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Sardine Productions Headline News

Sardine Productions Launching Third Season of ‘Leon’

Canada's ‘Leon’ to enter the Chinese market in 2016 in partnership with SHIAO Animation; multiplatform strategy to include TV and VOD distribution, publishing, interactive, and licensing and merchandising.

Watch Next Media Headline News

Watch Next Media Signs its first series with France Télévisions

Paris-based Watch Next Media enters into a development deal on the company’s first series with France Télévisions on its 52-episode 11-minute animated series, ‘Nate is Late.’

Genius Brands International Headline News

GBI Acquires Two Award-Winning ‘Toons for Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International acquires ‘Dennis the Menace’ and ‘Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?’ for its new KID GENIUS channel scheduled to launch this September on Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand.  

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Adds Three Original Animated Preschool Series

Netflix adds Henson’s ‘Word Party,’ Cheeky Little’s ‘Kazoops!’ and Guru’s ‘True & the Rainbow Kingdom’ to its growing slate of original preschool content.

Boomerang Headline News

Turner & Warner Bros. Sign Global Multi-Series Deal for Boomerang

Nearly 450 half-hours of original content from Warner Bros. Animation to premiere on the rebranded network; New WBA Series ‘Bunnicula,’ ‘Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production’ and ‘Be Cool Scooby-Doo!’ set for global rollout this fall.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Scott Ross Talks the Flawed Economics of VFX at FMX 2015

In this two-part interview from FMX 2015, Digital Domain founder and former CEO Scott Ross discusses the major issues affecting today’s visual effects industry, including flawed economic models, lack of a trade association, studio wage collusion, and government subsidies.

Cinesite Headline News

Marc A. Rousseau Joins Cinesite Montréal

With an extensive list of credits including ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘The Best of Me,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Riddick,’ ‘White House Down’ and ‘Underworld Awakening,’ Marc A. Rousseau joins Cinesite’s Montréal Studio as VFX Executive Producer.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Inside Out’ Dominate ‘Ted 2’

Universal's ‘Jurassic World’ holds off Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ for the second weekend in a row; Seth MacFarlane R-rated comedy sequel ‘Ted 2’ underwhelms with $33 million debut.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

Annecy 2015 Wraps with Record Attendance & New Deals

Annecy International Animation Film Festival and International Animation Film Market wraps in France with a slew of deals and new partnerships.

Cartoon Forum Headline News

80+ New Projects to Be Presented at 2015 Cartoon Forum

More than 80 projects are set to be presented to potential co-producers, buyers and investors at the 26th annual Cartoon Forum, taking place in Toulouse, France September 15-18.

Comedy Central Headline News

Comedy Central Greenlights Animated Series ‘Jeff and Some Aliens’

TripTank spin-off created and executive produced by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli alongside ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico slated to premiere in 2016.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World’ Dominates ‘Inside Out’

Universal and Legendary Pictures’ ‘Jurassic World’ ends Pixar's number-one opening winning streak, but ‘Inside Out’ exceeds expectations to score the top debut of all time for an original Pixar title.

Cartoon Network Headline News

Cartoon Network Brings ‘We Bare Bears’ to Annecy 2015

New original series from Daniel Chong -- the latest to come out of Cartoon Network’s short form animation program -- to receive exclusive screening at Annecy; Network returns to festival to seek next generation of talent.

GKIDS Headline News

Annecy 2015: GKIDS Picks Up Folimage’s ‘Phantom Boy’

GKIDS acquires North American rights for latest feature from Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, the Oscar-nominated writers and directors of ‘A Cat in Paris.’

Annecy 2015 Headline News

WIA Addresses Gender Disparity in Animation at Annecy 2015

Women In Animation co-presidents Marge Dean and Kristy Scanlan present findings and host a panel discussion with advisory board members Bonnie Arnold, Margie Cohn, Lenora Hume and Adina Pitt on the state of women in animation.