KOCCA Funds $6 Million Toon Studio

The Korea Culture and Content Agency has been a familiar force in funding animated projects in the past decade. Now the government agency is expanding its role by establishing a full-service, ... Continue Reading →

Bird to Tame New Disney Mouse

Immediately taking and advantage of the riches the Pixar/Disney marriage promises, the Walt Disney Co. has announced that Pixar star director Brad Bird (The Incredibles) has been tapped ... Continue Reading →

Early Christmas For Korean Ani Industry

The burgeoning animation industry of South Korea has one more notch in its belt today. Daily Variety is reporting that South Korea’s Sieundesign has signed a potentially $10 million ... Continue Reading →

British Animators Feel the Love for Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

The British Animation Awards were handed out late last week. And as many artists have proven though the centuries, creativity trumped politics. Although Americans have never been less ... Continue Reading →

Disney Open to 2D

Fans of traditional animation got a glimmer of hope today as The Walt Disney Co. today held it’s annual shareholder meeting, which was focused in part on the pending acquisition ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Animation Profits Down

Despite having one of the best-selling home video titles of 2005 with Madagascar and winning the Oscar with Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, DreamWorks Animation ... Continue Reading →

Open Season Loaded for IMAX 3D

Sony Pictures Animation’s flagship CG project, Open Season, is slated to get a day-and-date IMAX 3D release as it rolls into conventional theaters on Sept. 29. The animal comedy ... Continue Reading →

Henson Gets Paws on Varjak

Daily Variety reports that The Jim Henson Co. has optioned feature film rights to SF Said’s fantasy novel, Varjak Paw. Attached to direct is Dave McKean, the book’s illustrator ... Continue Reading →

Pixar Reports Record Year

Pixar Animation Studio has released its fourth-quarter financial results, declaring 2005 its most profitable year ever. The Emeryville, Calif.-based animation studio earned $152.9 million ... Continue Reading →

Trailer Hitched to Pixar’s Cars

On Thursday, March 9, Disney will release the new theatrical trailer for the upcoming Pixar feature, Cars. The world premiere event will offer eager toon fans a look at new footage ... Continue Reading →