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Entertainment Pros Launch ZAG Animation

A new feature production house called ZAG Animation Studios has emerged on the scene, as a joint venture of Haim Saban (chairman & CEO Saban Capital Group, founder Saban Brands), ... Continue Reading →
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Sandra Oh, Ann Marie Fleming Crowdfund for Feature Toon

Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh is looking to break into the animation biz. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the acclaimed actress is collaborating with director Ann Marie Fleming ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Unveils Slate Through 2019

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in the big-screen adaptation of Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios has announced titles and dates ... Continue Reading →
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NFB to Get Animated for Animation Day

The National Film Board of Canada is planning a slate of activities to celebrate International Animation Day, offering lots of opportunities to view animated films online and on the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dam Keeper’ Wins Best Animated Short at Spark

Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi’s The Dam Keeper has won the inaugural Best Animated Short Award at the Spark Animation Conference, Film Festival and Job Fair. The film was awarded ... Continue Reading →
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‘ThunderCats’ Reboot Coming to Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection has opened pre-orders for an all-new Blu-ray edition of ThunderCats: The Complete Series — the 2011 reimagining of the classic ’80s action toon, ... Continue Reading →
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Restoring ‘Animal Farm,’ Out Oct. 27 in the U.K.

Sometimes, it really pays to be an animation fan on the other side of the pond. Take this week’s release of Halas and Batchelor’s classic animated feature Animal Farm on ... Continue Reading →
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Original ‘MLP’ Feature, ‘Care Bears’ Set Rock Home Video

It’s a color-jammed 1980s flashback week in animated home video releases, with the arrival on disc of a new My Little Pony feature film and a new Care Bears collection. My Little ... Continue Reading →
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Angels & Airwaves Hypes Album with Animation

Rock group Angels & Airwaves, fronted by Blink 182′s Tom DeLonge, has turned to the world of indie animation to boost its multiplatform promotion for upcoming album The Dream ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story’s Nutbrown Hare Makes International Friends

Coming out of the 2014 edition of the MIPCOM market, 9 Story Media Group announces it has inked multiple deals for preschool animation Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Four Voices Added to ‘Norm of the North’ Cast

Splash Entertainment has announced that that it has signed Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Gabriel Iglesias (The Nut Job, Planes), Colm ... Continue Reading →
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‘Book of Life,’ ‘Boxtrolls’ Hold Up at Box Office

The box office is showing reasonably good returns for mid-budget indie animated features Book of Life and The Boxtrolls. In its second weekend of release, Reel FX and Fox’s Book ... Continue Reading →

Lord and Miller Writing ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel

The LEGO Movie scripters and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have officially signed on to write the sequel. The collaborators, who also wrote and directed Sony’s Cloudy ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Celebration Sets Judges, Panelists

The World Animation Celebration has announced the judges and panelists for the one-day international short film festival set for Nov. 1 at the Los Angeles Film School. A presentation ... Continue Reading →
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Goodwin Joins Fairy Crew for ‘NeverBeast’

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin of Big Love and Once Upon a Time fame has been cast as Fawn in the upcoming DisneyToon Studios feature Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. Goodwin ... Continue Reading →
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Parsons Leads ‘Elf’ Holiday Special Cast

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons will voice Buddy in a new stop-motion animated holiday special Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. The special, airing Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. on NBC, ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Hits

Marvel had planned to release the first trailer to next summer’s blockbuster sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron next week during the broadcast of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, ... Continue Reading →
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WB Unveils Blue Ribbon Slate

Warner Bros. has christened its newly created short-format digital content division “Blue Ribbon Content.” The new banner, headed by Sam Register, will be responsible for ... Continue Reading →
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Hoho Preps New ‘Wind in the Willows’ Series

Kids’ production and rights company Hoho Entertainment (Cloudbabies, Abadas) is joining forces with Martin Gates Productions (MGP) and Cloth Cat Animation for a brand new animated ... Continue Reading →