Fest Honors Plympton With Debut El Dorado Award

The San Joaquin International Film Festival will present its inaugural El Dorado Award to Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton. The festival ‘ now in its second year and set ... Continue Reading →

TAIS Seeks Animated Shorts for Showcase

The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking animated shorts for its 2009 showcase. The festival accepts shorts in any format or technique under 15 minutes in length that was made ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob Rides Big One to Ratings Win

SpongeBob SquarePants returned to the airwaves with new pal Johnny Depp, gliding his way to a gnarly ratings victory. The special SpongeBob vs. the Big One drew 5.8 million viewers ... Continue Reading →

Mutants, Freaks and Tiny Toons Hit DVD

It’s a big week for animation fans at the DVD store, with Warner Bros. continuing a pair of popular release series with Freakazoid, Season 2 ($26.99) and Tiny Toon Adventures: ... Continue Reading →

Pirate Bay Founders Walk the Plank

The founders of popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay have been sentenced to jail by a Swedish court in a high-profile copyright infringement case. The founders of the site, which ... Continue Reading →

Fans Captivated by New Potter Spot

Although the latest trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hit the Internet only a few days ago, it has already become an instant sensation among fans all over ... Continue Reading →

17 Again Laughs its Way to B.O. Victory

Moviegoers opted for laughs over drama as comedy 17 Again starring Zac Efron topped the box office this weekend, taking in an estimated $24 million and handily beating second-place ... Continue Reading →

Nick Endows Engel Scholarship at CalArts

Nickelodeon has established an endowed scholarship in animation at CalArts that honors famed Disney animator and CalArts instructor Jules Engel. The endowment is the first endowed corporate ... Continue Reading →

Digital Domain Names Beier Head of CG

Veteran VFX supervisor Thad Beier has been hired as Head of CG at Digital Domain. Beier will oversee production technology and long-term facility planning, ensuring maximum efficiency ... Continue Reading →

Classic Gigantor Series Roars onto DVD

With a name that strikes terror in the hearts of criminals and joy from animation fans, Gigantor comes to DVD May 5 in a new four-disc collection. Gigantor: The Collection Vol. 1 features ... Continue Reading →