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Nelvana’s ‘Scaredy Squirrel’ Premieres on Cartoon Network

We’ve been covering the making of Nelvana’s fun animated comedy series Scaredy Squirrel for the past two year, and we’re happy to report that the show will finally make its U.S. ... Continue Reading →
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Paley Fest Highlights Top Animated Shows

If you are in Los Angeles next weekend and looking for a fun toon-related activity, you should check out Paley Museum of Broadcasting’s special screenings, panels and autograph sessions ... Continue Reading →
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Leon Schlesinger in Dollars and Scents!

Animation corporate executives have not always been highly regarded by the artists who work for them, particularly during the Golden Age. One exception to that trend was Leon Schlesinger, ... Continue Reading →
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Three Top Toons to Debut at Toronto Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (running September 8 – 18) has announced the line up for this year’s TIFF Kids program (formerly the Sprockets Family Zone). Showcasing selections ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Unleashes New ‘Pound Puppies’ Episodes

The Hub’s top-rated series Pound Puppies will return with new episodes on August 13, capping off the week-long Dog Days of Summer programming event on the cabler. Produced by Hasbro ... Continue Reading →
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‘Snow White’ Writer Tackles ‘Emily the Strange’

Melissa Wallack, the screenwriter of the upcoming movie The Brothers Grimm: Snow White has another assignment about a famous heroine: She will deliver a new feature based on the Dark ... Continue Reading →
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Will Moviegoers Go for ‘Apes’ Again?

Fox is hoping that audiences will be hungry for its prequel to the 1968 cult classic as Rise of the Planet of the Apes hits the screens this Friday (August 5). Showcasing the talents ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Reveals New Superman Photo

Another day, another new picture from a comic-book movie! Today, Warner Bros. released the first photo of Henry Cavill as Superman in the studio’s upcoming Man of Steel feature In ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Sets Record with Nokia Spot

Aardman Animations has put its name in the record books once again as their Sumo Science directorial team (Will Studd and Ed Patterson) have created the World’s Largest Stop-Motion ... Continue Reading →
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Skyreader’s ‘Giant Trouble’ Hits App Store

Skyreader Media, the eReading division of Canada’s Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group revealed it’s latest eBook, Giant Trouble, is now available for Apple’s iPad, as CEO ... Continue Reading →
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Canadian Academy Announces Gemini Noms

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced the nominations for the 26th Annual Gemini Awards, which is scheduled to air on September 7 on CBC. The awards celebrate ... Continue Reading →
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Zemeckis and ImageMovers Move to Universal

After being unceremoniously dropped by Disney, director Robert Zemeckis and his ImageMovers production entity have made a two-year first-look producing deal with Universal. Zermeckis ... Continue Reading →
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Tweak Software to Unveil RV 3.12 at Siggraph

San Francisco-based Tweak Software will preview the newest features for its RV image and sequence viewer for vfx and animation artists at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver next week. The company ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Rio’ and ‘Angry Birds’ Toys Hit the Market

The Rio and Angry Birds partnership continues this week as Fox Consumer Products and Rovio debut their new merchandise based on the Angry Birds Rio app, which has now been downloaded ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman & Tate Movie Project Opt for CelAction

Acclaimed Brit studio Aardman Animations has completed The Itch of the Golden Nit, a production with Tate Media, using the animation software CelAction2D. The half-hour film was created ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for Production I.G’s ‘A Letter to Momo’ Launches

Kadokawa Pictures has made available the first trailer for A Letter to Momo (Momo no e Tegami)—the latest feature animation project from Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) and Jin-Roh ... Continue Reading →
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Voice Cast Set for ‘Escape From Planet Earth’

The Weinstein Company and Canada’s Rainmaker Entertainment announced today that the voice cast of their 2012 animated movie Escape from Planet Earth will include Brendan Fraser, ... Continue Reading →
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Real Numbers Push ‘Smurfs’ to No. 2 Spot

Although on Monday, studios were projecting that Universal/DreamWorks’ Cowboys & Aliens and Sony Animation’s The Smurfs where sharing the Number One Spot at the box office this ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ and ‘My Dog Tulip’ Take Flight on DVD

Two well-received but very different animated features make their DVD debut today (Tuesday, August 2). Fans of Rio, director Carlos Saldanha’s 3-D ode to his home country of Brazil ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Sky’s ‘Leafmen’, DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ Set for 2013

Two new animated projects have joined the summer 2013 slate, Variety reports. On May 17, Fox will present Leafmen, while Paramount is tagging in Turbo on July 19. The latest from Blue ... Continue Reading →