Wednesday, December 19

Animation

Boomerang returns to Asia in a New Avataar

Animation, Channels
The popular children's network will debut its refreshed look across the territory from January 1st, 2015. Global kids brand and companion channel to Cartoon Network, Boomerang is relaunching across several markets in Asia. From January 1st, 2015, the network will offer exclusive original content for the first time, including new episodes of favourites from Warner Bros. Studios such as Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes and Scooby Doo. (more…)

Aadarsh’s Purple Turtle Adventures Are Heading to Sri Lanka

Animation, Headlines
Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd. has joined hands with leading publisher Sarasavi Book Shop Pvt. Ltd., to launch Purple Turtle story books in Sinhala Language in Sri lanka. India-based IP development company, Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd. (www.aadarsh.com), has signed with leading children’s book publisher in Sri Lanka, Sarasavi Book Shop Pvt. Ltd. to produce a line of children’s story book products for the company’s anchor property, Purple Turtle, (www.purpleturtle.com) for Sri Lanka. (more…)

Disney Orders Second Season of ‘The 7D’

Animation, Channels, Studio
Disney has ordered a second season of The 7D, the hit animated TV series which takes a comedic look at the world of the Seven Dwarfs. Fourteen-time Emmy Award-winner Tom Ruegger (Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures) is executive producer. Returning for season two are series' stars Kelly Osbourne as Hildy Gloom, Jess Harnell as Grim Gloom, Leigh-Allyn Baker as Queen Delightful, Disney legend Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy) as Doc, Maurice LaMarche (Pinky and the Brain) as Grumpy, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as Happy, Dee Bradley Baker (Disney's Phineas and Ferb) as Dopey, Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go!) as Sneezy, Stephen Stanton (Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins) as Sleepy, Billy West (Ren & Stimpy) as Bashful and Paul Rugg (Animaniacs) as Lord Starchbottom.  (more&hell

‘Boxtrolls’ Lead 42nd Annie Award Nominations

Animation, Events, Studio, Top Stories
Best Animated Features nominations include Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ Bill Plympton’s ‘Cheatin,’DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Song of the Sea,’ Reel FX’s ‘The Book of Life,’ LAIKA’s ‘The Boxtrolls,’ Warner Bros.’ ‘The LEGO Movie’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.’ The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 42nd Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. (more…)

GBI teams with Downtown Bookworks for Secret Millionaires Club title – How to Grow Your Very First Business

Animation, Licensing, Merchandise, Studio
How to Grow Your Very First Business - the first title in the new book series will be launched next spring. Genius Brands International has teamed with Downtown Bookworks to develop a new line of books based on the popular television and online series, Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club. (more…)