Mattel announced that it has completed the acquisition of HIT Entertainment for $680 million in cash.
HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners, today announced that the company’s President & CEO, Jeffrey Dunn, and Chief Operating Officer, Sangeeta Desai, will be leaving the company after the closing of HIT’s acquisition by Mattel.
In celebration of the 500th episode of The Simpsons, Fox is sponsoring a fan marathon of all 500 episodes of the animated series, in order, all at once, on February 8.
Animation studio Kavaleer Productions announced the appointment of Timothy Björklund as Director of its Dublin-based studios.
The first season of the award-winning CGI animated series Transformers Prime arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on March 6, 2012.
Quite a few cartoon characters have made the leap from the animated world to the real one (Scooby Doo, the Smurfs and the Chipmunks for starters) – but how many have gone the other way?
Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns arrives on DVD and digital download on April 3rd.
Teletoon launches development on Guru’s innovative new half hour animated kids series, Nemesis, where each episode tells one story, two unbelievably different ways.
Kidobi and Big Storm Studios bring Gommby's Green Island to online audiences in Canada and the U.S. with a new digital distribution agreement.
Co-creators Joshua Bowen and Peter Burton have launched animated adult comedy web series, Goodwin vs. Badwin.
Spellbound Entertainment announced that it has secured an ongoing commitment from premium children’s channel, CBeebies, for the popular pre-school series, The Koala Brothers.
Entertainment label Maiden Japan has announced the license of the action comedy series Polyphonica Crimson S.
Warner Bros.’ entertainment company, DC Entertainment—home to iconic comic brands DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD—revealed a new brand identity.
The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has opened up its submission process for animated films for their inaugural event to take place June 22 – 24th, 2012.
TeleFutura is expanding its programming lineup with the additions of one of the most successful franchises in television – Family Guy – and bringing it for the first time to Spanish-language television in the U.S.
As part of Dickens 2012, Film London, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Drama have come together to commission five films and five radio plays – Dickens In London – to be broadcast simultaneously during the week of 6-10 February.
Toei Animation has closed a master licensing and merchandising agreement in Brazil with Abr-Art Bag Rio Comercio Importacao e Exportacao for Dragon Ball Z that encompasses a number of key consumer product categories.
Yowza announced its collaboration with Canadian publisher OwlKids and CBC Television for development of the preschool television series Chirp.
The Easter Bunny’s hare apparent leaves his ancestral home on Easter Island to pursue pop superstardom in the hilarious comedy Hop, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on March 23, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Powered by its biggest yearly ratings ever, Disney XD will premiere more original content with Lab Rats, a comedy series about a teenager and his newfound "siblings," a trio of super-human teens, who together must navigate typical high school and -- not so typical -- bionic glitches.
Twentieth Century Fox’s first-ever animated film, created by renowned director Ralph Bakshi, Wizards appears in a 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + book release on March 13 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.