VIZ Appoints Evolution As NorAm Licensing Agent

VIZ Media has tapped global licensing and brand management firm Evolution USA, LLC as its North American licensing agent. Evolution will represent the vast VIZ catalog of anime and ... Continue Reading →

ITV Gears Up for ‘Thunderbirds’ Season 2 in UK

ITV Studios Global Entertainment is getting ready for the UK premiere of the second season of Thunderbirds Are Go, bringing in new licensing partners and planning special events to ... Continue Reading →

ZAG Launches ‘Miraculous’ YouTube Channel & Series

ZAG America LLC has launched an official Miraculous Ladybug YouTube Channel and 52-episode webseries. The online channel has kicked off with five CG-animated episodes of new adventures. The ... Continue Reading →

Disney Taps Jon Favreau to Helm Live-Action ‘Lion King’

After the incredible success of The Jungle Book this year — both at the box office and in terms of creative tech wizardry — Disney is teaming back up with director Jon Favreau ... Continue Reading →

Sarah Muller Named Head of Children’s at Channel 5

Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Sarah Muller as Head of Children’s at Channel 5 in the UK. Muller will be responsible for commissioning and acquisition of linear ... Continue Reading →

Japanese Band BABYMETAL Gets Tooned Up with WB

Having wrapped up their successful 2016 world tour with a 100,000+ person show at the Tokyo Dome, Japanese pop-metal group BABYMETAL is preparing for its next adventure: an original, ... Continue Reading →
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Dave Filoni Put in Creative Charge of ‘Star Wars’ Animation

Just after season three of Disney XD’s popular action series Star Wars Rebels premiered, a statement issued by Lucasfilm to Big Shiny Robot revealed that while Dave Filoni has ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Secures Raft of ‘Nature Cat’ Deals

9 Story Media Group has inked multiple international sales deals for its animated series Nature Cat (40 x 22). Aimed at kids ages 3-8, the series premiered last November on PBS KIDS ... Continue Reading →

CN EMEA Unveils First ‘Powerpuff’ Partners

Following its successful debut on screens across EMEA in April, Cartoon Network’s rebooted The Powerpuff Girls is soaring into merchandising across the region with an initial ... Continue Reading →

Mondo TV Announces Canary Islands Studio

Mondo TV, one of the largest animation producers and distributors in Europe, has announced that through its subsidiary Mondo TV Iberoamerica it will open a new production studio in ... Continue Reading →

First-Ever ‘Shopkins’ Movie Coming This Fall

Moose Toys has announced that UPHE Content Group — part of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment — has signed on to distribute the first ever feature-length animated adventures ... Continue Reading →

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GenArts’ Sapphire 10 Is Here! Latest release is packed with brand new effects, over 150 presets, easier workflows, and improved functionality in the one of a kind custom effect ... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Clip: ‘Long Way North’ Opens Sept. 30

Shout! Factory Films is opening an exciting animated adventure in New York, Los Angeles and select U.S. cinemas this weekend as Long Way North arrives September 30. For a tantalizing ... Continue Reading →

‘Analysis Paralysis’ Wins Grand Prix at Encounters Fest

The winners of the 2016 Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival have been announced, with 23 honors bestowed at the Awards Ceremony in Bristol, England. The Animated Grand Prix ... Continue Reading →

Framestore Montreal Opens Launchpad PRO

Framestore VFX studio has joined with Campus ADN for a new training initiative in Montreal, Launchpad: PRO. Aimed at helping students develop industry-standard skills, the first courses ... Continue Reading →

DHX Licenses Multiple Kids Shows to Amazon UK & Germany

DHX Media has expanded its digital presence in the UK and Germany through a new deal with Amazon Prime Video, which will see more than three dozen DHX kids’ series made available ... Continue Reading →

Manchester Animation Fest Reveals Program

Taking place in the northern English city from November 15-17 this year, Manchester Animation Festival has revealed a lineup of special programs presented by leading European producers ... Continue Reading →

‘Trolls’ Magic Casts Spell over Macy’s

Macy’s and DreamWorks Animation has teamed up to hype the upcoming animated Trolls movie through a slew of exclusive products, promotional activities and more. New goodies are ... Continue Reading →

Golden Delivers Animated ‘History of Hulu’

LA-based multidisciplinary studio Golden is taking viewers on a vibrant journey through the evolution of audiovisual entertainment with “A Brief History of Hulu” — ... Continue Reading →

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Watch Gucci Mane’s Caricature-Filled, Adult Swim Animation for All My Children The official (NSFW) music video for the song off Everybody Looking was produced by Pangean Vision ... Continue Reading →