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‘Dead But Not Buried,’ ‘Moxie’ Win at Ottawa

Indie British animator Phil Mulloy’s Dead But Not Buried won the Best Animated Feature Award at the 2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival this weekend. The fact that Mulloy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Secret Mountain Fort Awesome’ Blows Up CN

There are some cool new kids on Cartoon Network’s Monday night animation block as Secret Mountain Fort Awesome makes its series debut tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. The premiere will ... Continue Reading →
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News Corp. Considering All-’Simpsons’ Channel

D’oh! Who needs a 24-hour Simpsons channel? Well, according to New Corps’ COO Chase Carey, we all do, as he recently told the audience at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’ Swallows ‘Dolphin Tale’ in B.O. Battle

For the second week in a row, Disney’s 3-D retooling of The Lion King ruled the box office, taking in $22.1 million domestically. In addition, the 17-year-old movie brought in an ... Continue Reading →
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Three 2D Toons Up for Euro Film Awards

Three artistic and beautifully drawn 2D animated features will be competing for the Best Animated European Film Awards this December. The nominees are Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar’s ... Continue Reading →
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DQ, Enne and Imira to Play ‘Escape Hockey’

Indian studio DQ Entertainment has come on board the new 3D animated series Escape Hockey, created by Enne Entertainment and co-produced by Spain’s Imira production and distribution ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak’s ‘Redakai’ Continues Global Quest

Zodiak Kids, has inked a pan-EMEA deal with Turner Broadcasting for its newest boys action animated series Redakai: Conquer The Kairu, which is a Zodiak Kids/Marathon Media (Totally ... Continue Reading →
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Thinware Media Partners with TVPaint

Thinware Media Ltd., developers of StudioCAP workflow automation and asset management for animation studios, and TVPaint Développement, France, makers of 2D bitmap-based animation ... Continue Reading →
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How Long Can They Hit a Homer?

It seems like only yesterday that those of us who write about animation were giving ink to the fact that The Simpsons was entering its seventh season, which made it the longest-running ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Offers Free ‘Anatomy of a Fight’ Webinar

Online animation school Animation Mentor has announced a free webinar on how to animating fights, featuring Dr. Stuart Sumida. The one-hour webinar, titled Anatomy of a Fight, will ... Continue Reading →
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Zinkia Taps Disney Vet Pastor as GM

The company behind Pocoyo, Zinkia Entertainment, has named Inigo Pastor as general manager. As General Manager, former Disney veteran Pastor will be responsible for the day-to-day ... Continue Reading →
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Monster Distributes Morphs into Monster Entertainment

Dublin-based Monster Distributes is rebranding itself as Monster Entertainment, and plans to re-launch at MIPCOM with a broader focus on the business including animating its own content. The ... Continue Reading →
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Adastra to Animate Roald Dahl’s ‘Enormous Crocodile’

Adastra Creative and the literary estate of world-renowned author Roald Dahl have joined forces to produce the first ever animated television series based on a Dahl title. Developed ... Continue Reading →
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Archie, Moonscoop to Revamp ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is set to cast a new, animated spell on TV viewers worldwide through a new deal between Archie Comics and Moonscoop. The show will feature a new look for ... Continue Reading →
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A Postcard from Ottawa Int. Festival of Animation

A deadpan keynote speech about the rewards of staying true to one’s vision by Moral Orel creator Dino Stamatopoulos kicked off the second day of the Ottawa Intl. Festival of Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Celebrating Chuck Jones’ 99th Birthday

Few animators have been as influential as Chuck Jones, who would have turned 99 years old today. Jones directed many of the best Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for Warner Bros., ... Continue Reading →
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3D ‘Don Gato’ Animated Feature Sets Mexico B.O. Debut Record

Don Gato y su Pandilla, a Spanish-language 3D animated feature film based on the Hanna-Barbera character Top Cat, has broken the opening weekend box office record for a local production ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network, Adult Swim Unveil Prolific NYCC Schedule

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have announced a prolific lineup of panels, signings, screenings and other events at the New York Comic-Con, set for Oct. 13-16 at the Jacob Javits Center ... Continue Reading →
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Batman Crashes the Party in New ‘Year One’ Clip

Warner Home Video has released a new clip from Batman: Year One, the next DC Universe original animated feature, due out Oct. 11 on digital download and Oct. 18 on Blu-ray and DVD. Based ... Continue Reading →
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VES Issues Industry Bill of Rights

The Visual Effects Society has released an Industry Bill of Rights, designed to improve working conditions for artists and bring certainty to the business for effects companies and ... Continue Reading →