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2015 Oscar Nominees Announced; "Dragon 2," "Song of the Sea," "Kaguya," "Big Hero 6," and "Boxtrolls" for Best Animated Feature

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The 87th annual Academy Award nominees were announced today. Categories with an animated feature in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) Song of the Sea (GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (GKIDS/Studio Ghibli) Big Hero 6 (Disney) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA) BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM “The Dam […]

FUNimation Announces New SubPass Subscription Streaming Video Service

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FUNimation Entertainment Announces New Options and Enhancements for Subscription Streaming Service New SubPass Now Available! Flower Mound, TX (January 13, 2015) – FUNimation Entertainment is committed to providing the best services, products, and experiences for our fans, which starts with ongoing updates and enhancements to our subscription streaming service.  To that end, we have several […]

Cartoon Network Acquires Global Rights to New "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" Series

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CARTOON NETWORK ACQUIRES GLOBAL RIGHTS TO HASBRO STUDIOS’ NEWEST SERIES, TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE Next Series in Beloved Franchise to Air on Cartoon Network Channels in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East Following Earlier U.S. Deal Los Angeles, Jan. 13, 2015 – Cartoon Network has acquired the global rights to start airing […]

Just Two Days Left to Show Your Shorts to Saban Brands

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Saban Brands extended their deadline for submissions for their first “Show Us Your Shorts!” contest to January 15, 2015, meaning you super-late procrastinators have 2 days to get your entries in. Original animated shorts can be submitted at www.sabanshorts.com. Each animated short will be judged by a Saban Brands executive committee, with the top 10 […]

PR: Nickelodeon UK Debuts New Online Game 'SpongeBob QuestPants'

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SpongeBob QuestPants launches exclusively in the UK today. Now available to play on – nick.co.uk/questpants London, Monday 12th January 2015 – Nickelodeon UK today unveils the new online adventure game series, SpongeBob QuestPants.  The first episode in the series, The Legend of Dead Eye Gulch, is now available to play on nick.co.uk/questpants. Compatible with desktop, […]

Right Stuf, Inc. to Distribute Pony Canyon Productions in USA and Canada

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Right Stuf, inc has announced that they will be the distributor of all Pony Canyon media and merchandise for the USA and Canada. Pony Canyon currently produces Yuki Yuna is a Hero and Denki-Gai, and has previously been a part of Free!, K-On!, and the CLANNAD, Kanon, and AIR series. Yuki Yuna is a Hero […]

Entering the Land of the Remembered in "The Book of Life"

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Animation Scoop has posted a brief interview and several video clips with director Jorge Gutierrez discussing the scene of Manolo entering the Land of the Remembered in the CGI animated feature film The Book of Life. Gutierrez discusses the many challenges of the scene (which received a very prominent place in the trailers for the […]

NY Times on the Prescience of "The Wizard of Watts" Episode of "Black Dynamite"

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The New York Times has taken note of “The Wizard of Watts,” the upcoming premiere episode of the Adult Swim series Black Dynamite, and how its updated take on The Wiz eerily predicted the current state of American race relations in the wake of police officers killing unarmed black men without criminal consequence. Episode director […]

Amazon Studios' Pilot Season of 2015 Premieres January 15, 2015, on Amazon Instant Video

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Amazon’s First Pilot Season of 2015, Featuring Slate of 13 Original Comedy, Drama, Docuseries and Kids Offerings, will Debut January 15, 2015 on Amazon Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany Seven new comedy, drama and docu-series pilots will be available including hour-long shows Cocked, Mad Dogs, Man in the High Castle and Point […]

The Art of LAIKA Offered by Heritage Auctions on February 12, 2015

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The Art of LAIKA Offered For First Time By Heritage Auctions Production Puppets, Models, Props and Original Handmade Art from Oscar®-Nominated Animation Studio to Be Auctioned on February 12, 2015; Portion of Proceeds to Benefit The Art of Elysium Non-Profit Arts Group [Portland, OR and Beverly Hills, CA; January 6, 2015] – LAIKA, the visionary […]

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