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PR: Jazwares Expands Portfolio to Include Nickelodeon License; New Figures & Plush Set to Launch Fall 2012

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JAZWARES™ EXPANDS PORTFOLIO TO INCLUDE NICKELODEON LICENSE New Line of Classic Nicktoons Figures and Plush Set to Launch Fall 2012 SUNRISE, FL – September 4, 2012 – Jazwares™, a leader in the licensed products marketplace, announced today a licensing partnership with Nickelodeon to create Nicktoons-themed figures and plush. Inspired by some of the network’s most […]

PR: GKids Puts Forward Four Pictures for 2012 Best Animated Feature Oscar and 2012 Annie Awards

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GKIDS PUTS FORWARD FOUR PICTURES FOR 2012 BEST ANIMATED FEATURE OSCAR® AND 2012 ANNIE AWARDS “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL” “LE TABLEAU” “THE RABBI’S CAT” “ZARAFA” New York, New York – August 29, 2012 - GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adults and family audiences, announced today that it will have four feature films competing […]

Nickelodeon Fires Animation Chief Amid Management Shake-Up

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The New York Times “Behind the Screens, Between the Lines” weblog reports that Nickelodeon veteran Brown Johnson has been removed as president of animation and head of preschool programming as part of a larger management shake-up intended to reverse a sharp decline in ratings for the network. Johnson is credited with bringing kidvid hits from […]

Jazwares to Release New Hanna-Barbera Action Figures in Fall 2012

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ComicsAlliance.com reports that Jazwares is preparing a new line of classic Hanna-Barbera action figures for release this fall. Included in the lineup are Huckleberry Hound, Hong Kong Phooey, Space Ghost, the Jetsons’ robot maid Rosie, Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear, and Fred Flintstone and Dino.

PR: Sony Pictures Animation Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Retrospective Film Series/Screening of "Hotel Transylvania"

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SONY PICTURES ANIMATION CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH RETROSPECTIVE FILM SERIES AND EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Partnership with ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Magazine Puts Spotlight on First Decade of Productions; Screenings include Filmmaker Reunions, Rare Footage and Giveaways Culver City, CA, August 27, 2012 – The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with […]

PR: GKids in Deal for "Ernest & Celestine"; English Dub & US Theatrical Release for Fall 2013

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GKIDS IN DEAL FOR “ERNEST & CELESTINE“   WORLD PREMIERE CANNES 2012 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE TIFF 2012   ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION AND US THEATRICAL RELEASE SET FOR FALL 2013 New York, New York – August 27, 2012 - GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into […]

PR: Manga Entertainment UK Announces Recall Of Defective "Panty and Stocking" DVDs

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Manga Entertainment UK have released an official statement regarding the disc errors on their release of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt and their solution: “Due to a technical defect, Manga Entertainment Ltd. has recalled all thePanty & Stocking with Garterbelt Complete Series DVD Collection stock from retail. Manga will re-issue the DVD on the 10th of […]

DreamWorks Signs Five-Year Distribution Deal with 20th Century Fox

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DreamWorks Animation has signed a five-year distribution deal with 20th Century Fox for its theatrical films beginning next year with The Croods. Fox will be replacing DreamWorks’ old distribution partner Paramount Pictures. The new deal represents the culmination of a souring relationship between DreamWorks Animation and Paramount that began in 2011 when DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey […]

William Windom, Actor, 1923 - 2012

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Character actor William Windom passed away on August 17, 2012, at the age of 88 from congestive heart failure. Windom won an Emmy award in 1970 for his work in the TV series My World and Welcome To It based on the works of James Thurber, but he is probably better known for numerous guest […]

"ParaNorman" Comes in Third in Box Office Race with $14.1M in Ticket Sales on Opening Weekend

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LAIKA’s ParaNorman took in $14.1 million (estimated) in ticket sales in its premiere weekend, landing it in the third-place spot on the weekend box office charts behind The Expendables 2 ($28.59M) and The Bourne Legacy ($17.06M). ParaNorman‘s box office take puts it behind the $16.8M debut weekend of LAIKA’s previous film Coraline, but ahead of […]

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