Heyward’s A Squared Connects with AOL

A Squared Entertainment LLC, a new Los Angeles-based children’s media company formed by DIC founder Andy Heyward and Amy Moynihan, has partnered with AOL to launch a slate of ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love: Summer Reading Edition

British Animation: The Channel 4 Factor By Clare Kitson [Indiana University Press, $29.95] Although indie British animators will tell you that it’s always been tough to put financing ... Continue Reading →

Comic-Con Report: An Inspiring Tribute to Walt Stanchfield

Animation fans attending Comic-Con on Thursday afternoon had the heart-breaking task of choosing between a Bill Plympton event (in-person appearance with a screening of his latest short ... Continue Reading →

Soaking in Genius

How SpongeBob SquarePants evolved from being a clever little toon on Nickelodeon to one of the most popular characters in the history of animation in 10 incredible years. SpongeBob ... Continue Reading →

Bikini Bottom Confessions:

Creative Director, Vince Waller: Why the show has struck such a chord: ‘I think SpongeBob’s appeal to kids is that he has what they all crave’full autonomy. He is ... Continue Reading →

Soaking in the Festivities

To help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the old spongemeister, Nickelodeon and sister station VH1 are planning all kinds of cool programming stunts, so mark your calendars and fire ... Continue Reading →

Bring In the Giant Reptiles

Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier and the rest of wizards at Blue Sky Studios give us a sparkling new Ice Age adventure in glorious 3-D’and throw in some Jurassic-era monsters to ... Continue Reading →

Sam Raimi to Lead Warcraft Pic

Is the world ready for another feature based on a popular game? On the eve of Comic-Con, we got word that popular genre director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy, Drag Me to Hell, The ... Continue Reading →

Brooklyn’s Animation Block Party Kicks It Up a Notch

While West Coasters are busy with Comic-Con activities this weekend, Brooklynites will be beating the heat with a fantastic program of shorts at the Sixth Annual Animaton Block Party ... Continue Reading →

Phineas and Ferb Creators Talk About Emmy Nom!

Since Disney’s popular Phineas and Ferb series was nominated for an Emmy in the Special Class category (for the episode titled ‘The Monster Of Phineas-N-Ferbenstein’) ... Continue Reading →