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Ay Caramba! Scott Line to Feature Bart!

2012 is a banner year for perennial toon favorite The Simpsons! In addition to creator Matt Groening’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star and the upcoming 500th episode milestone, bad boy ... Continue Reading →
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The Studio You’ve Probably Never Heard Of!

One can read any number of histories of the American animation industry and never come across the name Romer Grey. The son of Western writer Zane Grey, Romer whimsically decided to ... Continue Reading →
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Sunday Afternoon with Patrick

Canadian indie Patrick Doyon’s subtle short Dimanche (Sunday) is a testament to the simple pleasures of 2D animation and well-observed reflections of life. If you need a perfect example ... Continue Reading →
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A Chicken’s Tale Told in Three Acts

Grant Orchard’s clever first short, A Morning Stroll, combines various animation styles to tell a delightful story with a twist. About two years ago, Grant Orchard, the talented British ... Continue Reading →
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Bravo, L’Europe!

Lyon’s Cartoon Movie cuts the ribbon for 50 eclectic titles created for both young and mature audiences worldwide next month. While the big American studios save their potential animated ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Animation Fest Announces Fantastic Lineup

The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Animation Festival will feature the West Coast premiere of Bibo Bergeron’s 3-D feature A Monster in Paris, as well as revivals of The Iron Giant, Team America: ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie to Set Up ‘Suicide Shop’

Writer/director Patrice Leconte’s unusual French animated feature The Suicide Shop has just joined the lineup of eclectic titles to be screened at this year’s Cartoon Movie event ... Continue Reading →
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Image Metrics Unveils Live Driver

3D facial animation tech developer Image Metrics announced the release of its Live Driver Software Development (SDK) today. Live Driver is described as a new real-time facial animation ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Announces New ‘Saint Seiya’ Series

Japanese toon powerhouse Toei Animation is celebrating the 25th year of its popular Saint Seiya property by introducing a brand new series this spring, as producer Goh Wakabayashi announced ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Debuts CG ‘Franklin’ Feb. 13

Beloved preschool character Franklin the turtle will return to the small screen thanks to Nickelodeon’s new CG-animated series Franklin and Friends, set to premiere Monday, February ... Continue Reading →