‘Horrid Henry’ Makes U.K. History With Third Season Order

CITV has commissioned a third series of the animated series Horrid Henry from Novel Entertainment, bringing the series to a total of 156 episodes and making it one of the most successful ... Continue Reading →

Jack Black is Back — As Host of Nick’s Kids Choice Awards

Jack Black is back to host Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids Choice Awards, which will be presented live Saturday, April 2. Black, who reprises his role as the voice of Po in the upcoming ... Continue Reading →

‘Dragon,’ Pixar, Disney Top 3D Society Creative Arts Awards

How to Train Your Dragon, Pixar and Disney were the big winners at the second annual International 3D Society Creative Arts Awards. DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon ... Continue Reading →

Disney Legend Bill Justice Dies at Age 97

Bill Justice, one of the legends of Walt Disney animation and imagineering who contributed to 57 short films and 19 features, died in Santa Monica of natural causes. He was 97. Justice ... Continue Reading →

‘Gnomeo & Juliet,’ Oscar Shorts Kick Off 2011 Animated Releases

Animation is back at the box office with the opening this week of the first major animated feature film of the year. Gnomeo & Juliet, the new 3D animated feature produced by Starz ... Continue Reading →

Rare Early Color Mickey Mouse Cel Comes to Auction

An extremely rare cel from the first color Mickey Mouse cartoon is due to be auctioned off later this month. The cell is from The Band Concert, a Mickey cartoon made by Disney studios ... Continue Reading →

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Returns Via Dark Horse Comics

The popular Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender is coming back to comics via Dark Horse. The Oregon-based publisher announced a multi-part publishing program that ... Continue Reading →

New Trailer Shines a Light On Illumination’s ‘Hop’

A trailer for Hop, the live-action/CG-animation hybrid movie coming April 1 from Illumination Entertainment, has hit the web. Check out the trailer right here: Directed by Tim Hill ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana Announces New Episodes of ‘Max & Ruby,’ ‘Beyblade,’ ‘Bakugan’

Nelvana Enterprises has announced new episodes of several animated series, including Max & Ruby, Beyblade: Metal Masters and Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge. For preschooler series Max ... Continue Reading →

Teletoon, Skywriter Sign Up for ‘Camp Lakebottom’

Canada’s Teletoon and Skywriter Media & Entertainment Group are developing Camp Lakebottom, a new children’s animated series created by Betsy McGowen and Eric Jacobson. The ... Continue Reading →

‘Redwall’ Creator Brian Jacques Dies

Brian Jacques, an English author whose Redwall books were adapted into an animated series that ran three seasons on PBS and Teletoon, died Saturday of a sudden heart attack in his hometown ... Continue Reading →

CBeebies Picks Up Third Series of ‘Chuggington’

CBeebies has signed on for a third round of Chuggington, the popular train-themed preschooler series from Ludorum. The deal will inflate the number of episodes to 104 10-minute segments, ... Continue Reading →

Canada’s Teletoon at Night Pilot Project Offers $10k Prize for Toon Shorts

Canada’s Teletoon network is taking its pilot project online, giving animators in Canada a shot at winning $10,000 and a trip to the Ottawa International Animation Festival and ... Continue Reading →

Fillion, Moss Lead Voice Cast for ‘Green Lantern: Emerald Knights’

Nathan Fillion and Elisabeth Moss have been cast as the lead voice actors in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next DC Universe animated original movie. Fillion will voice the Hal ... Continue Reading →

Levy, Fox Animation Plan ‘Mr. Men’ Movie

20th Century Fox Animation and producer Shawn Levy are teaming up to bring the popular British children’s book and TV series stars Mr. Men to the big screen, according to The ... Continue Reading →

Hinge Digital Announces Design Contest Winner

We are pleased to announce that artist/illustrator Erin Koehler is the winner of Hinge Digital’s inaugural “Bringing your World to Life” character design contest. As part of her ... Continue Reading →

Post-Annies Q&A with ASIFA-Hollywood’s Antran Manoogian

The 38th annual Annie Awards were handed out Saturday at UCLA’s Royce Hall with a lot of familiar elements in place: June Foray appeared on stage to stand on her usual box and present ... Continue Reading →

Classic ‘Tom & Jerry,’ New ‘Chuggington’ Lead DVD Sets

A lot of classic characters are arriving in this week’s delivery of home entertainment releases. It doesn’t get more classic than Tom & Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures, ... Continue Reading →

Watch: Brad Bird’s McCay Award Acceptance Video

As we mentioned in our live Twitter coverage of the Annie Awards on Saturday, Brad Bird accepted his Winsor McCay Award with a video he sent from the Vancouver set of Mission: Impossible ... Continue Reading →

Three New Posters Tease Disney’s ‘Mars Needs Moms’

Disney has released three posters that give us a close-up look at the characters in its forthcoming animated feature film Mars Needs Moms. Directed by Simon Wells and written by Simon ... Continue Reading →