“Sing It, Laurie!” created by superstar children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner and Little Airplane's Josh Selig set to debut on Sprout. New animated short-form preschool series features Laurie Berkner and her original songs; also stars Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Lisa Loeb.
9 Story Entertainment is to produce and distribute the new (80x11’) animated preschool series “Peg + Cat,” and will be launching sales of the series at MIPtv.
“Blue’s Clues” creator Traci Paige Johnson and award-winning feature film producer Caroline Baron team up to launch new children’s media company yummico. Initial release is the food adventure series “yummiloo,” debuting March 20 with interactive app.
Disney cleans up at the Oscars this year with wins for Pixar feature, “Brave,” and the John Kahrs-directed “Paperman.”
Brett Ratner joins with Six Eleven Media to produce a TV version of the successful online game “FarmVille.”
Aardman Animations’ “Shaun the Sheep” makes his highly anticipated return to the UK small screen this month with 20 brand-new episodes and five new digital games.
The newly-launched “Nick App” features over 1,000 pieces of Nick content, including original short-form video, games and full-length episodes, allowing kids to watch and play Nick in a whole new way.
The head of 20th Century Fox TV‘s animation department leaves the studio to pursue additional opportunities.
Telegael launches a new stop motion studio, Beochan, to create the second season of prehistoric preschool series, “Igam Ogam.”
Fox Broadcasting restructures its current programming team and adds new event series & multi-platform programming department. James Oh is promoted to SVP, Current Programming; Shana C. Waterman is named SVP, Event Series & Multi-Platform Programming; Kiliaen Van Rensselaer joins network as SVP, Multi-Platform Programming.
Leading independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children’s entertainment content DHX Media signs a new VOD deal with digital platform HOOPLA.
Watch a progression reel displaying the process of creating one of the key shots in Disney’s short film, “Paperman,” directed by John Kahrs.
The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East announce the winners of the 2013 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing.
Following its acquisition of Cookie Jar Entertainment for $112 million last year, the Canadian producer anticipates bigger margins from more favorable film tax credits in Vancouver.
European film and TV company Studiocanal teams up with French animation studio Les Armateurs to develop and produce the animated feature “French Riviera.”
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announces its 2013 animated short film lineup, including the first U.S. screening of Pixar’s “The Blue Umbrella.”
As part of its 2013 Short Film Program, the American Cinematheque hosts the Titmouse 5 Second Animation Day on Friday, February 15, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
Nickelodeon announces the nominees for the 2013 Kid’s Choice Awards which will be hosted by Josh Duhamel on March 23.