Acamar Taps El Ocho to Rep ‘Bing’ in Iberia

British indie studio Acamar Films has appointed El Ocho as the licensing and merchandising agent for its International Emmy-winning preschool series Bing in Spain and Portugal. The ... Continue Reading →

Brown Bag Opens New Flagship Studio

Award-winning animation producer Brown Bag Films — a subsidiary of Toronto’s 9 Story Media Group — inaugurated a new, 30,000 square foot studio in Smithfield, Dublin on ... Continue Reading →

Milk Sops Up Third BAFTA in Three Years for ‘Jonathan Strange’

Academy Award-winning independent VFX studio Milk has added another accolade to its shelves after winning its third consecutive British Academy Television Craft Award at Sunday night’s ... Continue Reading →

Animation Dingle Sets Keynotes, Panels

Taking place March 18-19 in Dingle, Ireland — on the most westerly peninsula of Europe — the fourth Animation Dingle festival will celebrate excellence in local and international ... Continue Reading →

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Spielberg and Ford Reunite as Indiana Jones Returns to Theaters July 19, 2019 Director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford are on board a fifth film for the adventure franchise. New ... Continue Reading →

Technicolor’s ‘The Deep’ Sets Course for CBBC

Technicolor, an underlying rights holder in The Deep, and DHX Media have finalized an agreement with the U.K.’s BBC that will bring the underwater animated adventure series to ... Continue Reading →

Star British Actor Alan Rickman Dies at 69

One of Britain’s most admired stars of stage, film and television Alan Rickman has died in London at age 69. The acclaimed performer, whose turns as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter ... Continue Reading →

‘Yellow Submarine’ Animation Director Robert Balser Dies

Robert Balser, best known for serving as animation director on The Beatles’ psychedelic Yellow Submarine, succumbed to respiratory failure and died on Monday, January 4 at age 88. ... Continue Reading →

BBC Releasing Lost ‘Dad’s Army’ Episode as Cartoon

The BBC will release a lost episode of classic ‘60s comedy series Dad’s Army as an animated special after uncovering a high-quality audio recording. The 30-minute episode, “A ... Continue Reading →

Inside CBBC’s ‘Scream Street’

This story originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Animation Magazine Inside an unassuming red brick building on the outskirts of Manchester, England, a fantastical world ... Continue Reading →