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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Shoot Complete

It was a simple announcement that confirmed only two facts: That principal photography has been completed on Star Wars: Episode VII and that the movie’s subtitle will be The Force ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas Villareal

Villareal Taps into the Heart with ‘Nieta’

It may not have made the cut for this year’s Oscars animated short film short list, but Nieta remains a delightful example of how effective animation can be at delivering in just ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bee & PuppyCat’ Series Debuts on Cartoon Hangover

Following a successful pilot launch and a record-breaking ... Continue Reading →
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USPS Issues ‘Rudolph’ Forever Stamps

Rankin/Bass’s acclaimed stop-motion holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is being honored by the United States Postal Service with a celebratory Limited Edition set ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks, Infosys form Development Partnership

Global tech leader Infosys has announced a new strategic engineering partnership with DreamWorks Animation, with the aim of developing the studio’s next-gen technologies. The ... Continue Reading →
Tom Magliozzi

Remembering ‘Click’

As I write this, the country is mourning the death of Tom Magliozzi, NPR radio star and possessor of the most infectious cackle since Stan Laurel. Tom and his brother Ray Magliozzi ... Continue Reading →
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Deep Panels Set Apart World Animation and VFX Summit

It was just two days, but the third annual World Animation and VFX Summit seemed to jam several lifetimes worth of experience in for the attendees. Staged at the California Yacht Club ... Continue Reading →
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10 Films Make Oscars Animated Short Cut

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards, out of 58 qualifying films. The ... Continue Reading →
Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki to Receive Honorary Oscar

This Saturday at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards, legendary Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki will be presented with an honorary Oscar ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 and Shout! Ink ‘Maya the Bee’ Movie Deal

Studio 100 Film has announced that its Maya the Bee feature will be buzzing to the North American market thanks to a distribution deal with Shout! Factory. The agreement grants Shout! ... Continue Reading →