been as influential as Chuck Jones, who would have turned 99 years old today. Jones directed many of the best Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for Warner Bros., ... Continue Reading →