The Simpsons

Animation Actors May Go on Strike for Fair Streaming Pay

Actors union SAG-AFTRA is considering a strike involving actors who work in animation over refusal of employers to provide scale wages or residuals for streaming services such as Netflix ... Continue Reading →
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Buzz on ‘Ant-man and The Wasp’: Big Weekend Numbers!

Early box office reports are buzzing about a huge weekend for Disney/Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, which has earned $11.5 million during its Thursday night preview screening. The ... Continue Reading →
Trolls: The Beat Goes On

Score One for Animation

***This article originally appeared in the June/July issue of Animation Magazine (No. 281)*** Probably no area of filmmaking has changed so much over time as animation, the art form ... Continue Reading →
Luis and the Aliens

Global Screen Sells UK Rights to ‘Luis and the Aliens’ to Warner Bros.

Germany’s Global Screen has secured the sale of UK theatrical rights for 3D-animated family feature Luis and the Aliens to Warner Bros. Produced by Ulysses Films, Fabrique d’Images ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Apple in Talks with Cartoon Saloon, Scooby Stamps, Award Winners & More!

Apple Is Close to a Deal for an Animated Movie Apple is reportedly looking to dip its toes into animated feature production in a bid to take on Netflix, Amazon and Google. The company ... Continue Reading →
Rob McElhenney

Rooster Teeth Orders Dark Comedy ‘Spikeface’ from Rob McElhenney

Rooster Teeth’s premium SVOD has ordered eight episodes of original animated dark comedy Spikeface from RCG, the production company of Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton ... Continue Reading →
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19th Annual Golden Trailer Award Nominees Announced

The Golden Trailer Awards — celebrating outstanding achievement in motion picture and television marketing — announced the nominees for the 19th annual competition. The ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Vets Christian Irles, Joern Grosshans Join Image Engine

Oscar-nominated visual effects studio Image Engine has added visual effects supervisors Christian Irles and Joern Grosshans to its Vancouver headquarters roster. The new appointments ... Continue Reading →
Jeffrey Katzenberg

Katzenberg’s NewTV Video Startup Raises $800 Million

Former DreamWorks Animation leader Jeffrey Katzenberg has secured about  $800 million in financing for his video startup NewTV. Bloomberg reports that the company will use the money ... Continue Reading →
Scott Fellows

‘The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle’: Modern Moose and Squirrel Madness

***This article was written for the June/July 2018 issue of Animation Magazine , No. 281*** Everything old is new again, and “Moose and Squirrel” are back in a big way this year. ... Continue Reading →