Venice Fest to Fete Lasseter, Pixar and Disney

The Venice Film Festival will break with its indie tradition and bestow a career achievement honor on John Lasseter and the directors of the Disney and Pixar studios. The festival’s ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Movie Picks 50 Features for Its Lyons Debut

Cartoon Movie, a co-production forum for animated features, has selected 50 projects for its first edition in Lyons, France. Among the finished European animated movies screening at ... Continue Reading →

Undone Takes Slamdance Toon Short Prize

Undone has won the grand jury award for best animated short film at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, which just wrapped up its 15th edition in Park City, Utah. The festival ... Continue Reading →

Shorts Intl. Bring Nominated Toons to Theaters, iTunes

U.K.-based Shorts International will bring for the fourth year running the Oscar-nominated animated and live-action short films to U.S. theaters, starting Feb. 6. The release, supported ... Continue Reading →

New Orleans Museum to Host Disney Animation Exhibit

A show of Walt Disney Studios’ animation art is planned to open in November at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibit, titled ‘Dreams Come True: Art of the Classic ... Continue Reading →

Oscar’s Animators Thrilled to Be Nominated

The nominees were announced early Thursday morning, but for the people who worked on the three best-animated feature entries the news was cause for celebration all day long. ‘We’re ... Continue Reading →

Animated Lies Earns Top Short Honor at Sundance

Lies, an animated short film from Swedish director Jonas Odell, has earned the top prize for international shorts at the Sundance Film Festival.The film features three episodes dealing ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob’s Kenny to Host Annies

Tom Kenny, the voice actor behind SpongeBob SquarePants, will once again be the host for Annie Awards, to be held Jan. 30. Kenny will be joined at the 36th annual event by a group ... Continue Reading →

Wall’E, Bolt, Panda Oscars Top Toons

Pixar pic earns six noms; Bashir gets foreign-language nom Surprises abounded as the Oscars announced their nominated films, with Disney’s Bolt joining DreamWorks’ Kung ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Art Museum to host Coraline exhibit

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will present an original exhibit of props, puppets and artwork from the feature film Coraline from Jan. 24-Feb. 15. The film, directed by Henry ... Continue Reading →