Academy Names 11 Animated Eligibles

The Oscar race for Best Animated Feature has begun as The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today released the list of 11 eligible films. Like Stuart Little 2 before it, the ... Continue Reading →

Slinky Coming to Big and Small Screens

G.I. Joe, Barbie, Bionicle” some toys are naturals for TV and film. But Slinky? That springy thing that “walks” down stairs? That’s right, one of the world’s ... Continue Reading →

Mickey Mouse: The Original Cartoon Superstar

Mickey Mouse was the original cartoon superstar. But as the 1930s moved on, Mickey’s circle of friends grew’and their subsequent popularity began to eclipse the Mouse’s ... Continue Reading →

Happy 75th Mickey! Steam Boat’s Still Chuggin’

An animated cartoon, carefully synchronized with music and sound effects, and entitled Steamboat Willie, made its debut at a New York theater on November 18, 1928–75 years ago ... Continue Reading →

Send a Card To Roy Disney!

This week Animation Magazine is celebrating the 75th Birthday of the most famous animated character ever–Mickey Mouse. Because we all owe so much to this special little guy we ... Continue Reading →

Elf, Bro Bear Upset Looney Tunes

The weekend box office held a lot of surprises as New Line’s Will Ferrell comedy Elf jumped to No. 1 in its second week, outdoing the big-budget newcomer Master and Commander: ... Continue Reading →

Looney Tunes: Back in Theaters

Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Wile E. Coyote and the rest of the gang make their highly anticipated return to the big screen as Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes: Back in Action debuts across ... Continue Reading →

Spanish Dragon Hill on Fire in Netherlands

The Spanish animated feature Dragon Hill is currently in theatrical release in the Netherlands where it is outperforming distributor expectations. The 2D cartoon produced by Milímetros ... Continue Reading →

Big-Screen BIONICLE Gets Comic Book Scribe

Brett Matthews, who has written Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars and Spider-Man comics, has been brought on to script the third BIONICLE feature for Miramax Films and LEGGO’s ... Continue Reading →

Toon Series Addresses Arab/American Rift

Where politicians have failed in bridging the cultural and social rift that exists between the Arab world and the West, perhaps cartoons can succeed. At least that’s the dream ... Continue Reading →