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‘Monsters University’ Delivers Clever TV Promo

TV fans were treated to a fun new spot promoting Pixar’s summer pic Monsters University during Tuesday’s Rose Bowl telecast (January 1st). The entertaining ad is a spin on the relentlessly ... Continue Reading →
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14 Features to Look For in 2013

If you think 2012 was a good year for animated movies, wait until you find out what the new year has in store for us. Of course, the accuracy of our little list of animated pics waiting ... Continue Reading →
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Asahi Launches Animated Toy-Based ‘Heroes’ Series

Japan’s Asahi Productions will launch a new animated series titled Heroes: Legend of the Battle Disks in partnership with Spain’s Magic Box Toys at the Hong Kong Toys and Games ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Renews Charter Distribution Deal

The Walt Disney Company has re-upped its distribution agreement with Charter Communications, delivering customers content across TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles ... Continue Reading →
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Pittsburg Animator Leland Hartman Dies at 82

Former Disney and Warner Bros. animator Leland “Lee” Hartman passed away at a nursing facility in Glen Hazel, PA on Dec. 24. He was diagnosed with dementia six years ago, shortly ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Piece Film Z’ Breaks More Records

Toei Animation’s hit feature One Piece Film Z has earned 3.1 billion yen (about $36 million) during its first 10 days at the Japan box office since it opened on December 15. The 2D ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo Packs a Lifetime in 12-Minute ‘Combustible’

During a recent interview, Katsuhiro Ŏtomo said that he wished he had a time machine so that he could travel to different periods in history. With his new 12-minute, animated short ... Continue Reading →
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In Memoriam: 2012

As we approach the final moments of 2012, we’d like to take this opportunity to remember and honor all the talented men and women of the animation and vfx community who passed away ... Continue Reading →
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10 Things We Loved about This Past Year

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Animated Films Have a Good Year in France

French animated features such as The Rabbi’s Cat, Zarafa and The Painting (Le Tableau) are playing a big role in the year-end awards scene in the U.S., thanks to maverick indie distributor ... Continue Reading →