Disney Unveils Plans at Licensing Show

Following yesterday news about primetime Handy Manny projects, Disney unveiled plans for new product line extensions for the Toy Story franchise, two new Princess characters (Tiana ... Continue Reading →

Pitch Party Winners’ Updates!

It’s always interesting to find out what’s been happening to the projects and talented artists who submitted the winning entries in previous years’ Pitch Party contests. ... Continue Reading →

Up’s Del Carmen to Appear at Gallery Nucleus

Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Calif., will host a special appearance Saturday, May 30, by Ronnie del Carmen, who was story supervisor and lead story artist on the new Pixar movie Up. Del ... Continue Reading →

NYT’s Duenes to Give SIGGRAPH Keynote

Steve Duenes, graphics director for The New York Times, has been set as the third keynote speaker for SIGGRAPH 2009. A teacher at the School of Visual Arts and a contributing cartoonist ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Sets Animation Festival Award Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the 2009 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival. More than 140 films will be shown at the festival, chosen from some 770 submissions from all over ... Continue Reading →

Disney Seeks Fan Portraits of Donald Duck

Fans of irascible animated hero Donald Duck will get their chance to immortalize the object of their affection on his 75th anniversary, as Disney commissions a new official portrait ... Continue Reading →

Runaway Takes Petit Rail d’Or at Cannes

Canadian short film Runaway, directed by Cordell Barker, won the Petit Rail d’Or for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival. The award is presented each year by a group of ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Reviewing Portfolios at Anime Expo

Cartoon Network has signed on to host portfolio reviews at the upcoming Anime Expo, which runs July 2-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Reviews will be done on a first-come, first-served ... Continue Reading →

Hahn to Speak on Stanchfield Lectures Book

Award-winning Disney animator Don Hahn will appear at Animation Nation Night Tuesday night, May 26, to discuss his new book Drawn To Life: 20 Years of Disney Master Classes: The Walt ... Continue Reading →

Deadline for Ottawa Submissions is June 1

The deadline is fast approaching for animators to submit their films for this year’s Ottawa International Film Festival. Entries must be received by June 1, with preview DVDs ... Continue Reading →