Stan Sakai

‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Creator Stan Sakai Receives 1st Joe Kubert Storyteller Award

Stan Sakai, the acclaimed cartoonist and creator of Usagi Yojimbo, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Joe Kubert Distinguished Storyteller Award. The announcement was made ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont’s ‘Furiki Wheels’ Spins to Nat Geo Kids LatAm

Paris-based Gaumont has inked a deal with National Geographic Partners’ multiplatform children’s entertainment destination Nat Geo Kids (launched in July 2017) that will bring its ... Continue Reading →
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Must-See Toons at MIPTV

*** This story originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 279)*** MIPTV, the global TV and digital content market, brings together many of the world’s ... Continue Reading →
Usagi Yojimbo

Gaumont Options Stan Sakai’s ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Comics

Gaumont has optioned the iconic samurai rabbit comic-book series Usagi Yojimbo from creator, writer and illustrator Stan Sakai, for development into an animated TV series. The project ... Continue Reading →
Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Taps New Writer for Animated Movie

It’s helter skelter (last Beatles joke, I swear) as famed Beatle and Wing Paul McCartney has found a replacement writer for his animated film in development, High in the Clouds. Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
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Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai of the Future’ Gets Japanese Release Date

Mirai no Mirai (Mirai of the Future), the latest project from acclaimed animated fantasy filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda, has been slated for release in Japan on July 20, 2018 after previously ... Continue Reading →
Laura Laas

Laura Laas Appointed VP Animation TV Sales at Gaumont

LA- and Paris-based entertainment mainstay Gaumont has appointed Laura Laas as Vice President, International TV Sales, Animation. Charged with selling the company’s TV toon slate ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Options ‘Star Shards Chronicles’ for Animated Series

Nicolas Atlan, President of Animation for Gaumont, announced that the Paris- and LA-based company has optioned global rights to the epic trilogy The Star Shards Chronicles, from New ... Continue Reading →
Rodolphe Guenoden

Rodolphe Guenoden to Direct FDNY Animation ‘The Bravest’

Rodolphe Guenoden, a Gobelins graduate and longtime DreamWorks Animation artist, has been tapped to direct new animated feature The Bravest. The announcement was made by Main Journey ... Continue Reading →
Kristen Bell

Gaumont Partners with Kristen Bell for ‘Do, Re & Mi’

The first new series from Gaumont under the leadership of President of Animation, Nicolas Atlan, has been announced as Do, Re & Mi (52 x 11), a whimsical musical adventure produced ... Continue Reading →