My Friend Finnick

Riki Group, 3 Beep Team Up for ‘My Friend Finnick’

Russia’s animation powerhouse Riki Group has teamed up with New York’s 3 Beep to work on the upcoming CG-animated feature My Friend Finnick. The comedy, which was presented at Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
Rebecca Manley and Simone Giampaolo

Aardman Expands Partner Content Division, Adds Directors

Aardman has hired visual production company and animation studio Jungler to represent the studio and its pool of directors in France. Based in Paris, Jungler creates commercials, music ... Continue Reading →
The World Next Door

VIZ Media Teams Up with Rose City Games for Indie Slate

Portland, Oregon’s Rose City Games and San Francisco-based anime/manga powerhouse VIZ Media are joining forces to deliver original, narrative-driven games and introduce new and diverse ... Continue Reading →
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

‘Pokémon’ Series Studio OLM Open Malaysia Facility

OLM Inc., a prolific Japanese animation studio behind TV hits such as Pokémon, will open its first overseas shop in Malaysia. The new studio will take advantage of the quality of local ... Continue Reading →
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British Academy Children’s Awards 2017 Nominees Revealed

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony ... Continue Reading →
GG Bond

CraneKahn Enters Multiterritory Deal with Winsing Animation

CraneKahn LLC — the new company started by licensing hitmaker Al Kahn, who has helped put brands like Cabbage Patch Kids and Teenage Mutant Turtles at the top of kids’ holiday ... Continue Reading →
Akira Himekawa

VIZ Brings ‘Zelda’ Mangaka, ‘JoJo’ Pose-Off & More to NYCC

VIZ Media is gearing up for the next big pop-culture confab on its calendar, with fun events, activities and exclusives slated for New York Comic Con 2017, Oct. 5-8 at the Javits Convention ... Continue Reading →
SpongeBob SquarePants

New Kidz Global Study: SpongeBob, Peppa Pig, Doraemon Among Top Toons

LIMA has released its bi-annual Kidz Global Study, providing a snapshot of children’s favorite brands and characters across more than 40 countries. Calculated from consumer surveys ... Continue Reading →
The Art of Pokemon Adventures

VIZ Announcements: Otakon Plans, ‘JoJo’ Home Release, ‘Pokemon’ Art Book

VIZ Media is keeping busy as ever this week. On top of finalizing its event plans and retail exclusives for Otakon 2017 this weekend (Aug. 11-13 in Washington DC), the leading North ... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the Wayne

Clip: Andrew Rannells Checks in to ‘Welcome to the Wayne’

Andrew Rannells (Elijah on HBO’s Girls) has joined the voice cast of Nickelodeon’s newest animated series Welcome to the Wayne, created by Emmy-winning writer and composer Billy ... Continue Reading →