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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 →
Roger Ramjet

‘Roger Ramjet’ Creator Fred Crippen Dies Age 90

Fred Crippen, the prolific animator, writer, producer, director and founder of Pantomime Pictures who created the famous 1960s series Roger Ramjet, passed away March 22 at the age of ... Continue Reading →
Boris and Rufus

Brazilian Toon ‘Boris and Rufus’ Rolls Out Across LatAm

Having launched on Disney XD in Brazil in January, 2D buddy comedy Boris and Rufus (26 x 11’) will be expanding its reach across the continent when it debuts in more than 40 Latin ... 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 →
New Duck Tales cast at D23 Expo 2017

Disney Fan Club Gears Up for D23 Expo 2019

All the many wonderful worlds of Disney will come together again next year when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents D23 Expo 2019, set for August 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention ... Continue Reading →
Deadpool

FXX ‘Deadpool’ Animated Series Project Implodes

FX, Marvel Television and series creators-to-be Donald and Stephen Glover (Atlanta) have broken ranks and left the much-buzzed-about Deadpool animated series dead in the water, less ... Continue Reading →
Spice Girls

Spice Girls Bringing Girl Power to Animation in Superhero Flick

UK pop princesses the Spice Girls will be giving a new meaning to their “girl power!” catch phrase by voicing animated alter egos in a new superhero-themed movie. Variety reports ... Continue Reading →
Lucas the Spider

‘Lucas the Spider’ Snares Fresh TV in Its Adorable Web

Fresh TV Inc. (creator of the Total Drama franchise) has joined forces with animator Joshua Slice and snagged exclusive rights to “web” phenomenon Lucas the Spider. The company ... Continue Reading →
Lady and the Tramp

‘LEGO Ninjago’ Helmer Charlie Bean Leashed to ‘Lady and the Tramp’

Toon Town veteran Charlie Bean, who most recently directed The LEGO Ninjago Movie, has signed on to helm a new live-action/CGI hybrid reimagining of animated classic Lady and the Tramp. ... Continue Reading →
Star Wars Forces of Destiny

Pics: 8 New ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’ Adventures Debut Monday

On Monday, March 19, Star Wars Forces of Destiny returns with eight all-new animated adventures, launching at 10 a.m. PT on Disney’s YouTube channel. A can’t-miss TV special will ... Continue Reading →