- Who exactly will benefit from the Academy’s new nomination guidelines for Best Animated Feature? (The Wrap)
- Meet the carbon nanotube computer of the future (Mashable)
- Eight simple rules: UK watchdogs introduce strict new guidelines for in-app purchases (CNET)
- Why Disney is increasing its local family film production in India (Variety)
- Netflix and cable TV in cahoots?
Toronto’s Tricon Films & Television and Corus-owned YTV have teamed up for a supergroup-focused The Next Star. The spinoff series, to debut in spring 2014, will move from a TV talent show for solo performances to one based on building a “super” five-piece boy and girl band.
- Bruckheimer and Disney set to split (The Hollywood Reporter)
- For Scholastic, sales in the educational technology group have risen 19%; however, its children’s book publishing unit is telling a different story (Publishers Weekly)
- Avengers at 50 (Los Angeles Times)
- What if Disney princesses wore the pants? (Mashable)
- Pixar may be left twiddling its thumbs as Disney delaying prehistoric animated movie The Good Dinosaur by more than a year (The Wrap)
- Meanwhile, Pixar’s so complex it gets its own Grand Unified Theory (Slate)
- Lego enlists Warner Bros. to animate Ninjago movie (Variety)
- Rainbow Loom patent scrap (The Wall Street Journal)
41 Entertainment has granted the TV rights for Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures to MBC3 and MBC3HD the leading kids channel in the MENA region as well as MBC3 USA in Arabic. The 39 x 22-minute series includes seasons one and two and is slated to begin broadcast in early 2014.