Animation


Gravity Falls creator inks overall deal with Netflix

Netflix has signed a multi-year overall deal with Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch. Under the terms of the deal, Hirsch will exclusively develop new animated series and features for Netflix. Hirsch is a writer, director, producer, and author best known for creating and voicing Gravity Falls. “I couldn’t be more excited to join the amazing […]

France 4 axed on linear TV despite strong animation numbers

On the heels of the announcement on Monday by French Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen that PSB youth and family channel France 4 will be axed on linear TV to become an OTT offering, the annual round-up of the French Animation market was disclosed and reveals an excellent 2017. A study entitled “Le Marché de […]

Cartoon Forum wrestles with strike issues

France-based European animation pitch Cartoon Forum is considering moving its dates forward after a general strike was announced. Currently, Cartoon Forum organiser MEDIA has not changed the dates from the scheduled September 13-15 in the city of Toulouse. However, this may to change to 12-14 September, with delegates that have not yet booked flights advised […]

2D dominates Cartoon Forum entries

Seventy percent of projects at the upcoming Cartoon Forum are 2D efforts. A total of 83 projects have been selected for the annual pitching competition, which will be held on 12-15 September in Toulouse, France. Most of these are 2D, marking something of a shift away from the 3D CGI efforts that have become increasingly […]

Warner lines up DC digital service

Warner Bros. Television is working on a pair of original series for a soon-to-launch DC-branded digital service. Warner and DC Entertainment are preparing live-action drama Titans and animation Young Justice: Outsiders for the platform, which is scheduled to go direct-to-consumer next year. Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group (WBDNG) will operate the currently unnamed service, which […]

Tom & Jerry-style slapstick toon set for Boomerang

Turner International is working up a slapstick cartoon with France’s Cyber Group Studios, with the series set for Boomerang. Taffy is an original Cyber Group creation that Turner’s kids arm has co-developed, whose style apes heritage Boomerang series such as Tom & Jerry and Scooby-Doo. The 78x7mins animated series will follow a loyal hound dog […]

Tom & Jerry-style slapstick toon set for Boomerang

Turner International is working up a slapstick cartoon with France’s Cyber Group Studios, with the series set for Boomerang. Taffy is an original Cyber Group creation that Turner’s kids arm has co-developed, whose style apes heritage Boomerang series such as Tom & Jerry and Scooby-Doo. The 78x7mins animated series will follow a loyal hound dog […]

Nelvana inks deals with Cartoon Network Latin America

Cartoon Network Latin America has bought 78 half-hours of programming from Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises. The acquisitions from the Canada-based international distributor include new seasons of Mr Young, Sidekick, Scaredy Squirrel and Detentionaire. Jerry Diaz, VP, sales for Nelvana said: “We’re delighted to continue our valuable relationship with Cartoon Network Latin America. The fact that […]