Daily News Byes: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Trailer, HBO Execs Tease ‘Thrones’ Massacre, Nigerian Animation on the Rise & More

’Tala’ Is a Gorgeous 2D Mix of Nature and Animation Melbourne-based developer The Garden Well is creating a beautiful, bugs-eye-view adventure which blends sweet doodle-y cartooning ... Continue Reading →
Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge R. Gutiérrez Breaks Off from ‘Billion Brick Race’

The Book of Life helmer Jorge R. Gutiérrez revealed via Facebook that he has left his gig as a director at Warner Bros. Animation, and is no longer attached to direct LEGO Movie spinoff ... Continue Reading →

Warner Animation Group Names Abbate EVP, Leahy SVP

Warner Animation Group has appointed two senior-level creative executives to shepherd its upcoming feature animation and live-action hybrid production and development slate. Veteran ... Continue Reading →

Atomic Cartoons Bringing ‘Last Kids on Earth’ to TV

Thunderbird Entertainment announces that its animation studio, Atomic Cartoons (Beat Bugs, Little Charmers, Rocket Monkeys), has optioned the TV adaptation rights to Max Brallier’s ... Continue Reading →
SpongeBob SquarePants

New Kidz Global Study: SpongeBob, Peppa Pig, Doraemon Among Top Toons

LIMA has released its bi-annual Kidz Global Study, providing a snapshot of children’s favorite brands and characters across more than 40 countries. Calculated from consumer surveys ... Continue Reading →
Martin Carrier

Games Vet Martin Carrier Named CEO of Frima

Canadian digital entertainment studio Frima has brought on videogame industry veteran Martin Carrier as its new President & Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was made by ... Continue Reading →
LEGO Ninago Movie: High Tech Ninja Heroes

WB, LEGO Group Build ‘Ninjago Movie’ Global Program

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group have joined forces with a crack squad of licensing & merchandising partners to harness the Ninja Warrior Spirit in a comprehensive ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: ‘Rick and Morty’ Live Stream, New G.R.R.M. Series

‘Rick and Morty’ Live Stream Set for Thursday 6/29 Get schwifty with series creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon as they host an evening of uproarious, interdimensional ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Upfronts Fresh Toon Slate for 2017-18

Global kids brand Cartoon Network has announced a well-plotted slate of content for the 2017-18 upfront season designed to offer fans something new every day across a variety of platforms. ... Continue Reading →

Not To Scale Signs Animator-Director Drew Lightfoot

Production company Not To Scale has signed on to its roster multidisciplinary director Drew Lightfoot for representation in the US, UK and Europe. The award-winning Canadian helmer, ... Continue Reading →