Season three of hit Disney Junior series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, featuring new villains, special action-packed extended episodes and revamped pirate rock theme song, to debut Friday, January 3, on Disney Channel.
Netflix members in the UK and Ireland are gaining access to a range of Cartoon Network and Cartoonito content, including Powerpuff Girls and LazyTown.
Senior CG Generalist David Carlson, formerly of Digital Domain, joins the ArsenalFX post production team; Cortney Haile is promoted to head of operations; Casey Conroy is named VFX director.
Family Guy’s beloved talking canine, Brian, is slated to make his return to the series on December 15.
Nickelodeon and the United States Postal Service team up for “Spongebob Mailpants” letter writing program; 30 custom-wrapped SpongeBob Mailboxes placed in 13 cities nationwide as program rolls out in 25,000 post office locations.
Content incubator Wildseed Studios announces a new investment from the commercial arm of Welsh broadcaster S4C.
The ABC Television Network announces that it has extended its relationship with the popular Peanuts animated specials by Charles M. Schulz until 2020 in a deal with Peanuts Worldwide LLC and Lee Mendelson Film Productions.
Vine FX announces its involvement as the sole visual effects studio in the first series of the prime time BBC fantasy drama, Atlantis.
Walden Media and Anschutz Film Group complete restructuring and reveal fund to support new film slate and expansion into TV and animation; Frank Smith named Chief Operating Officer.
The Writers Guild of America announces its nominees for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards in the TV, new media, news and radio categories, with Futurama and The Simpsons sweeping the animation category.
The English-language production of Space Dandy now underway is set to be broadcast on Adult Swim on January 4, 2014.
Creative strategic design agency eyeball announces the addition of David Edelstein as Managing Director, Broadcast, and Danny Rosenbloom as Managing Director, Commercials.
Singapore-based August Media Holdings sells Season One of its popular preschool animated series, Ella Bella Bingo, to Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera Children’s Channel Jeem TV.
Syfy greenlights Dominion to series; supernatural action drama produced by Universal Cable Productions.
DHX Media signs a number of international deals for its hugely successful series, Yo Gabba Gabba!, with broadcasters in several key territories committing to continue airing the show.
Guru Studio announces the appointment of Justin Time Producer Amy Robson to the position of Vice President of Production; executive move comes on the heels of Justin Time’s sixth Annie Award nomination.
Disney XD and TELETOON acquire the joint production from Technicolor and Mercury Filmworks’ Atomic Puppets.
VFX house Milk is commissioned by the BBC to create the visual effects for the forthcoming eighth season of Doctor Who, to be broadcast in 2014; the company was previously behind the visual effects created for the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special episode: Day of the Doctor.
Margaret Dean, the director of production for Mattel’s Playground Productions and co-president of Women in Animation, a non-profit dedicated to connecting, supporting, and empowering women in the field of animation, discusses her experience within the animation industry in a Q&A.
Cartoon Network commissions its first Asian Pacific-made series, Exchange Student Zero, for global distribution.
Dlife partners with loyalkaspar to bring Disney Time, a new branded block of children's programming, to life.