Winder Heads North to Rainmaker

Catherine Winder has left her post at Lucasfilm Animation, where she oversaw the successful Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature and series, to become president of Vancouver-based Rainmaker ... Continue Reading →

Glen Quits as CEO of Imagi

Douglas Glen has resigned as chairman and CEO of Hong Kong-based Imagi International Holdings, whose animation projects include the upcoming CG feature film Astro Boy. Board member ... Continue Reading →

10 Films Vie for Votes in NFB Contest

Voting has opened online for the National Film Board of Canada’s 5th annual short film competiton at Cannes. The contest, organized by the NFB and the Cannes Short Film Corner ... Continue Reading →

Up Debuts at Cannes to Rave Reviews

Pixar-Disney’s Up is about to make history by becoming the first animated film ‘ not to mention the first 3-D film ‘ to open the Cannes International Film Festival. That ... Continue Reading →

Fox, Blue Sky Headed for Rio

Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios are planning a trip to Rio. That’s the title of the duo’s next animated feature film, which will be a 3-D CGI feature about a macaw from ... Continue Reading →

Henson to Shop Fraggle Rock at Licensing Show

Rights to the classic TV show Fraggle Rock have reverted to The Jim Henson Co., which will handle the property through its new licensing division and will entertain new opportunities ... Continue Reading →

Disney, MacFarlane, Trek on DVD

From beloved classics to online humor to the final frontier, there’s plenty to satisfy the animation and VFX fan in this week’s DVD releases. Fans of Family Guy and American ... Continue Reading →

Alpha 9! Leads Toon Honors at Dusty Awards

Jake Armstrong won the top prize for traditional animation for his film The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9! Saturday night at the 20th annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Award. Showbiz ... Continue Reading →

Stuttgart Crowns Mary and Max

Mary and Max added to an already impressive list of festival prizes by taking home this weekend the AniMovi prize at the 16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film in Germany. The film, ... Continue Reading →

PBS KIDS Gets Cat in the Hat TV Series

Dr. Seuss’s classic character The Cat in the Hat is finally getting his own series on PBS KIDS. Production has begun on 40 animated half-hour episodes of The Cat in the Hat Knows ... Continue Reading →