Household favourites including Rolf Harris and Richard E Grant are backing animated television programmes for children despite the lack of government support for the UK animation industry.
Rovio, the creator of the ANGRY BIRDS game franchise, has purchased the Finnish animation house Kombo, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Disney XD, the new digital specialty channel and multiplatform brand from Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A/ACM.B) launches today in homes across Canada.
As part of the ongoing "Interview with an Animator" conversation series, the Paley Center is hosting "Prime-time/Late Night Animation: What Envelope?" on June 8th at 6:30 pm in New York City.
I got a huge response to my last post, Why Do Many Artists & Writers Hate Self-Promotion?, including several active discussions on various LinkedIn groups. Self-promotion is a very hot topic! Many of the people who commented on the post talked about their shyness, self-doubts, the unworthiness of their creativity, and other barriers to promoting themselves and their work. One of the biggest concerns was whether or not self-promotion was really effective. Well, let's find out...
Turner Broadcasting has acquired UK TV and licensing and merchandising rights to magical preschool series Chloe’s Closet from Moonscoop.
Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has secured new licensing and retail deals for Mr. Men and Little Miss in Brazil through its agent Exim Licensing.
The Times of India reports that thousands of Indian animation students have been left high and dry after several schools promising them jobs have closed.
Nicktoons, the fastest growing kids’ network, brings the iconic franchise Voltron to a new generation with the brand new animated series, Voltron Force.
Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specialising in youth programming, has underscored its position as a preeminent distributor in the region signing further deals across its slate of third-party animation and live action.
Adult Swim celebrated a new slate of programming for the 2011-12 season last night during their star-studded annual Upfront event in New York City.
Fox has released a teaser trailer for their midseason 2012 animated series Napoleon Dynamite. The series, based on the 2004 cult classic film of the same name, teams the original cast behind the lineup of odd-duck characters.
Yabba dabba doo! FOX has picked up THE FLINTSTONES, a 21st century version of the classic animated comedy from executive producer Seth MacFarlane.
A funny thing happened on the way to my Facebook page. A handful of professional contacts refused to be my friend, not because they didn’t like me, but because they weren’t on Facebook. The interesting thing was that they seemed to take pride in not being on Facebook. This reminded me of something I’ve noticed over my career, an odd anomaly about many writers and artists: They don’t like to promote themselves. Not a good idea!
FOX has added the new animated series ALLEN GREGORY to its fall lineup, reports Variety. The trade pub says the 20th Century Fox Television and Chernin Entertainment production will take the 8:30 pm slot in the Animation Domination Sunday schedule. The move will likely push the debut of the second season of BOB'S BURGERS to midseason.
AWNtv has posted the exclusive clip "Declare War" from the upcoming animated direct-to-DVD release, THOR: TALES OF ASGARD. The Marvel Animated Feature
Dr. Toon discusses the role of the Eponymous Hero in the latest installment on cultivating critical thought.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.
Shout! Factory and Nelvana Enterprises today announced a new deal to bring the world renowned animated TV classic The Adventures of Tintin to the U.S. home entertainment marketplace.
FOX has renewed ANIMATION DOMINATION favorites FAMILY GUY for a tenth season and THE CLEVELAND SHOW for a fourth season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specialising in youth programming, has signed a number of deals across its portfolio in Latin America, with sales to Brazil, Argentina and Ecuador.
Zinkia Entertainment, the creators of the award-winning children’s entertainment property POCOYO, are partnering with Langer Juice Company on a nationwide promotional campaign in August that provides consumers with the opportunity to receive a free Dance, Pocoyo, Dance! DVD with the purchase of every 10 Langer’s juice bottles.
Classic Media and Luken Communications, which runs Retro TV and TUFF TV, will partner on a new retro-kids network called PBJ, reports Kidscreen.