Ottawa Festival to Showcase Tezuka, Czeck Animation

A special screening of short films by Japanese manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion) and an international focus on the work of top Czech animators are part of ... Continue Reading →

Curiouser and Curiouser

Animation supervisor David Schaub spills the beans on the painstaking task of creating 30 major characters for Tim Burton’s surreal adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Although ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love: April/May 2010

The Art of How to Train Your Dragon By Tracey Miller-Zarneke [Newmarket Press, $40] Although the arrival of yet another ‘art of’ book, detailing the craftsmanship and artistic ... Continue Reading →

Annecy, Mon Amour!

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary edition of Annecy, animation luminaries reminisce about the many reasons they fell in love with this remarkable festival. Philippe Alessandri, ... Continue Reading →

We’ll Always Have Rapallo!

The 14th edition of the fantastic Cartoons on the Bay Festival offers four days of jam-packed panels, special screenings and tributes to Don Bluth and Italian studio Atlantyca. Italy’s ... Continue Reading →

Fathers of Invention

Aardman’s Wallace & Gromit adapt to new roles as patron saints of gizmo creators from all over the world. Gadgets, gizmos and fun contraptions have always played a big part ... Continue Reading →

A Singin’ and Dancin’ Mystery Tour

Cookie Jar delivers a colorful, animated show featuring The Doodlebops. When the live-action children’s series The Doodlebops debuted in 2004, many were struck by how closely ... Continue Reading →

Meet Fin McCloud, Fresh TV’s New Celebritweet

About a year ago, Toronto-based studio Fresh TV (6Teen, Total Drama Island) brought its latest animated series, Stoked!, to the MIPTV market. This spring, it’s touting a cool ... Continue Reading →

The Plush Life

The new Toonzone series YooHoo & Friends marries a popular international toy phenom with an environmentally sound premise and a voice cast led by rap/reality TV star Flavor Flav. Global ... Continue Reading →

The Adventure Brothers

Martin and Chris Kratt are back for more wildlife excursions, but this time, they’re even more animated than usual. Roving nature documentary star Martin Kratt recalls the first ... Continue Reading →