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Plympton’s ‘Cheatin’ Gets U.S. Premiere in L.A.

At long last, the celebrated feature film from indie icon Bill Plympton, Cheatin’ will get its stateside premiere in Los Angeles. On August 15, the long-awaited launch will take ... Continue Reading →
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‘Supernoobs’ Coming to Teletoon, Cartoon Network

DHX Media has gone into production on a brand-new 2D animated kids’ comedy titles Supernoobs, commissioned by Teletoon Canada and acquired by Cartoon Network U.S. Aimed at kids ... Continue Reading →
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PBS to Air ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Daniel Tiger’ Specials

PBS KIDS has scheduled two preschool-friendly television specials based on a couple of its most popular animated series for next Monday, August 18. The specials, attached to shows Daniel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Assault on Arkham’ Swoops onto Disc

Warner Bros. is unveiling the latest Dark Knight animated adventure today with the release of Batman: Assault on Arkham on Blu-ray ($24.98), DVD ($19.98) and Digital. An attempt to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Edition Arrives in November

Disney is preparing a lovely holiday treat for Frozen fans, with an all-new Sing Along Edition on DVD and digital coming November 18. Anna’s epic journey to find her snow queen ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: NextLimit, LightWave, Tactic Apps, Shotgun

+ NextLimit has announced from the showfloor that it will now offer free licenses to educational institutions interested in teaching its industry-leading fluid simulation software RealFlow ... Continue Reading →
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Robin Williams Dead, Police Suspect Suicide

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead today, according to reports from the Marin County Coroner in northern California. The TV and film veteran, who became part of animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dora and Friends’ Premieres August 18

The next big adventure with Nickelodeon’s ever-popular bilingual starlet, Dora and Friends: Into the City!, will premiere on the kids’ channel Monday, August 18 at 8 p.m. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken’ Season Finale Sneak Peek

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block will unleash the season seven final for its hit stop-motion skit show Robot Chicken this Sunday, August 17 at 11:30 p.m. The channel is offering ... Continue Reading →
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MLP ‘Spooktacular’ Coming to DVD in September

As if back to school season wasn’t scary enough, Shout! Factory is already gearing up for Halloween by announcing a new, six-episode DVD release: My Little Pony – Friendship ... Continue Reading →
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Fremantle Kids Adds Three Senior Roles

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s exec VP/general manager Rick Glankler has announced the appointment of three new senior roles within the division: Henry Or as ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar to Release Tractor 2.0

Pixar Animation Studios has announced that it will in the first week of September release Tractor 2.0, its next-gen distributed processing software. Version 2.0 expands the successful ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia Set for Shenzhen

This year, Shenzhen, China will for the first time host Asia’s largest computer graphics event SIGGRAPH Asia (December 3-6). Organizers expect over 7,700 attendees from over 60 ... Continue Reading →
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Shout Releases U.S. ‘Jack’ Trailer

Shout! Factory is debuting the U.S. trailer for Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, arriving in select theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, ... Continue Reading →
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UPA Artist David Weidman Dies

David Weidman, the animation and silkscreen artist who helped shape UPA’s mid-century modern style in classic cartoons, died last Wednesday at age 93 in his Highland Park, Los ... Continue Reading →
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DHX forms Television Division

Canada’s DHX Media has formed a new division, DHX Television, following its acquisition of Family Channel, Disney XD and French and English Disney Junior channels. The broadcaster/producer ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion, VHX Strike Streaming Deal

Kabillion, the free kids’ entertainment VOD service from Splash Ent., has partnered with online distribution platform VHX to stream its content on multiple devices. Episodes of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turtles’ Gives ‘Guardians’ a Shell of a Time

Paramount’s gritty, action-packed update on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got off to a whizz-bang start this morning, with fans of all ages helping the martial-arts masters to ... Continue Reading →
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Mutated Tech Brings Laughs, Action to ‘Turtles’

ILM mashes up motion-capture and animation in new ways ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC

SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC – August 10-14, Vancouver Convention Center, s2014.siggraph.org Hey, Big Speakers Keynote: Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs Kotek’s ... Continue Reading →