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Hong Kong’s Next Media Is Up for Sale

If, like us, you get a kick out of Next Media’s crazy animated takes on daily headlines, you’ll be sad to know that the Taiwanese studio is up for sale. The Taipei Times reports ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Unveils Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features

Disney will put its long animation history in the spotlight at D23′s Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features, set for August 11-12 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The ... Continue Reading →
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FUNimation Goes Mobile, Adds 2 Series

FUNimation is going mobile and adding the series Sankarea and Shangri-La to its slate. The company announced at Sakuracon in Seattle the release of its first-ever mobile app, created ... Continue Reading →
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Costumed Toons Glitz Up White House Easter Egg Roll

Animated characters will help the first family and the nation celebrate Easter this year, with costumed characters ranging from Babar, the Cat in the Hat and the Smurfs to Spider-Man, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Revs Up April 30 Bow for ‘Motorcity’

Motorcity, an animated adventure series created by Chris Prynoski, is slated to premiere April 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD. The half-hour series follows a group of hot-rodding rebels, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Channels Lifts Programming, Acquisitions Exec Miller

Disney Channels Worldwide has promoted Karen K. Miller to executive director of worldwide programming strategy, acquisitions and co-productions. Miller joined the company last year ... Continue Reading →
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Hub to Premiere ‘Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters’ June 2

The animated action-fantasy series Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters is scheduled to premiere June 2 on The Hub. Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters is follows the adventures of a young ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim’s ‘Metalocalypse’ Returns April 29

Get set for more Dethklok. Animation’s deadliest metal rockers are set to return with its fourth-season premiere April 29 at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim. Here is how the network ... Continue Reading →
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Rare Pixar Items Auctioned to Help Japan Tsunami Recovery

It’s been a year since an earthquake and resulting tsunami caused tremendous damage to Japan, and the animation community and Pixar are here to remind fans that there’s ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Taps Altschuler, Krinsky for ‘Woody Woodpecker’

Illumination Entertainment’s proposed Woody Woodpecker feature has a pair of writers. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have been tapped by Illumination chief Chris Meledandri ... Continue Reading →