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TV Broadcast of ‘Persepolis’ Divides Tunisians

Marjane Satrapi’s Oscar-nominated 2007 animated feature Persepolis has been the center of a political storm in Tunisia this past week. After Muslim fundamentalists attacked the TV ... Continue Reading →
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Annie Awards Tickets Are on Sale Now

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood has announced that tickets for the 39th Annual Annie Awards, (Saturday, Feb. 4, at UCLA’s Roye Hall) are now on sale. General ... Continue Reading →
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Wallace & Gromit’s Charity Auction Set for Nov.

The children’s charity, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, will hold an online animation art auction from November 1st to the 10th. The event, which will benefit the Bristol Children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Rastamouse Gets Bookish with Macmillan

Rastamouse, the reggae-singing superstar of DHX Media’s stop-motion series has yet another reason to sing happy tunes. U.K. publisher Macmillan Children’s Books has bought the ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker, Startz Enter Two Picture Deal

Top Canadian CG animation house Rainmaker Entertainment is joining forces with award-winning producer Jane Startz to develop and produce two new family friendly features. Tiger’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frankenhole’ Returns in December

Moral Orel creator Dino Stamatopoulos’ latest lampoon-errific stop-motion series, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, will return to Adult Swim with all new season 2 episodes starting Sunday, ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Monkeys Around with ‘Curious George’ Pics

Fans of Margaret and H.A. Rey’s mischievous monkey Curious George will be seeing a lot of him on PBS this holiday season. PBS Kids will feature the original Curious George movie ... Continue Reading →
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John Lasseter Defends ‘Cars 2′

In time for the release of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 on DVD, John Lasseter spoke to The New York Times today (Oct. 17) about the movie’s reception and the various challenges of overseeing ... Continue Reading →
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Get Your Sketch On: TVPaint Seminar at Capilano U

Feel like flexing your drawing muscles? If you live in the Vancouver, Canada area you are in luck as Thinware Media and Capilano University are hosting a free one-day seminar in TVPaint, ... Continue Reading →
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Stan Lee to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Entrepreneurial comic-book legend Stan Lee has been selected by the Visual Effects Society’s board of directors as the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Lee will be honored ... Continue Reading →
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Scandalous Secrets Spread on ‘South Park’

This week’s episode of Comedy Central’s South Park centers on an outrageous new website that is leaking salacious information about the kids. In the new episode titled “Bass to ... Continue Reading →
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Atlantyca to Rep ‘Little Prince’ in Italy

Entertainment studio Atlantyca (Geronimo Stilton) is the new licensing agent for LPPM’s CG-animated series The Little Prince in Italy. The company’s CEO Claudia Mazzucco announced ... Continue Reading →
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McCarron Is Atomic Cartoons’s New Head of Production

Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons (Atomic Betty) has brought in Jennifer McCarron to head up production at the studio, supervising in-house production teams. Over the past 15 years, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Green Lantern’ Lands on Cartoon Network

Green Lantern: The Animated Series is set to launch on Cartoon Network with an hour-long special event on Friday, November 11 at 7 p.m. The CG-animated series from Warner Bros. Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Target Nabs ‘Abadas’ Rights

U.K.-based Target Entertainment has struck a deal Dinamo as sole global agent for their new preschool show Abadas. Target will be responsible for global licensing, television sales ... Continue Reading →
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Spielberg’s ‘Tintin’ Gets Thumbs Up from U.S. Trades

Since Steven Spielberg’s much-anticipated animated feature The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn will be released in Belgium and France on Oct. 26, almost a month before ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio’s ‘Angry Birds’ Clips Fly Forward

Finland’s Rovio is letting its new Angry Birds clips take wings with 52 two-minute animated clips, designed for TV and mobile platforms. The shorts based on the videogame app which ... Continue Reading →
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Argentina’s Expotoons Ready to Roll in November

The 2011 Edition of Argentine animation festival Expotoons will take place Nov. 29- Dec. 1st in Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires. Now celebrating its 5th year, this dynamic animation event ... Continue Reading →
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Karacas-Directed Video Jumpstarts Liquid TV

Those of us who can recall the early 1990s will always treasure the memory of MTV’s Liquid TV, the animated anthology series that launched cult shows such as Aeon Flux and Beavis ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Swims with Season 2 of ‘Fish Hooks’ in Nov.

Disney Channel will premiere the second season of its hit animated show Fish Hooks on Friday, Nov. 4. At 9:30 p.m. Created by Noah Z. Jones, the series has been one of TV’s top-rated ... Continue Reading →