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Facebook and Pixar Animator to Reboot Emoticons

Facebook is teaming up with Pixar animator Matt Jones to come up with a new approach to online emoticons. Jones, who has also worked as storyboard artist on the Wallace and Gromit shorts. ... Continue Reading →
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Jerry Beck Ankles Cartoon Brew

Animation historian, author and producer Jerry Beck has left his post as editor of the Cartoon Brew website. Beck, who formed the popular blog with partner Amid Amidi in 2004, said ... Continue Reading →
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Little Airplane’s ‘Small Potatoes’ Star in Musical Movie

Little Airplane Productions are taking the star spuds of their pre-k series Small Potatoes on a feature-length musical adventure as the animated movie Meet the Small Potatoes premieres ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s New Princess Sofia Sparks Controversy

It seems like yesterday when Disney’s Princess Tiana (Princess and the Frog) generated lots of debate over the depiction of multicultural characters in animated films and TV shows. ... Continue Reading →
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Henson to Distribute The Collective’s ‘Annoying Orange’

Entertainment management and production company The Collective has appointed Henson Independent Properties, The Jim Henson Company’s third party licensing banner, as the exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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Vote for Big Bird! Join the Million Muppet March for PBS!

Big Bird is all over the social media sphere lately, thanks to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comments during last week’s presidential debates that he would ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bondi Band’ Set to Shine at MIP

After its June 2 launch on Disney XD LatAm, Bondi Band is set to hit MIPCOM with a bunch of good news. The 52 x 11 toon co-produced by Ledafilms, Exim Licensing Group and Mondo TV has ... Continue Reading →
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Graham Chapman Pic Sponsors Animation Contest

In celebration of the new feature film A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, an international online animation competition titled ‘Animate ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Fine-Tunes Pixel Animation App

Disney Interactive has launched a new app for creating original and Disney-themed pixel art and animation for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The free app, which is called Disney Pixel’d ... Continue Reading →
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Jackson Confirms Third ‘Hobbit’ Feature

It’s official: Peter Jackson has confirmed that he will be expanding his two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit into a trilogy. Warner Bros. is probably thrilled to ... Continue Reading →