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20 VFX Contenders Advance in Oscar Race

The Academy has announced 20 films that will advance to the short-listing round in the Best Visual Effects Oscar race for the 88th Academy Awards. The films are listed below in alphabetical ... Continue Reading →
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Korea’s Strength Shows at Asian Animation Summit

The fourth annual Asian Animation Summit opened today with several strong pitches from the host country. Organized by Kidscreen and held this year on the idyllic Jeju Island, South ... Continue Reading →
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Xilam to Open New Lyon Production Facility

French animation studio Xilam (Oggy and the Cockroaches) has announced plans to expand its operations with a new production facility in Lyon, opening next year. The company has been ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, ‘Simpsons’ Cels at Auction in Dallas

Heritage Auctions will be offering up a collection of beautiful cels from old and new classics in Dallas during an Animation Art Signature Auction on December 13 & 14. One outstanding ... Continue Reading →
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KIDOZ Opens Platform to Developers

KIDOZ, the COPPA compliant children’s entertainment solution, is launching KIDOZ NETWORK and opening its platform to kids’ brands and app developers. The new offering is based on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ben and Holly’ Gets Russian Broadcast, Licensing Partners

Entertainment One has awarded the broadcast rights to its BAFTA and Emmy-winning preschool animation series Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom to Russia’s Carousel. Additionally, ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘Force Awakens’ Featurette Launches in Brazil

Over the weekend, the Disney Studios masterminds behind the epic pre-release build up to J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens (out December 18, in case you forgot) premiered ... Continue Reading →
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MIFA Opens 2016 Project Submission

The International Animation Film Market, or MIFA, is now inviting project submissions for the 2016 edition, to be held once again in conjunction with the Annecy animation festival. ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest Extends Feature Competition Deadline

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has extended the submission deadline for the feature-length AniMovie competition to Jan. 15. AniMovie is open to films produced in the years ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages donates 2 Toon Series to Greece’s ERT

French production company Millimages has offered Mouk and Louie — two of its best-selling animated series — to ERT, the Greek public broadcaster. Due to the financial crisis, ... Continue Reading →