Oscar’s Animators Thrilled to Be Nominated

The nominees were announced early Thursday morning, but for the people who worked on the three best-animated feature entries the news was cause for celebration all day long. ‘We’re ... Continue Reading →

Animated Lies Earns Top Short Honor at Sundance

Lies, an animated short film from Swedish director Jonas Odell, has earned the top prize for international shorts at the Sundance Film Festival.The film features three episodes dealing ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob’s Kenny to Host Annies

Tom Kenny, the voice actor behind SpongeBob SquarePants, will once again be the host for Annie Awards, to be held Jan. 30. Kenny will be joined at the 36th annual event by a group ... Continue Reading →

Wall’E, Bolt, Panda Oscars Top Toons

Pixar pic earns six noms; Bashir gets foreign-language nom Surprises abounded as the Oscars announced their nominated films, with Disney’s Bolt joining DreamWorks’ Kung ... Continue Reading →

Online Critics Call Wall’E Year’s Best Picture

The internet-based critics group known as the Online Film Critics Society has named Wall’E best picture of the year. The group also gave the Pixar/Disney CG-animated film honors ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Art Museum to host Coraline exhibit

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will present an original exhibit of props, puppets and artwork from the feature film Coraline from Jan. 24-Feb. 15. The film, directed by Henry ... Continue Reading →

Toons Open Sundance; Doc Pair Eyes SpongeBob SquarePants

Animation is making waves at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. First, the Australian claymation feature Mary & Max from writer/director Adam Elliot (Harvie Krumpet) opened ... Continue Reading →

WALL’E, Bashir, Persepolis Up for BAFTAs

Director Andrew Stanton’s WALL’E, Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir and Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parannaud’s Persepolis are the nominees for this year’s ... Continue Reading →

Bashir Makes Oscar Cut

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 81st Academy Awards. ... Continue Reading →

WGA Nominates Vid Game Writers

The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East have announced nominations for the WGA’s Videogame Writing Award. Recognizing writers as a primary creative ... Continue Reading →