NW Animation Festival in Portland Seeks Entries from All Over

Submissions are being sought for the first NW Animation Festival, set for June 3-5 in Portland, Ore. The festival, which will be held at the city’s historic 5th Avenue Cinema, ... Continue Reading →

‘Pocoyo’ Makes Earth Hour Case to Kids Worldwide

Characters from Zinkia Entertainment’s animated children’s series Pocoyo have been chosen as the first official Global Kids Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth ... Continue Reading →

JapanNYC Fest to Show Rare Miyazaki Shorts March 26

Hayao Miyazaki fans, take note: Two of the anime master’s short films that have never been screened outside of Japan will get a special showing March 26 at Carnegie Hall in New ... Continue Reading →

Kecskemet Animation Film Festival Celebrates 10th Edition, Seeks Entries

Hungary’s Kecskemet Animation Film Festival is celebrating its 10th edition this year, and is seeking submissions by March 11 of European-made feature films and TV specials. The ... Continue Reading →

‘Toy Story 3′ Wins Best Animated Feature Oscar; ‘Lost Thing’ Wins Short

Toy Story 3 won the Best Animated Feature at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Lee Unkrich accepted the award, thanking John Lasseter, Steve Jobs and the film’s producer, Darla ... Continue Reading →

AM2 Convention Announces Festival for Anime-style Films

AM2, a free anime convention based in Anaheim, Calif., has announced its first animation festival and competition. The event has put out a call for entries for animated entries that ... Continue Reading →

Execs and Producers Talk TV Toon Biz at Kidscreen Summit

It’s a busy week for TV development execs, buyers and producers at they gather for the annual Kidscreen Summit held at New York City’s Hilton (Feb. 15-19). The confab features packed ... Continue Reading →

Jack Black is Back — As Host of Nick’s Kids Choice Awards

Jack Black is back to host Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids Choice Awards, which will be presented live Saturday, April 2. Black, who reprises his role as the voice of Po in the upcoming ... Continue Reading →

‘Dragon,’ Pixar, Disney Top 3D Society Creative Arts Awards

How to Train Your Dragon, Pixar and Disney were the big winners at the second annual International 3D Society Creative Arts Awards. DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon ... Continue Reading →

Rare Early Color Mickey Mouse Cel Comes to Auction

An extremely rare cel from the first color Mickey Mouse cartoon is due to be auctioned off later this month. The cell is from The Band Concert, a Mickey cartoon made by Disney studios ... Continue Reading →