Up On List of Broadcast Critics’s Best Picture Contenders

Another awards-giving group has lifted Up into the rarefied air of this year’s top releases, with the Broadcast Film Critics Association nominating the Disney-Pixar animated feature ... Continue Reading →

Simpsons Sweeps WGA TV Writing Category

The Writers Guild of America has nominated five different episodes of the same program ‘ The Simpsons ‘ for its best writing for an animated TV series award. The five nominated ... Continue Reading →

Mia and the Migoo wins 1st EFA Animated Feature Award

Mia and the Migoo has won the inaugural Best Animated Feature Film honor at the European Film Awards. The film, directed by Jacques-Remy Girerd, is a co-production between France (Folimage, ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Advances 15 in VFX Race

Fifteen films have advanced to the semifinals in the race for the Oscar for best visual effects. The films still in the race are: ‘ Angels & Demons ‘ Avatar ‘ ... Continue Reading →

Princess Earns B.O. Crown, Good Word of Mouth

Disney’s return to traditional 2D animation yielded a solid but not spectacular opening weekend at the box office as The Princess and the Frog won the weekend with an estimated ... Continue Reading →

Bustanoby Heads New Mastersfx Digital Division

MastersFX has named Andre Bustanoby the visual effects supervisor of its new digital division. Known as a creator of practical character effects, creatures and monster effects, MastersFX ... Continue Reading →

Nick Names Three to Diverse Writers Fellowship

Three writers will join Nickelodeon’s Fellowship for Diverse Writers, a program that offers hands-on experience in writing both animated and live-action TV series. The three additions ... Continue Reading →

Italia 1 Picks Up Toot & Puddle Rights

Mediaset’s Italia 1 has bought the broadcast TV rights to the animated preschool series Toot & Puddle. Produced by Canada’s Mercury Filmworks in association with National ... Continue Reading →

Princess and the Frog Opens Nationwide

Having completed its limited, debutante run, Disney’s long-awaited return to 2D animation, The Princess and the Frog, is about to run wide. The studio’s return to its fairy-tales ... Continue Reading →

Murphy Locks Up Role of Rapunzel’s Jailer

Actress Donna Murphy has signed to provide the voice to Mother Gothel, who imprisons the title character in Disney’s upcoming animated version of Rapunzel. Murphy joins a cast ... Continue Reading →