Mercury Filmworks

Mercury Filmworks Makes Key Promotions, Management Hires

Mercury Filmworks — one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios, which boasts the likes of Disney, Netflix and Amazon among its media partners — is expanding its ... Continue Reading →
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

Trailer: ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’ Specials Ready to Blast Off

New tales from a galaxy far, far away are ready to take off on screens, with the debut of two half-hour Star Wars Forces of Destiny specials coming to Disney Channel and the Disney ... Continue Reading →

Rediscovering Oswald

Like many in the animation industry, I was very aware that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was an early and popular animated character that ... Continue Reading →
Chris Nee and Jennifer Oxley

Pushing Real Diversity in Kids’ Toons: Chris Nee and Jennifer Oxley in Conversation at TAC

One of the highlights of this year’s TAC conference in Ottawa was an inspiring panel featuring two highly regarded TV animation creators: Chris Nee (Doc McStuffins, Vampirina) and ... Continue Reading →
Rebecca Campbell. Credit: ABC/Bob D’Amico

Rebecca Campbell Named President of Walt Disney Co. EMEA

Walt Disney International has announced that Rebecca Campbell, President, ABC Owned Television Station Group and ABC Daytime, will take on the role of President, The Walt Disney Company ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: ‘Futurama: Radiorama’ Arrives, Execs Move Up at Deluxe, New Chitose Airport Lineup, & More

New Chitose Airport Animation Festival 2017 Official Selection The still young fest has attracted an impressive lineup of films from internationally renowned animators, including Koji ... Continue Reading →
X Atencio - Photo by Annie Wells (Getty Images)

Disney Legend X Atencio, Animator & Imagineer, Dies at 98

Official Disney fan club D23 has announced that former Imagineer, animator and Disney Legend Xavier Atencio died September 10 at the age of 98. “X”, as he was known to friends, ... Continue Reading →
Despicable Me 3

‘Despicable Me 3′ Passes Billion-Dollar Mark

Illumination-Universal’s bad-boy comedy adventure Despicable Me 3 has officially joined the $1 billion box office club. The milestone was hit at the start of the weekend, with ... Continue Reading →
School of Magic

Cartoon Forum: TeamTO & Nexus Spin ‘House of Magic’ into Series

Paris-based CG shop and content producer TeamTO and Belgian producer Nexus Factory are developing School of Magic, a new 52 x 11 min. animated series spin-off of Studio Canal’s international ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: ‘Aladdin’ Cast Complete, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ VFX Breakdown, New Fox Boss & More

Casting in place for ‘Aladdin’ Live-Action Adaptation The live-action take on the Disney animation classic — directed by Guy Ritchie — has completed its casting and ... Continue Reading →