Clever Brenda

Hopster Originals Join Aardman Distribution Offerings

Preschool entertainment/education platform Hopster has struck a deal with Aardman for global distribution of its originally produced content, including animated projects Clever Brenda ... Continue Reading →

Watch: Blue Zoo Paints a Picturesque Life Journey in ‘Via’

Award-winning London-based studio Blue Zoo Animation released a poignant new short film which takes viewers to visit a series of stunning, painterly landscapes serving as vista points ... Continue Reading →
Animation UK

Animation UK Successfully Campaigns for More Kids TV Funding

Animation UK (part of the UK Screen Alliance) has waged a successful campaign to secure additional money for children’s TV programming in the country, with Culture Secretary Karen ... Continue Reading →

Blue Zoo Knits Up Charming Xmas Short ‘Lynx & Birds’

BAFTA-nominated UK shop Blue Zoo Animation Studio ( is entering the annual holiday toon stakes with an adorable new CG short, Lynx & Birds. The ultra-cute ... Continue Reading →

British Academy Children’s Awards 2017 Nominees Revealed

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony ... Continue Reading →
The Breadwinner

Manchester Animation Fest Reveals 2017 Program

The Manchester Animation Festival returns to the city’s HOME venue for the third year in a row November 14-16, 2017, bringing a three-day celebration of the best and brightest ... Continue Reading →

Larkshead Media Takes on ‘Numberblocks’ UK Management

Media services company Larkshead Media has been appointed to manage UK licensing for hit animated CBeebies series Numberblocks by brand owner and creator Alphablocks Ltd. Larkshead ... Continue Reading →

Blindraw Challenge Connects Creativity and Compassion

A new viral campaign to raise awareness and critically necessary funds to aid the people affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, especially kids, officially kicked off in honor of International ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Movie Wraps a Successful Bordeaux Debut

Premiere European pitching event for animated features Cartoon Movie took place last week in its new host burg of Bordeaux, France, welcoming 850 participants (up 14% from last year) ... Continue Reading →
Dick Bruna

‘Miffy’ Creator Dick Bruna Dies Age 89

Dick Bruna, the Dutch children’s author and artist who created the internationally popular character Miffy the bunny, died Thursday, February 16 in his hometown of Utrecht, The Netherlands. ... Continue Reading →