Deadline for Ottawa Submissions is June 1

The deadline is fast approaching for animators to submit their films for this year’s Ottawa International Film Festival. Entries must be received by June 1, with preview DVDs ... Continue Reading →

Voodoo Casts Winning Spell in NFB Contest

Sebastian’s Voodoo, a short film from U.S. animator Joaquin Baldwin, won the National Film Board of Canada’s fifth annual Online Short Film Competition held in conjunction ... Continue Reading →

Simpsons Director Inaugurates UCLA Animation Award

David Silverman, best known for his work as a director on The Simpsons, will receive the inaugural Outstanding Contribution to Animation Award on June 6 as part of UCLA’s Prom ... Continue Reading →

Stiller Takes On The Terminator

A pair of radically different franchises are looking to make sweet box office memories this Memorial Day weekend. Terminator Salvation got a head start on the competition, opening Thursday ... Continue Reading →

Timmy Time Deals Spread Across Europe

Aardman Rights has secured a number of new deals throughout Europe for its new U.K. preschool series Timmy Time. The deals signed include toy deals with Regio in Hungry, AMO in Finland ... Continue Reading →

Wayne Allwine, Voice of Mickey Mouse, Dies

Wayne Allwine, who provided the voice of Mickey Mouse since 1977, died Monday at UCLA Medical Center from complications related to diabetes. He was 62. Allwine took over the role of ... Continue Reading →

Heather Kenyon to Shine at Starz

Animation veteran Heather Kenyon has been made VP project development and sales for Starz Animation. In her new job, Kenyon will work with both Starz Animation Toronto and Film Roman ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Plans Panda, Dragon Arena Shows

DreamWorks Animation is developing a pair of arena shows that will be based on their feature films Kung Fu Panda and the upcoming How to Train Your Dragon. The Kung Fu Panda show is ... Continue Reading →

TBS Develops Big Tow; IFC Opens The Wrong Door

As the major networks and cable outlets announce their slates of new shows, several new animated shows have made the cut. In addition to the previously announced Neighbors from Hell, ... Continue Reading →

Toonz, Illusion Team Up on Gaturro Feature

Toonz Animation India and South America’s Illusion Studios have agreed to co-produce a 3-D animated feature film based on the classic Argentine comic strip Gaturro. The agreement ... Continue Reading →