Miyazaki’s U.S. Tour to Stop in Berkeley

Master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s upcoming visit to the United States is adding a stop at the University of California, Berkeley. Miyazaki is set to visit the Northern ... Continue Reading →

Owly Gets Animated Short at Comic-Con

Comic-book favorite Owly is coming to life as a short animated film set to premiere at Comic-Con. Based on the Eisner-winning, wordless comic book by Andy Runton about a kind owl and ... Continue Reading →

Henson Retrospective at Silent Movie Theater

The classic works of Muppet master Jim Henson is coming to the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles in a special retrospective of his work mounted by Cinespia and Cinefamily. The retrospective, ... Continue Reading →

Kroyer Elected Academy Governor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected four new governors in its branch elections ‘ one of which will oversea the short film and animated feature branch. Bill ... Continue Reading →

Anime Expo Draws More Than 40,000

Anime Expo 2009 is reporting strong attendance at the four-day event, which wrapped up Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More than 40,000 unique attendees reportedly have ... Continue Reading →

Green Lantern Premiere to Light Up Comic-Con

Green Lantern: First Flight, an original animated DVD feature movie, will have its world premiere at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 23. The film, the most recent in Warner ... Continue Reading →

Robot Chicken Supports DVD with Roller Rink Tour

The creators of Robot Chicken are going to party like it’s 1980 to support the DVD release Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II, hitting the road for two weeks with a touring roller ... Continue Reading →

Nick Animation Fest Seeks Short Entries

Revamped and renamed, the sixth annual Nickelodeon Animation Festival has put out a call for entries for great animated films anywhere from 15 seconds to 10 minutes in length. Formerly ... Continue Reading →

Little Mermaid’s Broadway Run Ends Aug. 30

The stage musical version of Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid will close it’s Broadway run Aug. 30 after 685 performances and 50 previews. According to Variety, ... Continue Reading →

Kells Takes Big Prize at Edinburgh

The Secret of Kells is the first animated film to win the audience award at the prestigious Edinburgh Film Festival, with producer Paul Young accepting the award this past weekend from ... Continue Reading →