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Patty Jenkins Takes Over ‘Wonder Woman’ Helm

Just two days after news got out that Breaking Bad and Walking Dead director Michelle MacLaren had ditched the upcoming Wonder Woman film project over “creative differences,” Warner ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Picks Up Two Korean Toons

Online animation destination Channel Frederator has added to its preschool-targeted offerings by picking up two titles from South Korea: cut-out/stop-motion series Cloud Bread (156 ... Continue Reading →
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Disneyland Producer Greg Smith Dies

Greg Smith, who for nearly three decades helped produce special live entertainment for Anaheim, California’s iconic Disneyland theme park, died March 12 from complications of lung ... Continue Reading →
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FUNimation Launches on PlayStation

Texas-based anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment has released a new PlayStation 4 app for its streaming service in the U.S. and Canada. Fans will now be able to access their favorite ... Continue Reading →
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Corus, Disney TV Ink Landmark Licensing Agreement

Corus Entertainment has secured a groundbreaking, long-term licensing agreement with Disney/ABC Television Group that will see Corus take on stewardship of the brand in Canada, with ... Continue Reading →
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Han and Chewie Make Appearance in ‘Force Awakens’ Trailer

Disney/Lucasfilm have unveiled the second official trailer for J.J. Abram’s hotly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, arriving in theaters December 18. Fans of the original ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justice League: Gods & Monsters’ Coming July 28

Justice League: Gods & Monsters, the all-new animated DC Universe Original Movie conceived by legendary producer/animator Bruce Timm, will get its release from Warner Bros. on July ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out’ Sets World Premiere for Cannes Fest

Disney-Pixar’s newest CG feature Inside Out will have its world premiere in style at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival in France, which runs May 13-24 this year. Director Pete ... Continue Reading →
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Sylvain Chomet Directs Stromae’s ‘Carmen’

Three-time Oscar nominated director Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville, The Illusionist, The Old Lady and the Pigeons), through London-based production house th1ng, has crafted ... Continue Reading →
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Montreal’s Animaze Opens with X-Rated Toon

Animaze, the Montreal International Animation Film Festival (http://lemiaff.com/), kicks off Thursday, April 16 in the bilingual metropolis. The event offers up four days of animated ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘Major Lazer’ Premieres April 16

Diplo’s dancehall music project Major Lazer is finally arriving in animated form on FXX this Thursday, April 16 as the latenight Major Lazer cartoon premieres on the Animation Domination ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’

GKIDS has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming North American release of Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There, which will open May 22 in New York City and Los Angeles before expanding ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Moves Up ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Release

DreamWorks Animation is reshuffling its feature release schedule once again, moving franchise sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 up to January 29, 2016 from its previous March 18, 2016 slot. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman vs. Robin’ Brings Gritty Action to Disc

It’s a fairly quiet week on the home entertainment front, with one notable exception. The latest entry into the DC Universe Animated Original Movie canon, Batman vs. Robin (Warner ... Continue Reading →
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Fourth Seasons of ‘Sofia,’ ‘Doc McStuffins’ on Order

Disney Junior has ordered fourth seasons of animated preschool hits Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First — which holds the record for the top two cable TV telecasts of all time ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Racks Up Global Sales

Paris-based Cyber Group Studios is enjoying a healthy start to the year, securing new sales for its series across the globe. Additionally, the company will be presenting materials for ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100, France TV Ink Digital Deal

Studio 100 Media has secured a new digital distribution agreement with France TV Distribution. The agreement gives MCN francetv all rights to manage channels in France,on YouTube and ... Continue Reading →
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Rare Cels Help Set Animation Auction Record

Over the weekend, Heritage Auctions — the largest auction house founded in the U.S. (HA.com) — put on a record-setting Animation Art auction. Rarities from Walt Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Nabs NoAm Rights to ‘Snow Queen 2′

Wizart Animation has sold distribution rights to its CG animated feature The Snow Queen 2 to Entertainment One (eOne) for the U.S. and English- and French-speaking Canada. The 3D sequel ... Continue Reading →
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August, Synergy Open Manila Studio

August Media (Singapore) and Synergy Media (The Philippines) have teamed up to open a new animation studio in Manila. The joint venture, ASI Studios, represents a rebranding/reconfiguration ... Continue Reading →