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He Was America’s Favorite Uncle –– I Swear!

A number of years ago, while working for Disneyland, I was allowed to hear a surreptitiously-made (and archived) tape of a recording session with Walt Disney. After muffing his lines, ... Continue Reading →
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ABC to Air ‘Toy Story of Terror’ on Oct. 16

Another one of the fun Disney items announced at the past weekend’s D23 Expo event in Anaheim was that ABC will premiere the new animated special Toy Story of Terror on October ... Continue Reading →
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Close Friends Get to Call Him T.C.

Did everyone rush out and see Top Cat: The Movie when it opened in theatres the first weekend of August? Did anyone even know that something called Top Cat: The Movie opened in theatres ... Continue Reading →
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Saturday Morning Fab Four Flashback

One of the hard truths about animated cartoons is that many of them simply do not stand the test of time very well. For every Bugs Bunny there are multiple Flip the Frogs, characters ... Continue Reading →
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Spielberg to Produce Microsoft’s ‘Halo’ Series

Steven Spielberg will exec produce a live-action TV series based on the popular video game franchise Halo for Microsoft’s new console Xbox One. The series will include exclusive interactive ... Continue Reading →
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Double Negative Opens New TV Branch

VFX company Double Negative has launched Double Negative TV, a new division of Dneg dedicated to visual effects creation for television. Dneg TV will be headed up by 20-year VFX veteran ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV News: ‘Camp Lakebottom’, ‘Filly’ and ‘Peppa Pig’

With only a few days left until the 50th edition of MIPTV market kicks off in Cannes next week, various TV distributors and producers are sending us their news of global TV sales and ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV: Nelvana Invites ‘Zack’ & ‘Mike’

Corus Entertainment’s Canadian toon studio/distributor Nelvana Enterprises will be hyping two animated series in production at MIPTV this year–the new oddball comedy Zack ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story’s ‘Camp Lakebottom’ Scores New Sales

9 Story Entertainment’s new children’s animated comedy Camp Lakebottom (26×22’) has been acquired by Canal+ for Canal+Family (France), TELETOON+ (France), ABC (Australia) ... Continue Reading →
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DVD Find of the Week: ‘The Goode Family’

You’ll be able to check out Mike Judge’s short-lived primetime animated series The Goode Family on DVD this week. Shout! Factory’s cool new release features all 13 episodes of ... Continue Reading →