Tokyo Anime Fair Expects Growth

The Tokyo Anime Fair is a month away and organizers are already expecting a record year. The eighth annual expo is expecting 130,000 visitors, up from just over 126,000 last year, reports ... Continue Reading →

Ponyo to Kick Off Anima Fest

Anima 2009, the Brussels Animation Festival, is set to open Friday with a preview of Hayao Miyazaki’s most recent film, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. Ponyo will be the opening ... Continue Reading →

Salon Focuses on Acting For Animation

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive’s Animation Salon returns Saturday, Feb. 21, with a session titled Acting for Animation. The session, to be held at 8 p.m. at the Fletcher Jones ... Continue Reading →

Editors Cut WALL’E A Historic Honor

WALL’E became the first animated feature to win the American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie award for best edited feature film’possibly foreshadowing an Oscars victory. Stephen ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Movie Names Euro Toon Honorees

The organizers of Cartoon Movie, a trade event for the European animation industry set for March 4-6 in Lyon, France, have announced the nominees for this year’s tributes. The ... Continue Reading →

Gabriel Won’t Sing WALL’E Song

Singer and songwriter Peter Gabriel has decided not to perform ‘Down to Earth,’ his Oscar nominated song from the Pixar-Disney animated featured WALL’E, due to a dispute ... Continue Reading →

Animation Block Party Goes Online, Expands to Boston

Animation Block Party is building up to its annual summer festival in Brooklyn with a new series on new media platform and a show planned for the Boston area March ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Reels in Real-Time Rendering Content

Gaming enthusiasts have yet another reason to attend this year’s hot SIGGRAPH confab, scheduled to take place August 3-7 in New Orleans. As part of the event’s expanded ... Continue Reading →

Tech Oscars Honor Pixar Co-Founder Catmull

Ed Catmull, who co-founded Pixar and currently serves as president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, was awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the Oscars’ SciTech Awards ... Continue Reading →

Bashir Takes WGA’s Doc Honor

Ari Folman’s screenplay to the animated film Waltz with Bashir won the WGA Award for best documentary screenplay, adding to the film’s awards season honor roll. The film, ... Continue Reading →