Magic Light Producing ‘The Highway Rat’ for BBC One

Magic Light Pictures — the Oscar nominated and BAFTA award-winning production company behind The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and Stick Man — has announced it is crafting ... Continue Reading →

Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →

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Fast & Furious Director Reportedly Tapped for Space Jam 2 Starring LeBron James Justin Lin will helm the long-awaited sequel to the B-Ballin’ hybrid flick, which looks close ... Continue Reading →

Nickelodeon Upfronts Include New Toons, TV Movie

Nickelodeon held its annual upfront presentation in New York’s Lincoln Center on Wednesday, detailing plans to head into the season with over 650 episodes of new and returning series. ... Continue Reading →

Cape Town Animation Fest Welcomes the World

South Africa’s largest animation event will welcome shining personalities and buzzworthy films from around the world this week as the Cape Town International Animation Festival runs ... Continue Reading →

Magic Light Adapting ‘Stick Man’ for BBC Special

Magic Light Pictures has announced its next project will be animating the modern classic picture book Stick Man for a Christmas season special on BBC One in the U.K. Based on the 2008 ... Continue Reading →

Magic Light Scores Global Deals for Specials

Magic Light Pictures has signed and renewed a number of international agreements for its award-winning, 30-minute animated specials Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s ... Continue Reading →

Hopster Expands on Apple TV

Educational kids’ entertainment app Hopster continues its successful summer with a few new developments at the London-based company. Hopster launched on Apple TV in the U.K. this ... Continue Reading →

Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →

‘Room on the Broom’ Wins Intl. Emmy Kids Award

Magic Light Pictures’ multiple award-winning Room on the Broom has won the animation category of the 2014 International Emmy Kids Awards. Room on the Broom has picked up a raft ... Continue Reading →