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The Innovators

From creative to tech, business to music, these companies and artists represent the spirit of invention that pervades every aspect of animation and VFX. The most admirable and fun ... Continue Reading →
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A Tentacle Spectacle

Pixar digs deep to make a septopus named Hank — arguably the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio’s Maiden Flight

Finnish game developer pecks out a space in the animated feature market with The Angry Birds ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU Buys DreamWorks in $4B Deal

Rich buyers bulk up to compete with Disney but no one knows what the post-Katzenberg DreamWorks will look like. The animation industry woke up April 28 to a new landscape, learning ... Continue Reading →
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All Around the World

An essential guide to getting the most out of the 31st edition of the Annecy Int’l Animation Film Festival and MIFA. As Cannes is to live-action, Annecy is to animation — a festival ... Continue Reading →

License to Profit

The power of animation properties as brands is on display in a big way as businesses gather June 21-23 in Las Vegas for Licensing Expo 2016. Character and entertainment brands continue ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Sundance Winner Nuts! Opening in Los Angeles & Pasadena July 8 The strange but true animated tale of John Brinkley opens in NYC June 22, with many more select theaters set to screen ... Continue Reading →
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Lupus and Tricon Team Up for ‘My Big Red Head’

London-based animation company Lupus Films is joining forces with co-producer and distributor Tricon Kids & Family to develop My Big Red Head — a new potential co-production ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD FC Kicks Off This Summer

Disney EMEA announces the launch of Disney XD FC, a series of animated football (or soccer) themed shorts that will take the field on multiple platforms this summer across EMEA, Latin ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon’ Heads to Shanghai Fest

Russian animated feature Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon has been selected to screen out of competition at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival, taking place in the Chinese ... Continue Reading →