U.K.-Produced ‘Gumball’ Debuts on CN May 8

The Amazing World of Gumball, the first U.K.-produced full-length animated series to emerge from Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, is set to premiere in the United States on ... Continue Reading →

‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ to be ‘Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1′

Goodbye Aqua Teen Hunger Force, hello Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1. The producers of the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force have announced the series will change its name after 100 ... Continue Reading →

3net to Air Tiny Island’s 3D Series Dream Defenders in U.S.

Singapore-based Tiny Island’s CG animated series Dream Defenders is set to debut in stereoscopic 3D in the United States on 3net. The new deal gives 3net — a 3D network from ... Continue Reading →

Disney Joins Annecy YouTube Competition

Walt Disney Animation Studios is joining the Annecy 2011 YouTube competition. The competition, now in its second year, will offer the winner a week at the Annecy Festival in France ... Continue Reading →

Revenues, Profits Dip in 1st Quarter for DreamWorks

DreamWorks Animation saw down results in its first quarter reporting, with net earnings and profits down versus the first quarter of 2010 when How to Train Your Dragon was released. The ... Continue Reading →

Gruppo Alcuni Sells ‘Slash://’ in Iberia

Gruppo Alcuni has sold its just-completed series Slash:// to Canal Panda Spain and RTP Portugal. The series consists of 26 20-minute episodes and is a co-production with RAI Fiction. ... Continue Reading →

Nintendo to Unveil Wii Replacement at E3

Nintendo has announced the era of the Wii is coming to an end, and will announce its follow-up console at this year’s E3 Expo in June. The Japanese company issued a statement ... Continue Reading →

Makers of ‘Zambezia’ to Raffle Africa Trip During Cannes

Visitors to this year’s edition of the famous film festival and market at Cannes will have a chance to win a trip to South Africa, courtesy of the studio behind the 3D animated ... Continue Reading →

House Foods Among ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ Licensees

DreamWorks Animation has announced its slate of marketing, licensing and promotional partners in support of the studio’s upcoming feature film release, Kung Fu Panda 2, which ... Continue Reading →

‘South Park’ Season 14, ‘Avengers’ Assemble on Disc

The lovable, foul-mouthed tykes of South Park are back with an entire season of animated hijinks on DVD and Blu-ray. South Park: The Complete Fourteenth Season (Paramount, $49.99 DVD, ... Continue Reading →

Animated People: Mike Disa, Director of ‘Hoodwinked Too!’

A native of Chicago, Mike Disa brings an extensive resume to the task of co-writing and directing Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil. Starting out in video games and TV, Disa worked his ... Continue Reading →

VES Opens New Section Based in New York

The Visual Effects Society is opening a new section in the Empire State. The New York section, which represents some 2,500 visual effects professionals, is the group’s sixth and ... Continue Reading →

‘Rio’ Retains Box Office Crown Over Easter Weekend

Animation ruled the Easter weekend box office, with Blue Sky Studios’ stereoscopic 3D feature Rio repeating as the top film. Rio, released by Fox, took in an estimated $26.8 million ... Continue Reading →

Animation Golf Invitational Set for May 14

The animation industry is about to hit the links. The Animation Golf Invitational, open to all active or retired members of the animation industry, is set for May 14 at Elkins Ranch ... Continue Reading →

Turner Expands Cartoonito to Europe, Mideast, Africa

Turner Broadcasting has announced it will rollout its U.K. preschool channel Cartoonito across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, increasing the brand’s distribution to 125 million ... Continue Reading →

Jackson Video Offers Peek at ‘Hobbit’ Production

For fans of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit, the wait for a movie version has been a long time coming. No one knows this better than Peter Jackson, the director who has begun production ... Continue Reading →

NBC Animated Three ’30 Rock’ Online Shorts

NBC’s comedy series 30 Rock airs its 100th episode tonight, and to celebrate the networks is releasing a trio of animated shorts. The first short is up on (and debuted ... Continue Reading →

Overseas Reviews, Clip from Disney’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’

Disney’s next 2D animated feature, Winnie the Pooh, doesn’t open in North America until July 15 — but it’s already playing overseas and doing fairly well with critics ... Continue Reading →

3rd Diversity in Animation Fest to Unspool 22 Films in Rio

If the animated feature Rio got animation fans thinking about a trip to Brazil, then the lineup for the third annual Diversity in Animation festival may be the perfect reason to go. The ... Continue Reading →

UCLA Festival to Present Crystal Anvil Award to June Foray

Legendary animation voice actress June Foray will be honored with the Outstanding Contribution in Animation Award, also known as The Crystal Anvil Award, at the UCLA School of Theater, ... Continue Reading →