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DreamWorks Animation Pulls "Me & My Shadow", Delays "Mr. Peabody & Sherman", May Cut Staff

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DreamWorks Animation SKG announced a reshuffling of its film slate, delaying Mr. Peabody & Sherman from its original 2013 release date to March 2014, reducing the studio’s feature film slate to only two films for 2013. The film Me & My Shadow was also pulled from the schedule and returned to development from its original […]

PR: Hit Mobile Game "Squids" Headed for Animated TV Series

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Hit Mobile Game Squids Headed for Animated TV Series Frima Studio and Moonscoop Announce Co-Production Partnership with The Game Bakers New York City – February 8, 2013 – Today Frima Studio and Moonscoop announce a new partnership for the production of an animated children’s TV series based on Squids, the hit mobile game from The […]

PR: Focus Features and Laika Reunite for October 2014's "The Boxtrolls"

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FOCUS FEATURES AND LAIKA REUNITE FOR OCTOBER 2014’s THE BOXTROLLS, BASED ON ALAN SNOW’S BESTSELLER HERE BE MONSTERS AND STARRING THE VOICES OF BEN KINGSLEY, TONI COLLETTE, ELLE FANNING, ISAAC HEMPSTEAD-WRIGHT, JARED HARRIS, SIMON PEGG, NICK FROST, RICHARD AYOADE, TRACY MORGAN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE rrPORTLAND, February 7th, 2013 – Marking their third project together, LAIKA […]

PR: Nickelodeon And Activision Sign Global, Multi-Year Deal To Produce 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'-Themed Video Games

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First of Three Game Titles Set to be Released This Summer New York,  7 February 2013 – Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI)  today announced a worldwide, multi-year deal to develop and publish video games inspired by the new CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Under […]

New Interactive "ParaNorman" Web Feature Goes Behind the Scenes in Making the Movie

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In the wake of winning 2 Annie Awards for 2012, Focus Features and LAIKA Animation Studios have released an interactive digital booklet going behind the scenes of ParaNorman, documenting the long and painstaking process of crafting the stop-motion animated feature film. The movie is available now on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand, and has also […]

Study on Cartoon-Watching Reveals Positive Impact on Bonding and Overall Well-Being

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A national survey commissioned by classic cartoon network TELETOON Retro and conducted by market research firm, The Strategic Counsel, shows that Canadians view cartoon-watching as a positive experience that facilitates family bonding, fosters well-being and builds memories between kids and parents. These findings counter the common misconception that television is mostly used as babysitting tool […]

"Wreck-It Ralph" Wins Annie Awards for Best Animated Feature, Best Director

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The 40th Annual Annie Awards were given out this past Saturday, with Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph winning the Best Animated Feature award and its director Rich Moore winning the award for Directing in an Animated Feature Production. Other winners include Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem in the Best Animated Special Production category, Disney’s “Paperman” for […]

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Okamikakushi ~ Masque of the Wolf

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Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired Okamikakushi ~ Masque of the Wolf.  Based on the Konami game of the same name by Ryukishi07 (Higurashi: When They Cry).  this 12 episode series is directed by Nobuhiro Takamoto (07-Ghost) and features series composition by Touko Machida (AMNESIA), character designs by Atsuko Watanabe (Place to Place), sound […]

PR: Disney Channel/Disney Junior Ratings Highlights for January 2013

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Disney has released the following ratings highlights for Disney Channel and Disney Junior for the month of January 2013: Disney Channel Follows Historic 2012 Win with January Total Day Sweep – TV’s #1 Network in Kids 2-11, 6-11 and Tweens; #1 Across Cable in Total Viewers; Sets January Highs in Target Demographics ~ 21st Consecutive […]

PR: Cartoon Network/Adult Swim Ratings Highlights for January 2013

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Turner Broadcasting has released the following ratings highlights for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim covering the month of January 2013: CARTOON NETWORK * Across January 2013, Cartoon Network ranked as basic cable’s #1 destination for Total Day delivery of boys 9-14. Overall, Total Day delivery of kids 9-14 grew by 3%, compared to January 2012. […]

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