The Making of Pixar’s ‘Blue Umbrella’

Director Saschka Unseld awakens hidden characters and tells a unique love story in Pixar’s latest short, The Blue Umbrella. Pixar Animation Studios has a long history of bringing ... Continue Reading →

‘Grojband’ to Rock Cartoon Network in June

Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton talk to us about their rockin’ new show Grojband, which premieres on Cartoon Network this month. You would think that after working on one of the ... Continue Reading →

Columbia Picks Columbus to Direct ‘Pixels’ Pic

Director Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) is being courted by Columbia and Happy Madison productions to direct a feature adaptation of Patrick Jean’s ... Continue Reading →

Miller’s Animation Studio Dr D Closing Shop

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Babe director George Miller is holding a fire sale of the assets of his digital animation studio Dr D via online auction house Gray’s. Five ... Continue Reading →

Spike & Mike Launches 20th Anniversary Kickstarter

The animated anthology festival Spike & Mike has launched a 20th Anniversary edition Kickstarter campaign to raise $15,000. The show will feature all-time favorite “Sick and Twisted” ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS and Cinedigm Launch New Animation Label

Indie New York-based distributor GKIDS and Cinedigm have launched a new multi-platform animation label. GKIDS will continue to distribute the films theatrically while Cinedigm will ... Continue Reading →

Shout, Hasbro Ally for ‘Equestria Girls’

Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios have announced a new worldwide distribution alliance for animated movie My Little Pony Equestria Girls, set to hit the home entertainment marketplace ... Continue Reading →

Catching Up with Pitch Party Winners

Since the new edition of Animag’s Pitch Party contest is closing soon (Deadline is June 3), we thought it would be the perfect time to catch up with some of the winners of the ... Continue Reading →

3-D or Not 3-D

Show business seems to thrive on marking anniversaries for marketing purposes––25th or 50th or 75th Anniversary DVD releases of something, for example––but here’s one that ... Continue Reading →

Snyder and Timm to Unveil Superman Anniversary Short

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and highly regarded Warner Bros. toon veteran Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) are working on an animated short film in honor of Superman’s ... Continue Reading →