Oscar Picks Seven for VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the seven films being considered for contention in the Visual Effects category of the 79th Academy Awards. As usual, ... Continue Reading →

Golden Globes Favor Cars, Happy Feet, Monster House

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced the nominees for the 64th Golden Globe Awards. Disney/Pixar’s Cars, Warner Bros./Village Roadshow’s Happy Feet and ... Continue Reading →

Writers Guild Digs Simpsons

Fox’s The Simpsons dominates the Animation category in the list of nominees for the 2007 Writers Guild Awards for Television and Radio. The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) ... Continue Reading →

India’s UTV Invests in Toons, Games

Mumbai-based UTV Software Communications Ltd. is getting into the animated feature business by investing $30 million into three movies. In addition, the company has shelled out $13 ... Continue Reading →

Critics’ Choice Nominees Named

The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced the nominees for the 2006 Critics’ Choice Awards, an annual event honoring the year’s finest cinematic achievements. ... Continue Reading →

Toon Saloon #2 Tonight!

Join us tonight, Dec. 14, for another edition of Toon Saloon, our series of live animation events featuring screenings of rare animated shorts with filmmakers on hand to discuss their ... Continue Reading →

Critics Vote with Their Feet

Warner Bros.’ Happy Feet is emerging as an awards-season favorite as film critics start to weigh in with their picks for the top films and performances. Director George Miller’s ... Continue Reading →

Happy Feet, South Park Make AFI List

The American Film Institute has released its annual top 10 list, naming just two animated productions among the mix of film and television favorites. Of the 16 animated features released ... Continue Reading →

South Pacific Fireworks:A Report from the Inaugural AnimFXNZ 2006

New Zealand’s animation and visual effects community was abuzz with anticipation for guests arriving from around the globe for the two-day event held in the first week of November. ... Continue Reading →

Hertzfeldt, Weil and Augenblick Shorts to Shine at Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival announced several new animated titles set to screen Jan. 18-28 at Park City, Utah. Alex Weil’s SIGGRAPH 2006 hit One Rat Short, Aaron Augenblick’s ... Continue Reading →