Wombles Copyright Holdings and Dramatico Entertainment reveal plans to relaunch the iconic British brand, including a new series for a slot on UK-based Channel 5′s Milkshake block in 2015.
UK public broadcaster CBeebies adds another new preschool series -- Chop Chop! -- to its slate, created by Oscar-nominated director Grant Orchard in collaboration with Studio AKA.
Irish producer-distributor Monster Entertainment is developing an animated series, Fuzzyworld, co-produced by Avalon Films and Alastair Swinnerton’s Toonspace.
Disney announces that it will be handling North American theatrical distribution of the newest film from Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises.
Warner Bros. is developing an animated Scooby-Doo feature film, returning to the franchise that produced a pair of live-action/animated hybrid films a decade ago.
Los Angeles-based Gnosis Moving Pictures announces the production of its first animated feature, The Quest, an absurdist look at outer space meant for all ages and featuring the voice of Monty Python alum John Cleese.
Athena Studios obtains feature film rights to “Auntie Claus,” the award-winning children’s book by Elise Primavera.
Italian animation studio Gruppo Alcuni presents its new 3D stereoscopic CG animated feature, Pet Pals in Windland, at the 70th Venice Film Festival.
Animated ‘toons continue to make box office headlines around the world, led by Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2, which crossed the $800 million mark at the global box office this past weekend.
Tricon Films & Television acquires new animated series Wildernuts as it launches Tricon Kids & Family Division at Mipcom Junior.
Walt Disney Animation releases new imagery from its forthcoming Mickey Mouse short, Get A Horse!, directed by Lauren MacMullan.
41 Entertainment announces a PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures marathon August 31 and September 1 on Disney XD.
Kaleidoscope Entertainment announces the release of Scotland’s first full-length animated feature film, Sir Billi, voiced by Sean Connery, Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming.
Cable network FX greenlights a pilot episode for Bigfoot, an animated comedy series written by Matt McKenna and executive produced by Seth Rogan.
Animation house Film Roman is now developing its own original programming and has optioned several properties, including comic book series “The Untamed.”
Shout! Factory Kids partners with Hasbro Studios to release Littlest Pet Show: Petacular Escapades on DVD October 1.
International distributor PGS Entertainment secures worldwide broadcast rights, excluding the U.S. and France, to the forthcoming CG-animated Alvin and the Chipmunks TV series.
CBeebies announces a raft of new commissions which includes two new series, Melody and Minibeast Adventure.
Mind Candy confirms Moshi Monsters The Movie, the first ever Moshi Monster movie, set for a UK and Ireland release December 20.
Geek & Sundry's animated web series, Outlands, created and produced by Adam de la Peña, attracts notice on the Internet.
International children’s channel KidsCo licenses CG-animated series Sendokai Champions from media agent Nottingham Forest.