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Welcome to Vinyl Toy High

Strange Hill High, the new tween show from the CBBC, FremantleMedia and Factory Transmedia, has a wicked sense of humor and knock-your-socks-off visuals. Once in a blue moon, all the ... Continue Reading →
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Course of the Force Returns, Benefits Make-A-Wish

The organizers of the Course of the Force Star Wars-themed charity run have announced that the event will return to Southern California this summer, once again benefiting the Make-A-Wish ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Reveals New ‘Pirates’ Infinity Pics

Disney Interactive has provided a more in-depth look at the Pirates of the Caribbean Play Set within its upcoming interactive platform, Disney Infinity, with a new set of character ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Ray

In 2002 I received a call from my editor at the Los Angeles Times, asking if I would be interested in interviewing Ray Harryhausen. After ascertaining who I had to kill to get such ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6' Set for Nov. ’14 Release

Disney Studio released info and art about its upcoming 2014 animated release: Based on the Marvel comic of the same name, the CG-animated, 3D Big Hero 6 will be released in theaters ... Continue Reading →
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Method Studios Hires de Boer, Jacobs and Roberts

Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today the addition of three world-class animation artists to its creative team. Erik-Jan de Boer, this year’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yoda Chronicles’ Premieres on Cartoon Network in May

Great news this is: Star Wars is set to return to Cartoon Network with The Yoda Chronicles, a new Star Wars story told in three animated specials. The first 30-minute special titled ... Continue Reading →
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MacFarlane to Guest on ‘Simpsons’ Season Finale

Fox will be serving up an interesting animation biz mashup as the season 24 finale of its record-running toon The Simpsons will be an episode featuring the voice of Seth MacFarlane, ... Continue Reading →
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SVA Announces Dusty Winners

New York’s School of Visual Arts has announced the winners of the 24th annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards. The 2013 animation award recipients were Sara Ho’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Drops Day of the Dead Trademark Bid

Disney and Pixar learned yesterday that sometimes it’s not such a great idea to trademark the name of your movie. The studio got a huge backlash on Tuesday after trying to trademark ... Continue Reading →