Robert B. Sherman, half of the award-winning Sherman Brothers songwriting team, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter, citing a Facebook posting by Sherman’s son, Jeff. He was 86. Acting as lyricist with his music-writing brother Richard, Sherman won awards and accolades for songs for such Disney musicals as Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The […]
The Hub is adding three new animated series and has renewed a clutch of others for the 2012-2013 season, the network announced last week. The Care Bears will return to the screen in CG-animated form in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. The series, from American Greetings Properties, will premiere this summer. Hasbro itself will produce […]
Warner Bros. will adapt Bolivar, an upcoming graphic novel, as an animated feature film, The Hollywood Reporter says. Irish filmmaker Kealan O’Rourke will write and direct the adaptation, Akiva Goldman and Kerry Foster will produce for Weed Road. The book, by Sean Rubin, is about a young New York girl who moves next door to […]
* Upper Deck has licensed Marvel’s Super Hero Squad and will release a trading card game and an online multi-player game based on the franchise. [Kid Screen] * 4Kids Entertainment has picked up global licensing rights to the animated action-comedy J.V.: The Extraordinary Adventures of Jules Verne. [4Kids Entertainment] * Zodiak Kids has licensed Atomic […]
The special challenge with watching The Angry Beavers is that every episode turns into a race: Will you expire from laughter before you expire from a lethal migraine? The Angry Beavers comes from the late 90’s, a period of glorious, cartoony energy. Ren and Stimpy may have lit the fuse ten years earlier, but that […]
Matt Maiellaro is developing a new animated series for FX, The Hollywood Reporter says. The as-yet-untitled project, which originated with Grant Dekernion, is about a man recently released from prison. Dekemion connected with Maiellaro through actor Danny McBride, who will voice a character in the new series.