Disney’s ‘Penn Zero’ to Materialize Feb. 13

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, an animated comedy adventure series about a regular boy who inherits the not-so-regular job of part-time hero, is set for a simulcast premiere Feb. 13 at ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love – Issue #246

Original Folk & Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Translated & Edited by Jack Zipes [Princeton Univ. Press, $35] When German brothers, linguists and cultural researchers Jacob ... Continue Reading →

Books We Love – Issue #245

  The Art of The Boxtrolls By Philip Brotherton [Chronicle, $40] Feast your eyes on the brilliant array of drawings, paintings, maquettes and puppetry minutia that went into LAIKA’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘Kaguya’ Crash Oscars Noms

The academy showed its independent streak this morning by nominating a pair of indies for best animated feature. The nominees for Best Animated Feature are: Big Hero 6 The Boxtrolls How ... Continue Reading →

3D Training Inst. Presents ‘Dream Job’ Webinar

Leading production-based Autodesk training programs producer 3D Training Institute has announced that senior VFX, animation and digital media executive Stan Szymanski will be the inaugural ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Acquires Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ for North America

GKIDS continues its successful relationship with legendary Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli with a newly signed distribution agreement which will bring the animated feature When Marnie ... Continue Reading →

CAS Nominates Five Toon Features for Sound Mixing

The Cinema Audio Society Awards nominated five animated features for outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The nominees are: Big Hero 6 Original Dialogue Mixer — Gabriel Guy, ... Continue Reading →

Animation Block Party Open for Submissions

Animation Block Party is open for submissions to its 12th annual film, set to run July 30-Aug. 2 at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, N.Y. Submissions are open until June ... Continue Reading →

Dates Juggled for Disney’s ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Release schedules are being juggled this morning, with moves in place for Disney’s The Jungle Book and James Cameron’s first Avatar sequel. Disney pushed back the release of The ... Continue Reading →

Academy Honors 21 Sci-Tech Achievements

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 21 scientific and technical achievements represented by 58 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific ... Continue Reading →