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TeleFutura to Air ‘Family Guy’ in Spanish in U.S.

TeleFutura, a broadcast network owned by Univision, is airing for the first time in the United States the long-running animated series Family Guy in Spanish. Univision announced the ... Continue Reading →
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Deal Roundup: ‘Koala Bros.,’ ‘Leonardo,’ ‘Rekkit Rabbit’

Here’s the latest sales and pickup deals from around the globe: • Spellbound Entertainment secured an ongoing commitment from CBeebies for the popular preschool series, The ... Continue Reading →
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32TEN Studios Opens in Historic ILM, Kerner Site

A group of former employees of ILM and Kerner Optical have announced the launch of a new visual effects company, 32TEN Studios,which will be based at the former site of ILM in San Rafael, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Almost Naked Animals’ Gets 3rd Season

Almost Naked Animals has been picked up for a 12-episode third season. Canada’s YTV and Cartoon Network both have picked up the new episodes of the series, produced by Toronto-based ... Continue Reading →
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More Awards: ACE Eddie and Canada’s Genie Noms

The American Cinema Editors have announced three nominees for the best edited animated feature, while Canada’s Genie Awards also announced nominees for visual effects and animated ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Toon Noms: ‘Tintin,’ ‘Arthur Christmas,’ ‘Rango’

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has nominated three features for its Best Animated Film Category. Announced Tuesday by  actors Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger ... Continue Reading →
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Football Helps Kick Off ‘Dynamite’ Ratings

Fox’s animated version of Napoleon Dynamite got a boost in its debut from strong ratings for the NFL playoffs Sunday night. Early numbers reported by Deadline.com have the series ... Continue Reading →
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More ‘MAD,’ ‘Thomas’ Spin Out on DVD

There’s no week that can’t be brightened up with a DVD release from the Usual Gang of Idiots. Leading this week’s home entertainment releases is MAD: Season 1, Part ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’s’ Roger Allers Joins Animated ‘Prophet’

Roger Allers, who co-directed Disney’s smash hit The Lion King and Sony Pictures Animation’s Open Season, has signed on to an animated adaptation of Khalil Gibran’s ... Continue Reading →
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Cranston, Chastain, Short Join ‘Madagascar 3′ Cast

The cast of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is growing. The DreamWorks Animation feature announced that actors Bryan Cranston, Jessica Chastain and Martin Short have provided ... Continue Reading →
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3D ‘Beauty’ Earns $18M in Box Office Debut

The 3D version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast posted a solid opening weekend at the box office, earning an estimated $18.5 million and coming in second for the frame that ran ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub Hires Marvel’s ‘Super Hero Squad’

The Hub is about to be invaded by pint-size superheroes, having acquired the hit animated series The Super Hero Squad Show from Marvel Animation. The series is set to begin airing on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tintin’ Nabs Top Toon Honor at Golden Globes

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn scored a major notch in its awards belt by taking home the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature at a ceremony Sunday at the ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Animation Ups Magallanes to Senior VP

Rich Magallanes has been promoted to the job of senior VP of current series at Nickelodeon Animation. Magallanes’ new job calls for him to oversee production as the executive ... Continue Reading →
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Berlin Fest to Unleash ‘Zarafa’ and 3D ‘Monkey King’

The world premiere of the animated French-Belgian feature Zarafa and a restored 3D version of the Chinese classic Monkey King are part of this year’s high-flying Berlin International ... Continue Reading →
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Télé Images’ ‘Secret Ranch’ Rassles New Sales

Paris-based animation studio Télé Images Productions (part of Zodiak Kids) has secured presale deals for its new animated series Secret Ranch with TF1, Teletoon and Equidia (France), ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Newby Animates Dickens for BBC Radio

In celebration of the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, Film London, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Drama have commissioned five films and five radio plays—Dickens In London—to be broadcast ... Continue Reading →
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Belle of the Stereo Ball

How Disney Feature Animation blended artistry and technology to bring Beauty and the Beast into 3-D. In the midst of the stereoscopic Renaissance, with technology evolving ever more ... Continue Reading →
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You’re Goin’ to the Moon, June?

If there is anyone in the animation field who truly needs no introduction, it is June Foray. The First Lady of Animation has accomplished so much in her long and varied career—which ... Continue Reading →
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New Nick Toon Episodes for MLK Weekend

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, kicking off January 13, tune in to Nickelodeon to catch all-new episodes of top-rated series featuring special guest star appearances! Kung ... Continue Reading →