Nelvana Assembles Partners for ‘Mysticons’

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana announces that it has joined forces with Playmates Toys, Nickelodeon and The Topps Company to bring a wholly original girls’ action series ... Continue Reading →

Ask A Baboon – Issue #248

Jymn Magon: The Coolest Writer You’ve Never Heard Of? If you’re like me – freshly graduated and clawing a path for yourself in the tough, sometimes even cutthroat animation biz ... Continue Reading →

‘BoJack’ Will Be Back in the Saddle for Second Season

Mere days — just enough for subscribers to get a good bing-watch in — Netflix has renewed animated comedy BoJack Horseman for a second season of 12 episodes, according to ... Continue Reading →

Netflix Reins in ‘BoJack Horseman’

Streaming giant Netflix has added a new stud to its stable of original series: animated adult comedy BoJack Horseman from Michael Eisner’s Tornante. The 12-episode series will ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love – Issue #234

The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design By Tod Polson [Chronicle Books, $40] Fans of classic animation gems such as Dumbo, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and ... Continue Reading →

Animation Stars Drawn to ‘Roger Rabbit’ Reunion

A special screening and 25th Anniversary Reunion of the cast and crew of Robert Zemeckis’ seminal feature Who Framed Roger Rabbit packed the house at the Academy of Motion Pictures ... Continue Reading →

Eisner’s Tornante Seals Multi-Year Deal with Universal

Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner is back in the big studio features game. The Hollywood Reporter had the scoop this morning that Eisner’s Tornante Company has signed a multi-year ... Continue Reading →

John and Ron Mention ‘The Unmentionable’

This past weekend I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Disney Animation’s legendary “John and Ron”—John Musker and Ron Clements—at a Sherlock Holmes symposium sponsored ... Continue Reading →

Short on Minutes, Long on Talent

The 2012 edition of the Annecy Festival puts an amazingly diverse and creative range of animated shorts from all over the world in the spotlight. Animated short film submissions poured ... Continue Reading →

Pocahontas and The Mouse’s Gong Show

Every aspect of creating an animated feature takes time, except, arguably, for one: the greenlighting of an idea. Back in the days when the Walt Disney Studio was just about the only ... Continue Reading →