Joe Buck & Oliver Hudson Podcast ‘Daddy Issues’ In The Works At Fox As Animated Series

Leo D. Sullivan, Pioneering Black Animator, Dies At 82

‘Barney’ Is Getting Rebooted — But There’s A Big Purple Catch

‘The Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy’ & ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Renewed For Two Additional Seasons Through 2024-25

Fox has handed early two-season renewals to three of its animation mainstays – The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers – taking them through the 2024-25 broadcast cycle. The Simpsons will extend its standing as the longest-running scripted series in television history with a renewal for its 35th and 36th seasons. Bob’s Burgers will return for seasons 14 and 15 and Family Guy for its 22nd and 23rd seasons.


Automation And Cloud Drive Studio Workflows

Technology executives from Disney, CBS Television Stations, Fox’s WTTG Washington and Amagi said they’re turning to private and public clouds to find new efficiencies in production workflows at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum on Tuesday, a transition one sees as “scaling” in. Pictured (l-r): CBS Television Stations’ Jeff Birch, WTTG Washington’s Jim Beahn, Disney’s Fabian Westerwelle and Amagi’s Stephen Bach (Alyssa Wesley photo). Read a full report here and/or watch the video above.

Reclaiming A Place In Animation History For A Female Pioneer

TV Animation Innovator Jules Bass Dies At 87

Jules Bass, whose work as a producer and director of stop-motion and animated television specials such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town and The Year Without A Santa Claus has become an integral part of the holiday season for generations, died Tuesday in Rye, New York, of age-related illnesses.

Warner Bros. TV Layoffs: Studio Cuts 26% Of Workforce, Unscripted & Animation Merge

Warner Bros Television is cutting more than a quarter of its workforce as part of its parent company’s drive to cut costs. The studio is slashing 26% of personnel, a total of 125 positions, across scripted, unscripted and animation.

Tubi Orders Adult Animated Comedy Series ‘Breaking Bear’

Mike Moon Departs As Netflix Head Of Adult Animation

Netflix To Buy Australian Animation Studio Animal Logic

Disney Branded Television Ups Meredith Roberts To EVP Of Animation

William Hurt Worked On AMC Series ‘Pantheon’ Before His Death

Oscar winnerWilliam Hurt, who died Sunday at 71, left behind a yet-to-be-released TV series, AMC’s first animated drama Pantheon. Hurt was cast in the project, from creator and showrunner Craig Silverstein a year ago. He had completed vis voice work on the series before his death, sources say.

Former TruTV Topper Chris Linn Joins Fox’s Bento Box

‘Homer At The Bat’ At 30: The Landmark ‘Simpsons’ Episode That Pushed The Show’s Boundaries

“Homer at the Bat,” which featured the voices of nine active major leaguers and made its debut Feb. 20, 1992, was more than a quirky one-off in celebrity stunt casting. The 17th episode of Season 3 emboldened the minds behind The Simpsons to push the boundaries of what an animated half-hour series could do and show.

‘Futurama’s John DiMaggio Addresses Absence From Hulu Revival

‘Futurama’ Revived At Hulu

Nearly 10 years after it signed off, Futurama has been revived for a 20-episode run on Hulu, the third platform for the animated comedy from creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. The series that aired its first five seasons on Fox before being revived for three more at Comedy Central will return to production this month for a 2023 premiere. Original creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen will return alongside voice stars Billy West and Katey Sagal, among others.

Fox Acquires Iconic Animated Franchise ‘Gumby’

Fox Entertainment has acquired the iconic animated character Gumby, and all his friends from the estate of Joseph Clokey, son of creator Art Clokey. The acquisition expands on Fox Entertainment’s […]

Disney Television Animation Ups Sarah Finn To SVP Production

AMC Networks Adds To Streaming Portfolio With Sentai Anime Acquisition

Jon Hamm to Star in Animated Comedy ‘Grimsburg’ At Fox

Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox Entertainment, announced on Thursday that Fox has ordered Grimsburg, an all-new animated comedy starring and executive produced by Hamm. Fully owned by Fox Entertainment and produced by its Emmy winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment, Grimsburg will premiere in 2023.

Why Is Adult Animation Bigger Than Ever?

A long list of new TV shows, from Chicago Party Aunt to Fairfax to Arcane, suggests that cartoons aimed at an older audience are at peak popularity.

Homer Simpson Was Made For Fashion

Behind the painstaking creation of the Balenciaga-Simpsons episode that took nearly a year to make.

The CW’s ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Star Chloe Bennet Exits

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Set Animated Series At Netflix

Reinventing Local TV News Part III: The Case For Changing The Way You Tell Stories

So much local news coverage is tied to the news cycle at a time when audiences are also expecting insights, context, impact, and an understanding of stories as they unfold. This means that the 700-plus local TV news stations across the country are increasingly missing opportunities. But it’s not too late. Here’s an n-depth look at data topline takeaways for how graphics and animation can enhance local TV news storytelling, offering a powerful case for breaking the mold.

Reinventing Local TV News: The Case For Video Innovation And Animation Part I

The storytelling formula adopted across the local TV news industry looks similar to what’s been used for generations. Yet the possibilities for innovation are growing by the day. For several years now, an RTDNA research project, Reinventing Local TV News (RLTVN), has been looking at this gap between practice and possibility.

Adult Swim & HBO Max Merge Animation Development Under Suzanna Makkos

How To Animate A News Story

Steven Silcox, a senior designer for CBC News, explains how to add value to a feature news story by using animation. This is the debut installment of How To, a TVNewsCheck original video series that solicits innovative, practical and actionable advice from TV experts in news, technology, sales and marketing.

Marci Proietto To Head New 20th Television Animation Production Unit

‘Everybody Hates Chris’ Animated Reboot In Works At CBS Studios


TVN Newstoom Innovators | CBC Animates News With Graphics-Driven Stories

CBC News’ five-person animation team is using a graphics-driven approach to amplify some news stories with Adobe After Effects as a key tool. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

OWN Sets First Animated Comedy Series ‘The Mound’

Fox To Add Second Animation Block To Summer Schedule

The network will open a second animation block on Monday nights in the summer. Newcomer Housebroken, featuring the voices of Lisa Kudrow, Nat Faxon, Will Forte and Sharon Horgan, will pair with second-year show Duncanville, starring Amy Poehler, beginning May 31. Duncanville will premiere with two episodes on Sunday, May 23, before moving to its regular berth.

Tubi Makes Content Deal With Anime Studio Toei

‘Clue’ Animated Series Eyed At Fox

Dan Harmon Animated Series A Go At Fox

The show set in ancient Greece stems from a direct broadcast deal the Rick and Morty co-creator signed at the network.

Doug Crane, ‘Beavis And Butt-Head’ Animator, Dies At 85

Rudolph, Santa Figures Soar To Sale Of $368,000 At Auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — And how the bidders loved him! A buyer shouted out with glee that they would pay $368,000 for the Rudolph and Santa Claus figures used in […]

Season 4 Of CBS All Access Comedy ‘No Activity’ Will Be Animated