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Verrone to Receive Morgan Cox Award

Former Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) president and Emmy and WGA Award-winning writer Patric M. Verrone will receive the WGAW’s 2012 Morgan Cox Award in recognition of his ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Plans Cat-In-The-Hat-A-Thon for March 2

PBS KIDS will be honoring the 108th birthday of Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) on March 2 with a two-hour marathon of its popular preschool series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot ... Continue Reading →
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Rare ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ Artwork at Heritage Auctions

An incredibly rare piece of original artwork from the comic classic Calvin and Hobbes will be offered at Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature event taking place ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mike the Knight’ Gallops onto Nick

Nickelodeon is suiting up its latest CG preschool hero as Mike the Knight premieres this Friday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m. The 26 x half-hour adventure series teaches kids about friendship ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Readies Diverse Toy Fair Slate

Warner Bros. Consumer Products is getting ready to unveil new tie-in toys for The Dark Knight Rises, The Green Lantern, Young Justice, Looney Tunes, ThunderCats and The Hobbit at this ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Announces Lineup for ‘Me & My Shadow’

Josh Gad (Book of Mormon) Bill Hader (SNL) and Kate Hudson (Almost Famous) are part of the voice cast of Me & My Shadow, the Nov. 2013 animated fantasy from DreamWorks Animation. The ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Hosts Animated Short and Feature Program

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present five public events celebrating this year’s nominees. Oscar Week events will feature screenings, film clips and discussions ... Continue Reading →
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WB Releases New ‘Doom’ Clip

Warner Bros. Animation has released a new clip for its upcoming home entertainment release, Justice League: Doom—the latest in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movies series. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shonen Jump Alpha’ Hits Web

Anime/manga champ VIZ Media has launched the first issue of its new digital manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, available now at VIZManga.com. The digital mag will allow fans to ... Continue Reading →
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Torres Tapped to Write ‘Ben 10' Movie

It looks like the live-action Ben 10 feature is getting closer to becoming a reality. The Joel Silver-produced project has hired Albert Torres to write the movie. Variety reports that ... Continue Reading →
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‘South Park’ and ‘Ugly Americans’ Return on March 14

Comedy Central announced today that its two popular animated shows South Park and Ugly Americans will return with new episodes on March 14. Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s twisted fourth-graders ... Continue Reading →
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Cake Sells ‘Poppy Cat’ to France TV

Kids’ entertainment distributor Cake has sold Coolabi’s show Poppy Cat to France Télévisions. The beautifully animated series first aired on Nick Jr. UK last May and has been ... Continue Reading →
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New Daffy Short to Debut with ‘Journey 2′

The new Looney Tunes 3-D toon Daffy’s Rhapsody will premiere before screenings of Warner Bros.’ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Directed by Matthew O’Callaghan (Coyote ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Director Joins Kavaleer

Dublin-based animation studio Kavaleer Productions has announced Emmy-winning director Timothy Björklund has signed on to the acclaimed toon house. Björklund, a San Francisco native, ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Piece’ 4 on DVD

Dust off your pirate hats—the latest DVD assemblage of Luffy and his nautical cohorts, One Piece: Collection Four, hits shelves today courtesy of FUNimation Productions. This four-disc ... Continue Reading →
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WikiLeaks’ Founder Assange Pops Up on ‘Simpsons’ 500th

EW.com has leaked the hot news that the 500th episode of the The Simpsons will guest voice none other than WikiLeaks founder/editor-in-chief Julian Assange. The elusive Mr. Assange ... Continue Reading →
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ZagToon Launches 3D Film Division

Paris-based French animation production company Univergroup is launching a film division, Zagtoon Pictures, and is partnering with leading Korean studio SamG, reports Variety. Headed ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Googles Adds Your Family Entertainment Toons

Los Angeles-based children entertainment portal Toon Goggles has added several new animated shows from German studio Your Family Entertainment to its library. According to exec VP of ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Launches a ‘Simpsons’ 500-Episode Marathon

Here’s a Guinness World Record Homer and Bart Simpson would definitely get behind. Fox has announced that in honor of the 500th episode of The Simpsons, it is sponsoring a fan marathon ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Projects Up for French Cesar Awards

In what signals the health of the animation industry in France, five animated projects (two shorts and three features) have been nominated for the Cesars, that country’s equivalent ... Continue Reading →