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FX Renews “Archer” Through Season 7

by Ed Liuon March 7, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter states that FX has renewed the animated comedy Archer for a sixth and seventh season, ensuring the show will be on the air through 2016 and opening the way for cable and broadcast syndication. Each new season will be 13 episodes, with a possibility of further renewals afterwards. The series is the […]
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Stu Snyder Stepping Down from Turner Animation

by Ed Liuon March 7, 2014
The Los Angeles Times reports that Stu Snyder is stepping down as president and chief operating officer of Time Warner’s Turner Animation unit at the end of this month. Snyder held the position for six years and oversaw Turner’s animation efforts, most prominently Cartoon Network, in that time frame. Former Time Warner CFO John Martin […]


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Review: “Slugterra: Heroes of the Underground” – Best Slugs Yet

by Ed Liuon March 7, 2014
After a disappointing installment in Slug Power, Slugterra returns to form with its newest DVD from Shout! Factory, Slugterra: Heroes of the Underground. By now, I suppose it’s pointless to complain that Slugterra is a show that would be much better served by season sets, or at least a few more episodes per disc than […]

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“Green Lantern: The Complete Animated Series” Coming from Warner Archive March 18, 2014

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2014
Amazon Offering Pre-Orders for Warner Archive Collection’s March 18, 2014 Blu-ray Release of Green Lantern: The Complete Animated Series Warner Archive Collection continues to treat fans to Blu-ray™ releases of popular animated television with “Green Lantern: The Comlete Animated Series” coming March 18. The complete 26-episode series – on Blu-ray™ to best display the series’ […]
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“Secret of Kells” Studio Prepping Animated Feature Set in Afghanistan

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2014
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells) is beginning work on an animated feature film adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ novel The Breadwinner, which focuses on a young girl named Parvana living in Afghanistan under the Taliban and forced to disguise herself as a boy to earn money for her family when her father […]

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“One Piece Film Z” to be Released in English in 2014

by Todd DuBoison March 5, 2014
The Australian distributor Madman Entertainment has confirmed on its official twitter account that it plans to publish a bilingual release for Toei Animation’s One Piece Film Z on home video in July 2014.  Madman Entertainment typically releases its anime titles with both an English dub and the Japanese audio track with English subtitles. This revelation […]
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Australia’s Animal Logic VFX Studio Splits Into 3 Divisions

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Australia’s visual and digital effects studio Animal Logic is splitting into three specialist subsidiaries: a feature-animation division, a visual effects division, and a feature film development arm based in Los Angeles that will focus on developing a slate of animation. The studio has worked on several recently released animated features, […]