Tunes Qualify for Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 59 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are being considered in the Original Song category for the 80th ... Continue Reading →

N.Y. Critics Pick Persepolis

Known to go for the artier animated offerings, the New York Film Critics Circle as selected Marjane Satrapi’s and Vincent Paronnaud’s Persepolis as 2007′s top toon ... Continue Reading →

MTV Networks Employees Walk Out

Employees of Viacom’s MTV Networks staged a walkout on Monday to protest the treatment of temporary workers who have become more like full-time employees but do not receive the ... Continue Reading →

Broadcast Critics Nominate Toons

The Broadcast Film Critics Association today announced nominees for the 13th annual Critic’ Choice Awards for the top achievements in film for 2007. Landing spots in the Animated ... Continue Reading →

L.A. Crix Split on Ratatouille, Persepolis

As the awards season ramps up, critics are making their choices for the best films of 2007, and one decision that appears to be to a tough one is Best Animated Feature. Reviewers in ... Continue Reading →

Bouchard, Dailymotion Team for ‘Procreation’

Loren Bouchard, creator of the animated Adult Swim series Lucy: Daughter of the Devil, has signed on to take part in ‘Animation Procreation,’ a new contest launched by independent ... Continue Reading →

Cilantro Serves Diverse Latino Flavor

When American firms try to reach out to Latino audiences, they often make the mistake of assuming all Hispanics are alike. This according to Cilantro Animation, an advertising firm ... Continue Reading →

Sundance Announces Toon Shorts

Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Among the 83 shorts representing 17 countries are 16 toon selections, ... Continue Reading →

Slamdance Animation Unveiled

Not to be outdone by its estranged big brother, the Slamdance Film Festival has announced selections for its third annual juried animation competition. Among the competitors are a number ... Continue Reading →

France, Singapore Reach Understanding

The Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore and Canal France International (CFI), today announced the signing of a ‘memorandum of understanding’ designed to foster ... Continue Reading →