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Fernando Trueba’s animated feature Chico & Rita is the opening film of the 13th edition of Cartoon Movie, set for March 2-4 in Lyons, France. Trueba’s animation debut was recently released to wide public and critical acclaim in Britain after having received the award for Best Feature Film at the [...]
Christopher Nolan’s Inception was the big winner at last night’s Visual Effects Society Awards, taking home four honors, including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture. DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon came in close behind with three awards (Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature, Outstanding Animated [...]
HIT Entertainment has completed 51 sales of its preschool programs, including animated hits Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina and Bob the Builder, to broadcasters all over the world. The U.K.-based entertainment company says 31 of the deals will see programs air on new broadcast platforms. Here’s a show-by-show breakdown of [...]
DreamWorks Animation is preparing to bring the 1971-73 Sid and Marty Krofft children’s series Lidsville to the big screen, reports The New York Times. The studio has tapped Conrad Vernon to direct the film. Vernon, who co-directed Shrek 2 and Monsters vs. Aliens for DreamWorks, told The Times a visual [...]
A lot of people sat up and took notice of Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon last year after its animated feature Secret of Kells was nominated for an Oscar. The studio is now developing a new feature called Song of the Sea, which Cartoon Saloon’s website describes as follows: “The story of [...]
Veteran storyboard artist John Dorman died Saturday at the age of 58, according to a post on The Animation Guild blog. The cause of death has not been revealed. Dorman began his career in 1974 as an assistant animator on The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat. Within a few [...]
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and Canada’s Teletoon Retro is polling its viewers to find the top five classic cartoon sweethearts. Visitors to the channel’s website at www.teletoonretro.com, have until Feb. 6 to vote for their favorite cartoon couples. The choices include: Smurfette and Hefty Smurf He-Man and [...]
Animation gets its due in Oscar Week — a series of events planned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the week leading up to the 83rd annual Academy Awards. On Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., the Academy will present Shorts! The 2010 Animated and Live Action Short [...]
The DaVincibles are heading down under. The program — a co-production of Australia-based SLR Productions, France’s Moonscoop, Italy’s Neo Network, RAI Fiction, Telegael and Big Animation — will air on Channel 7 starting in February. Slotted in on Saturday mornings at 11:30, the 52 x 11 min. series will run [...]
The classic Disney version of Alice in Wonderland is turning 60 – and it looks better than ever with its first-ever high-definition home video release. The new Blu-ray edition of the 1951 classic Alice in Wonderland (Disney, $39.99 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) features plenty of new bonus features including: Through the [...]