Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →

‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ Coming This Summer

In more LEGO Star Wars news, Disney XD will be debuting a fresh animated comedy series which will introduce all-new heroes and villains to the adventures of many familiar characters ... Continue Reading →

Canada’s Shomi Secures 700+ Nickelodeon Episodes

Kids and family-targeted streaming service Shomi has made a deal with Corus Entertainment — the exclusive brand partner for Nickelodeon in Canada — that will bring over ... Continue Reading →

Televisa Snags 400 Hours of Nick Content

Viacom International Media Networks and Mexico’s Televisa have extended a content deal which will deliver 400 hours of Nickelodeon content south of the border. The agreement is part ... Continue Reading →

‘Maya the Bee Movie’ Premieres in Colombia

Studio 100 International this week saw its CG family feature Maya the Bee Movie make its theatrical premiere throughout Colombia, on August 13. The Flying Bark Pictures and Studio 100 ... Continue Reading →

‘Penguins,’ ‘Song of the Sea’ Ride New Disc Wave

This week’s key DVD/Blu-ray releases have a distinct aquatic theme, with DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar and Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea hitting shelves and ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Reports 4th Quarter, 2014 Losses

DreamWorks Animation reported a significant loss in the fourth quarter of 2014 related to its restructuring and to the lackluster box office performance of its features Penguins of ... Continue Reading →

‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Mickey’ Dominate 42nd Annie Awards

The big night has come and gone — and it was a good one for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Disney TV Animation’s Mickey Mouse. Dragon 2 dominated ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Employees Face Major Layoffs

Reports out of Hollywood say that DreamWorks Animation, which has been troubled by under-performing releases in recent years, is expected to lay off a good chunk of its staff at the ... Continue Reading →

CAS Nominates Five Toon Features for Sound Mixing

The Cinema Audio Society Awards nominated five animated features for outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The nominees are: Big Hero 6 Original Dialogue Mixer — Gabriel Guy, ... Continue Reading →