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 →

ASIFA Festival Seeks Student Entries, Volunteers

ASIFA-Hollywood is soliciting submissions for its Animation Educators Forum Student Animation Film Festival, with Sept. 1 the first deadline for entering and having a chance to win ... Continue Reading →

Canuck Animator Wins Aussie Festival’s Top Prize

Canadian animator Dave Barton Thomas has won the top prize in an Australian animation contest with his short film Seven Year Twitch. Barton won $20,000 in Australian currency (about ... Continue Reading →

Academy Delves into Early 20th Century 3D

Stereoscopic 3D films are far from just a 21st century fad, as The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will prove by showing some of the earliest and most rare 3D films in ... Continue Reading →

Sun Xun Takes Residency at Holland Animation Fest

Chinese animator Sun Xun has been named the artist in residence for this year’s Holland Animation Film Festival, set for Nov. 3-7 in the city of Utrecht. Sun Xun will work on ... Continue Reading →

SPX Sets Animation Showcase Lineup

The Small Press Expo has announced the selections for its first Animation Showcase, which spotlights independent animation. ‘These films let people know independent animation ... Continue Reading →

WIA Hosts Battle of the Animation Bands

Women in Animation wants all animating musicians to get ready to rumble! WIA International has announced an upcoming Battle of the Animation Bands concert, set for late September in ... Continue Reading →