Patinkin In Talks to Play Papa in Sony’s ‘Smurfs’

Mandy Patinkin is in talks to star as the voice of Papa Smurf in Sony’s upcoming animated reboot of the hit kids’ property The Smurfs. Patinkin is best known for having played Inigo ... Continue Reading →

‘Mr. Hell’ Trio Reunites for ‘Unstable’ Feature

Unstable, a 2-D animated feature film to be co-directed by Phineas & Ferb co-creator Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, has moved into development for production and a theatrical ... Continue Reading →
Michael Sporn

Oscar-Nominated Animator Michael Sporn Dies at 67

We are sad to report the passing of Oscar-nominated American animator Michael Sporn at the age of 67 from pancreatic cancer. The influential New York-based artist was working on Poe, ... Continue Reading →

Global TV News Bytes

+ Dublin-based indie studio Kite Entertainment has nabbed a 13-episode commission for its science-themed comedy series Brain Freeze from U.K. channel CBBC. A follow up to Kite’s ... Continue Reading →

PBS to Premiere Superheroes Series on Oct. 15

U.S-based Public Broadcasting System will devote its entire primetime programming on Oct. 15 to the new comprehensive documentary Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle. Produced and directed ... Continue Reading →

Double Negative Opens New TV Branch

VFX company Double Negative has launched Double Negative TV, a new division of Dneg dedicated to visual effects creation for television. Dneg TV will be headed up by 20-year VFX veteran ... Continue Reading →

‘Mike the Knight’ Is Google U.K.’s Top TV Trender

File this one under the special “Who Knew?” file. Mike the Knight, the CG-animated series from Hit and Nelvana has beaten such heavy-hitters as Showtime’s CIA thriller Homeland ... Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Reveals New Superman Photo

Another day, another new picture from a comic-book movie! Today, Warner Bros. released the first photo of Henry Cavill as Superman in the studio’s upcoming Man of Steel feature In ... Continue Reading →