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DWA TV Names Kelly Kulchak Head of Current Programming

Comedy development pro Kelly Kulchak has been appointed to the newly created role of head of current programming at DreamWorks Animation’s TV division. The job will task Kulchak ... Continue Reading →
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‘Something Wicked’ Signs Scriptwriter

In keeping with the Halloween vibe, Disney has announced it has reaped a writer for its upcoming adaptation of the Ray Bradbury horror classic Something Wicked This Way Comes. The studio ... Continue Reading →
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Jam Media to Double Workforce

Dublin-based animation firm Jam Media, which earlier this year expanded into Northern Ireland, has announced plans to double its workforce from 40 to 80 in 2015. This news follows Jam’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Geronimo,’ ‘Taka & Maka’ Sell for Atlantyca

Italy’s Atlantyca Entertainment has secured a host of post-MIPCOM 2014 broadcast sales for a variety of its key distribution properties. SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway) have acquired ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Offers Limited Edition ‘Sailor Moon’ Set

VIZ Media will be bringing a shiny new remastered treasure to North American fans of the iconic anime series Sailor Moon. The Limited Edition Season 1, Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ... Continue Reading →
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CelAction to Resell, Market Toonz Apps

Digital Video and CelAction have teamed up with CelAction reselling and marketing Digital Video’s well-respected Toonz products. Toonz Harlequin is a full-featured software application ... Continue Reading →
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Oznoz Brings Fuji’s ‘Be Ponkickies’ to U.S., Canada

Fuji Television Kids Entertainment has entered into an exclusive agreement with Oznoz to debut its animated series Be Ponkickies on North America’s biggest bilingual children’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Charlie Girl’ Animated eBooks Launch Nov. 1

Beginning Saturday, November 1, iTunes, Google Play and Kobo will be offering two new eBooks about a lovable poodle named Charlie Girl and her charming “tails”. Charlie ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation & VFX Summit Sets Hosts, Presenters

Animation Magazine is pleased to announce the lineup of presenters for the award ceremony at the World Animation & VFX Summit’s opening night party, set for Nov. 2 from 6-10 ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Celebration Film Schedule Set

The lineup is set for The World Animation Celebration, set for Nov. 1 at The Los Angeles Film School Main Theatre. Presented by Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine, the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2′ Boosts Quarter for DreamWorks

How to Train Your Dragon 2 has earned more than critical acclaim for DreamWorks Animation — it’s earned a good chunk of change. Enough for the company to beat expectations in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Giovanni’s Island’ Gets Oscar Qualifying Run

Production I.G, the Japanese studio behind A Letter to Momo, has announced it will present an Academy Award-qualifying screening of its latest 2D animated feature, Giovanni’s ... Continue Reading →
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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 →