5 Centimeters Lands Asia Pacific Award

The Japanese film 5 Centimeters Per Second (Byosoku 5 Centimeters) from writer/director Makoto Shinkai won Best Animated Feature Film at the inaugural Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the ... Continue Reading →

ASIFA-Hollywood Exhibits Grim Natwick

The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive is presenting an exhibit of material from the collection of legendary animator Grim Natwick starting today, Nov. 9. Natwick’s illustrious ... Continue Reading →

12 Pics Have Oscar Hopes

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that twelve features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 80th Academy Awards. ... Continue Reading →

VES to Honor Spielberg

From working with a temperamental mechanical shark in Jaws to overseeing giant CG robot mayhem in Transformers, filmmaker Steven Spielberg has come a long way as purveyor of movie magic. ... Continue Reading →

Warner Backlot Tour Draws Record Crowds

Warner Bros. Animation has announced that fans of all ages turned out in record numbers for its fourth annual Backlot Tour, an interactive experience that brought an exclusive backstage ... Continue Reading →

Happy Feet Gets Environmental Award

Warner Bros./Village Roadshow’s animated feature film Happy Feet was a big winner at the 17th Annual Environmental Media Association (EMA) Awards held on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at ... Continue Reading →

Chicago Kids Animate A Solution

Nine middle-school children at Jahn World Language School in Chicago are staying after school this week to make an animated film that will offer what they perceive to some possible ... Continue Reading →

300, Ratatouille Slay at Hollywood Fest

Director Zach Snyder’s 300 was voted Movie of the Year at the 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival’s Hollywood Awards ceremony. The vfx-laden hit film based on the Frank ... Continue Reading →

Animated Oscar Deadline Approaches

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued a reminder that animated features must be submitted by Thursday, Nov. 1 to qualify for the 80th Academy Awards. Filmmakers ... Continue Reading →

Children’s BAFTA Noms Announced

Nominees have been announced for the 11th Annual British Academy Children’s Film and Television Awards. Presented in association with Electronic Arts, the kudo fest will be held ... Continue Reading →