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DreamWorks Animation in Talks for Acquisition by SoftBank

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., in a deal that would value the animation studio at $3.4 billion, according to an anonymous source. The same source stated that current CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg would sign a five-year contract to stay with the studio, and […]

NY Times on the Balancing Act of "Star Wars Rebels"

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The New York Times has taken a look at Star Wars Rebels, the first Star Wars-related release from Lucasfilm after its acquisition by the Walt Disney Company. Among other topics, the article discusses how heavily the original trilogy of films will be this series’ touchstone, from designs to sound effects to lighting and artificially added […]

Marvel and Jack Kirby Estate Settle Long-Running Legal Dispute

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Variety reports that Marvel Entertainment and the estate of Jack Kirby have settled their long-running legal dispute over the rights to characters Kirby created or co-created in his long tenure working for Marvel Comics, including the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Thor, the Avengers, and Spider-Man. Kirby’s estate had filed a request to […]

PR: Nick Jr. UK Brings The Magic Of Words To Life With New Series "Wallykazam!"

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NICK JR. BRINGS THE MAGIC OF WORDS TO LIFE WITH NEW SERIES WALLYKAZAM! London, 25th September 2014 –Get ready for words to transform the world around you, as Nick Jr. premieres the brand-new series Wallykazam! on Monday 6th October at 4:00pm. Wallykazam! follows the adventures of a troll named Wally and his pet dragon Norville, […]

Nickelodeon Announces International Finalists for 2014 Global Animated Shorts Program

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Saban's "Show Us Your Shorts" Contest Accepting Submissions Thru October 24, 2014

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Saban Brands has launched their first-ever “Show Us Your Shorts” contest, accepting submissions through October 24, 2014, at www.sabanshorts.com. Upon submission, all shorts will be judged by a Saban Brands executive committee. The top 10 selects will be displayed for public vote for two weeks. Once the top 10 are chosen, the public can also […]

Toonzone Interviews Steve Borst and Gary Di Raffaele For "Breadwinners" UK Premiere

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Breadwinners, Nickelodeon’s latest hit comedy focussing on duck buddies SwaySway and Buhdeuce as they deliver bread in their high tech rocket van, has arrived on Nicktoons in the UK. We recently got the chance to pose a few questions to series creators Steve Borst (Teen Titans Go!, MAD) and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele (MAD, Metalocalypse) […]

Toonzone Interviews Dee Bradley Baker & Steve Blum on How to Speak Boxtroll

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The title characters of Laika’s The Boxtrolls make quite an impression, and a good portion of the reason why is the vocal performances of a stable of voiceover actors who used their gibberish language to lend them distinct characterization and depth. Toonzone leapt at the chance to interview the voiceover actors who brought two of […]

Channel Frederator Network Adds 141 New Channels, Expands Subscriber Base

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CHANNEL FREDERATOR NETWORK ADDS 141 NEW CHANNELS AND EXPANDS SUBSCRIBER BASE TO 10.5 MILLION DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST As its Audience Numbers Continue to Balloon, Channel Frederator Network Establishes Itself as the Go-To Destination for Online Animation Across the Globe NEW YORK—September 24, 2014–They’re just getting bigger! During the month of August, Channel Frederator […]

DreamWorks Animation's Kate Swanborg to Deliver Keynote at Power Up Festival on Sept. 24, 2014

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TRAINING DRAGONS AT DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: INNOVATION IN ANIMATION Wednesday, September 24 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Milk Studios (449 14th Street, New York, NY) DreamWorks Animation Trains Dragons using HP Technology. DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment including amazing, computer generated (CG) animated movies such as How To Train Your Dragon and Madagascar. Since 2001, DreamWorks […]

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