‘Clone Wars’ Season 4 Premieres Friday

Prepare for a splash landing as the new season of the CG-animated “mini-movie” series Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuts this Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. ... Continue Reading →

‘Run Amok’ Makes Off with GRAPHIC Prize

Newly formed Australian artist team ZZZ Collective has blitzed the 2011 GRAPHIC Animation Competition with Run Amok. The toon came out on top after three rounds of voting, with new ... Continue Reading →

Portfolio Brings ‘Young Abraham’ to MIPCOM

Toronto-based Portfolio Entertainment will launch the new one-hour animated movie Young Abraham at MIPCOM. Produced by BKC, the 48-minute CG-animated offering merges cutting-edge production ... Continue Reading →

‘Hello Kitty’ Picks Mango as Distributor

Mango Distribution has signed to rep Sanrio Digital’s new CG-animated series Hello Kitty and Friends. Mango will sell the 52 x 13 series at the upcoming MIPCOM market in France. The ... Continue Reading →

Goldsmith to Sell Henson’s ‘Pajanimals’ at MIPCOM

The Jim Henson Company has appointed Richard Goldsmith as exec VP of Global Distribution. Goldsmith will lead global sales at MIP Junior and MIPCOM for the company’s titles across ... Continue Reading →

‘Futurama’ Wins Emmy for Best Animated Show

Mark another win for Bender, Fry and the hard-working gang at Comedy Central’s Futurama. Exec produced by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen and Ken Keeler, the episode “The Late Philip ... Continue Reading →

‘Archer’ 3-Parter Reports for Duty on FX

Agent Sterling Archer returns for duty in a special three-part show on FX this Thursday (Sept. 15) at 10:30 p.m. Although the third season of the popular FX show doesn’t officially ... Continue Reading →

‘Zambezia 3D’ Takes Flight with All-Star Cast

Samuel L. Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum and Abigail Breslin have joined the voice cast for Triggerfish Animation Studios’ upcoming CG-animated feature Zambezia 3D. The 3D ... Continue Reading →

Alcon, Arc to Make ‘Ormie’ Movie

Canadian animation studio Arc Prods (formerly known as Starz Animation Toronto) will be co-producing a new feature with Alcon Entertainment, based on the short Ormie, it was announced ... Continue Reading →

Puss In Boots: Most Interesting Cat in the World?

The folks at DreamWorks are going full steam ahead with their clever web spots for their upcoming feature Puss in Boots. Yesterday, we discovered a new 35-second ad about Puss, spoofing ... Continue Reading →

Marathon’s ‘Rekkit Rabbit’ Hops to Third Season

Zodiak Kids-owned Marathon Media has announced that it will produce the third season of its popular Rekkit Rabbit series for TF1 and Disney XD Europe. This will bring the total show ... Continue Reading →

Alex Toth: Out of Griping Comes Success

Like politics, animation sometimes makes strange bedfellows, particularly when creative visions and egos are involved. Back in the late 1990s, when I was regularly meeting with Joe ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Scores Ghibli Distribution Deal

Distributor of award-winning animated films GKIDS has forged an agreement with Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli to handle U.S. and Canadian theatrical and non-theatrical distribution ... Continue Reading →

Moonscoop’s ‘SamSam’ Soars in Europe, Australia

Global brand management and entertainment company Moonscoop has signed new deals for their CG-animated preschool series SamSam. Seasons one and two ( 52 x 7 and 39 x 8 ) have been snapped ... Continue Reading →

Laika to Animate Decemberists Frontman’s Fantasy Book

Portland-based animation house Laika has optioned the rights to Wildwood, the new young adult fantasy by Colin Meloy, the frontman of alt music group The Decemberists. Set in an alternate ... Continue Reading →

‘Walking with Dinosaurs 3D’ to Use Cameron’s 3D System

The upcoming BBC Earth feature Walking with Dinosaurs 3D  will employ Cameron—Pace Group’s Fusion 3D system, according to a joint announcement by the companies. “Walking ... Continue Reading →

Neil Patrick Harris Shines on ‘Penguins of Madagascar’

Only a few days after his special guest voice appearance on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Neil Patrick Harris will be lending his talents to Nick’s Penguins of Madagascar, this ... Continue Reading →

VES Preps for Production Summit

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced it will hold its third annual Production Summit for the entertainment industry on October 1 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The ... Continue Reading →

‘Doong Doong’ Nabs CICDAF Prize

Paris-based international distributor awol animation and Korean producer Sunnyside Imaginary Space are celebrating a Grand Prize win for Doong Doong, which has won top honors at the ... Continue Reading →

Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy Winners Announced

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the juried winners for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Individual Achievement in Animation. These awards ... Continue Reading →