AFI Dallas Bestows Tex Avery Award on Selick

The AFI Dallas International Film Festival awarded Coraline director Henry Selick with the Tex Avery Animation Award. The award, named for the famed director of Warner Bros. shorts ... Continue Reading →

Disney Doubles 3-D Dose of Toy Story

Disney confirmed 3-D versions of the Pixar classics Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will be released as a double feature for a limited, two-week run on Oct. 2. The announcement, one of many ... Continue Reading →

MIPTV Wrap: Day Three ‘The Time-Wasters Stayed Home!’

Despite the lousy weather, most of the toon execs I cornered today seemed pretty happy about their business meetings’of course, they would just say that to the gullible press, ... Continue Reading →

MIPTV Wrap: Day Two

Perhaps it was the sunshine finally making an appearance on the Croisette or everyone adjusting to the fact that according to Reed Midem, there has been a 10 percent drop in attendance ... Continue Reading →

MIPTV Wrap: Day One

Over 13,000 participants and 4,500 companies from 111 countries are expected to attend this year’s MIPTV market in Cannes, France this year. But if you were actually one of the ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob, Madagascar Win Kids’ Choice

SpongeBob SquarePants and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa took the top toon honors at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. SpongeBob won the Favorite Cartoon honor, beating out Phineas & ... Continue Reading →

Genesis Awards Honor Bolt, Simpsons

The Humane Society of the United States has awarded Genesis Awards to Disney’s animated feature film Bolt and to an episode of The Simpsons. The awards, now in its 23rd year, ... Continue Reading →

WB to Debut New Toon Mural at Animation Celebration

Warner Bros. Animation is hosting a special Animation Celebration event on the studio lot April 7 ‘ during which it will unveil the first update to its popular animation mural ... Continue Reading →

Academy to Celebrate Disney’s Milt Kahl

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the life and career of animator Milt Kahl, one of the famous ‘nine old men’ of Walt Disney Studios. The event, ... Continue Reading →

L.A. Comic Show Screens Anime Fest April 26

The long-running Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention will present a Best of Science Fiction and Anime from Japan mini-film festival at its April 26 show. The festival ... Continue Reading →