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DreamWorks Taps Tim Minchin for Down Under Animated Musical “Larrikins”

by Ed Liuon June 7, 2013
The Los Angeles Times reports that DreamWorks Animation has picked up writer/actor/composer Tim Minchin to help create an animated musical project set in Australia titled Larrikins (which is Australian slang for mischievous youth). The movie will center on an uptight bilby who ventures out of his safe burrow, trading his sheltered life for a musical […]

China Makes “Crood” Gesture

by Alex Beanon June 7, 2013
After seven weeks in release, the animated film The Croods was pulled from mainland Chinese theaters two weeks in advance of its expiration date after Chinese officials apparently became annoyed that the animated feature was massively outperforming Chinese-made animated competitors at the box office. Seven weeks into its run, The Croods – about a caveman’s […]

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New Clip Released from “Sanjay and Craig” Episode on Premiering June 8, 2013

by Ed Liuon June 7, 2013
NICKELODEON PREMIERES EPIC NEW EPISODE OF SANJAY AND CRAIG SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 10:30A.M. ET/PT Hit Series Ranks #1 With Kids 6-11 Best friends, Sanjay and Craig, continue to seek maximum awesomeness Saturday, June 8, at 10:30a.m. ET/PT during a brand-new episode of Nickelodeon’s newest animated series. During “Heightmare,” Sanjay is finally big enough to go […]
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PR: NFB Launches Free iPad App “McLaren’s Workshop”

by Ed Liuon June 7, 2013
Editor’s Choice at Apple’s App Store NFB LAUNCHES FREE iPAD APP MCLAREN’S WORKSHOP Montreal, June 6, 2013 – iPad users can now discover the genius of animation pioneer Norman McLaren and find out how their artistic skills compare to his, using his creative tools and techniques to make and share new works of their […]

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New Clip and Stills from “Teen Titans Go!” Episode “Gorilla,” Premiering June 11, 2013

by Ed Liuon June 7, 2013
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clip and stills from “Gorilla,” the next new episode of Teen Titans Go! premiering on June 11, 2013, at 7:30 PM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. Click any thumbnail to enlarge: OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS Beast Boy turns into a loud, obnoxious gorilla and refuses to change back, driving Robin crazy […]
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The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Virus” Recap

by The Huntsmanon June 6, 2013
Gumball finds himself hassled by Teri, the school’s resident hypochondriac, over his general uncleanliness. Her unwelcome intrusion into his life soon proves to be a blessing, however, as he becomes the target of a virus set on world domination. When this show returned from a two month break in the beginning of the year, I […]

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PR: First Look Images and Casting News for “Free Birds”

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2013
Relativity and Reel FX Round Out Flock on Free Birds Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo, Danny Carey and Josh Lawson Join Voice Cast of Animated Comedy (Beverly Hills, Calif.) June 5, 2013 – Relativity and Reel FX announced today that they have cast Hispanic radio personality Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo (Ice Age: Continental Drift), drummer for the world-renowned […]

New Clips From “Lilo & Stitch,” “Emperor’s New Groove,” & “Atlantis” Blu-rays

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2013
Several new video clips have been released in conjunction with the upcoming Blu-ray releases of Disney’s Lilo & Stitch, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Atlantis. The deluxe Blu-ray packs will include both the original movies and direct-to-video sequels, and will be arriving in stores on June 11, 2013. THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE Secret Lab Ravine […]

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Variety on Searching for the Next Animated Hit Show

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2013
To tie in with its Emmy award coverage, Variety has examined the different ways networks have been searching for the next animated hit, taking a look at Cartoon Network’s Cartoonstitute and the CN Shorts program; Fox’s approach of greenlighting six episode mini-series before going into full series production; and Mondo Media’s approach of searching for […]

PR: Nick’s Sanjay and Craig & SpongeBob Top All TV With Kids

by spidey4545on June 4, 2013
NICK’S NEW SANJAY AND CRAIG, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS TOP ALL TV WITH KIDS Net Lands Week’s Top Preschool Series — Bubble Guppies and Peter Rabbit NEW YORK–June 4, 2013– Nickelodeon’s hit animation lineup vaulted SpongeBob SquarePants and the new Sanjay and Craig into the top two spots, respectively, on all TV with kids this week. Number-one […]