Manou the Swift

Kate Winslet, Willem Dafoe Lead ‘Manou the Swift’ Voice Flock

Multi-award-winning actors Kate Winslet and Willem Dafoe will be heading the voice cast for upcoming animated feature Manou the Swift. Produced by Germany’s LUXX Film, the project ... Continue Reading →
Stardog and Turbocat

Pre-Sales Take Off for ‘Stardog and Turbocat’

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has secured pre-sales in several territories for the family animated feature Stardog and Turbocat, now in production at Sheffield, UK studio Red Star. ... Continue Reading →
Chicken Run

Aardman Incubating ‘Chicken Run’ Sequel

Nearly two decades after it first flew the coop, Aardman Animations is reportedly working on a sequel to the most successful ever stop-motion feature, Chicken Run (2000), according ... Continue Reading →
Animation UK

Animation UK, UK Screen Alliance Name Council Reps

Key audiovisual industry policy-making bodies UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK, which united in 2016, have elected new council representatives. The UK Screen Facilities Council election ... Continue Reading →
Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom

eOne Launches Preschool Hit ‘Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom’ in China

Entertainment One has secured a major partnership with iQiyi which will see Emmy- and BAFTA-winning preschool property Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom launch in China on one of the ... Continue Reading →
Streetcat Bob

Shooting Script, King Rollo Launch ‘Streetcat Bob’ Webtoon

Shooting Script Films and BAFTA-winning animation studio King Rollo Films launched a cheerful, animated short-form web series Streetcat Bob, inspired by the true life story of a ginger ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Magazine’s Rising Stars of 2018

***These profiles were written by Ellen Wolff and Ramin Zahed for the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** We are so proud to highlight this year’s talented, diverse ... Continue Reading →
Stefanie Bitton

Studio Pascal Blais Turns 35 with Rebrand as TONIC DNA

Just in time for its 35th anniversary, Academy Award-winning Montreal-based animation producer Studio Pascal Blais has rebranded itself with the new name TONIC DNA, and a forward-looking ... Continue Reading →
Rebecca Manley and Simone Giampaolo

Aardman Expands Partner Content Division, Adds Directors

Aardman has hired visual production company and animation studio Jungler to represent the studio and its pool of directors in France. Based in Paris, Jungler creates commercials, music ... Continue Reading →
John Musker

Disney Director John Musker Retires After Four Decades

Writer and director John Musker, a Disney Animation icon whose neary 40-year career saw him at the helm for major titles from the 1980s renaissance with The Little Mermaid to the innovative ... Continue Reading →