Aardman Animations has created Aardman International to handle worldwide distribution of the studio’s product, VFXWorld reports. Miles Bullough, currently head of broadcast and development, will head the new division.
Paramount Home Entertainment will release SpongeBob SquarePants, Season 4, Volume 1 to DVD in September, TVShowsOnDVD reports.
The trailer for Anders Morgenthaler’s Princess, which is playing at Cannes, has gone online. (via Cartoon Brew)
BKN International has named Benoit Runel as the new managing director of its British BKN New Media subsidiary, Finanztreff reports. Runel will oversee sales and marketing as well as development and pre-production at the London-based animation studio. He joins the company from Jetix Europe.
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Season 1 of The Boondocks has been delayed from its June 13 street date. The DVD will now first be available in stores on July 25.
Lionsgate has released the official date and details on the upcoming Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther DTV DVD. Description: Earth’s mightiest heroes reunite to save humanity once again. Mysterious Wakanda. It lies in the darkest heart of Africa, isolated and unknown to most of the world. Brutal alien invaders are coming, soon to […]
Oscar-nominated director Sylvain Chomet has bowed out of The Tale of Despereaux and will be replaced by Corpse Bride co-director Mike Johnson, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Reporter cites Chomet’s commitment to another animated project as the reason for the change.
Paramount’s Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, is premiering six new Nickelodeon-inspired rides and attractions, the company says. The additions include features based on Avatar: The Last Airbender, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Danny Phantom. [Source: PR Newswire]
Tania Pinto Da Cunha will head a new in-house international sales arm at animator Dygra Films, AWN reports, citing Variety.
One day, when animation is taken seriously in this country, Bruce W. Timm’s grand new action series Justice League will be recognized as a culminating development in the career of one of animation’s most impressive contemporary talents. Earlier offerings had shown Timm patiently exploring how the medium could be used to tell stories of greater […]