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Paramount Picks David Stainton As New Animation President

Former Disney Animation president David Stainton has been named the new president of Paramount’s Animation division. Paramount announced in July that it is launching an in-house animation ... Continue Reading →
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Singapore Picks Animated ‘Tatsumi’ as Oscar Title

Eric Khoo’s animated documentary about manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has been selected as Singapore’s official entry in the foreign-language category at the 84th Academy Awards. ... Continue Reading →
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MTV Unveils Animation Plans for New York Comic-Con

MTV will be bringing the all-new Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, new animated comedy Good Vibes, and scripted horror-comedy series Death Valley to NY Comic-Con this year, with ... Continue Reading →
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BRB Brings Key Toons to Brand Licensing

Spain’s BRB Internacional has announced its planned for the Brand Licensing Europe event to be held in London Oct. 18-20. The company will be presenting the first licensed products ... Continue Reading →
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Caillou Makes Learning Fun on Mobile Platforms

Loveable kids character Caillou will be helping children aged two to five learn phonics, letter recognition, memorization and spelling thanks to his first ever app from educational ... Continue Reading →
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FOX Renews ‘The Simpsons’ for Two More Seasons

The cast members of The Simpsons have agreed to a 30% cut in their salaries for the next two years after negotiations with 20th Century Fox. As a result, the series is now renewed for ... Continue Reading →
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Johnny Depp to Portray Dr. Seuss for Illumination

The life of celebrated children’s author Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel) is being adapted into a live-action Universal feature, produced by Illumination’s Christopher Meledandri ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Extends Igers’ Contract Through 2016

Disney’s Board of Directors has extended Robert A. Iger’s contract through June 2016 as part of the company’s ongoing succession planning. Under the new agreement, Iger will assume ... Continue Reading →
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A Swashbuckling Cat for All Seasons

Shrek’s beloved sidekick Puss in Boots takes center stage in DreamWorks’ beautifully crafted 3-D adventure. While there has been no shortage of memorable sidekicks in the world ... Continue Reading →
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Kung Fu Panda Proves His Chops on Nick

Po and his warrior pals get ready to fight the good fight on an awesome new weekly show. 2011 has been quite a year for Po, the eager warrior of DreamWorks’ 2008 Oscar-nominated ... Continue Reading →
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Rising Stars of Animation: 2011

We searched high and low to find some of the brightest, bravest and most talented up-and-coming over-achievers in the toon scene. Zack Keller & Ed Skudder Co-Creators, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nos Amis’ Across the Sea

How the French government is bolstering international animated co-productions, plus a whirlwind tour of top toon houses. As a country renowned for its artistic temperament, fans of ... Continue Reading →
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Keeping Toons Alive in Old Blighty

Although many U.K. TV animation producers are disheartened about the bleak economic climate and lack of government support, they continue to follow the country’s much-admired tradition ... Continue Reading →
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Rob Dyrdek Glides to Toon Town

The skateboarding star gets the animation treatment in the new high-energy comedy Wild Grinders. The fact that skateboarder-turned-TV star Rob Dyrdek has embarked on a dynamic animated ... Continue Reading →
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Extreme Fairies: ‘Pixie Hollow Games’

Disney Channel’s Pixie Hollow Games brings back the popular characters of the franchise in a new action-packed special. The team at Disney knew it had hit the jackpot when they launched ... Continue Reading →
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Jurassic Jolts: ‘Terra Nova’

VFX supervisor of Fox’s Terra Nova reveals some of the visual secrets of the hot new fall drama, exec produced by Steven Spielberg. One of the most jaw-dropping moments in movie ... Continue Reading →
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Must-Sees at the MIPCOM Market

Each October, thousands of TV programming execs, buyers, animation producers and children’s entertainment pros gather at the MIPCOM market in France (Oct. 3-6) to buy and sell programming ... Continue Reading →
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Kelly Asbury to Write Sony’s Pic ‘Pooch Café’

Oscar-nominated writer-director Kelly Asbury has been tapped to write Sony Picture Animation’s upcoming feature Pooch Café. Asbury most recently directed and co-wrote Gnomeo and ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Offers Panel on Disney Artist Mary Blair

A new panel featuring Pixar helmer Pete Docter (Up), Eric and Susan Goldberg, Mark Giaimo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi will explore the lasting legacy of Disney artist Mary ... Continue Reading →
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Halloween-Themed ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Scares Up Stars

Michael J. Fox, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Michael Douglas are part of the all-star guest voice list for this Friday’s (Oct. 7) special Halloween-themed episode of Phineas and ... Continue Reading →