9 Animated Films Nominated for Student Oscars

Nine films have been nominated for the best animated film category in the 26th annual Student Academy Awards competition. Animation is one of four categories in the competition ‘ ... Continue Reading →

Crowds Flock to FMX, Stuttgart Fest

FMX opened its doors Tuesday in Germany to a reported 8,000 registered visitors, while some 50,000 attendees showed up for the concurrent Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. The FMX ... Continue Reading →

Academy Shines Spotlight on Anime Classics

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will shine a spotlight on Japanese animation with the opening May 15 of an exhibit titled ANIME! High Art ‘ Pop Culture. The exhibit ... Continue Reading →

Dustys Open its Doors for Animation Night

The School of Visual Arts’ Dusty Film and Animation Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this week with free screenings of student films ‘ including an entire night ... Continue Reading →

Annecy Line-Up Announced

The jury is out on the feature-length animated films to be screened at this year’s Annecy festival in France. Nearly every continent is represented in the fest’s global ... Continue Reading →

Zeke’s Pad Top Toon at Elan Awards

TV series Zeke’s Pad took home top animation prizes at the third annual Elan Awards, which honor achievements in video games, animation and visual effects. Tom Kenny, who hosted ... Continue Reading →

Obama Stars in Toon Spoofs

Having already risen to superstar status in the political world, President Barack Obama is now coming to animation. Ukraine-based CFC Consulting will unveil Thursday Barack Obama Superstar: ... Continue Reading →

Tribe’s Raccoon & Crawfish Tops Vegas Fest

The 3-D animated short film Raccoon & Crawfish has added the top animation prize at the Las Vegas Film Festival to its growing list of festival kudos. The film, created by the ... Continue Reading →

Red Stick’s Peek at Disney’s Princess & the Frog

Disney’s veteran animation visual effects supervisor Marlon West gave an excellent and inspiring presentation about the making of the much-anticipated holiday release The Princess ... Continue Reading →

Plympton’s Hot Dog Lands Baton

New York’s indie darling Bill Plympton added yet another award to his ever-growing kudos gallery for his 2008 short Hot Dog this weekend.The Annie-nominated short was the winner ... Continue Reading →