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Disney Painter Edward Levitt Has Died

Edward Levitt, a background painter for Walt Disney Animation Studios during animation’s Golden Age and a key influence on the Cartoon Modern movement of the 1950s, died April 2 in ... Continue Reading →
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Titmouse’s ‘Owl’ Takes Wing on iTunes

Titmouse, Inc.—the L.A. studio behind Adult Swim’s The Ventures Bros., Metalocalypse and Black Dynamite—has their first original animated theatrical short The Hidden Life of the ... Continue Reading →
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Wallace & Gromit New Faces of VisitEngland

Britain’s national tourist board VisitEngland has recruited Aardman Animations’ globally known plasticine pals Wallace & Gromit as Tourism Trailblazers to encourage Britons ... Continue Reading →
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Bruno Bozzetto to Receive ASIFA Prize

The upcoming Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (June 10-15, 2013) will see Italian cartoon legend Bruno Bozzetto honored with the coveted ASIFA Prize for outstanding ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises and The Topps Company are entering into a partnership to develop a new animated boys’ action series Mysticons (26 x 22). The show aimed ... Continue Reading →
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News From NAB

+ VFX and CG software developer The Foundry is showing off the latest versions of its digital toolset at NAB this year. Additionally, the company has announced that since its merger ... Continue Reading →
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Lucky 13: MIPTV 2013 Toon Highlights

The spring TV season is officially in full swing when the annual MIP-TV content market returns to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. You can get a good feel for what animation producers ... Continue Reading →
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Maxon, Adobe Execs Discuss Cineware

Maxon and Adobe unveil a revolutionary new workflow system between After Effects and Cinema 4D at NAB. There’s always an exciting buzz in the air when two big software companies join ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo TV to Sell Home Plate Ent.’s Shows

Italian distributor and producer Mondo TV has become the exclusive agent and rep for TV rights of a slate of shows by Home Plate Entertainment across Africa and the Middle East. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Butterflies’ Flies Home with Cinequest’s Top Prize

Australian director Isabel Peppard has taken home the top Animated Prize at this year’s Cinequest Intl. Film Festival in San Jose. The win makes the short eligible for a Best Animated ... Continue Reading →