Bento Box Entertainment

Hulu & 20th TV pair with Fox’s Bento Box on Dan Levy’s animation ‘Standing By’

Disney and NBCUniveral-owned streamer Hulu has ordered an animated comedy from Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy and Ally Pankiw. Standing By is being produced by Disney-owned 20th Television Animation and “is about the hilarity, embarrassment and melodrama of everyday life as observed by a team of judgmental, gossip-starved guardian angels,” Pankiw and Levy said. 20th Television […]

News round-up: Fox renews ‘Krapopolis’; Vieira & Federation team for racism doc

Fox renews ‘Krapopolis’ Fox Entertainment has renewed animated comedy Krapopolis ahead of the series premiere next year. The series, from Rick & Morty co-creator Dan Harmon, is produced by Bento Box Entertainment and set in mythical ancient Greece. It tells the story of a dysfunctional family of humans, gods and monsters that try their hand […]

Fox & ‘Rick And Morty’ creator Dan Harmon launch ‘Krapopolis’ NFT’s

Rick And Morty creator Dan Harmon has partnered with Fox in the US to launch a series of NFT’s ahead of the launch of the network’s animated series Krapopolis. The show is set to premiere on Fox in 2023 and has been created by Harmon, with Fox-owned animation studio Bento Box Entertainment producing. Fox’s Blockchain Creative […]

Exclusive: NFT’s are ‘future of content distribution & financing’, says Fox

Fox Entertainment is preparing for a world in which non-fungible tokens (NFT’s) dominate the way content is both distributed and financed. The Rupert Murdoch-led outfit made its first moves into NFT’s last year with the formation of both the Blockchain Creative Labs (BCL) and a $100m ‘creator fund’ to identify growth opportunities in the space. […]

Fox’s Bento Box partners with Princess Pictures for new Australian animation division

Fox Entertainment’s LA-based animation studio Bento Box Entertainment has linked up with Aussie production company Princess Pictures to launch a new division down under. Princess Bento Studio will be based out of Melbourne, Australia, and will be overseen by the Bento Box and Princess management teams, although details have not yet been confirmed. Bento Box, which […]

Fox greenlights Ancient Greek adult animation from ‘Rick & Morty’ creator Dan Harmon

Fox has given a straight-to-series order to a new adult animated comedy from Rick & Morty creator Dan Harmon. The order comes as the first series under Harmon’s broadcast network-only excusive animation deal with Fox. As part of the arrangement, Fox Entertainment will fully finance and own the series, with Fox-owned studio Bento Box Entertainment providing […]

TBI Weekly: Six Reasons Why Adult Animation Is Set To Flourish

Adult animation is a well-worn medium but the unique combination of a global production shutdown, ongoing uncertainty over the viability of big budget scripted projects and the insatiable demand for content is pushing the genre forward at rapid speed. And while animated projects are not quick turnarounds, they are perhaps the most viable for production […]

Kids round-up: ‘Octonauts’ expands in LatAm, MENA; NHK adds ‘Find Me In Paris’; Corus exec joins Wildbrain

Silvergate’s Octonauts travel to LatAm, MENA Sony Pictures Television-owned Silvergate Media’s preschool animation Octonauts is reaching new audiences in Latin America and the Middle East after being picked up by Mexico’s TV Azteca and the MENA-region Spacetoon channel. In a deal brokered by Panaderia, TV Azteca acquired the broadcast rights to the series, marking what […]

CBeebies boards new Andrew Davenport show

UK children’s channel CBeebies has commissioned the debut series from the partnership of Andrew Davenport’s new prodco and Bento Box Entertainment’s kids division. The 50x22mins Moon and Me comes from In the Night Garden creator Davenport’s Foundling Bird and Bento Box’s Sutikki, which former Nelvana execs Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr set up last year. […]

Bento Box, Nelvana launch Canuck studio

Bob’s Burgers and Bordertown prodco Bento Box Entertainment is expanding out of LA after striking an agreement to launch a studio in Canada in collaboration with Corus Entertainment-owned Nelvana. Bento Box Canada will look to make primetime animation for the Canadian 18-34 demographic, representing Bento Box’s first international move and Nelvana’s maiden voyage into adult-skewing animation. […]