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Paramount Animation Getting ‘Monster Trucks’ in Gear

There’s some intriguing fresh grist for the Toon Town rumor mill this week: Deadline.com has heard hints that Paramount Animation is close to poaching Blue Sky Studios director/producer/co-founder ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Ups Fasulo to SVP of Movie Marketing

The Nickelodeon Group has promoted Andrea Fasulo to the post of senior VP of of retail and movie marketing. In her new role, Fasulo will be responsible for leading marketing initiatives ... Continue Reading →
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Ironside Hired as Paramount’s VP of Brand Management

Paramount Pictures has tapped Sabrina Ironside to be its Senior VP of brand management, where she will be developing strategies for the new Paramount Animation division. She will report ... Continue Reading →
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M-Go Strikes Deal with Starz Digital

M-Go, the digital content service joint venture of DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor has struck a content licensing deal with Starz Digital and launched in beta mode for users in ... Continue Reading →
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Five Movies Nominated for Producers Guild Awards

It’s only the second day of the new year, and we already have more award season news about our favorite animated features. Today, we got word that the five animated features nominated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Preview Coming to IMAX

Paramount Pictures will be releasing the first 9 minutes from J.J. Abrams’ hotly anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness exclusively in IMAX 3D theaters on December 14—months ahead ... Continue Reading →
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Spain’s ‘Tad the Lost Explorer’ Finds New Territories

The new Spanish feature Tad the Lost Explorer is gaining momentum all over the world. StudioCanal sold Enrique Gato’s 3D-animated pic to China (Leomus), Russia (Carmen), Germany (Atlas), ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight: Doug Crane

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Tartakovsky Signs Overall Deal with Sony Animation

Acclaimed animation veteran Genndy Tartakovsky has inked an overall deal with Sony Pictures Animation. The overall agreement goes beyond his current role as director of Hotel Transylvania ... Continue Reading →
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Endless LLP Acquires U.K. Effects House Cinesite

Indie U.K.-based equity firm Endless LLP has acquired top digital VFX house Cinesite from Kodak for an undisclosed amount. The deal involves Cinesite’s existing management team, supported ... Continue Reading →