New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is set to executive produce a new animated comedy from American Dad writer Ali Waller.
Elton John’s Rocket Features acquires the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with plans to turn it into an animated feature.
Zodiak Media announces that the co-founder and General Manager of Marathon Media, David Michael, will step down effective March 31st.
The Jim Henson Company options Randi Zuckerberg’s debut picture book Dot to be developed into a new animated series.
Pesky announces that France Television is the latest broadcaster to pre-buy the new animated series Boj, set to premiere later this year.
President of Distribution Nat Abraham and Chief Financial Officer Michael McGuigan acquire stake in Breakthrough Entertainment as the Canadian entertainment studio celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Technicolor announces the acquisition of the rights to Fun Crew’s Cosmo, Bud & Boo, which will debut at Kidscreen Summit 2014.
Jenny Fulle, Visual Effects Producer and Founder of The Creative-Cartel, and Rory McGregor, CEO of Cospective, announce an integration between Cospective’s cineSync review and approval technology and The Creative-Cartel’s JOUST digital workflow management system.
Gener8 Media Corps announces a deal with Rainmaker Entertainment to convert three animated feature films, including the upcoming Sly Cooper movie, to 3D.
Taylor James seamlessly blends CGI and photography in Vertu Extraordinary, a new cross-media campaign for Vertu.
Continuing the unit’s restructuring that began last fall, Disney Interactive is to lay off roughly 200 employees.
An additional 13 episodes are commissioned of PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures Season II, which is set to premiere on Disney XD.
Holdovers dominate the Super Bowl weekend at the box office as Ride Along and a sing-along version of Frozen beat new entries That Awkward Moment and Labor Day.
Veteran animator Stephan Franck’s Dark Planet Comics imprint readies the re-issue of Silver #1 and #2, plus the brand-new issue #3, as well as a collection of all three issues: Silver Volume 1, with pin-up art by guest artists Rodolphe “Rodguen” Guenoden and Takeshi Miyazawa.
Gaumont Animation’s MD Pierre Belaisch restructures the studio’s management team, with Marc Dhrami taking on the role of head of production, Michael Manaud becoming director of legal and business affairs, and Heath Kenny becoming creative VP and executive producer in charge of scouting new projects.
Mike and Liz Young have reacquired 100% ownership of US-based Moonscoop LLC and have rebranded the children's production house as Splash Entertainment with CEO and executive chairman Nicolas Atlan on board as a new partner, and JokeBox acting as a private passive investor.
Disney’s classic cartoon chipmunk duo, Chip ‘n’ Dale, is being revived with plans for a live-action/CG hybrid big-screen feature.
VIZ Media and Eleven Arts announce the theatrical premiere of Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising in major U.S. cities in March.
Hot off the box office success of the 3D animated film The Nut Job, Gulfstream Pictures and partners Redrover Co., Ltd. and Toonbox Entertainment Ltd. announce new animation lab to incubate film and television projects.
PGS Entertainment announces an international broadcasting licensing agreement with ABC TV Australia for Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.
Mighty Yeti Studios announces two new interactive storybook apps, Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles and A Shark Knocked On The Door, and the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to help cover the production costs.
Shout! Factory Kids and Nerd Corps announce the release of Slugterra: Heroes of the Underground, featuring five action-filled episodes, on DVD March 4.
Gentleman Scholar partners with WONGDADDY to create a pair of spots showcasing brightspot, Target’s new mobile phone service that launched Oct 6, 2013.