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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 →
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GKIDS Names ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ English Cast

North American animation importer GKIDS has announced the English language voice cast for April and the Extraordinary World — the latest French-produced feature from Christian ... Continue Reading →
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NY Children’s Film Fest Reveals Jury, Slate Preview

The New York International Children’s Film Festival has named the jurors for the 2016 event, and unveiled a slate preview for the program running February 26 through March 20 — ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cassius and Clay’ TKOed by FXX

FXX has preemptively nixed the female lead action-buddy comedy Cassius and Clay before its TV debut, Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The 10-episode series was picked up for back in ... Continue Reading →
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Red Band Trailer for ‘Hell and Back’ Unleashed

ShadowMachine Films has released the for-mature-auds-only red band trailer for its upcoming stop-motion feature Hell & Back. The R-rated comedy/adventure is directed by Tom Gianas ... Continue Reading →
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FX Okays ‘Cassius & Clay’ Pilot

FX has ordered an animated action-comedy pilot from Megan Ganz (Modern Family, Community) and Archer creator Adam Reed (Floyd County Prod.), which puts a new twist on the Western (with ... Continue Reading →
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NY Children’s Fest Sets 2016 Dates

The 19th edition of the New York International Children’s Film Festival — an Oscar-qualifying event for the Best Animated Short Film category — will be held February ... Continue Reading →
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Anybody Here Seen Our Old ‘Friend, Martin?’

I am writing this blog on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and I know what a lot of you are thinking: this is very likely the only national holiday for which there is no animated film. Sorry, ... Continue Reading →
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NYICFF Sets Jury and Previews 2014 Slate

The New York International Children’s Film Festival has announced its 2014 jury will include such luminaries as John Canemaker, Bill Plympton and Henry Selick, while its slate ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ernest & Celestine’ Earns Top NYICFF Prize

The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) has announced the winners of its 2013 awards, presented March 17 at the DGA Theater, with the 2D French feature Ernest ... Continue Reading →