Tippett Studio & Wevr Release First Stop-Motion VR Title ‘Mad God’

Award-winning virtual reality studio and content distributor Wevr has joined forces with Tippett Studio to create the first ever stop-motion animation VR experience, Mad God, released ... Continue Reading →

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’The Incredibles 2’ Moves Up to Summer 2018; ‘Toy Story 4’ Pushed to 2019 Disney shuffles release dates for two hotly anticipated Pixar sequels, with Oscar-winning director ... Continue Reading →

Photos: ‘Sing’ Cast & Character Duets

The lead voice cast of Illumination Entertainment’s Sing are really getting into character in these fun new photos featuring the human stars and their animated alter egos. Sing, from ... Continue Reading →

Videos: Burt Ward Talks Robin & ‘Return of the Caped Crusaders’

Actor Burt Ward, widely considered the onscreen Boy Wonder, first appeared in the role of Robin in the 1960s Batman TV series, teaming up with Adam West’s Batman to foil the craziest ... Continue Reading →

Oculus and Kaleidoscope Launch DevLab

Virtual reality creative community organization Kaleidoscope has joined forces with tech company Oculus to launch DevLab, a new initiative to support independent VR creators and explore ... Continue Reading →

Hoho Rights Scores VOD Deals for ‘Cloudbabies,’ ‘Abadas’

Hoho Rights, the commercial arm of kids’ prodco Hoho Entertainment, announces new deals for preschool series Cloudbabies (52 x 10) and Abadas (52 x 11) with children’s SVOD platforms ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Winning Moonbot Studios Cuts Jobs

Moonbot Studios, a home-grown award-winning multiplatform animation and publishing house based in Shreveport, Louisiana, has restirred rumors of a relocation and/or sale of the company ... Continue Reading →

Frederator, Ezrin Hirsh & Rainmaker Merge as Wow! Unlimited

Fred Seibert’s New York-based Frederator Network has been acquired by Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment (Escape from Planet Earth) in a share purchase deal, forming ... Continue Reading →

‘Muppet Babies’ Return to Disney TV in 2018

Muppet Babies will fulfill its old theme song promise and make your dreams come true in 2018, when Disney Junior premieres a brand-new, reimagined series chronicling the playroom antics ... Continue Reading →

Fox Animation Snags ‘Girl Who Drank the Moon’; Marc Haimes to Script

Fox Animation has acquired rights to Kelly Barnhill’s widely acclaimed children’s fantasy novel The Girl Who Drank the Moon, and has tapped Kubo and the Two Strings co-writer ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Stacks Up 3rd Season of ‘We Bare Bears’

A third season of hit animated comedy We Bare Bears has been greenlit by Cartoon Network. Created by Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong, the show follows awkward adventures of bear sibling ... Continue Reading →

‘P. King Duckling’ Gets Quacking on Disney Junior US

UYoung and Little Airplane Productions’ new preschool comedy P. King Duckling (52 x 11; kids 2-7) makes its world premiere on Disney Junior in the US on Monday, November 7 at ... Continue Reading →

Illuminated Film’s ‘Little Princess’ Marks 10th Anniversary

Illuminated Film Company is this week wishing a happy 10th birthday to Little Princess, which first introduced the darling character and her family to TV audiences in October 2006 on ... Continue Reading →

Bit Films Enters TV Sphere with ‘The New Pioneers’

Bit Films, an award-winning independent animation studio based in Northampton, Massachusetts, has released an online teaser for its new episodic action-adventure series The New Pioneers. Set ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supe John Heller Joins FuseFX

Accomplished VFX supervisor John Heller has joined the staff of FuseFX at its Los Angeles studio. His credits include feature films Big Miracle, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The ... Continue Reading →

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Video Game Strike: Companies Cry Foul as SAG-AFTRA Picket Line Gets Underway Picketers demanding an update to voice performance terms coalesce at EA’s Playa Vista HQ, while a ... Continue Reading →

World Animation & VFX Summit Reveals 2016 Hall of Fame Awardees

Animation Magazine has announced its list of 2016 Animation Hall of Fame inductees, who will be celebrated with an Awards Gala held Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the beachside ... Continue Reading →

Andrea Romano Receives 2016 Friz Award from Family Film Fest

The 21st International Family Film Festival wrapped up in Hollywood over the weekend, culminating in an awards ceremony guided by multiple award-winning voice actor Bill Farmer, who ... Continue Reading →

eOne’s ‘Lost and Found’ Sails to Sprout in US

Entertainment One has secured a broadcast deal for its BAFTA award-winning half-hour film Lost and Found on Sprout in the US. The critically acclaimed animated special will premiere ... Continue Reading →

Trailer: ‘Richard the Stork’ Coming to AFM

Global Screen — the international sales division of Bavaria Film and Telepool — has released the first teaser for colorful family comedy Richard the Stork ahead of its debut ... Continue Reading →