Harold Whitaker

R.I.P. British Animator Harold Whitaker

Animator and author Harold Whitaker passed away on Christmas Day in the U.K. The London animation veteran, who worked on acclaimed movies such as Animal Farm and Where the Wind Blows, ... Continue Reading →

American Cinematheque Plans Adult Animation Series

The American Cinematheque is planning an “Animation for Adults” series, beginning this Thursday (Jan. 9) and running through Jan. 25 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks and Fuhu to Launch New Kids’ Tablet at CES

DreamWorks Animation has partnered with tech company Fuhu to launch a new tablet called The DreamTab for children, which the studio will be able to program like a cable channel. According ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Cuphead’ Game Offers Classic Toon Visuals

If you love the old classic Fleischer toons from the 1930s, you’ll want to check out a new game being developed by Studio MDHR, which promises to mix run-and-gun gaming with one-one-one ... Continue Reading →

‘Naruto Shippuden’ Debuts on Toonami This Weekend

Long-running and hugely popular anime series Naruto Shippuden will begin its much-anticipated return to Adult Swim’s Toonami block this weekend. The first episode of the show, ... Continue Reading →

Five Animated Movies Get PGA Award Nods

Five movies were nominated for Best Animated Feature Producers Guild Awards this morning (Jan. 2). They are: The Croods (DreamWorks Animation) Producers: Kristine Belson, Jane Hartwell Despicable ... Continue Reading →

Italy’s Cartoons on the Bay Set for Venice in April

After taking a couple of years off, Italy’s animation festival Cartoons on the Bay will be holding its 17th edition in Venice, April 10 to 12th. The event, which is co-produced ... Continue Reading →

‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Monsters U’ Are China’s Most Popular Pics

Overall movie attendance was up 4.24 percent in Hong Kong in 2013. Audiences spent over $209 million on movie tickets last year, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Chinese movie Unbeatable ... Continue Reading →

‘Boonie Bears’ is China’s First 3D Toon

The first-ever Chinese 3D animated film is set to arrive in mainland theaters before the country’s annual Spring Festival or Lunar New Year (January 31) according to Chinese news ... Continue Reading →

Scholastic Strikes First Deal with Hulu Plus

Scholastic Media has announced a non-exclusive agreement that will bring iconic kids TV series The Baby-Sitters Club, I SPY and Horrible Histories to the Hulu Plus subscription service. ... Continue Reading →