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MacFarlane to Guest on ‘Simpsons’ Season Finale

Fox will be serving up an interesting animation biz mashup as the season 24 finale of its record-running toon The Simpsons will be an episode featuring the voice of Seth MacFarlane, ... Continue Reading →
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SVA Announces Dusty Winners

New York’s School of Visual Arts has announced the winners of the 24th annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards. The 2013 animation award recipients were Sara Ho’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Drops Day of the Dead Trademark Bid

Disney and Pixar learned yesterday that sometimes it’s not such a great idea to trademark the name of your movie. The studio got a huge backlash on Tuesday after trying to trademark ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Film Fest to Sneak ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Monsters U’

Warner Bros. much-anticipated Man of Steel and Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University have been added to the lineup at the upcoming L.A. Film Festival in June. The Superman which stars ... Continue Reading →
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Marza Animation to Unleash ‘Robodog’ in Cannes

Marza Animation Planet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. in Japan, has started pre-production on its first original CG-animated feature, Robodog. The news was announced ... Continue Reading →
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Stop Motion Legend Ray Harryhausen Dies at 92

Visual effects icon Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion creations brought many monsters alive in movies such as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, died on Tuesday morning ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Ups Bonnett to Exec VP of Original Programming

Disney Channel has promoted Adam Bonnett to the newly created position of Disney Channels Worldwide exec VP of original programming. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Announces Winners of Shorts Program

Nickelodeon has announced the 12 winners of its second annual Animated Shorts Program, which is designed to identify and develop original comedy-driven content for kids. The cabler ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time’ Seasons 1 & 2 Blu-rays Arrive in June

Cartoon Network will be releasing seasons one and two of its Emmy-nominated action comedy Adventure Time on Blu-ray on June 4. The same day, Adventure Time: The Complete Second Season ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Launches SpongeBob SquareShorts Contest

Nickelodeon has announced the launch of the first-ever global SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired short film competition, SpongeBob SquareShorts: Original Fan Tributes. Fans of the absorbent ... Continue Reading →