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 →

Sound Innovator Thom to Address SIGGRAPH

Oscar-winning sound editor and designer Randy Thom will deliver a keynote address at this year’s SIGGRAPH conference, set for August 3-7 in New Orleans. Thom has worked on more ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Translates Miyazaki Essays

Starting Point: 1979-1996, a collection of acclaimed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s essays, notes, sketches and rare interviews, will be translated into English and published ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Movie Wraps With Tributes, Record Attendance

Cartoon Movie wrapped up the first edition in its new locale in Lyon, France, by awarding tributes to the top performers in European animation, and by reporting record attendance from ... Continue Reading →

Fantasporto Honors Plympton’s Idiots

Bill Plympton’s animated feature film Idiots and Angels won the grant prize in the fantasy competition at the 29th annual Fantasporto Oporto Film Festival. Plympton’s film ... Continue Reading →