License2Brand Reps ‘Asterix’ in Greece, Cyprus

License2Brand has been appointed a licensing representative for evergreen French property Asterix, and will handle all merchandise rights for the adventurous Viking created by Albert ... Continue Reading →

Academy Presents ‘Animation Showcase’ in NYC

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI,” an event series running April 24 through May 29, 2015, in New York. ... Continue Reading →

PGS Secures Further ‘Iron Man’ Sales

PGS Entertainment has inked a number of global media licensing deals for Iron Man: Armored Adventures (52 x 30). The CG-animated adventure series produced by Method Animation, DG Entertainment ... Continue Reading →

‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘SpongeBob’ Take Kids Choice Animation Awards

Nickelodeon has wrapped up the 28th Annual Kids Choice Awards, which aired Saturday night and will have encore airings on Nicktoons March 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT and on TeenNick on April ... Continue Reading →

Dusty Fest Sets Schedule, Honors Kupershmidt

The School of Visual Arts will honor Disney animator Alex Kupershmidt and TV director Daniel Minahan with outstanding alumni awards at this year’s Dusty Awards, set for May 12. Kupershmidt ... Continue Reading →
Karen Vermeulen

Karen Vermeulen Named Head of Global Sales & Co-Pros at American Greetings

Zodiak Kids executive Karen Vermeulen is joining up with American Greetings Properties as the new Head of Global Sales and Co-Productions. Vermeulen’s appointment, which she will ... Continue Reading →

‘Big Hero 6′ Becomes 2014′s Animated Box Office Champ

Disney’s Big Hero 6 has become the top-grossing animated feature of 2014, edging out DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 in worldwide box office haul. Big ... Continue Reading →

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ and ‘Episode VIII’ Helmer Confirmed

Director Gareth Edwards’ stand-alone Star Wars movie will be titled Rogue One and star Felicity Jones, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced this morning at the studio’s annual ... Continue Reading →

New Disney, Discovery Content Coming to Nabi

Fuhu, Inc. has finalized deals with Disney and Discovery Communications to bring a range of content from their kids’ entertainment libraries to Fuhu’s nabi tablet via the nabi Pass ... Continue Reading →

China’s DMG Buys Stake in Valiant Comics

China/US film production group DMG has taken an equity stake in indie comics publisher Valiant Entertainment, with plans to turn some of the company’s more popular characters ... Continue Reading →