DreamWorks Plans Eight Bigscreen Toons Through 2012

DreamWorks Animation is going to bring a mix of original films, sequels and spinoffs to the big screen, announcing it will release eight animated feature films through 2012. Next year, ... Continue Reading →

Disney Seeks Fan Portraits of Donald Duck

Fans of irascible animated hero Donald Duck will get their chance to immortalize the object of their affection on his 75th anniversary, as Disney commissions a new official portrait ... Continue Reading →

Runaway Takes Petit Rail d’Or at Cannes

Canadian short film Runaway, directed by Cordell Barker, won the Petit Rail d’Or for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival. The award is presented each year by a group of ... Continue Reading →

Scottish Cities Fight Over Simpsons Character

Groundskeeper Willie, who’s been cleaning up after students at Springfield Elementary on Fox’s The Simpsons for 20 years, is caught in the middle of a real-life spat in ... Continue Reading →

Jetix Becomes Disney Channel in Five Euro Markets

The Walt Disney Co. will convert its Jetix outlets in five European nations to the Disney Channel name and brand. The change is set for later this year in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, ... Continue Reading →

Elton John Brings Gnomeo and Juliet to Starz

Pop star Elton John is teaming up with Starz Animation Toronto to make a 3-D animated feature titled Gnomeo and Juliet. John appeared along with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty at the ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom Unveils Animate Pro

Toon Boom has released the software application Toon Boom Animate Pro, a high-performance package for professional animators. Among the program’s highlights are the ability to ... Continue Reading →

DVD Brings Back Saturday Morning Cartoons

Get on your slippers, grab a bowl of cereal and revisit the Saturday mornings of decades past with the release this week on DVD of two volumes of Saturday Morning Cartoons. The first ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Reviewing Portfolios at Anime Expo

Cartoon Network has signed on to host portfolio reviews at the upcoming Anime Expo, which runs July 2-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Reviews will be done on a first-come, first-served ... Continue Reading →

Hahn to Speak on Stanchfield Lectures Book

Award-winning Disney animator Don Hahn will appear at Animation Nation Night Tuesday night, May 26, to discuss his new book Drawn To Life: 20 Years of Disney Master Classes: The Walt ... Continue Reading →