Academy Gives Miyazaki Governor’s Award

Animators Hayao Miyazaki will receive a Governor’s Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, along with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, actress Maureen O’Hara ... Continue Reading →

‘Boxtrolls’ Featurette Goes Behind the Scenes

While it’s another month before theater-goers get to take in LAIKA’s latest feature The Boxtrolls (Sept. 26), Focus Features and EW.com are offering a chance to explore ... Continue Reading →

Disney Whets Appetites with New ‘Feast’ Images

Walt Disney Animation has released new images from its next theatrical short, Feast, which is set to play in front of the Marvel comic adaptation Big Hero 6 starting November 7. Directed ... Continue Reading →

Toons Tackle Ice Bucket Challenge

The animated contributions to the ALS Association’s viral Ice Bucket Challenge campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease continue to trickle (to be fair, it takes ... Continue Reading →
Willis Pyle

Disney, UPA Animator Willis Pyle Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Celebrated Disney and UPA animator Willis Pyle’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with a special private event Sept. 3 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Born on a small ... Continue Reading →
Ralph Bakshi

Bicoastal Bakshi

Back in the early 1970s, when feature animation was believed to be in its final days, a new feature operation with dreams of challenging Disney almost started up in New York City. Almost. It ... Continue Reading →

‘BoJack’ Will Be Back in the Saddle for Second Season

Mere days — just enough for subscribers to get a good bing-watch in — Netflix has renewed animated comedy BoJack Horseman for a second season of 12 episodes, according to ... Continue Reading →

New Pics: ‘Mr. Pickles,’ ‘Squidbillies’ Season 8 Premieres on Adult Swim

Adult Swim has unveiled a more in-depth/traumatizing look at its upcoming new toon Mr. Pickles, which premieres September 21 at midnight and will be followed by the eight season premiere ... Continue Reading →

Teletoon Sets World, Canadian Premieres for Fall

Canadian cable outlet Teletoon’s fall lineup includes world premieres of two new Canada-produced series, Dr. Dimensionpants and Chop Chop Ninja, as well as Canadian premieres ... Continue Reading →

Tokyo Fest Nabs ‘Big Hero 6,’ Anno Retrospective

The world premiere of Disney’s Big Hero 6 and a first-ever complete retrospective of the works of Hideaki Anno mark an expanded animation presence at this year’s Tokyo International ... Continue Reading →