The New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival announces its full slate for the 2014 edition, which will present 100 new animated and live action shorts and features, opening and closing night parties, studio showcases, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, audience voting and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony.
Gaumont Animation’s MD Pierre Belaisch restructures the studio’s management team, with Marc Dhrami taking on the role of head of production, Michael Manaud becoming director of legal and business affairs, and Heath Kenny becoming creative VP and executive producer in charge of scouting new projects.
Mike and Liz Young have reacquired 100% ownership of US-based Moonscoop LLC and have rebranded the children's production house as Splash Entertainment with CEO and executive chairman Nicolas Atlan on board as a new partner, and JokeBox acting as a private passive investor.
Disney’s classic cartoon chipmunk duo, Chip ‘n’ Dale, is being revived with plans for a live-action/CG hybrid big-screen feature.
Hot off the box office success of the 3D animated film The Nut Job, Gulfstream Pictures and partners Redrover Co., Ltd. and Toonbox Entertainment Ltd. announce new animation lab to incubate film and television projects.
El Capitan guests gearing up for the all-new sing-along version of Frozen will see a very special version of the Academy Award-nominated Mickey Mouse short Get A Horse! featuring house organist Rob Richards.
PGS Entertainment announces an international broadcasting licensing agreement with ABC TV Australia for Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.
Shout! Factory Kids and Nerd Corps announce the release of Slugterra: Heroes of the Underground, featuring five action-filled episodes, on DVD March 4.
The voice cast for Seth Rogan’s animated adult feature Sausage Party reunites This Is the End stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Rogen himself, as well as adding Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton and Nick Kroll.
Nickelodeon announces a call for submissions for its 2014 global Animated Shorts Program, designed to identify and develop new animation talent and provide a platform for new content for kids.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announces the availability of Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume 8 May 13.
kaboom! Entertainment acquires the entertainment rights to Zack & Quack, set to debut on Nick Jr channels globally in 2014.
Hoho Rights announces new international deals in the Middle East, Portugal, and Korea for the pre-school show Cloudbabies.
Chris Colfer and Ron Perlman to voice lead characters in Marza Animation Planet’s 3D CG film Robodog; Timeless Films to handle international rights.
Animated preschool series inspired by the world-renowned Paul Frank brand licensed to Discovery Kids Latin America by MarVista Entertainment.
3D CG-animated feature film based on the hit PlayStation video game franchise enters production for early 2016 release.
Gaumont Animation’s new animated CGI series Calimero will premiere in France on TF1 on Sunday February 9, 2014.
Cartoon Network and The LEGO Group team up on a new global franchise Mixels, making its U.S. debut on multiple screens and platforms this February.
Disney blockbuster Frozen continues to make headlines in its tenth week at the box office as it crosses the $800 million mark globally; animated family comedy The Nut Job nabs third place with $12.3 million.
Paris-based Ellipsanime is selected by the French bankruptcy court to purchase the assets of French animation company Moonscoop SA; French company JokeBox acquires Moonscoop France’s 51% share in US-based Moonscoop LLC, formerly Mike Young Productions.
The deadline for submissions to the 7th edition of Poland’s International Animated Film Competition is March 3, 2014.
Disney Junior channel’s original series Sheriff Callie’s Wild West lassoes impressive ratings, ranking as TV’s number one program in the hour across the target preschooler demos.