Rygiel, Rivers Talk VFX at FRAMES

Jim Rygiel and Christian Rivers, Oscar- and BAFTA-winning visual effects wizards who have worked together on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and The Chronicles ... Continue Reading →

Ratatouille Cooks 10-Course Annie Sweep

It wasn’t exactly a big surprise when Brad Bird’s much-loved feature Ratatouille delivered a sweet ten-trophy sweep at the 35th Annual Annie Awards held Friday evening at ... Continue Reading →

Red Princess Brings Anime West

The Japanese model of using beautiful artwork to get away with fairly limited animation served Alex Ferrari well for his new short film, Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence. ... Continue Reading →

British Animation Awards Finalists Named

Aardman Animations came out on top with four nominations as the U.K. Film Council today announced finalists for the 2008 British Animation Awards. Bringing together the industry’s ... Continue Reading →

Miyazaki Mini-Fest in L.A.

Those who live in the Los Angeles area can catch a trio of classic animated films from master director Hayao Miyazaki on the big screen at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The American ... Continue Reading →

Newport Beach Fest Adds Chuck Jones Award

The Newport Beach Film Festival and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will present the first ever Chuck Jones Award for Excellence in Animation this year. Created in honor of the ... Continue Reading →

Blood Tells at Slamdance

Blood Will Tell, a CG-animated sci-fi/horror tale from English director Andrew McPhillips, won the Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short at the 14th annual Slamdance Film Festival. ... Continue Reading →

Nickelodeon Universe Opens in March

Mall of America, the country’s largest shopping and entertainment center, will hold the grand opening of a new theme park dubbed Nickelodeon Universe on Saturday, March 15. Construction ... Continue Reading →

Persepolis Up for Cesars

France’s official foreign language Oscar entry, Persepolis missed the cut, but did land one of the three coveted spots in this year’s Oscar race for Best Animated Feature. ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Movie Celebrates 10th Anniversary

More than 500 animation professionals are expected to visit the German city of Potsdam to view 47 new projects from 16 European countries as the next edition of Cartoon Movie kicks ... Continue Reading →