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Australia’s Zac Media and Vue Announce Chinese Co-Pros

Australia’s Zac Media Group and Vue Group announced recently that they have partnered with Shanghai Hippo Animation Design and several other Chinese studios to produce seven animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Helps Deliver Universal’s Best Year

Universal Pictures announced this week that the studio has set a new record for its highest-grossing year ever at the North American box office with a total of $1.352 billion through ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Simpsons’ Sam Simon to Receive WGA Award

Veteran television writer-producer Sam Simon, who co-developed Fox’s long-running animated series The Simpsons and has been a writer, producer, and director on Taxi, Cheers, The ... Continue Reading →
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Heritage to Auction Off Rare ‘Peanuts’ Art

Rare original animation art from the first TV appearance by Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts characters will be offered at the Beverly Hills’ Heritage Auctions on Wednesday (Nov. ... Continue Reading →
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3D Society to Honor Pixar Studio in January

Pixar Animation Studios is set to receive the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for creative excellence at the society’s 5th ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Burbank Offers Special ‘Mr. Banks’ Screenings

Disney has announced that for one week only it will be presenting a special limited engagement of its upcoming live-action flick Saving Mr. Banks in a state-of-the-art theater on the ... Continue Reading →
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PGA to Honor Jackson, Letteri and Weta Digital

Director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), vfx legend Joe Letteri (The Hobbit, Man of Steel, Star Wars) and Weta Digital (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) will receive the ... Continue Reading →
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A Squared Ent. Merges with Genius Brands

Genius Brands International and Andy Heyward’s A Squared Entertainment have joined forces to create an intellectual property and multimedia content creation and distribution company. ... Continue Reading →
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An Interview with Pixar Exhibit Curator Elyse Klaidman

The recent Pixar: 25 Years of Animation exhibit in Amsterdam attracted over 135,000 visitors. The popular show has now moved to the Art Ludique museum in Paris, and it will be on display ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Feature Contenders

Although some naysayers were complaining about the quality of the animated features in contention this year, how can you really be grumpy about a year that had a wonderful 2D animated ... Continue Reading →