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Kids Animation Rife with Violent Death Says Study

A new study published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal suggests that, while less graphic than a live-action gore fest, children’s animated films seem to feature ... Continue Reading →
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Factory Studio Rebrands

U.K.-based animation studio Factory (formerly Factory Transmedia) has unveiled its new rebrand and website, which is rolling out across all of the company’s platforms. The update ... Continue Reading →
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Lost Oswald Short Emerges in Norway

A long-lost short film created by Walt Disney back in 1927 has been uncovered in the National Library of Norway. Titled Empty Socks, the newly rediscovered toon features Oswald the ... Continue Reading →
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Gold Titles Set for Free Comic Book Day 2015

The Free Comic Book Day Committee has selected the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day. FCBD ... Continue Reading →
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APSA Names ‘Kaguya’ Top Animated Feature

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards gave its Best Animated Feature Film honor to The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura and directed by Isao Takahata, this is the first ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toon Features Nominated for Golden Globe

Nominees were announced today for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards, including five Best Animated Feature contenders. The nominated films are: • Big Hero 6 (Disney) • The ... Continue Reading →
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$100k ‘Snow White’ Cels Among Animation Auction Lots

Profiles in History will be presenting an auction of significant pieces by legendary studios at its Animation Art Auction, taking place December 18-19. Among the gems is a lot consisting ... Continue Reading →
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Rodeo FX Saddles Up in L.A.

Montreal’s Rodeo FX — which recently won an Emmy for its work on HBO’s Game of Thrones — has come to SoCal, opening a new office in Venice, CA. The Quebecois ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance Unveils 2015 Shorts Selections

The Sundance Film Festival has revealed the short film line-up for its 2015 event, taking place in Park City, Utah Jan. 22-Feb. 1. The Fest will run 60 shorts selected from over 8,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Wrapping up SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 wrapped its seventh edition last week in Shenzhen, China, having attracted more than 7,700 industry professionals, researchers, artists, developers and enthusiasts ... Continue Reading →