Animation Veteran Rusty Mills Dies at 49

The animation community is deeply saddened by the death of Rusty Mills (Russell P. Mills) of colon cancer at 49 this past weekend. Mills, a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, ... Continue Reading →

Henson to Distribute The Collective’s ‘Annoying Orange’

Entertainment management and production company The Collective has appointed Henson Independent Properties, The Jim Henson Company’s third party licensing banner, as the exclusive ... Continue Reading →

Inside Cartoon Network’s Super Hot Summer

An offbeat Internet fruit sensation, a group of animated reality kids and mystical LEGO fighters add an extra punch to the cable network’s summer lineup. Remember those summers when ... Continue Reading →

The Dwarfs are Back in Disney Jr.’s ’7D’

Heigh ho, heigh ho, Disney Jr. has started production on a new animated series featuring radically new designed versions of Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs. Slated to premiere in 2014, ... Continue Reading →

SMOSH to Launch YouTube Animation Channel

Online teen and young adult comedy content destination SMOSH will launch a new animation YouTube channel called Shut Up! Cartoons on April 30. The toon channel is led by former Disney ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Reveals Dynamic New 2012-13 Slate

During its New York City upfront presentation, Cartoon Network announced today several new and returning series to its programming line-up including the world premiere of DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →

Verrone to Receive Morgan Cox Award

Former Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) president and Emmy and WGA Award-winning writer Patric M. Verrone will receive the WGAW’s 2012 Morgan Cox Award in recognition of his ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network to Squeeze ‘The Annoying Orange’

Cartoon Network has acquired the TV rights to the most-watched web series of all-time, The Annoying Orange. Inspired by the viral toon watched by millions on YouTube, a new half-hour ... Continue Reading →

WGAW Honors Animation Writers McDuffie and Kress

Dwayne McDuffie and Earl Kress will be the recipients of the Writers Guild of America’s 14th Annual Animation Writing Award posthumously at the Animation Writers Caucus Awards tonight ... Continue Reading →

Kung Fu Panda Proves His Chops on Nick

Po and his warrior pals get ready to fight the good fight on an awesome new weekly show. 2011 has been quite a year for Po, the eager warrior of DreamWorks’ 2008 Oscar-nominated ... Continue Reading →