It’s a ‘Jedi’ vs. ‘Jumanji’ Christmas Weekend!

Audiences are expected to flock to movie theaters this holiday weekend to catch up on the latest family movies served up by the studios. Industry observers are predicting Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
Olaf's Frozen Adventure

Clips: ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Makes Digital Debut

Disney’s new installment in its wintry fantasy franchise, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, is out now on Digital SD/HD and Movies Anywhere. To celebrate, the studio has released a couple ... Continue Reading →
Ron Clements & John Musker

ADG Honors Ron Clements & John Musker with William Cameron Menzies Award

Oscar-nominated Disney Animation filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker (Moana, The Princess and the Frog) have been announced as the 2018 recipients of the William Cameron Menzies ... Continue Reading →
Heather North

Heather North, voice of ‘Scooby-Doo’s’ Daphne, Dies at 71

Heather North, best known as the longtime voice of Daphne Blake on Hanna-Barbera’s Scooby-Doo series, passed away on Nov. 30 at her home in Studio City after a long illness, per ... Continue Reading →
The Little Prince

Content Platform Mediawan Eyes Buy of ‘Little Prince’ Studio ON

Indie European audiovisual content platform Mediawan has entered exclusive talks with the shareholders of ON Kids & Family — a respected player in kids’ animation production ... Continue Reading →
Despicable Me 3

Animated Features Factor Amid Song and Score Oscar Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 70 songs are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards, and 141 Original ... Continue Reading →
Bob Givens

Bugs Bunny Designer Bob Givens Dies at 99

Robert “Bob” Givens, an animator whose long and celebrated career brought him through the gamut of 20th century animation milestones from Walt Disney’s Snow White, to the first ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: Animating ‘The Ray,’ ‘Simpsons’ Predicted Disney-Fox Deal, Patty Jenkins Receiving PSIFF Honor & More

‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins to Receive PSIFF Award Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival will honor the first female recipient of its Creative Impact in Directing Award in ... Continue Reading →
Llama Llama

Genius Brands’ ‘Llama Llama’ Premieres on Netflix in January

Genius Brands International has announced the global premiere of its new animated preschool series Llama Llama on January 26, 2018 via Netflix. Based on the award-winning, bestselling ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: ‘Eureka Seven’ Movie En Route, Lightning Boy Plans Feature, Suit Won’t “Let It Go” & More

‘Eureka Seven’ Is Coming to Theaters Hi – Evolution 1, the first in a trilogy of features inspired by the hit 2005 mecha anime from studio BONES, is coming stateside! ... Continue Reading →