AWN Headline News

Headline News Thor Raxlen Welcomes Ad Industry Into His New LAIR

Ad industry veteran Thor Raxlen is firmly ensconced in his new LAIR (, a live-action, visual effects, character animation, design and post finishing studio.

Headline News Ludorum Licenses Second Season of Chuggington for Playhouse Disney in the U.S.

Ludorum plc, a leading specialist in the creation of global pre-school children's IP, announced today that it has licensed the second season of 13 half hour episodes of Chuggington, its successful train-based, CGI-animated series, to Disney Channel for its Playhouse Disney programming block in the United States.

Headline News Little Airplane & Spin Master To Debut Suzy Takes The Stage At MIP Jr.

Little Airplane Productions and Spin Master Entertainment, a division of Spin Master Ltd., will debut their new property “Suzy Takes the Stage” (52 x 11 minutes) at this year’s MIPJunior, October 2-3, 2010.

Headline News CTN Announces Exclusive U.S. Appearance of Jean "Moebius" Giraud

The Creative Talent Network (CTN) has announced an exciting roster of personal appearances, panel discussions and eXpo exclusives for the second annual CTN animation eXpo to be held on November 19-21 at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center, CA. The event will feature this CTN exclusive US appearance of the legendary author, designer and comic artist Jean Giraud "Moebius in "An Evening with Moebius" with networking reception after on November 20th, 2010.

Headline News Prince of Persia Jumps Onto Blu-ray/DVD in Sept.

The mystery and legends of an ancient time will be experienced like never before when Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time arrives on 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), 1-Disc Blu-ray and 1-Disc DVD on September 14, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

Headline News Marmaduke Barks on Blu-ray and DVD in August

Leaping out of the doghouse and onto the big screen, the hilarious hijinks of the good-natured Great Dane Marmaduke barks its way onto Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack and as a DVD Single Disc August 31 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Headline News Marvel Knights X-Men Coming in September

On September 28, 2010, Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation will unleash the highly anticipated DVD of ASTONISHING X-MEN – GIFTED, the first title in the multi-part ASTONISHING X-MEN home entertainment series.

Headline News Library of Congress Launches National Digital Stewardship Alliance

The Library of Congress announced today the formation of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, a partnership of institutions and organizations dedicated to preserving and providing access to selected databases, web pages, video, audio and other digital content with enduring value.

Headline News Yoba & Mennell Join Syfy’s Alphas

Syfy has announced additional casting for its previously announced pilot Alphas, inking actors Malik Yoba and Laura Mennell to co-star in the wry action-adventure project from writers Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk) and Michael Karnow, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions, which is the studio for the project.

Headline News Int'l Sesame Street Available Now On Amazon Video On Demand

For the first time ever, Sesame Street fans living in the U.S. can instantly enjoy free episodes of original international co-productions of the beloved television program exclusively on Amazon Video On Demand.