AFM: Shout! Nabs NorAm Rights for ‘Albert’

Shout! Factory and Sola Media GmbH have inked a deal that will bring the new animated feature Albert – Up, Up and Away to the U.S. and Canada. The CG film, directed by Karsten ... Continue Reading →

Shout! Nabs NorAm Rights to Animated Lovecraft Film

Shout! Factory and Arcana Studio have inked a deal that will see a U.S. and Canada distribution of upcoming animated feature Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, currently in production. ... Continue Reading →

Shout! Promotes Four Veteran Execs

Shout! Factory has promoted four of its veteran executives: David McIntosh to Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Digital Distribution; Melissa Boag to Senior Vice President ... Continue Reading →

The Animag 250: Executives to Watch

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of executives to watch. They are: Pierre Belaïsch — CEO, Gaumont Animation Melissa Boag — VP ... Continue Reading →

‘Maya’ Flies, ‘Strange Magic’ Casts Spell on Disc

A pair of under-the-radar animated features make this an interesting week for home video releases. First, is Maya the Bee Movie (Shout! Factory; $24.97, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and ... Continue Reading →

‘Batman vs. Robin’ Brings Gritty Action to Disc

It’s a fairly quiet week on the home entertainment front, with one notable exception. The latest entry into the DC Universe Animated Original Movie canon, Batman vs. Robin (Warner ... Continue Reading →

Shout! Bringing ‘Maya the Bee’ to U.S. Theaters

Shout! Factory Kids will be bringing the CG animated Maya the Bee Movie to theaters in Los Angeles and New York on May 1, 2015. Based on the globally known children’s novel, the ... Continue Reading →

‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Completes its Journey Home

The final battle is coming home at last to complete the collection of J.R.R. Tolkein fans everywhere with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Warner Bros., $44.95, ... Continue Reading →

‘Big Hero 6′ Directors Herald Movie’s Blu-ray Release

Big Hero 6 just won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature of 2014, which makes its release this week on home video especially timely. Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams both were Disney ... Continue Reading →

Shout! Factory Launches Streaming Service

Multi-platform entertainment company Shout! Factory has unveiled a new, branded digital streaming service: Shout! Factory TV. The announcement was made by founders Richard Foos, Bob ... Continue Reading →