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‘Smurfs’ Director Launches Production Blog

Sony Pictures Animation is making an all-animated Smurfs feature film, and now director Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet) is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Wins Another Award for its Soundtrack

Just when you thought there were no more awards for it to win, Disney’s Frozen is adding another honor to its collection — this time for the soundtrack. The double platinum ... Continue Reading →
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FlickerLab Ups Exec Trio, Adds Producer

New York City-based animation and technology studio FlickerLab has promoted three executives and added one more. Award-winning director and motion graphics artist Tibo Charroppin, who ... Continue Reading →
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Lupus’ ‘The Hive’ Gets Season 2 Order

Lupus Films will produce a second series of The Hive, its popular CGI animated children’s television series, through SPV The Hive Enterprises. The second series will enter preproduction ... Continue Reading →
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Resorts Import Nelvana Characters

Nelvana Enterprises has announced a new partnership with Memories Resorts and Royalton Luxury Resorts that brings characters from the animated series Max & Ruby and The Berenstain ... Continue Reading →
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Irish Film Inst. Hosts Animation Day

The Irish Film Institute in Dublin and Animation Skillnet are joining forces to present a day of discussion, master classes and screenings of shorts around the theme of animation for ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Teases First 5 Minutes of ‘Dragon 2′

DreamWorks Animation is offering fans a test flight of its hotly anticipated sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 by releasing the first five high-flying minutes of the film. Out June ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Picks Up Method’s ‘Chaplin & Co’

The physical foibles and bewitching mustache of Charlie Chaplin live on thanks to the magic of animation in Chaplin & Co., which is proving a hit for distributor PGS Entertainment. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Princess Kaguya,’ ‘Jutra’ Join Cannes Line Up

Two noteworthy animated projects have been announced as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight (May 15-25) programming section: Isao Takahata’s highly ... Continue Reading →
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First-Ever Indian Mo-Cap Film Arrives May 9

Freshman director Soundarya R. Ashwin, daughter of Indian film star and pop culture icon Rajinikanth, will have the distinction of launching the country’s first-ever entirely ... Continue Reading →