Sony Eyes ‘Manimal’ for Live-action-CG Animation Hybrid

Just in case you thought — after Alf and The Smurfs — there was no 1980s property that couldn’t be reimagined, Sony Pictures Animation has optioned movie rights to the short-lived ... Continue Reading →

Animation Writers File Complaint with TV Academy

Animation writers and exec producers aren’t happy with the TV Academy this year. Variety reports that more than 50 animation exec producers and writers, including Seth MacFarlane ... Continue Reading →

NBC’s ‘Community’ Goes 8-Bit

The stars of NBC’s live-action comedy Community have been through their share of quirky adventures—including stop-motion and anime inspired toon ones—but according to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →

LAIKA Appoints Mary Sandell as Head of Production

Mary Sandell is Portland-based animation house LAIKA’s new head of production, says The Hollywood Reporter. The animation veteran was a producer on the stop-motion studio’s Coraline ... Continue Reading →

Influential Animation Producer Buzz Potamkin Passes

We are sad to report that animation producer Buzz Potamkin (1945-2012) passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd. The much-liked and talented Potamkin founded many animation ... Continue Reading →

Bernadette Peters Joins ‘Dorothy of Oz’

After her successful appearances on NBC’s Smash and Broadway’s Follies, actress Bernadette Peters is joining the voice of Summertime Entertainment’s upcoming 3D animated movie ... Continue Reading →

Fox to Adapt Viral Comic ‘Axe Cop’

Fox has given the go-ahead to an animated series version of Axe Cop, the comic-book franchise created by seven-year-old Malachai Nicolle and his older brother and chief illustrator ... Continue Reading →

Qubo Reveals Ambitious New Kids’ Slate

Qubo Channel has announced the launch of 16 new animated and live action series that will join the network starting this quarter. Targeting young viewers and their families, the five-year-old ... Continue Reading →

NBC’s ‘Community’ Gets Animated Online

While the live-action of the NBC’s Thursday night sitcom Community won’t be back until March 15, a clever three-part animated version of the show will debut on and hulu ... Continue Reading →

Berenstain Bears Creator Passes Away

Jan Berenstain, who wrote and illustrated the popular books The Berenstain Bears with her husband Stan, passed away on Friday in Solesbury, Penn, after suffering from a severe stroke. ... Continue Reading →