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 →

Three Pics, Five Shorts Deemed Oscar Worthy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today unveiled its nominees for the best films of 2007, naming among them the three releases up for Best Animated Feature. Will the state-of-the-art ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Goes to Dubai

DreamWorks Animation is laying the foundation for an amusement park in Dubai, according to Daily Variety. Working with real estate company Tatweer, the studio plans to construct at ... Continue Reading →

Shrek Musical Kicks Off in August

Continuing the trend of basing Broadway musicals on hit movies, DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Prods. Ltd. are bringing Shrek to the Stage this fall. Shrek the Musical will ... Continue Reading →