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 →

TCM Plans Special Chuck Jones Tribute

Turner Class Movies is presenting a wonderful eight-hour tribute to toon legend Chuck Jones on March 24, the day it premieres Peggy Stern’s acclaimed documentary Chuck Jones: ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Loves WALL’E, Maison and Button

Nine months after its intial release in U.S theaters, Andrew Stanton’s critically acclaimed feature WALL’E took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 81st edition ... Continue Reading →

Coraline’s Selick to Give NAB Keynote

Henry Selick, director of the 3-D stop-motion animated feature Coraline, will be a keynote speaker at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. Selick will speak ... Continue Reading →

Ponyo Sweeps Tokyo Anime Awards

Anime master Hayao Miyazaki has scored another big awards sweep with his latest feature, Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. The movie has been selected as the top ... Continue Reading →

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 →