Born to Be Bad

Inspired by Bond, Mr. Bean and the art of cartoonist Charles Addams, Chris Meledandri and this team at Illumination introduce the world to a colorful new villain in Despicable Me. Lex ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love

The Art of Shrek Forever After By Jerry Schmitz [Insight Editions, $24.95] The fourth installment of DreamWorks’ tales of the grumpy and lovable green ogre has surprised many ... Continue Reading →

Mondo TV’s Puppy Shakes Tail in Vegas

Italian animation house Mondo TV is ready to steal the limelight at this month’s Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas. Relying on the strength of its creative and colorful ... Continue Reading →

Rising Stars of Animation: The 2010 Edition

Picking a handful of rising stars in animation gets more difficult every year simply because there are so many more outstanding new shorts, TV series, web toons and movies coming our ... Continue Reading →

Gotta Love Them Texan Demons

TBS explores the hot world of animated sitcoms with the clever new summer show Neighbors from Hell. We’ve all seen our share of demons and monsters in the animated landscape, ... Continue Reading →

Back to the 31st Century Future

Bender, Fry and the rest of the Futurama gang are back with new adventures as they find a shiny new home on Comedy Central. When it comes to unpredictable destinies, the fate of the ... Continue Reading →

10 Things You Have to Do at Annecy This Year!

It’s the silver anniversary of one of the primo events in animation, and there will be so many screenings, panels, shows and celeb sightings in the works that you need to have ... Continue Reading →

May the Best Story Win!

Director Jean-Christophe Roger discusses the making of the charming new animated feature, Allez Raconte (Tell Me a Story). Although most of the international press has been writing ... Continue Reading →

Re-Animating the Moomins

Finland’s Filmkompaniet gives a familiar European children’s classic a shimmering 3-D polish. A white inquisitive hippo-shaped family of trolls prepares for the crash landing ... Continue Reading →

Sonic Bunny Hops Ahead with Okay Place to Eat

Scout Raskin of Burbank-based Sonic Bunny Productions wrote to let us know that the pilot for the studio’s Flash-animated, adult-skewing project An Okay Place to Eat is expected ... Continue Reading →