Jay Bastian’s career in animation started with a lengthy stint at the legendary Hubley Studio, as well as stints as Manager of Development and Acquisitions at Lightyear Entertainment and as a freelance format producer for the Story Channel. In 1998, Bastian moved to Cartoon Network, where he developed and supervised production of a wide variety […]
CLIP: Cartoon Network Premieres for Week of April 7, 2014: "Tom & Jerry," "Johnny Test," "Teen Titans Go!"
While watching Disney’s The Pirate Fairy, it struck me that the Tinker Bell franchise was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic before there was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. They’re films that aim squarely at young girls as their target demographic, but they’re done with so much skill and charm that the boys who […]
Here are some “enlightening” preview images from the 5th episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, which premieres Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET on FOX. Cosmos is a science documentary hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and updated the 1980s PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage presented by Carl Sagan. The series makes extensive use of animation developed and produced […]
The Hollywood Reporter states that Kelly Osbourne has joined the cast of Disney’s The 7D TV series, which promises a modern-day take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs set to premiere this summer. Osbourne will play Hildy Gloom, “a novice witch who, together with her warlock husband Grim (Jess Harnell), haplessly plot to overthrow […]
THE HUB NETWORK INVITES VIEWERS TO SING ALONG WITH THEIR FAVORITE CHARACTERS THIS EASTER WITH ITS “SING-ALONG EASTER MARATHON” SUNDAY, APRIL 20 This Easter, the Hub Network is celebrating with a song in its heart and several on screen as the network presents its “Sing-Along Easter Marathon.” The marathon will consist of six back-to-back musically-themed […]
The Hollywood Reporter examines the “stealth success” of the Tinker Bell direct-to-video animated features for Disney, the fifth of which (The Pirate Fairy) was released last Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The article examines the franchise’s troubled start, where a movie already several years in production was scrapped with the arrival of John Lasseter and Ed […]