Cartoon Movie Freeze Frames

The Moomins and the Secret of the Comet Directed by Maria Lindberg If you grew up in Europe, chances are you are already under the spell of the Moomins, characters created by Finnish ... Continue Reading →

Gods and Monsters

How vfx supe Kevin Mack conjured up classic creatures and wondrous transformation scenes for the new fantasy pic Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. When you’re ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love

A Sketchy Past: The Art of Peter De S’ve By Peter De S’ve and Amid Amidi (Editions Akileos, $54.95) There are plenty of reasons why New York-based illustrator/character ... Continue Reading →

The 2010 Anicomm Awards

In which we celebrate the best animated, most original, funniest and all-around awesome commercials of the past year! Although we’re often tempted to fast-forward through the ... Continue Reading →

Animag Exclusive: The Scoop on Ugly Americans

Comedy Central finds a terrific companion for South Park, Devin Clark and David Stern’s horror-comedy about life with zombies, demons and werewolves called Ugly Americans. Let’s ... Continue Reading →

Drawn to Greatness

Director Don Hahn discusses his insightful new documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty, which travels back to 1984 to chart the rebirth of Disney’s creative spirit and a behind-the-scenes ... Continue Reading →

Don Bluth to Receive Cartoons on the Bay’s Lifetime Achievement Honor

The annual Italian animation festival Cartoons on the Bay has released its list of program tributes, Pulcinella Award nominees and panels for its upcoming edition. The 14th edition ... Continue Reading →

Logorama: The French Short That Rewrote the Rules

Of all the five shorts nominated in the Best Animated Shorts category, the 17-minute-long Logorama is perhaps the most enigmatic. A fascinating homage to American crime movies with ... Continue Reading →

Veteran Animator Rudy Larriva Passes Away

We were saddened to hear about the recent passing of veteran Looney Tunes and Mr. Magoo animator Rudy Larriva. Associated Press reports that he passed away on February 19 in Irvine, ... Continue Reading →

Showest Showers Pixar With Big Ten Award

Pixar will be honored with Showest’s Big Ten Award at next month’s exhibitor convention in Vegas next month. The award honors the studio for its unmatched successful record ... Continue Reading →