Netflix Slates 5 Original Kids Toons Plus Nick Kroll Series

Leading internet TV network Netflix reveals plans for five new original animated series for kids (and a second-season renewal for Kong: King of the Apes) on the heels of its announcement ... Continue Reading →

Japanese Family Flick ‘Gamba’ Inks Sales Deals

Japanese studio Shirogumi’s CG family adventure film Gamba has secured international and North America sales partners ahead of the European Film Market, signing deals with SC ... Continue Reading →
Eric Rollman

A Powerful and Marvelous Journey to Independence

I never aspired to be in the animation business. I wanted to own a tropical-fish store and be a percussionist in a philharmonic orchestra. But somehow, that dream led to cartoons and, ... Continue Reading →

Netflix Premieres 4 Original Animated Series

Netflix has announced it will premiere four original animated shows: Kulipari: An Army of Frogs, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and Jane, Cirque du Soleil – Luna Petunia and Puffin ... Continue Reading →

Netflix Getting Kids’ King Kong Series

Netflix and 41 Entertainment have announced the streaming giant will be bringing a new animated kids’ series — Kong – King of the Apes — from exec producer Avi ... Continue Reading →
Sir Ian McKellen

Talking Villainy With Ian McKellen

Those who have had a long-term relationship with the San Diego Comic-Con, whose 2014 incarnation wrapped last week, know that what began as a celebration of popular graphic art began ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Pac-Man’ Wins Ratings Game on Disney XD

41 Entertainment, Arad Productions and Namco Bandai announced today that the premiere and encore performances of Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures on Disney XD delivered solid ratings ... Continue Reading →

TV Bytes: Calimero, Pac-Man & Bubble Guppies

As international companies gear up for the MIP-TV market in France next month, we are getting bombarded with news about about global franchises. Here are today’s latest TV toon newsmakers: UK ... Continue Reading →

Dates Announced for ‘Popeye,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2'

Sony Animation has announced the release date for two eagerly anticipated projects. First up, Genndy Tartakovksy will be helming a new 3-D, CG-animated version of Popeye. The new pic ... Continue Reading →

Sony Launches 10th Anniversary Screening Series

The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with a five-week series of special screenings featuring SPA’s collection of animated and hybrid films, ... Continue Reading →