Cartoons on the Bay to Honor Aardman, Rainbow

British studio Aardman Animation, home to the clay-animated Wallace and Gromit property, and Italy’s own Rainbow, producer of the TV series Winx Club, will both be named Studio ... Continue Reading →

George Lucas to Keynote SIGGRAPH

George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, is set to present the SIGGRAPH 2005 keynote address. “George Lucas: A Keynote Q&A with the Father of Digital ... Continue Reading →

Incredibles, Ryan Capture Oscars

Disney, Pixar and the animated stars of The Incredibles flexed their mighty muscles Sunday night by nabbing the Oscar for Best Animated Feature during the 77th annual Academy Awards ... Continue Reading →

ABC Cans Williams’ Oscar Toon Tune

The New York Times reports that execs at ABC put the nix on a song-and-dance number Oscar presenter Robin Williams planned to perform before announcing the winner of Best Animated Feature. ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Movie Names 2005 Tributes

With this year’s Cartoon Movie market set to kick off in Germany next month, organizers have released their list of nominees for the 2005 Tributes. Taking place March 10-12 in ... Continue Reading →

The Animation Show Comes to L.A.

Animation fans in the Los Angeles area can now check out the second edition of The Animation Show, a touring festival of animation presented by King of the Hill creator Mike Judge and ... Continue Reading →

VES Fetes Potter, Spidey, Aviator

Spell casting, web slinging and plane crashing were the order of the evening as the Visual Effects Society handed out awards Wednesday night at its third annual gala event at the Hollywood ... Continue Reading →

Mo-Cap Night at Sci Tech Awards

The occasion was black-tie but many of the award recipients were perhaps more comfortable with blue spandex covered with ping-pong balls. Three leading motion-capture companies were ... Continue Reading →

Ottawa Calls for Entries, Welcomes Students

The Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival (OIAF) has issued a worldwide call for entries for its 2005 event, being held Sept. 21-25 in Canada’s capital. Now that the Ottawa Int’l ... Continue Reading →

Brad Bird Signing in Los Angeles

Multiple Annie Award winner and Oscar nominee Brad Bird, director of The Incredibles, will be signing books and scripts this Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Barnes and Noble located in The Grove ... Continue Reading →