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Vishnu Athreya named VP, Program Scheduling, for Cartoon Network & Boomerang

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Vishnu Athreya Named Vice President, Program Scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang Vishnu Athreya has been named vice president, program scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang, it was announced today by Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. In this position, Athreya will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of […]

Disney TV Animation Orders "Pickle & Peanut," New Seasons of Mickey Shorts & "Wander Over Yonder"

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DISNEY TELEVISION ANIMATION BEGINS PRODUCTION ON PICKLE & PEANUT, A BUDDY COMEDY FOR DISNEY XD STARRING JON HEDER AND JOHNNY PEMBERTON – Studio Also Receives Season Pickups for “Mickey Mouse” Cartoon Shorts and “Wander Over Yonder” – Adding to the creative strength that helps fuel Disney-branded channels and platforms worldwide, Disney Television Animation has begun […]

"A Brony Tale" Comes to Theaters July 8, 2014, VOD on July 15, 2014

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A SWEET CARTOON SERIES MADE FOR LITTLE GIRLS HAS DEVELOPED A RABID FOLLOWING – OF GROWN MEN A BRONY TALE The Story of a True American Phenomenon, This First Release on the New ‘Morgan Spurlock Presents’ Label, Comes to Theaters July 8, 2014 and Video on Demand July 15, 2014, “You ain’t a man unless […]

Anna Kendrick Joins Cast of DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls"

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Deadline.com reports that actor Anna Kendrick has been cast as the lead character in DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s upcoming animated musical feature film Trolls, based on the famed trolls doll series. Kendrick will play Poppy, described as “a relentlessly upbeat princess” in the report. The movie is set to be released on November 4, 2016.

"Peg + Cat" Top 2014 Daytime Creative Emmys

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The Academy for Television Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of the 2014 Daytime Creative Emmy Awards, with the PBS animated series Peg + Cat winning three awards for Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Peg actor Hayley Faith Negrin, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for Jennifer […]

More Details Emerge on Pixar's "Inside Out"

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The Hollywood Reporter has covered an advance look at Pixar’s Inside out screened in Hollywood last week for members of the press. Present were film director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera, detailing how the film will use the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley as the setting, as five of her emotions struggle […]

Nickelodeon Scouting For Raw Talent At Comic Con

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Nickelodeon will have their usual heavy presence at the annual Comic Con in San Diego next month and part of that heavy presence will include members of the Nickelodeon animation department manning the official Nickelodeon booth with the express intent of soliciting the raw talents of anybody who thinks they are an animator and might […]

Zagtoon Expands Into the United States, Pitches New Properties

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There will be a new big player in America’s animation business soon, if the folks at Zag Studios have anything to say about it. Founded by Jeremy Zag and Saban Entertainment co-founder Jacqueline Tordjman, Zag is an entertainment firm based in France that has expanded into a global enterprise with offices in Paris, Brussels, Seoul, […]

China's Light Chaser Animation Raises $20 Million

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that China’s Light Chaser Animation Studios has just closed a $20 million round of Series B funding, with studio chief Gary Wang stating his ambition to be China’s answer to Pixar Animation Studios, “creating world-class animated films with a Chinese cultural touch.” The studio’s first animated feature, Little Door Spirits, is […]

"SMART" Deal for Xing Xing Digital and Pelagius Entertainment

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XING XING DIGITAL AND PELAGIUS ENTERTAINMENT GET SMART BEIJING, CHINA, JUNE 20 — Beijing Based Xing Xing Digital and L.A. Production Company Pelagius Entertainment announced today an international co-production for the animated movie SMART. Budgeted at $22M, the adventure comedy will be directed by John A. Davis (JIMMY NEUTRON; THE ANT BULLY) from a script […]

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