Friday, March 23, 2012

What's happening in animation, March 2012

Our ongoing mission: to bring you news of what's going on at the studios with which the Guild has a contract ...

DREAMWORKS is almost finished with Madagascar 3, due out this year along with Rise of the Guardians. Shows getting ready for production include The Croods, Turbo and Me and My Shadow for 2013; Mr. Peabody & Sherman and How to Train Your Dragon 2 for 2014; and a feature with the working title of Trolls.

DISNEY is in production on Wreck-It Ralph for a Fall 2012 release and in pre-production on Frozen for fall 2013. The 2014 feature has not yet been announced.

DISNEY TOONS is busy with Planes and Tinkerbell; DISNEY TV ANIMATION is even busier with Jake And The Never Land Pirates, Fishhooks, Sofia and Gravity Falls.

In production at FOX ANIMATION: Family Guy seasons 9 and 10, American Dad season 7, The Cleveland Show seasons 3 and 4. In development: The Flintstones.

NICKELODEON has wrapped Penguins of Madagascar and stopped production on Robots And Monsters. Production continues on Dora The Explorer, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Fanboy and Chum Chum, Planet Sheen, T.U.F.F. Puppy, The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

FILM ROMAN is busy with three shows: Spiderman, Dan Vs., and some weird show with a bunch of big-eyed round characters that probably isn't going to go anywhere.

WARNER BROS. ANIMATION has DC Showcase, a series of short subjects featuring lesser known comic book superheroes, and an untitled Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner short.

CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS has I Heart Tuesdays and Ben 10: Omniverse.

Shows at HASBRO STUDIOS include Pound Puppies, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Family Game Night, Pictureka!, The Adventures of Chuck and Friends, Hubworld, Transformers: Prime, Scrabble Showdown, The Game of Life, Clue and Transformers: Rescue Bots.

At BENTO BOX, Brickleberry is still in production, and Bob's Burgers is waiting for a pick-up.

UNIVERSAL ANIMATION is newly moved to 121 W. Lexington Drive in Glendale. They're currently producing Seasons 7, 8 and 9 of Curious George, comprising thirty-six eleven-minute episodes, delivering from the end of 2012 to the beginning of 2014. Also two sixty-minute Curious George Specials for Spring and Halloween, both scheduled to air in 2014.

At MARVEL PRODUCTIONS, one project is in development to be announced, two more to be developed later in the year.

And PARAMOUNT will get started on a SpongeBob SquarePants feature later this year.

Go to the website for addresses and contact information. We'll follow up with news of anything that has fallen through the cracks.


Anonymous said...

I hear rumor that there have been Twitter and Facebook accounts created in an attempt to unionize Sony Pictures Imageworks. Let's rally the troops to support their efforts #spiunion and!

hahaha said...

Is the Spongebob feature gonna be
2d or cg? I wanna know right now!...

Anonymous said...

Looking forwards to news on Cartoon Network's I Heart Tuesdays. Love Ne Yo!

Anonymous said...

Cant believe Dreamworks is still moving forward with a freaking "Trolls" movie. Probably the ugliest toy in all of history, and I'm sure an ugly movie would follow.

What kind of "creative executive" genius came up with that idea?

Shame that studio cant get their Development Department together.

Anonymous said...

Is the Dreamwork's Trolls movie the same as the Trollhunters movie Guillermo del Toro planned to direct?

Anonymous said...

^No. Different projects.

Anonymous said...

Disney TV - um , Phineas & Ferb ?

(you didn't mention it as part of what they were busy with ... why ?)

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