Pocoyo Wins Honor at Venice Festival

The CG-animated series Pocoyo has been honored with Kineo’s Diamante al Cinema Award at the Venice Film Festival. The award recognizes the Zinkia-produced series as the most successful ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom, Myouterspace Contest Animates William Shatner

Think you have what it takes to animate the legendary actor who gave us Captain James T. Kirk, T.J. Hooker and Denny Crane? Then get cracking on your entry for the Myouterspace Contest, ... Continue Reading →

VES Gives Founders Award to Jim Morris

The Visual Effects Society has announced it will present the 2010 VES Founders Award to Pixar executive and former society chairman Jim Morris. Morris, who is the general manager and ... Continue Reading →

Live Events Promote PBS’ New Cat in the Hat Series

PBS Kids is set to promote the Monday premiere of its new animated series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That with a series of family-friendly events held across the nation over ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Adds a Dozen to Fine Art Collection

More than a dozen new contributions to the DreamWorks Animation Fine Art collection featuring such popular characters as Shrek, Puss in Boots and Po from Kung Fu Panda are set to debut ... Continue Reading →

Maya & Miguel Join Move It! Fitness Campaign

Maya & Miguel, the animated stars of the popular PBS Kids Go! TV series, are heading up a weeklong national campaign aimed at encouraging children to exercise. Called Move It with ... Continue Reading →

Early Kermit Among Muppets Given to Smithsonian

The family of Jim Henson has donated to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., 10 puppets the famed entertained created for his ... Continue Reading →

VES Sets 9th Annual Awards Ceremony for Jan. 28

The Visual Effects Society has set Jan. 28 as the date for its 9th annual VES Awards. The winners of the awards will be presented in a gala ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza ... Continue Reading →

Babelgum Adds to Jury, Extends Deadline

The Babelgum Animatron Film Festival has added three members to its jury, including animation legend Bill Plympton, and extended its submission deadline to Aug. 29. Joining Plympton ... Continue Reading →

BREAKING: Disney, Pixar Withdraw From Annie Awards

Disney and Pixar have parted ways with the Annie Awards, with the studios saying they will no longer sponsor or submit for the event, reports Variety. Judging is the main issue behind ... Continue Reading →