Up Leads Toon Oscar Nominees; Kells Surprises

It was a morning of expectations and surprises for animation at the Academy Awards nominations this morning, with front-runner Up earning a nomination for both Best Picture and Best ... Continue Reading →

An Honor to be Nominated: Oscar Hopefuls React to Good News!

It’s been a busy morning for the animation and vfx race nominees. We were lucky enough to get some first-hand reactions from a few of them: Here is a round-up of those and others ... Continue Reading →

Conchords’ Bobin to Direct Muppets Movie

James Bobin has signed on to direct a new Muppets movie for Disney from a script co-written by How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bobin is ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Wins Again; Princess Crosses $100 Million Mark

Avatar did it again. The new holder of the all-time world record for box office earnings took the domestic weekend prize for the seventh weekend in a row, taking in an estimated $30 ... Continue Reading →

Oscar-Nominated Shorts Get Feb. 19 Release

This year’s Oscar-nominated animated and live-action short films will once again get a theatrical run from Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures starting Feb. 19. This is ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Shoots for Seven; Panic Opens in L.A.

Will weekend No. 7 be lucky enough for Avatar to hang onto its crown yet again? Avatar enters the weekend having claimed the crown of the world’s highest-grossing movie of all ... Continue Reading →

Imagi Closes L.A. Studio

Imagi Animation Studio’s Los Angeles office has closed, with the company laying off about 30 staffers who worked there. A few key employees from the Sherman Oaks facility will ... Continue Reading →

Disney Offers TV Sneak Peek of Alice

Disney is giving viewers of its TV networks a first look at its new 3D Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie via a series of one-minute first looks at the film. Three clips, ... Continue Reading →

Seth MacFarlane to Host WGA’s West Coast Awards Show

Family Guy creator an all-around animation mogul Seth MacFarlane will host the 2010 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremony. ‘I’m honored and humbled to be chosen ... Continue Reading →

Lucas Reportedly Planning CG-Animated Musical

Star Wars creator George Lucas is reportedly working on a CG-animated feature film that will feature fairy creatures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While Lucasfilm told the trade ... Continue Reading →