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Televix to Distribute Care Bears in Latin America

Care Bears are coming to Latin America, courtesy of a broadcast and home video distribution deal the characters’ owner, American Greetings, has cut with distributor Televix. Televix ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Animates Ad for Canada’s Funcheez

Canadians who don’t skip the commercials will be getting a peak at some delicious new animation from Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman Entertainment. The U.K.-based company ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Develops ‘Diary of a Worm, Spider, and Fly’ for TV

HIT Entertainment has acquired the rights to children’s books Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Fly and Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss and is developing them into ... Continue Reading →
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DQE, M6 Prep Season 2 of ‘Little Nick’

India-based DQ Entertainment has entered into a co-production agreement with M6 Studios in France for a second season the animated series Le Petit Nicholas (Little Nick). The second ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3′ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature

Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 has won the best animated feature award at the Golden Globes. The film beat out challengers Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist ... Continue Reading →
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Joe D’Ambrosia Joins Disney Jr. as VP of Programming

Veteran children’s television creator Joe D’Ambrosia has been named VP of programming for Disney Junior. D’Ambrosia will oversee production and programming strategies, ... Continue Reading →
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Target Plants ‘Flowertots’ Deal, Adds Sales Execs

Target Entertainment has secured a new multiregion broadcast deal with Nickelodeon for Chapman Entertainment’s preschool series Fifi and the Flowertots. The show’s first ... Continue Reading →
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‘All-Star Superman’ Sneak Peek and Premiere Details

All-Star Superman, the animated feature adapting the popular and acclaimed Grant Morrison comic book series, will get a bicoastal premiere with events set for the Paley Center for Media ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, co-directors of ‘The Gruffalo’

This month, we catch up with the talanted team of Jakob Schuh and Max Lang who co-directed the acclaimed Studio Soi/BBC animated special The Gruffalo, which as received numerous awards ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo TV Tags Showplace for U.S. Syndication

Mondo TV, an Italian producer of children’s shows, has tapped Showplace Television Syndication to represent its slate original animated series in the United States. Showplace ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Cars 2′ Teaser Trailer, Character Images

Cars 2 is coming to theaters June 24, and Disney-Pixar is starting to rev up the promotion. Up first, a new short teaser featuring Lightning McQueen: Plus, we have eight new character ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Retro Reaches 8 Million Homes in Canada

You can’t say that Canada doesn’t love cartoons: The Teletoon Retro channel, which airs classic cartoons ranging from Tom & Jerry and The Flintstones to Spider-Man and ... Continue Reading →
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Playdead’s ‘Limbo’ Leads GDC Awards with 7 Noms

Limbo, a puzzle platformer game from Playdead, leads the field with seven nominations for the 11th annual Game Developers Choice Awards. Announced Wednesday, the honors also singled ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Fast-Tracks ‘Monkeys of Bollywood’

DreamWorks Animation has put a project with the working title Monkeys of Bollywood, an animated musical feature set in modern-day Mumbai, on the development fast-track. The film will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Dragon’ Top Golden Tomato Awards

Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon took the first and second spots respectively in the wide releases category of the 12th annual Golden Tomato Awards. The awards are given out ... Continue Reading →
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Sneak Peek: Sony’s ‘Open Season 3′

Boog and Elliott are back for a new adventure under the big top in Open Season 3, due on DVD Jan. 25 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Here’s a look at the trailer followed ... Continue Reading →
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Prime Focus Opens 3D Conversion Facility in Northern India

Prime Focus has opened a 3D conversion facility in Chandigarh, India. The new facility is the sixth the company has in India. It also operates facilities in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver ... Continue Reading →
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Kahn Steps Down as Head of 4Kids Entertainment

Alfred Kahn has retired as chairman and CEO of financially troubled 4Kids Entertainment, effective immediately. Michael Goldstein will serve as interim chairman while the company searches ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Unveils Animals & Creatures: Master Class

Ask some of the top animation and visual effects supervisors in the industry what skill sets are in the most demand, and you’ll hear a lot about specialty skills such as animating ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Announces 2011 Lineup

The 2011 edition of Cartoon Movie, a European event focusing on the development and production of animated features, has reported a 20% increase in project submissions this year. Scheduled ... Continue Reading →