Dusty Festival, Awards Put New Emphasis on Animation

The School of Visual Arts’ annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival turns 20 this year, and in honor of the occasion is getting a makeover that puts a new emphasis on animation. The ... Continue Reading →

Red Stick Fest Names Award Finalists

The Red Stick International Animation Festival has announced the finalists for its 2009 Best of the Fest Awards. The festival, set for April 22-25 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, chose the ... Continue Reading →

Sony Picks Up Easter-Themed Hip Hop

Sony Animation has picked up the rights to Greg Ostrin and Michael Weiss’ Hip Hop for development as a feature film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio paid mid-six ... Continue Reading →

Stanchfield’s Famed Disney Animation Lessons Published

The ‘handout’ notes and lectures Walt Stanchfield passed out to Disney animators over the years have famous in the animation industry for their insight into the artform, ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation to Stream 7 Toei Titles

U.S.-based anime company FUNimation Entertainment has struck a digital distribution deal with Japanese producer Toei Animation to stream online seven anime series from the company’s ... Continue Reading →

Classic Disney Animator Dunham Dies

Jack Dunham, an animator who worked for Universal and at Disney on such classics as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has died at the age of 98, according to the blog Cartoon Brew. Dunham ... Continue Reading →

Snow White to Hit Blu-Ray 7 Weeks Before DVD

The Walt Disney classic film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is coming to Blu-ray, debuting in the high-def format a full seven weeks before a new standard-resolution DVD hits stores. ... Continue Reading →

Walt Disney Family Museum to Open This Fall

The story of the man behind Mickey Mouse and animation’s most enduring studio will be brought directly to the public in October with the opening of The Walt Disney Family Museum ... Continue Reading →

Furious, Monsters Soar at Box Office

Fast & Furious blew the doors off the competition with a domestic gross of $72.5 million while the 3-D animated feature Monsters vs. Aliens held strong in its second weekend of ... Continue Reading →

Disney Online Acquires Kaboose

Kaboose Inc., the Canadian family-focused media group, has split up its assets and sold its North American operation to Disney Online. Disney is paying $23.3 million for the site, which ... Continue Reading →