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 →

Animated Winners at Palm Springs ShortsFest

Philip Hunt’s short film Lost and Found took home the audience favorite animation short award ‘ one of several animated winners ‘ at the Palm Springs International ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob’s Greatest Hits Out July 21

Nickelodeon and Sony Music Entertainment are set to release SpongeBob’s Greatest Hits, a compilation of 17 new and classic tracks celebrating the 10th anniversary of SpongeBob ... Continue Reading →

Lassie Comes to 3D Animation

Lassie, the world’s most famous dog, is barking up the animation tree, with a new series being co-developed by DQ Entertainment, Classic Media, M6/France and ZDF/Germany. The ... Continue Reading →

Nick’s AddictingGames Honors Online Favorites

Nickelodeon’s AddictingGames Showdown honored Saturday night online video games chosen by the public in 10 cool and oddball categories ranching from Greatest Escape Game to Best ... Continue Reading →