New Zealand Animation Pioneer Brent Chambers Dies

The New Zealand Herald has reported that comics and animation creator Brent Chambers died suddenly at age 54 on Saturday, October 1. Chambers was the founder and creative director of ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Secures Raft of ‘Nature Cat’ Deals

9 Story Media Group has inked multiple international sales deals for its animated series Nature Cat (40 x 22). Aimed at kids ages 3-8, the series premiered last November on PBS KIDS ... Continue Reading →

Netflix Slates 5 Original Kids Toons Plus Nick Kroll Series

Leading internet TV network Netflix reveals plans for five new original animated series for kids (and a second-season renewal for Kong: King of the Apes) on the heels of its announcement ... Continue Reading →

Dan Aykroyd Producing Bento Box ‘Blues Brothers’

Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, Bordertown) will be developing and producing a new primetime animated comedy series The Blues Brothers, with original Saturday Night Live ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Licenses ‘Nature Cat’ to Family CHRGD

9 Story Media Group has licensed animated series Nature Cat (40 x 22) to DHX Television’s kids’ channel Family CHRGD in Canada. The show is expected to debut on the channel ... Continue Reading →

‘Nature Cat’ Names New Distribution, Licensing Partners

Spiffy Pictures has appointed two key partners for its hit animated PBS KIDS series Nature Cat. HiHat Media will handle brand licensing in the U.S., while 9 Story Media Group tackles ... Continue Reading →

Amazon Orders More ‘Tumble Leaf,’ Three New Series

Amazon Studios has reaped a new harvest from its latest fall pilot season, giving the green light to three original kids series and placing an order for a third season of Tumble Leaf, ... Continue Reading →

Jason Sudeikis Joins Cast of Lord-Miller Series

Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis has signed on to voice the main character in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming live-action/animation hybrid series for Fox. The writer/director ... Continue Reading →

PBS’ ‘Nature Cat’ Gets All-Star Cast

At the PBS Annual Meeting, PBS KIDS revealed the all-star voice lineup for its newest animated series, Nature Cat. Premiering on November 25, 2015, the comedy adventure will star Saturday ... Continue Reading →