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Nickelodeon Launches Pre-K STEM Series ‘Blaze and the Monster Machines’

Nickelodeon will be introducing young viewers to the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning with an hour-long premiere episode of a new interactive ... Continue Reading →
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Stoopid Buddy Serves Up Denny’s ‘Grand Slam’ Toon

Late-night breakfast destination and American icon Denny’s has teamed up with Robot Chicken producer Stoopid Buddy Stoodios to create a new animated web series, The Grand Slams, ... Continue Reading →
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Launch Party Previews New ‘Adventure Time’ Art Book, Game in L.A.

Love Adventure Time? Enjoy pretty pictures? Have basic fine motor skills? In L.A. on Thursday? Then you have every reason to show up to the joint launch party for The Art of Ooo by ... Continue Reading →
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ILM’s Knoll, Producer Hurd Join Academy Sci-Tech Council

ILM chief creative officer John Knoll and producer Gale Anne Hurd have joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Science and Technology Council. Also accepting invitations ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Forum Wraps Up 25th Edition

Cartoon Forum celebrated a successful 25th edition of the important European toon event, which presented 84 new projects to the local industry and enjoyed a record participation of ... Continue Reading →
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Maker Studios Picks up ‘The Beet Party’

Korea’s Redrover and Toronto’s ToonBox Entertainment’s animated comedy series The Beet Party will air in the United States on Maker Studio’s Cartoonium animation ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Lands Four New ‘Peg + Cat’ Sales

9 Story Entertainment has secured multiple sales of its award-winning animated preschool series Peg + Cat (80 x 12′). The show has been acquired by TFO (French-speaking Ontario), ... Continue Reading →
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David Prod. Seeking Out Co-Pro Deals at MIPCOM

Japan’s David Production, a subsidiary of Fuji Television Network, will be participating in this year’s MIPCOM market (October 13-16) in search of co-production opportunities ... Continue Reading →
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Rainbow Appoints U.S. Agent

Family entertainment company Rainbow aims to expand its brands across America with the appointment of a new U.S. agent, Earthbound, to represent Winx Club and Mia and Me across the ... Continue Reading →
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Going the Extra Mile

Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon talk making the home video release of their Adult Swim hit Rick and Morty as cool and essential as possible. Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s Adult ... Continue Reading →
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Japan Firm Reportedly Makes Offer for DreamWorks

A Japanese conglomerate has expressed interest in buying DreamWorks Animation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, SoftBank has offered $32 a share for the public company, putting ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers,’ ‘Thunder,’ ‘Batman’ Arrive on Disc

Robots in disguise, cats on the loose and plenty of anime releases are set to brighten up the home video scene this week. One of the summer’s biggest hits arrives with the release ... Continue Reading →
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Nucco Brain Unveils ‘Living with a Dragon’ at Cartoon Forum

Nucco Brain, a studio with offices in London, Milan and Rio de Janeiro, is dipping its toes in the IP pond by unveiling a new preschool-targeted animated series at Cartoon Forum. Nucco ... Continue Reading →
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ZDF Secures Global Sales for ‘Q Pootle 5′

ZDF Enterprises will be sending Snapper Productions’ Q Pootle Five (52 x 11) rocketing around the globe with new acquisitions by CBeebies Africa, Ketnet (Belgium), SVT (Sweden), ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Picks Up ‘Horrid Henry’ for APAC

Zodiak Kids has announced a new deal for Novel Entertainment’s animated kids’ series Horrid Henry, which sees the popular 2D show licensed by Cartoon Network for their APAC ... Continue Reading →
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Review: ‘Hal – The Movie’

Hal – The Movie Funimation: $29.98, DVD/Blu-ray combo pack The popular new mini-feature Hal plays like cross between the live-action film Her and a three-hanky weeper from the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens Wide with Positive Reviews

All right, stop-motion fans — The Boxtrolls is here at last! LAIKA’s third feature-length movie boasts the widest opening of any film this week, with more than 3,400 cinemas ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel, Kirby Heirs Settle Copyright Dispute

Marvel and the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby have settled their long-running copyright dispute over the creation of many of the company’s most popular characters. The ... Continue Reading →
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Plug-In Sells ‘Tee and Mo’ Series to CBeebies

Plug-in Media’s has placed its animated series Tee and Mo with CBeebies in the U.K., securing a 50 x 7 min. series order. The channel has also committed to expanding the brand’s ... Continue Reading →