Aardman’s Timmy Appears in Preschool Campaign

The star of Aardman’s animated preschool series Timmy Time has become an ambassador for the Pre-school Learning Alliance, a British charity specializing in early-years education ... Continue Reading →

Animators Join in CalArts CAP Program

Henry Selick, director of the Oscar-nominated animated feature Coraline, will be among the animation ambassadors taking part in CalArts’ Community Arts Partnership’s 20th ... Continue Reading →

Ponyo Leads Wave of Miyazaki Releases

Fans of Hayao Miyazaki have plenty to be excited about this week with the release not just of his most-recent movie, Ponyo, but also special edition DVDs of three of his classic films. Ponyo ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Leads Nominations for British Animation Awards

Aardman, Chapman and Secret of Kells have all earned nominations in the British Animation Awards, announced today. Aardman lead the television category with four finalist positions: ... Continue Reading →

Finn & Jake Sets April 5 Premiere on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has set the premiere of the original animated series Adventure Time with Finn & Jake for April 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Created by Pendleton Ward, the series follows ... Continue Reading →

Cage, Reynolds to Star in Croods

Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds have signed on to provide voices for the DreamWorks Animation feature film The Croods. Cage will play Crug, a caveman who has to keep his family safe ... Continue Reading →

VES Awards Honor Avatar, Up

Avatar was the big winner at the eighth annual Visual Effects Society Awards, taking home six honors. Disney-Pixar’s Up was the top honoree for animated features, taking three ... Continue Reading →

Shrek IV to Debut at Tribeca Festival

Shrek Forever After, the fourth and supposedly final installment in DreamWorks Animation’s flagship franchise, will premiere April 21 as the opening night film of the Tribeca ... Continue Reading →

Kavaleer Short Wins Grand Prix at Ireland’s Digital Media Awards

Ireland’s Digital Media Awards has given two awards, including its Grand Prix honor, to Kavaleer Productions’ short film Hasan Everywhere. The awards are presented in 21 ... Continue Reading →

Zagtoon and Gulli Move Ahead with Rosie

Paris-based studio Zagtoon has announced a co-pro deal with France’s children’s channel Gulli and Cabler AB for the new 102-1 series Rosie. Created by Raymond author Romain ... Continue Reading →