Raksis Named New LAIKA CFO

Gary Raksis, former head of strategic planning and corporate finance for DreamWorks Animation, has joined LAIKA as chief financial officer. Raksis will be in charge of business operations ... Continue Reading →

Burton, Timm, Katzenberg to Receive McCay Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood will present its 2009 Winsor McCay Awards for career achievement in animation to Tim Burton, Bruce Timm and Jeffrey Katzenberg. The awards, named for the pioneering ... Continue Reading →

Kells Gets Academy Run, Spring U.S. Release

The Secret of Kells, a European animated feature that has racked up prestigious honors at film festivals all over the world, has secured a U.S. distributor and plans a one-week run ... Continue Reading →

20 Films Submitted for Oscars; 5 Noms Likely

Twenty films have been submitted for consideration as the best animated feature film in this year’s Academy Awards, making it likely that five films will be nominated in the category ... Continue Reading →

Wallace & Gromit Comics on iPhone

Wallace & Gromit are coming to the iPhone as the stars of new comic strip adventures from Titan Publishing. The duo star in four comic stories ‘ ‘The W-Files,’ ... Continue Reading →

Simon Mowbray Settles Down at Ntropic

Visual-effects house Ntropic has hired former Radium co-founder Simon Mowbray as creative director and visual effects supervisor. Mowbray’s resume includes positions at Softimage, ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Counsel Kendrick Departing

Katherine Kendrick will leave her job as general counsel for DreamWorks Animation when her contract with the studio expires at the end of the year. Kendrick has been with DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →

Up Arises on DVD, Blu-ray

Up rises to the top of this week’s animation releases arriving this week on DVD and Blu-ray. The acclaimed Pixar-Disney film (Disney-Pixar, $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Deluxe Edition DVD, ... Continue Reading →

Euro Producers Head to Latin America for Cartoon Connection

The organizers of Cartoon Connection aim to bring together the Latin American and European animation industries to establish new relationships at the first staging of the event Nov. ... Continue Reading →

Banderas Lines Up Behind Goleor

Spanish animated feature film Goleor, the Scale and the Sword has entered pre-production with actor Antonio Banderas on board to cast and direct the voice actors, as well as provide ... Continue Reading →