Andras Erkel

Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →

‘Wakfu’ Gets New Asia Broadcasters

Ankama has signed new deals for its popular animated series Wakfu across Asia and the Pacific. In a few weeks, viewers of Australia’s Network 10 and Malaysia’s ntv7 will ... Continue Reading →

‘TMNT’ Fights for a Spot in Your Video Collection

Cowabunga, dudes! Clear some space on your home video shelf for the home video release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount, $49.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; ... Continue Reading →

‘Lego,’ ‘Shaun,’ CN Take Top Kids’ BAFTAs

The LEGO Movie, Shaun the Sheep and Cartoon Network won top categories at the 2014 Children’s BAFTA Awards, presented Sunday in London at a gala awards ceremony. The LEGO Movie ... Continue Reading →

News Bytes: Merged Animafest, ‘Belladonna’ Restored and More

Wrapping up the week with the following desk-clearing news items: • After years of alternating its focus, The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has merged features ... Continue Reading →

‘Dragon 2′ Boosts Quarter for DreamWorks

How to Train Your Dragon 2 has earned more than critical acclaim for DreamWorks Animation — it’s earned a good chunk of change. Enough for the company to beat expectations in ... Continue Reading →

First-Ever LEGO Batman Special Coming to Cartoon Network

Be sure to pick your cape up from the dry cleaner’s this weekend: on Monday, October 27 at 6 p.m. ET/PT, the first-ever LEGO Batman special is swooping down on Cartoon Network. ... Continue Reading →

‘Gumball’ Earns Pair of Children’s BAFTA Noms

The Amazing World of Gumball earned two nominations in this year’s BAFTA Children’s Awards, leading all animated contenders. The Cartoon Network Europe-produced show was ... Continue Reading →

Turner Rebrands Boomerang

Turner Broadcasting has announced it will be re-launching its kids brand Boomerang as a worldwide, all-animation, youth-targeted network, featuring a line-up up classic and contemporary ... Continue Reading →

Roundup: Rig a Zombie, Learn from Stoopid Buddies

Animation is nothing if not fun — and here’s a few news tidbits that prove it. Sony Pictures Animation has made a zombie rig used in Hotel Transylvania available for download ... Continue Reading →