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Jakks Pacific NY Toy Fair Lineup: DC, Marvel, Disney & More

Jakks Pacific has unveiled its portfolio of toys and entertainment products for the 2017 New York Toy Fair (Feb. 18-21). The array includes options for all ages, from active play innovations ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Pictures Animation Reveals Slate through 2018

Sony Pictures Animation is forging ahead with its plans to increase its release output while creating a distinctive mix of titles, evidenced by the newly released feature film slate ... Continue Reading →
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Margaret Loesch Named Kids Genius Cartoon Channel Exec Chair

Genius Brands International has brought onboard children’s and family media executive Margaret Loesch as Executive Chairman of its Kids Genius Channel. Loesch will provide counsel ... Continue Reading →
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BLE: Roundtable Seminars, Ink, ‘Oggy,’ Rainbow, ‘Smurfs’

Organizers of Brand Licensing Europe (Oct. 11-13, Olympia, London) announce that for the first time, visitors can take part in a roundtable discussions. Set for Wednesday, Oct. 12 and ... Continue Reading →
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Andy Heyward Launches Collectable Animation Art Outlet

Animation industry veteran Andy Heyward has launched a new destination for collectible animation cel artwork. Andy Heyward Animation Art offers limited edition hand painted, signed ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

The Cast of The Jungle Book Posed with Their Onscreen Animals Disney’s live-action update of the classic features only one live actor, the rest are painstakingly crafted CG critters. CDPR ... Continue Reading →
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Untitled Smurfs Film Gets 2017 Release

Sony Pictures Animation has announced that its “Untitled Animated Smurfs” feature project has been slated for global release March 31, 2017, taking advantage of the family-friendly ... Continue Reading →
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2015 World Animation Celebration Set for Oct. 24-25 at Sony Pictures Animation

Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine present the 2015 edition of The World Animation Celebration international short film animation festival, hosted by Sony Pictures Animation. The ... Continue Reading →
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Rocket Named U.K./Eire Agent for Smurfs

Rocket Licensing has been appointed the exclusive U.K. and Eire agent for globally beloved brand The Smurfs by brand owner International Merchandising, Promotion & Services (IMPS) ... Continue Reading →
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Price Was Right, and a Farewell

After 163 entries over the course of 2½ years — all culled from the thousand or so interviews stowed inside my garage — I have decided that it is time to call a wrap on Tales from ... Continue Reading →