DreamWorks are in talks to adapt animated web series XOMBIE into a feature, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
FX Prods. has inked an agreement with Shine Int'l to license the forthcoming FX series ARCHER around the world, reports VARIETY.
Entertainment branding/consulting company ThinkTank Emporium has teamed with Charlesbridge Publishing and author David Biedrzycki to identify and develop licensing and media opportunities based on the ACE LACEWING, BUG DETECTIVE series.
Hasbro-Discovery Communications Joint Venture President and CEO Margaret Loesch today announced the appointment of children's and family entertainment programming veteran Donna Ebbs as senior vice president, programming, for the joint venture television network expected to launch in late 2010.
Seasoned development and sales executive Maggie Murphy has joined Cookie Jar Entertainment as SVP of Development.
This week (9/22/09) offers the DVD/Blu-ray release of BATTLE FOR TERRA (Lionsgate, $12.99 and $19.99); THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO (Anchor Bay, $12.99 and $19.99); HOT FUZZ (Universal Home Ent., $18.99); SCOOBY-DOO! THE MYSTERY BEGINS (Warner Home Video, $19.99, $24.99); TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES -- THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (Warner Home Video,$36.49, $44.99); and WALLACE & GROMIT: A MATTER OF LOAF AND DEATH (Lionsgate, $9.99) and WALLACE & GROMIT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (Lionsgate/HIT, $21.99, 19.99).
Rick DeMott talks with producer Tom Klein about the challenges of creating the R-rated, 2D animated film, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, directed by Rob Zombie.
In a shocking announcement, Dick Cook has stepped down as chairman at the Walt Disney Co. This follows his recent unveiling of Disney upcoming projects at the D23 Conference.
Statement from Dick Cook
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its 'Call for Entries' for this year's 37th Annual Annie Awards.
Fans can immerse themselves inside the world of DC Super Heroes and villains in the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie by participating in the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Virtual Collector Card Sweepstakes.
MTV Networks International's Emerging Markets group is launching a Nickelodeon branded program block on leading commercial broadcaster TV2 in Hungary.
With the DC Comics sale firmly in place, WB has created a new company known as DC Entertainment, notes the Hollywood Reporter.
In celebration of Disney’s newest animated musical THE PRICESS AND THE FROG, Walt Disney Studios is opening its Burbank gates to the public for a once-in-a-lifetime advance special engagement, welcoming Disney fans to experience its newest animated musical comedy Nov. 25- Dec. 13, 2009.
Variety announced Cartoon Network has already picked-up 5 juried awards in the Primetime Emmy race.
The TV Academy announced winners in two categories -- costumes for a variety/music program or special and individual achievement in animation -- both of which will be handed out during the Creative Arts Awards Ceremony Sept. 12.
In both juried categories, there are no nominations; anyone Emmy-worthy is recognized.
Press Release by Cartoon Network
Lucasfilm’s Breakthrough Animated Series STAR WARS: The Clone Wars – Rise of the Bounty Hunters premieres Friday, October 2, at 8pm ET/PT.
HANNAH MONTANA: The Movie (DVD/Blu-ray)Disney/Buena Vista/2009/102 min/Rated G/SRP: $44.99Director: Peter ChelsomCast: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily OsmentVfx: CIS Hollywood
Video codec MPEG-4 AVCVideo resolution 1080pAspect ratio 1.85:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1French: Dolby Digital 5.1Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English SDH, French, Spanish
Discs:BD/DVD ComboThree-disc setDigital copy
Press Release by Post Logic
New York, NY (August 17, 2009) -- Leading post-production facility Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, announced today two new hires, Kevin Wilson as audio engineer and Mick O'Connor as manager, new business. Both will be based out of Post Logic Studios' New York facility.
Press Release from Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network announced greenlights for two new original comedy animated series, REGULAR SHOW and HORRORBOTS, in addition to a picking up more episodes of THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK and additional writing for ADVENTURE TIME.
Producer Alex Garcia plans to bring the Hanna-Barbara TV cartoon, TOP CAT, to new life reports Variety.
Garcia will pair with Anima Studios for the animated feature as WB preps for a summer 2011 or 2012 release across Latin America. The former finance exec. has also partnered with Santa Barbara-based Nala Films, the Rovzar Bros.' Lemon Films in Mexico and Argentina's Costa Films.
Garcia’s grandfather, Arturo de Cordova, was a screen icon from Mexico’s Golden Age.
Press Release from Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind SESAME STREET and co-producer of PINKY DINKY DOO has been awarded the 2009 Summit Creative Award in the category "youth website," level "gold." The website -- www.pinkydinkydoo.com -- launched on November 24, 2008, and has acquired an exceptional fan base, receiving 600,000 page views per month. This is the site's first award.
Press Release from Boris FX
Marlborough MA -- July 27, 2009 -- Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that a new Boris Continuum Unit, Cartoon Look, is now available. The Boris Continuum Cartoon Look Unit includes the Cartoon Look, Pencil Sketch, Charcoal Sketch, and Watercolor filters from Boris Continuum Complete 6: