‘Lion Guard’ Premiere Roars Big for Disney

Disney Channel’s Nov. 22 premiere of Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar ranked as the No. 1 primetime cable TV telecast of 2015 among Kids 2-5 (1.4 million/9.3 ... Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty Plug Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s in Custom Ads

Rick and Morty are making their advertising debut, starring in a 30-second animated piece for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. In the spot, which debuts Nov. 30 on Adult Swim, Rick ... Continue Reading →

Disney XD Orders ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season Three

Disney XD has ordered a third season of its animated series Star Wars Rebels from Lucasfilm. The third season is currently in production and scheduled to premiere in 2016. To date, ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Shorts Contender ‘Carface’ Wins Sommets Fest in Montreal

Carface (Autos Portraits) by Claude Cloutier, a short produced by Julie Roy for the National Film Board of Canada, won the Prix Guy-L.-Coté for Best Canadian Animation Film at the ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom, SPA Team for Hybrid Feature ‘Klaus’

Toon Boom Animation agreed to a technology collaboration with The SPA Studios for a hybrid animated feature film slated for theatrical release in 2019. Titled Klaus, the feature is ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana Racks Up Library Sales to SVOD Outlets

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana announced today it has sold more than 800 episodes of content from its extensive library to multiple subscription video-on-demand service providers ... Continue Reading →

Peanuts Special Cels Highlight Holiday Animation Art Auction

A group of production cels and the original key master pan production from a key moment in the classic animated special A Charlie Brown Christmas will be made available to collectors ... Continue Reading →

‘Good Dino’ Opens with $55 Million Domestic Gross

Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur opened to solid critical reviews and decent box office returns, banking $55.6 million domestic in its first five days of release and $39.2 million over ... Continue Reading →

Cyber Group Racks Up Deals Across Asia

Paris-based Cyber Group Studios reports an increased presence of its shows in Asia with sales of more than 250 half hours for series such as Zorro: The Chronicles, Tales of Tatonka, ... Continue Reading →

Stop-Motion For the Soul

Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s first foray into animation yields the intimate ... Continue Reading →

A Master Back at Work

Ralph Bakshi returns to animation with Last Days of Coney Island, a mini-movie he animated almost completely by himself and released ... Continue Reading →

View From the Top

Directors of awards-contending animated features weigh in on the key moments in making their movies and careers. By Karen Idelson. Directing a feature film is a life-long goal for ... Continue Reading →

A New Dimension of Drawing

Disney Legend Glen Keane demonstrates the power of VR by drawing his most-famous characters in 3D using an app called Tilt ... Continue Reading →

Finding the Line

Blue Sky Studios strives to recreate the authenticity of Charles M. Schulz’s comic strips in ... Continue Reading →

Trailer Offers Cool Look at ‘Norm of the North’

A new trailer has been released for the animated feature film Norm of the North, due in theaters Jan. 15. A 
Lionsgate presentation of a Splash Entertainment production, here’s ... Continue Reading →

Animation Celebrates Centennial of Einstein’s General Relativity

Award-winning animator Eoin Duffy has teamed up with filmmaker Jamie Lochhead, actor David Tennant (Doctor Who), and science communicator Anais Rassat to create a three-minute animation ... Continue Reading →

Holiday Trailer for Illumination’s ‘Secret Life of Pets’

Universal has released a new holiday trailer for its Illumination Entertainment animated feature film The Secret Life of Pets. Here’s how the studio describes the movie: “Comedy ... Continue Reading →

Cap, Iron Man Clash in ‘Civil War’ Trailer

Marvel and Disney have released the first trailer for the upcoming superhero movie Captain America: Civil War. Here’s how the studio describes the movie: “Marvel’s Captain America: ... Continue Reading →

‘Tumble Leaf’ Season 2 Starts Dec. 11 on Amazon

The multiple award winning animated preschool series Tumble Leaf returns Dec. 11 with the launch of its second season on Amazon Prime Video. Join Fig, a delightfully curious blue fox, ... Continue Reading →

‘Anomalisa’ Earns Best Feature, 3 Other Spirit Award Noms

The stop-motion animated feature Anomalisa was nominated in the Best Feature category of the Film Independent Spirit Awards — one of four total nominations. Duke Johnson and Charlie ... Continue Reading →