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NY Children’s Film Fest Reveals Jury, Slate Preview

The New York International Children’s Film Festival has named the jurors for the 2016 event, and unveiled a slate preview for the program running February 26 through March 20 — ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Re-Dates ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ and Next ‘Pirates’

Walt Disney Studios has announced new release dates for upcoming films from two of its major franchises: Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean. Star Wars: Episode VIII has been pushed ... Continue Reading →
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Funimation Dates ‘Boy and the Beast’ U.S. Release

Funimation Entertainment has named the date that U.S. audiences can catch Mamoru Hosoda’s latest animated feature, The Boy and the Beast. Both the original subtitled Japanese ... Continue Reading →
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Spider-Man, Avengers Return to Disney XD

New seasons of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6 and Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution are heading to Disney XD in the coming months, promising even more ... Continue Reading →
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Hornet Films & Bejuba Team Up for ‘Mutant Cleaners’

New York creative house Hornet Films has inked a deal with international boutique distributor Bejuba! Entertainment for their new animated action-adventure series The Mutant Cleaners. ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Kids Announces Ocean Science Toon ‘Splash’

At the Television Critics’ Association Press Tour in Pasadena on Tuesday, PBS Kids made two announcements to the gathered critics — a new animated series in the works and ... Continue Reading →
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Rainbow Brings Three Magical Titles to NATPE

Italian studio Rainbow is ready to cast a spell over the NATPE conference at Miami Beach with three of its biggest brands: Winx Club, Regal Academy and My American Friend (working title). ... Continue Reading →
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World Festival of Animated Film Set for Sofia

The National Palace of Culture (or NDK) in Sofia, Bulgaria will be hosting the 11th edition of the World Festival of Animated Film from January 29-31. The festival will feature more ... Continue Reading →
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‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Snags $2m in Funding

The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program has donated $2 million to The Fred Rogers Company to help fund production of its Emmy-nominated animated preschool series Daniel Tiger’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time: Stakes!’ Heads to DVD

The post-holiday release lull continues in the home entertainment sphere, but this week we’re starting to see some animated gems creep back onto shelves. In addition to a nice ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Releases Storyboard Pro 5

Toon Boom Animation has announced the release of Storyboard Pro 5, the latest iteration of its popular pre-production solution. Version 5 features improvements that streamline the process, ... Continue Reading →
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Sticky Pictures Appoints Michael Drake as Development Exec

Australian production house Sticky Pictures (Pirate Express, Pearlie) as appointed Michael Drake as its Development Executive. Having previously worked with the studio in freelance ... Continue Reading →
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Create Hub Industry Experts to Tackle Gaming, AR

Create Hub (create-hub.com) has announced plans to run articles throughout 2016 from experts in the arts, creative and cultural industries that tackle questions about digital technology ... Continue Reading →
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‘ZooMoo’ Hoofs it to Oz’s 7TWO

Australia’s top TV network Seven has picked up interactive kids’ series ZooMoo for its 7TWO channel, with a premiere set for Tuesday, February 16. Focused on animals and ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Launches ‘DBZ,’ ‘Saint Seiya’ Remasters in LatAm

Toei Animation has kicked off distribution of eagerly awaited remastered versions of animated series classics Dragon Ball Z and Saint Seiya in Latin America with early deals for both ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Immersed in Movies: Evaluating the Animated Feature Oscar Nominees Journalist Bill Desowitz weighs in on the five-film race. Petit Prince Led Banner Year for French Animation Exports Mark ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out,’ ‘BoJack Horseman’ Take Critics Choice Wins

The 21st annual Critics Choice Awards took place in Santa Monica this Sunday, and in a repeat performance from The Golden Globes earlier in the month, Pixar’s Inside Out snapped ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening in Talks with Netflix

Matt Groening, the mind behind record-setting animated sitcom The Simpsons and perennial favorite Futurama, is reportedly intent on coming back with a new original animated series to ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Getting ‘Lion Guard’ Experience

Following the success of the TV movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and the January debut of the The Lion Guard series on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, visitors to Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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Hour-Long ‘Nature Cat’ Special Debuts Monday

PBS Kids will premiere a new hour-long Nature Cat special on Monday, January 18. Packed full of “a-ha” discovery moments, the special features four all-new 11-minute adventures ... Continue Reading →
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