Christies, Mr. Schwartz Win Big at Ottawa

Director Phil Mulloy’s The Christies from Spectre Films in the U.K. took the Mercury Filmworks Prize for best animated feature at the Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival over ... Continue Reading →

Overlooked Toons Find Spotlight in L.A.

The American Cinematheque in Los Angeles will present a series of rare animated works starting Friday, Sept. 22 and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 24. Titled ‘Unshown Cinema: ... Continue Reading →

HDFEST World Tour Launches in Asia

HDFEST today announced the launch of its HDFEST 2006 World Tour, which will screen animation and other independently produced high-definition productions across the globe. Now in its ... Continue Reading →

Milch Takes Top Prize in Hiroshima

Igor Kovalyov’s Milch from the U.S. beat out 52 other entries to win the grand Prix and a one-million-yen ($8,620) bounty at the 11th edition of the biannual Hiroshima International ... Continue Reading →

Snakes on an Auction Block

Though most of the title reptiles in New Line Cinema’s hit creature feature Snakes on a Plane were computer generated, a few silicone replicas were used during filming to stand ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s Toonfest a Sell-out

Disney is expecting thousands of fans to show up for its first-ever ToonFest, the official fan fest dedicated to the family-friendly video game, Disney’s Toontown Online. The ... Continue Reading →

Little Mermaid Back on Big Screen in L.A.

As fans everywhere await the Oct. 3 release of the Little Mermaid 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD, those in the Los Angeles area can look forward to catching the Disney animated on the ... Continue Reading →

AI Animation Lecture Gets Legal

The Art Institute of California ‘ Los Angeles will focus on legal issues associated with animation and game development during the Aug. 31 session of its Animation 21 Lecture ... Continue Reading →

Fantasia Hits the Right Notes at the Hollywood Bowl

File the amazing concert performance of Disney’s 1940 classic Fantasia at the Hollywood Bowl this past weekend as another reminder of the glories of 2D animation. Thanks to the ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Animation Institute Opens in L.A.

Headed by Family Guy director Peter Shin, the Cartoon Animation Institute (CAI) is opening its doors in Los Angeles tonight, Aug. 18, with a grand opening event. Scheduled to go from ... Continue Reading →