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Simpsons’ Cast Salary Negotiations May Kill the Show

In a strange repeat of what happened a few years ago, Fox’s long-running series The Simpsons is in danger of coming to a halt because of a tense contract negotiation with its voice ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Announces Four More 3-D Re-releases

You can call it the Lion King 3-D effect: Disney announced today that it will re-release stereoscopic 3-D versions of Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and The Little ... Continue Reading →
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Singapore’s DCH Announces $100m Animation Fund

Singapore-based investment company DCH Capital has revealed a new $100 million fund to invest in IP creation in the animation, games and computer graphics sectors. The announcement ... Continue Reading →
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CAOZ’s ‘Valhalla’ Preps for Theatrical Run

Iceland’s first-ever animated feature, the stereoscopic 3-D CG-animated Legends of Valhalla: Thor from Caoz, will be getting its long-awaited theatrical release on October 14. The ... Continue Reading →
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Moonscoop Nabs Toonzone’s ‘Action Dad’, ‘YooHoo’

Worldwide brand management and entertainment company Moonscoop will be adding two Toonzone Studios shows to its distribution roster. Moonscoop will have exclusive worldwide rights (excluding ... Continue Reading →
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‘South Park’ New Eps Start Wednesday

All-new episodes of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s hit series South Park return to Comedy Central Wednesday, October 5 at 10 p.m. New season 15 episodes will also be available in HD ... Continue Reading →
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Sparky Announces ‘One Stormy Night’, ‘Tocori’ Partners

Singapore’s Sparky Animation has announced two new TV project team-ups at the MIPCOM market in Cannes: One Stormy Night and Tocori the Ghost. These new partnerships fall on the heels ... Continue Reading →
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Five Hasbro Series Set for Turkey’s ATV

Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc, has sealed a deal to supply five of their new animated kids’ series based on their popular ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’ Makes Top Grossing Films List

The stereoscopic 3-D re-release of Disney’s The Lion King has launched the well loved toon to No. 10 on the list of all-time top grossing films at the domestic box office. It joins ... Continue Reading →
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Sam Register Shares Secrets of WB Success

Sam Register, exec VP of Creative affairs at Warner Bros., closed the MIP Junior market on Sunday (Oct. 2) with a dynamic look at new shows and sharing some of the key points in revitalizing ... Continue Reading →
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CyberGroup, FantaWild and Telescreen Win MIP Jr. Prizes

The international children’s content market MIP Junior wrapped over the weekend in Cannes. The two-day event was packed with various panels focusing on different aspects of the industry—from ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Nabs Solos Rights for ‘Rob the Robot’ S2

The U.K.’s Entertainment One (eOne) has been appointed sole distributor for the second season of Amberwood Entertainment and One Animation’s hit preschool show Rob the Robot. The ... Continue Reading →
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Italy’s VIEW Confab Offers ‘Tintin’ Sneak Peek

Turin’s VIEW Conference, the Italian digital and computer animation event (Oct. 25-28) has added a special program devoted to the art and technology of Steven Spielberg’s highly ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub Invests in Animated Warren Buffett

A Squared Entertainment’s animated money series Secret Millionaires Club will premiere on The Hub TV network on October 23 at 1 p.m. The show was created in partnership and voiced ... Continue Reading →
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Arrrrrr! Atomic’s ‘Pirate Express’ to Set Sail in Cannes

Vancouver-based animation studio Atomic Cartoons (Atomic Betty) will launch its new show, Pirate Express, which is currently at the development stage with Teletoon, Canada, to the MIPCOM ... Continue Reading →
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CTNX Preps for Third Edition

The CTN Animation Expo invites the toon industry to come celebrate their third edition November 18-20 at the Burbank Marriott. This year’s theme is “The Chain of Inspiration: Where ... Continue Reading →
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Classic Media to Debut ‘Hoops&Yoyo’ Special at MIP

Classic Media is adding another top brand to its family entertainment portfolio by announcing a new relationship with Hallmark that will launch with a new holiday special: hoops&yoyo ... Continue Reading →
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Don’t Toot That Horn! Leonardi & the Art of Claiming Credit

Forget the F-word. In animation and related fields like comic books, there is only one serious danger word, the one you utter completely at your own risk: the C-bomb…Credit. I ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Dances With ‘Chico and Rita’

New York-based indie distributor GKIDS has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Fernadno Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s acclaimed 2D animated feature Chico & Rita. The film ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Writer and Historian Earl Kress Dies at 60

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of beloved animation writer and historian and Animation Guild VP Earl Kress passed away recently at age 60 due to complications from ... Continue Reading →