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Toiling away on a toon project? The organizers of the Annecy International Animated Film Market (MIFA) invite you to submit it for the Creative Focus event, being held June 11-14 of 2013 during the Annecy festival (June 10-15). The Creative Focus program includes in-progress project presentations to potential funders and [...]
Dallas-based Heritage Auction will feature a special Spider-Man cover art drawn by Todd McFarlane (featuring Spidey and the Red Skull from The Amazing Spider-Man comic, Issue #325, 1989) and an original Calvin & Hobbes Sunday strip from Nov. 19, 1986, drawn by Bill Watterson. According to Heritage, this is the [...]
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that 21 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards to be held February 24, 2013. The nominees will be announced January 10, 2013. While some have not yet had their [...]
We are happy to announce an awesome ticket giveaway for a 3-D screening of Focus Features/LAIKA’s ParaNorman at the theaters at the Pacific Grove Theater (in Hollywood) at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 8. You know you want to see those very cool zombies one more time! Stay after the [...]
Teddy Ruxpin, eat your heart out! New family entertainment company ToyTalk, which is formed by CEO Oren Jacob, CTO Marin Reddy and CCO Bobby Podesta—all former Pixar employees, has debuted a 45-second trailer for its first app. Using artificial intelligence to give voice to kids’ toys such as teddy bears [...]
A memorial service celebrating the life of the late animation producer John Coates will be held at St. George’s Church (on the corner of St George St. and Maddox St., London W1) on Thursday, November 22nd at 4.30 pm. The service is open to anyone who wishes to pay their [...]
Last weekend, a total of 57 animated shorts which had qualified to compete in the Oscar race were screened in New York. Thanks to animator Michael Sporn’s (Poe) fantastic blog, we now have the list of these 57 qualifying toons. The New York screening was organized by Patrick Harrison and [...]
Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from 100% owner, chairman and founder George Lucas. Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock [...]
On Sunday, the inaugural World Animation Feature Films and VFX Summit was launched in grand style at the Marina del Rey California Yacht Club. During a special opening night cocktail party, sponsored by Disney Studios, Animation Magazine president and event organizer Jean Thoren awarded Joan Vogelesang, president and CEO of [...]
Brilliant artist/animator and game designer Michel Gagne, who created the multi- award-winning game Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, has launched a new animated feature project titled The Saga of Rex on Kickstarter. The pic, which is based on his graphic novel, centers on a fox named Rex, which is plucked by [...]