MIPCOM: Deals for ‘Rock Angels,’ Mattel, ‘Yoko,’ And More

MIPCOM has had its share of difficulties this year with flooding forcing the cancellation of the opening-night red carpet screening, but with that behind it the event is seeing plenty ... Continue Reading →

‘Gigglebug’ Series Presells to 10 Countries

Helsinki-based Gigglebug Entertainment has kicked off production on a preschool-targeted TV series, Gigglebug, with 10 broadcasters already on board. The show follows the company’s ... Continue Reading →

Ask A Baboon – Issue #244

Birth of a Baboon Joe Vitale turns the tables on Mike de Seve and interviews him about his career in animation and how collective became a reality. Mike de Seve From Beavis and Butt-Head ... Continue Reading →

Ask a Baboon – Issue #243

‘You’ll Never Work in This Town Again!’ You’ve been there. Your friends have been there. The guys at Baboon Animation have been there, too, once upon a time ... Continue Reading →

DWA Vets form Monkey’s Uncle Venture

Animation industry vets Eric “Bibo” Bergeron (Shark Tale, Road to El Dorado) and Emmy-nominated writer-director — and Animation Magazine contributing writer — ... Continue Reading →

Ask a Baboon – Issue #238

As head writers go, Baboon Animation team member Carin Greenberg is one of the busiest in the biz. An Emmy winner and eight-time nominee, Carin has masterfully helmed such hits as 101 ... Continue Reading →

What’s the Story, John Fountain?

Baboon Animation teammate John Fountain is a veteran storyteller. As supervising director and storyboard supervisor on such hits as The Fairly OddParents, John has brought countless ... Continue Reading →

Putting the Punch in Your Punch-Up

Part 1: Funny Goddamn Pictures I humbly borrow (okay, steal) this column’s sub-headline from a famous 1996 essay by John Kricfalusi entitled “Funny Goddamn Drawings,” ... Continue Reading →

Five Questions for Three Story Editors

When running a cartoon series writing team, every story editor has his/her own style. Here, three members of the writers’ group Baboon Animation discuss their approaches.       Peter ... Continue Reading →

A Movie is Like a Date!

You’re a new animated comedy. Here it is, Friday night, and you’re excited. It’s going to be a big evening for you. Your audience doesn’t know much about you, but she’s excited, ... Continue Reading →