Academy to Host Animated Feature Symposium

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will again host a look at this year’s animated feature Oscar nominees at a special event set for March 4. The Animated Feature ... Continue Reading →

First Superman Comic Sells for $1 Million

A copy of Action Comics #1, published in 1938 and featuring the first appearance of Superman, has sold for the record price of $1 million. The copy of the historic comic is graded 8.0 ... Continue Reading →

Up, Kells, Simpsons Rack Up Awards

It was a big weekend for awards, especially on the other side of the pond, where the Oscar-nominated films Up and Secret of Kells and TV perennial The Simpsons racked up animation honors. At ... Continue Reading →

Up, Avatar Chalk Up Editing, Art Direction Wins

Up and Avatar continue to expand their collection of honors and awards trophies as Hollywood rolls on toward next month’s Academy Awards. This weekend saw Up take the American ... Continue Reading →

Nick Taps Kevin James as Kids’ Choice Host

Actor Kevin James will be the host of Nickelodeon’s 23rd annual Kids’ Choice Awards, set for March 27. Best known for his starring turn on the TV comedy series The King ... Continue Reading →

Sesame Street Teams With Aniboom for Annual Awards

Aniboom is going to tell animators how to get their work to Sesame Street. The maker of virtual animation studio software has teamed up with Sesame Workshop, the organization behind ... Continue Reading →

Annecy Celebrate 50th Edition with YouTube Contest

The Annecy Festival is celebrating its landmark 50th edition with a competition open to original animation content to be held on YouTube. Entering the competition is simple: Create ... Continue Reading →

WIA Sets Bay Area Event for Feb. 25

The Women in Animation Bay Area chapter has announced a meeting and networking event for Feb. 25. The event will feature networking, pizza, games and a surprise screening. The meeting ... Continue Reading →

Portfolio Opens ‘In Toon With Tweens’ Contest

Portfolio Entertainment has launched a new animation contest called ‘In Toon With Tweens,’ offering top prizes totaling $10,000 in Canadian currency as part of an option ... Continue Reading →

Up, Prep and Landing Take Top Annies

Up took the top prizes for animated feature at the 37th annual Annie Awards. The Disney-Pixar movie won two awards ‘ one for best picture and best director for Pete Docter ‘ ... Continue Reading →