Academy Celebrates ‘Toy Story’ 20th Anniversary

Oscar winners John Lasseter (Disney-Pixar CCO) and Ed Catmull (Disney-Pixar president) will participate in a live panel discussion celebrating the 20th anniversary of Toy Story — ... Continue Reading →
Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake Enlists with ‘Trolls’

Justin Timberlake has signed on to star in DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming toy franchise adaptation Trolls, which will bring the colorfully coiffed Danish dolls to the big screen ... Continue Reading →

Live ‘Jungle Book’ Gets Trailer

Disney has unveiled the official trailer for its live-action-with-CG-accompaniment take on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This more serious action-adventure take on the story ... Continue Reading →
Robert Lence

Veteran Writer, Storyboarder Robert Lence Joins ‘Snow Queen 3′

Veteran Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks filmmaker Robert Lence has joined Wizart Animation’s The Snow Queen 3 as writer. In cooperation with director Alexey Tsitsilin, Lence is set ... Continue Reading →

Animaccord Announces ‘Masha’s Scary Tales’

Russian kids’ property Masha and the Bear is getting another spin-off series as Animaccord Studio — the Moscow-based producers behind the animated Masha and the Bear and ... Continue Reading →
Justin Roiland

Roiland Tweets Tease New Fox Series ‘Solar Opposites’

Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland announced via Twitter that he has a new animated series titled Solar Opposites in development at Fox. In addition to a character sheet, Roiland ... Continue Reading →

Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow’ Tops Fantoche Fest

Don Hertzfeldt’s short World of Tomorrow was named Best Film at the 13th International Fantoche Animation Film Festival, which drew more than 25,000 attendees in Baden, Switzerland. The ... Continue Reading →

Glen Keane Demos VR Drawing for Future Summit

The annual Future of Storytelling Summit is always a fascinating event for the insights it offers into the evolving technology and art of storytelling. And this year, animation legend ... Continue Reading →
Claudia Balzer Scott-Hansen

9 Story Names Scott-Hanson VP of Distribution

9 Story Media Group appointed Claudia Balzer Scott-Hansen to the new position of vice president, distribution. Reporting to managing director Natalie Osborne, Scott-Hansen will be responsible ... Continue Reading →
Peter Chou

Peter Chou to Chair Digital Domain Holdings Board

Peter Chou has been named chairman of the board of directors of Digital Domain Holdings Ltd., the parent company of the Oscar-winning Hollywood digital production studio Digital Domain ... Continue Reading →