Shaman, Sweet Dreams Win Big at SXSW

Shaman by Luc Perez and Sweet Dreams by Kirsten Lepore took the Best Animated Short and Special Jury Awards at this week’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Shaman, ... Continue Reading →

Pixar’s UP to Open Cannes Festival

Disney/Pixar’s UP has been selected as the opening ceremony film for the prestigious Cannes Festival this year. Directed by Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.) the 3-D feature will makes ... Continue Reading →

Exhibitors Assemble for Hong Kong Filmart

More than 500 exhibitors are due to gather for the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market, running Monday through Thursday. The 13th annual edition of the event, the Filmart ... Continue Reading →

Annecy 2009 Announces Official Selection

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 8-13) has released the names of the shorts, TV series, student projects and commercials of its 2009 Official Selection categories. ... Continue Reading →

Week of DVD Gold Leads to Weekend Bolt Release

St. Patrick’s Day kicks off a week featuring a veritable pot of golden animated DVD releases, but the title of most interest to animation fans’the Blu-ray version of Disney’s ... Continue Reading →

Comic-Con 4-Day Passes Sell Out

Four-day passes to Comic-Con International: San Diego have sold out, the convention’s website reports. It has only been in the past couple of years that limits were put on the ... Continue Reading →

Cartoons on the Bay Announces ’09 Lineup in Tiglio

RAI Trade’s Cartoons on the Bay festival has revealed more details about this year’s upcoming tributes and programs, which will take place April 2-5 in three main location’Rapallo, ... Continue Reading →

Family Fest Honors Animator Roman

The International Family Film Festival honored animator Phil Roman with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Film at its 2009 edition. The award, known informally as the ‘Friz’ ... Continue Reading →

Brothers Quay Give Rare Talk at SVA

Stop-motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay will make a rare appearance April 2 at the School of Visual Arts in New York to discuss their work in film and theater. The Quay Brothers, ... Continue Reading →

CalArts Event to Honor Engel’s Impact

CalArts will explore the legacy of animator Jules Engel in a special event at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater set for April 18. The highlight of the event is a roundtable discussion ... Continue Reading →