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Studios Tease ‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Avengers’ Movies

Comic-Con started with comic books, and now that movies have gotten in on the act it is no surprise that the show features sneak peeks at comic-book movies. Up first is a teaser trailer ... Continue Reading →
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Spain’s Imira Names Barbier Head of Licensing

Barcelona-based Imira Entertainment has hired Julian Barbier as head of licensing. Barbier joins Imira from Biplano in Spain, where he handled the licensing of major brands for clients ... Continue Reading →
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Skywriter, Roddenberry Develop ‘Gene’s Journal’ Toon Series

Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group and Roddenberry Entertainment are developing an animated children’s comedy series called Gene’s Journal, based on the web comic created ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Signs on to Air New Action Property ‘Monsuno’

JAKKS Pacific, Dentsu Entertainment  and FremantleMedia Enterprises announced a global content-distribution deal with leading children’s entertainment network Nickelodeon for worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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Kevin Lima Directs DreamWorks’ ‘Monkeys of Mumbai’

DreamWorks Animation has hired Kevin Lima to direct the feature Monkeys of Mumbai. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lima’s credits include both animation and live action. ... Continue Reading →
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Sony, Dark Horse Plan ‘Chickenhare’ Animated Feature

Sony Pictures Animation and Dark Horse Entertainment will develop an animated feature film based on the Dark Horse graphic novel series Chickenhare by Chris Grine. Chickenhare is the ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Decides Against Building ‘Dark Tower’

The plug has been pulled on The Dark Tower. Universal Studios has passed on a previously announced ambitious plan to adapt the popular Stephen King book series into three movies and ... Continue Reading →
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Calls for Entry: TOFUZI in Georgia, ANIMAGE in Brazil

Two festivals on opposite sides of the planet are looking for animated film submissions. Up first is the third edition of the  International Festival of Animated Films TOFUZI 2011, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Producer Murphy Develops ‘Capt. Planet’ Movie

Cartoon Network has signed a development agreement with action-adventure producer Don Murphy and partner Susan Montford and their company Angry Filmworks to develop a live-action motion ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con Animation Highlights, Part 2!

Before you think you’ve got your plans for Comic-Con worked out — there’s even more stuff being announced for the 41st edition, set for July 21-24. For a shortcut to all ... Continue Reading →
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Check Out Animation Magazine at Comic-Con

If you are braving the crowds at Comic-Con in San Diego, make sure you stop by the Animation Magazine Booth  (#1535) and take advantage of our special subscription deals and drawings ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’ Writer Weighs In On Triggerfish’s ‘Khumba’

Jonathan Roberts, one of three credited screenwriters on Disney’s animated classic The Lion King, is lending a helping hand to Triggerfish Animation Studios’ feature film ... Continue Reading →
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Key ‘Transformers,’ ‘G.I. Joe’ Documents to Be Auctioned

If you’re a fan of the classic animated series Transformers and G.I. Joe — and you have a lot of disposable cash on hand — you’ll want to mark Aug. 18 on your calendar ... Continue Reading →
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Duopoly Brings ‘Yam Roll’ Online to Hulu

Animation fans can finally get an online taste of the Duopoly children’s series The Very Good Adventures of Yam Roll in Happy Kingdom as the show debuts on Hulu.com. Episodes ... Continue Reading →
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‘Young Justice’ Takes the Good Fight to DVD

Just in time for Comic-Con, the youthful heroes of the DC Universe arrive to save home video viewers with the release of Young Justice, Season 1, Vol. 1 (Warner Bros., $14.97) The release ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con Animation Highlights, Part 1!

Before you snap your spine picking up the official event guide for San Diego’s massive comics, animation and pop-culture event, take a quick glance at what the 41st edition has to ... Continue Reading →
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Arc Prods. (Formerly Starz Animation) Adds Denton in L.A.

Toronto-based animation house Arc Productions, recently acquired by a Canadian ownership group from Starz Media, has hired Stephanie Denton to head its Los Angles office as senior VP ... Continue Reading →
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KidsCo Acquires HD Animated Series ‘Traces’

KidsCo has acquisition Traces, an original HD TV animated series co-produced by Taiwanese animation studio, Xanthus, and Swiss animation studio, Animagination. KidsCo, a global children’s ... Continue Reading →
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BRB’s Stereo 3D Series ‘Zoobabu’ Set in Major Markets

Zoobabu, a new stereoscopic 3D series from BRB Internacional, has just signed broadcast rights deals with outlets in multiple major international markets. Disney has acquired the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Harry Potter’ Casts Record-Breaking B.O. Spell

Harry Potter cast a record-setting spell on the box office this weekend, with the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 selling a stunning $168 million worth of tickets. The ... Continue Reading →