Lyndon Ruddy

Around the World with an Animation Career

Sometimes the life of an animator isn’t that different than that of a musician. I’ve spent a lot of my 30-year career moving around North America in what I call The Animation ... Continue Reading →

‘Matt Hatter Chronicles’ Lands in Spain and Portugal

Iberian broadcasters RTVE and Canal Panda have picked up Platinum Film’s boys’ action series Matt Hatter Chronicles. Public broadcaster RTVE will debut the 26 x 30-minute CGI series ... Continue Reading →

Wooding’s Kid Glove Brings ‘Viking Kong’ to MIPCOM

Entertainment industry veteran Brenda Wooding will launch Kid Glove, her new boutique production, distribution and rights management company at MIPCOM this year. The first project under ... Continue Reading →

Tayrona, Arc to Team Up for Four Animated Films

Tayrona Films and Arc Productions, both based in Toronto, have agreed to a deal to finance and produce for animated feature films. According to The Wrap, each company will contribute ... Continue Reading →

John Stevenson to Helm ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson will direct the upcoming sequel to last year’s CG-animated feature Gnomeo and Juliet. The new garden gnome adventure is titled Sherlock Gnomes ... Continue Reading →

Sony Animation Eyes ‘Kazorn & the Unicorn’ Movie

Gnomeo and Juliet and Shrek 2 director Kelly Asbury is going to have a very busy year. Not only is he writing Sony’s upcoming Pooch Café project, he is also in talks to direct Kazorn ... Continue Reading →

‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ Sequel Adds Sherlockean Detective

If you didn’t get your fill of Shakespearean garden gnomes with last year’s Gnomeo and Juliet, here’s some good news. Producers Elton John, Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish ... Continue Reading →

Arc Is on Board HIT’s ‘Thomas & Friends’

HIT Entertainment has signed Toronto-based Arc Productions (formerly Starz) to animate the new season of its CG-animated preschool hit Thomas & Friends. This deal marks the first ... Continue Reading →

Elton John to Produce Animated ‘Nerds’ Movie

After lending his music and producing cache to last year’s Gnomeo and Juliet feature, music legend Elton John plans to develop an animated movie based on the best-selling series Nerds ... Continue Reading →

‘Tintin’ Nabs Top Toon Honor at Golden Globes

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn scored a major notch in its awards belt by taking home the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature at a ceremony Sunday at the ... Continue Reading →