World Animation Summit: Building Your Brand

The issue of branding excites and confounds the most savvy of animation creators and executives and at the World Animation and VFX Summit on Tuesday five of the industry’s top professionals ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: Looking Beyond Network TV

The era of the Big 3 networks as the only conduit for animated television is a thing of the past. Content creators and executives are now faced with the boon of the internet age, video ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: Oscar Contenders Panel

2015 proved to be a banner year in the world of animated features, and the Oscar Contenders gathered at the World Animation and VFX Summit to discuss the artistry of creating beloved ... Continue Reading →

‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Gets New Trailer

DreamWorks Animation and theatrical release partner 20th Century Fox have unveiled a spankin’ new trailer for upcoming CG saga Kung Fu Panda 3, in theaters January 29, 2016. Directed ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: Creatives Talk ‘The Prophet’

Animation professionals from around the world gathered to hear the first panel of November 2 at the World Animation and VFX Summit at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, CA. ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: Spotlight on ‘Peanuts’

This fall, Blue Sky Studios, the creators of the Ice Age films, Epic and Robots, will bring Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts strip to 3D animated life with The Peanuts Movie. Tom ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: Focus on Latin America

Moderator and director Raul Garcia led a discussion among luminaries from Mexico and Brazil during the World Animation and VFX Summit’s panel on animation south of the border. Garcia ... Continue Reading →

AFM: Shout! Nabs NorAm Rights for ‘Albert’

Shout! Factory and Sola Media GmbH have inked a deal that will bring the new animated feature Albert – Up, Up and Away to the U.S. and Canada. The CG film, directed by Karsten ... Continue Reading →

Spacetoon Launches First Co-Pro ‘Mia’

Free-to-air kids’ channel Spacetoon, which broadcasts in Arabic to 22 countries and over 130 million viewers, announces the arrival of its first co-production, the CG-animated ... Continue Reading →

‘Mermaids on Mars’ Takes Animation Prize at Carmel Fest

Athena Studios of Emeryville, California announces that its original stop-motion animated short Mermaids on Mars was awarded the Best Animation honors at the 2015 Carmel International ... Continue Reading →

Henson, France TV Partner on ‘Dinosaur Train’ Shorts

The Jim Henson Company has teamed up with France Televisions for the production of a series of alphabet-themed educational shorts based on the Emmy-nominated animated series Dinosaur ... Continue Reading →
Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs Sinks Teeth into ‘Happy Family’ Role

British actor Jason Isaacs, perhaps best known for his turn as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has signed on to voice the villain of Timeless Films and Ambient ... Continue Reading →

Saban Brands Appoints Five New Execs

Saban Brands continues to make new executive appointments, naming five new top level people to key positions. The new appointments go to Tori Cook, now SVP of Global Retail Business ... Continue Reading →

‘Wild Kratts’ a Go in Oz

9 Story Media Group has secured several deals for Australian distribution of its hit animated adventure series Wild Kratts, including a broadcast agreement with Channel Nine’s ... Continue Reading →

Cottonwood Sets Asia TV Forum Slate

David Michel’s Cottonwood Media will be bringing two animated series based on Random House publishing properties to the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), taking place December ... Continue Reading →

Best of Animayo Fest Coming to L.A.

Highlights from the Animayo animation, VFX and videogames festival — which this year celebrated its tenth anniversary in Gran Canaria, Spain — will be presented in Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →

4th World Animation and VFX Summit Kicks Off in Marina del Rey

Animation directors, producers, financers, agents, artists, and writers from around the globe will gather Nov. 2 at the Marina del Rey Yacht Club for the World Animation and VFX Summit. Now ... Continue Reading →

Gnomon Alumni Panel to Offer Tips on Breaking In

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation is presenting Nov. 5 a panel discussion titled How to Break into the Industry — Alumni Panel, featuring a quartet of former ... Continue Reading →

‘Danger Mouse’ Reboot a Hit for CBBC

The all-new series of Danger Mouse has proved a hit with young audiences, topping the ratings in its return to TV on CBBC. The animated series has become the best performing new kids’ ... Continue Reading →

Imaginarium, NFTS Offer Performance Capture Course

The United Kingdom’s National Film and Television School has partnered with Andy Serkis’ performance-capture and production company The Imaginarium to offer a new course in performance ... Continue Reading →