Award-winning children’s book, “The Fearsome Beastie,” by Giles Paley-Phillips, is to be adapted into an animated short co-directed by Katie Steed and Jon Hunt in collaboration with the UK’s University of Creative Arts.
RGH Entertainment eyes more magic from “The Wizard of Oz” creator with new animated feature film inspired by L. Frank Baum’s “Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.”
Fred Patten describes why fans of the new DreamWorks feature will love this definitive movie art book.
GRworks and 826LA bring together stories written by children and illustrated by professional artists in “Pen To Paper.”
Sardine Productions and TVO team up to create a television series from the book series "The Mammoth Academy."
Silver Dolphin launches an all new app, “The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure,” available for iOS, Android, Nook and Kindle platforms.
Cornelia Funke, Germany's most successful and popular author of children's and young adult fiction, is to give the keynote presentation opening the "Transmedia Experiences" track at FMX 2013.
Focal Press releases “Face It,” an exploration of human character modeling and animation by Patricia Beckmann-Wells and Senior Character Artist Scott Wells.
VIZ Media announces a new graphic novel series for Cartoon Network’s “Ben 10 Omniverse” that will launch in fall of 2013.
The “Mia and me” publishing program continues with the first edition of a monthly fan magazine and two other print products rolling out this March.
Peavey Electronics announces a new line of musical instruments that capture the DC Comics Super Heroes.
VIZ Media releases “My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel” and a new edition of the “My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book” in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the film.
Reel FX announces that Shane Acker will direct their upcoming untitled CG-animated feature based on the comic series “Beasts of Burden.”
Ballistic issues a call for entries for the latest edition of the premier computer arts annual, “EXPOSÉ 11.”
Syfy plans to develop a 4-hour miniseries adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle,” with Frank Spotnitz writing and Ridley Scott as executive producer.
Illumination Entertainment is developing Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! with Pete Candeland set to direct and Universal to handle worldwide distribution.
Focus Features and Laika reunite for October 2014’s “The Boxtrolls,” based on Alan Snow’s bestseller “Here Be Monsters,” and starring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan.
Fred Patten digs into Mark Salisbury’s book detailing the latest Tim Burton – Johnny Depp collaboration.