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2017 Annie Awards: ‘Zootopia’ Sweeps Top Honors

The 44th Annie Awards were held Saturday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall, toasting the best in animation with a gala ceremony complete with Red Carpet arrivals and presenters with ... Continue Reading →
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Backup Films Joins Ari Folman’s ‘Anne Frank’ Film

Paris-based financier/co-production company Backup Films has taken on historical-fiction animated feature Where Is Anne Frank from award-winning director of The Congress and Waltz with ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

John Cho and Leslie Mann to Host Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards Stars of Star Trek Beyond and The Comedian will take the stage Feb. 11 to present this year’s 18 awards to 34 individuals ... Continue Reading →
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My Funny Valentine: CN Gifts New Episodes for February

February is off to a sweet start on Cartoon Network with a slew of new episodes for fan-favorite animated series The Amazing World of Gumball (starting Feb. 6), Steven Universe (Feb. ... Continue Reading →
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CG Supe Fabio Zangla Joins Framestore

Framestore announces the appointment of award-winning CG supervisor Fabio Zangla, who will work in the company’s global Film division. Zangla will be based in London, and collaborate ... Continue Reading →
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VES 2017 Board Officers Set, Chair Mike Chambers Re-Elected

The Visual Effects Society (VES) — the industry’s global professional honorary society — announces its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The five officers, who comprise ... Continue Reading →
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Second Annual LAIKA Animation Fellowship Announced

Non-profit arts organization Film Independent (producers of the Spirit Awards and LA Film Festival) and Oscar-nominated studio LAIKA announce the second year of the LAIKA Animation ... Continue Reading →
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WB Sets Super-Heroic Lineup for Toy Fair 2017

Warner Bros. Consumer Products will unleash a DC Super Hero takeover with its roster of global licensees and partners during the Toy Fair 2017 season — including Toy Fair Nuremberg ... Continue Reading →
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Dane DeHaan Joins ‘Boxcar Children’ Voice Cast

Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory announce the casting of Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) in upcoming animated feature, The Boxcar ... Continue Reading →
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Open Road Films Picks Up ‘Arctic Justice’

Open Road Films has acquired all US rights to 3D CG family feature Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group. The pick-up was announced ... Continue Reading →