Focus Features Unveils 9 Stitchpunk Images

The movie is named 9 ‘ and now Focus Features has unveiled the characters behind the title of the upcoming animated film directed by Shane Acker. Based on Acker’s short ... Continue Reading →

8 Animators, Selick Invited to Join Academy

Eight animators and Coraline director Henry Selick are among the 134 people working in motion pictures who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The ... Continue Reading →

Ferraiolo Returns to Soup2Nuts

Scholastic Media has announced that Emmy-winning writer, director and producer Jack D. Ferraiolo is returning to its animation studio Soup2Nuts as development executive. In his new ... Continue Reading →

Harvey Award Nominees Announced

The Harvey Awards, named for Mad Magazine pioneer Harvey Kurtzman and honoring achievement in the comic book field, have nominated works in 26 categories. The nominations and winners ... Continue Reading →

Kells Takes Big Prize at Edinburgh

The Secret of Kells is the first animated film to win the audience award at the prestigious Edinburgh Film Festival, with producer Paul Young accepting the award this past weekend from ... Continue Reading →

Penguins, SpongeBob Fuel Nick Ratings

Nickelodeon’s Penguins of Madagascar was the top-rated animated series with kids and total viewers for the second quarter of 2009, followed closely by SpongeBob SquarePants. The ... Continue Reading →

Smurfs Movie Adds a Third Dimension

The Smurfs have been making their way to the big screen for a while, but it now looks like they’ll be arriving in 3-D. Columbia Pictures is planning to release the CG/live-action ... Continue Reading →

THQ, Sony Execs Join MTV Games

MTV Games has appointed two industry veterans to executive positoiins. Scott Guthrie, previously executive VP of publishing for THQ, is now executive VP and general manager of MTV Games. Also ... Continue Reading →

VES Honors Pixar’s Catmull

The Visual Effects Society will honor Ed Catmull, president of the Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, with its 2010 George Melies Award. The honor, presented to people who have ... Continue Reading →

The Spine Best of Melbourne Fest

The Spine, an animated short directed by Chris Landreth and co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada, has one the Best of Festival Award at the Melbourne International Animation ... Continue Reading →