Lady and the Reaper Director Talks About Acclaimed Short and Oscars

One of the Oscar frontrunners in the Best Animated Shorts category is Javier Recio Gracia’s clever, fast-moving and hilarious toon The Lady and the Reaper, which also took home ... Continue Reading →

Nicky Phelan, Director, Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty

A curmudgeonly grandmother offers her view of a classic story in Brown Bag Films’ brilliant Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty. The talented animators at Dublin-based ... Continue Reading →

Ten Essential Books for Animation Students and Fans

Animation Development: From Pitch to Production by David B. Levy (Allworth Press, $24.95). If you need a savvy insider to walk you through the maze of TV animation development, David ... Continue Reading →

Hangin’ with the Cool Kids

Dedicated to honoring the year’s greatest toon achievements, the 37th Annual Annie Awards promise to offer lots of laughs, cool celeb sightings and some way-out-of-the-left-field ... Continue Reading →

And Now for Something Entirely Brilliant!

Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, one of the most anticipated shows of the year, is set to premiere on Cartoon Network this spring. Pendleton Ward is living the kind of life every ... Continue Reading →

The Spy Who Worked for His Mother

FX pushes the envelope with a clever new animated take on the international spy genre, courtesy of Adam Reed, co-creator of Frisky Dingo and Sealab 2021. Just when you think you’ve ... Continue Reading →

Fearless on Wheels

Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredvil, Disney XD’s new action-packed toon, follows the high-octane adventures of a young boy who can give Johnny Knoxville a run for his money. A high-energy ... Continue Reading →

The Toon That Changed My Life!

To celebrate our 200th issue, we asked some of our favorite animation heavyweights to tell us about the movie/TV show or characters that made them realize they wanted to work in the ... Continue Reading →

An Honor to be Nominated: Oscar Hopefuls React to Good News!

It’s been a busy morning for the animation and vfx race nominees. We were lucky enough to get some first-hand reactions from a few of them: Here is a round-up of those and others ... Continue Reading →

Ballantine to Lead Flying Bark Studio

American animation veteran Jim Ballantine is the new managing director of Flying Bark Studio, the Australian animation studio of Studio 100. Ballantine succeeds Eric Claeys, who left ... Continue Reading →