Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire HIT Entertainment for $680 million in cash from a consortium led by Apax Partners funds.
MTV is launching an all-new animated comedy block this Thursday, October 27, with the premieres of Mike Judge’s “Beavis and Butt-Head” at 10:00 p.m., followed by new series from creator David Gordon Green, “Good Vibes” at 10:30 p.m., featuring the voice talent of Adam Brody, Josh Gad, Danny McBride and Debi Mazar, among others.
What to do with these characters has been Warner Bros.’ challenge for years now. The classic theatrical shorts have matured from classic to just plain old. (Masterpieces all, but old just the same.) Attempts to bring them up to date have given us excretions like Loonatics, so-whats like Baby Looney Tunes and faux old-time toons like Carrotblanca. Under exec-producer Sam Register, they’ve finally gotten it right: contemporized their merrie menagerie while keeping their core personalities intact.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announces today that tickets for the 39th Annual Annie Awards are now on sale.
The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat and many other legendary literary characters come to life on Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose! a new release from Warner Home Video (WHV) available on DVD October 18, 2011.
Atomic Cartoons Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Jennifer McCarron to the studio's management team.
Target Entertainment is proud to announce that it has been appointed the exclusive global agent for Abadas, the fun new pre-school show where children learn language through play.
Cartoon Network's Ben 10 needs your help! Through a first-of-its-kind program for the brand announced today, Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, has partnered with Bandai America Incorporated and D3Publisher to create a promotion so big, it needs to enlist the help of all Ben 10 fans: the Ben 10: Become a Plumber, Save the Universe sweepstakes.
Following the recent announcement of the Where’s Wally? UK licensing program, Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, today unveils the launch of an international licensing program for the iconic brand.
The High Court in London issued an injunction against Moshi Monsters' cartoon character Lady Goo Goo, a parody of Lady Gaga, writes the Hollywood Reporter.
Season two of the imaginative, eye-catching animated hit series "Fish Hooks," will premiere FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners, has today announced an extensive deal with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that gives the broadcaster additional TV rights to over 60 hours of programming from HIT’s vast catalogue of quality children’s shows.
MTVX, MTV’s new cross media group, today announced the return of the “Liquid Television” brand that will build upon the heritage of the seminal and groundbreaking animation show from the early 1990s and live across every point of engagement from television to online, mobile to social media.
Halloween comes a night early this year when FOX airs frightfully funny all-new episodes of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE CLEVELAND SHOW (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sunday, Oct. 30. Also, don’t miss the series premiere of ALLEN GREGORY (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), the latest addition to Sunday’s Animation Domination comedy block.
Minnie Mouse showcases her passion for fashion in her own Disney Junior short-form series "Minnie's Bow-Toons," launching with a week of new episodes MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (8:55 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and DisneyJunior.com.
Dora and Boots invite kids into a magical land of dragons, elves and fairies to help a unicorn king in the epic three-part event, Dora’s Enchanted Forest Adventures, premiering this fall on Nickelodeon.
Alex Rocco, best known for his role as gangster Moe Greene in The Godfather, returns to his mobster roots as Carmine Falcone in Batman: Year One, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.
As any learned Adult Swim fan now knows, a network signature series, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, is back in a brand new series, Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1!
America’s best-loved and truly outrageous animated pop star was Jem from the memorable 80’s pop culture series JEM and The Holograms.
Following a publicly unfolding dispute with its voice cast over pay decreases, FOX has renewed THE SIMPSONS for 25th season.
Aardman animator Sara Barbas has turned to RocketHub.com to secure funding for her new short film titled FINAL CALL.