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‘Frozen,’ ‘Mr. Hublot,’ ‘Gravity’ Win Animation-VFX Oscars

Frozen took home the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song Oscars Sunday night, with the French short Mr. Hublot winning the best animated short film. Frozen won the song category ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Joins Billion Dollar Club; ‘LEGO’ Remains Strong

Disney’s Frozen edged past the billion-dollar mark for worldwide grosses this past weekend, while Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie posted another strong showing in its fourth ... Continue Reading →
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Classic CN Toons Unite in Crossover Comic Event

Crossovers have long been de rigueur for comic book superheroes — and now the practice is being extended to the Cartoon Network Universe in a new IDW comic book series Super Secret ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Assembles Director’s Panel Event

Women In Animation has set a Director’s Club panel featuring the industry’s top female directors as its March tent-pole event at Cinefamily. Sponsored by Six Point Harness ... Continue Reading →
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New Clips from Expanding ‘The Wind Rises’

The English-dub version of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises expands its theatrical run this week to just under 500 screens, earning rave reviews along the way. The film — which ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Goes Fully Animated for ‘Smurfs 3′

A lot of good tidbits can come out in earnings report calls. For example: Sony has confirmed it is putting a third Smurfs movie on the fast-track — and that the movie will be fully ... Continue Reading →
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Top ‘Pokemon’ Toons Come to Netflix

The Pokemon Co. International and Netflix announce that beginning this Saturday, March 1, Netflix members can instantly stream fan-favorite Pokemon animation titles. The streaming video ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turtles’ Co-Creator Adds His Voice to New Series

Comic-book star and original co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman will make his voice-acting debut on the TMNT animated series March 2 on Nick. The episode, ... Continue Reading →
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Splash Flies ‘Sabrina’ series to Lionsgate

Recently launched Splash Entertainment has landed a home-entertainment deal with Lionsgate for its CGI animated series Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch, based on the iconic Archie ... Continue Reading →
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The True Tale of Br’er Oscar

Every year around Academy Award time, I think about a particular film, one that despite its polarizing controversy broke new ground for both Hollywood and Oscar: Disney’s semi-animated ... Continue Reading →