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.
The newest addition to Humble’s growing Los Angeles office, Lords most recently served as managing director and executive producer at Morgan Spurlock’s commercial production banner, Warpaint.
All six principal voice performers will return for the historic 27th and 28th seasons of ‘The Simpsons,’ with Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer back in the roles they’ve inhabited since 1989.
IATSE Animation Guild Local 839 reaches deal on new three-year contract with Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
Originally broadcast in Japan on Nippon TV, anime series is produced by MADHOUSE and adapted from the groundbreaking sci-fi/horror manga created by Hitoshi Iwaaki.
Third season of ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ featuring 20 new episodes incorporating the show’s trademark charming stories and catchy musical strategies is slated to begin rolling out in 2016.
Universal's ‘Jurassic World’ holds off Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ for the third weekend in a row; Paramount's ‘Terminator Genisys’ sees third place debut with $28.7 million from 3,758 locations.
Mumfie to be redeveloped for TV as a new animated series based upon the characters created for the ‘Magic Adventures of Mumfie.’
Investment firm Fintech Global to build a new 187,000-sq.-meter resort at Lake Miyazawa at a cost of $4.9 million.
Unprecedented deal to see nine DWA series air beginning in October, including ‘Turbo F.A.S.T.,’ ‘All Hail King Julien,’ ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ and ‘Dinotrux.’
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.
New alliance gives the two VFX houses a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in London, Vancouver and Montréal.
Former Fox communications executive Dan Berger fills the void left by Chip Sullivan, who departed DWA in April for a job at NBC.
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 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 adds Henson’s ‘Word Party,’ Cheeky Little’s ‘Kazoops!’ and Guru’s ‘True & the Rainbow Kingdom’ to its growing slate of original preschool content.
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.
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.
CAKE to handle international distribution of Wind Dancer’s PBS Kids series ‘Ready Jet Go!’ created by Craig Bartlett.
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.
New animation studio on Vancouver Island will serve Bron’s production needs on ‘Henchmen,’ the company’s first full-length animated feature film.
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 International Animation Film Festival and International Animation Film Market wraps in France with a slew of deals and new partnerships.