Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi Meets a Hollywood Animator

Halloween is upon us once again, which set me thinking about Walter Lantz. What, you may ask, does the purveyor of Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda cartoons have to do with Halloween? ... Continue Reading →
Bill Murray

Bill Murray Joins Cast of DreamWorks’ ‘B.O.O.’

Here’s a perfectly timed Halloween news item: DreamWorks Animation has roped in Bill Murray to voice the villainous ghost Addison Drake for its 2015 feature B.O.O.: Bureau of ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Launches Morph Kickstarter Drive

Aardman Animation is hoping to bring back its early character Morph through a crowd-funding drive on Kickstarter. Aardman co-founder Peter Lord looks to raise £75,000 to film the plasticine-animated ... Continue Reading →

MGM producing Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie

Charles Addams’ classic monster family is coming back to the big screen. Variety reports the beloved kooky characters are being prepared for an animated movie, produced by MGM. ... Continue Reading →

Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum Plans Scheimer Memorial

Pittsburgh’s The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon art will be celebrating the life and legacy of Filmation co-founder and producer Lou Scheimer on November ... Continue Reading →

‘Rise of the Guardians’ Helps DreamWorks Earnings

DreamWorks Animation announced on Tuesday that it earned 12 cents per share on $154.5 million revenue, beating analysts’ predictions who had said the company would earn 2 cents ... Continue Reading →

‘Miffy’ Movie Wins Top Prize at Cinekid Festival

The children’s animation feature film Miffy the Movie has won the Cinekid Lion Jury Prize for best Dutch children’s film at this year’s Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam. ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Happy Tree Friends’ Adventure Arrives on Tuesday

Fans of Mondo Media’s disaster-prone fuzzy animals will have a big treat on Tuesday (Nov. 5) when Cinedigm releases the new collection Happy Tree Friends: Complete Disaster on ... Continue Reading →
Jeremy Clapin

Jeremy Clapin and the Art of ‘Palmipedarium’

French animator Jeremy Clapin first caught the attention of the festival world with his highly original, funny and dark short Skhizein in 2008, which won awards at Annecy and the Cannes ... Continue Reading →

‘Despicable Me 2′ Plumps Up Uni’s Bottom Line

In reporting their third quarter profits, Comcast noted improvement in its entertainment arm NBCUniversal, handily bolstered by the success of the Illumination Entertainment toon Despicable ... Continue Reading →