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Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Names James Stephenson Senior VP, Animation & Games

Newly created position of Senior Vice President, Animation and Games adds animation production and development to Stephenson’s current responsibilities of digital content creation.

Hopster Headline News

Magic Light Pictures’ ‘The Gruffalo’ Lands on Hopster

Magic Light Pictures’ family favorites ‘The Gruffalo,’ ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ now available on Hopster for a special three-month window.

Disney Headline News

Disney Sets Live-Action Remake of ‘Sword in the Stone’

Disney continues its recent trend of remaking its animated classics into live-action films that started with ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Cinderella’ and now includes ‘Mulan,’ ‘Winnie The Pooh,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Dumbo,’ a new movie starring ‘Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell, and the ‘Bald Mountain’ sequence in ‘Fantasia.’

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ Sees Pint-Sized $58M Debut

Peyton Reed’s ‘Ant-Man’ makes $58 million domestic debut, the second-lowest bow for Marvel Studios since ‘The Incredible Hulk’ opened to $55.4 million in 2008.

Bent Image Lab Headline News

Bent Image Lab, Producer Trever Stewart Sign 2-Year Production Pact

Former LAIKA development exec to produce stop-motion JJ Villard series, a children’s series based on the hit selling DIY toy Woolbuddy, and two untitled stopmo and 2D cel animation features.

Atomic Cartoons Headline News

Atomic Cartoons Developing ‘Mariachi Zombie’ Series

New animated kids comedy series created by Mexican director Celso Garcia and Lorena Machuca of Guadalajara-based LUNCH MEDIA integrates zombie and mariachi culture.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

Nelvana, Sony Pictures Animation Teaming on ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Animated Series

Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation partner to bring ‘Hotel Transylvania’ to the small screen; New series will be developed and produced by Nelvana Studio in Toronto and is slated to launch on air in early 2017.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Sets Records with $115.2M Domestic Debut

Taking first place at the North American box office with a $115.2 million debut, Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Despicable Me’ spinoff scores the second-biggest opening weekend of all time for an animated title.

Walt Disney Studios Headline News

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord to Helm Han Solo Anthology Film

Next adventure in the Anthology series of ‘Star Wars’ films to focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.