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First Look at Princess Anna’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ Debut

ABC has released a new photo from its Disney fairytale inspired drama Once Upon a Time, which reveals Elizabeth Lail as Princess Anna of Arendelle from its upcoming season four Frozen ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Presenting on Blockbuster VFX at SIGGRAPH

Top feature visual effects house MPC will be celebrating a year’s worth of major movie spectacle at SIGGRAPH next week, teaming up with releasing studios to present production ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: Faceware, MAXON, PipelineFX

+ Faceware Technologies will demo a version 2.0 upgrade of its real-time facial mocap and animation produce Faceware Live. New and improved features include instant calibration, improved ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli Update: Miyazaki’s Potential New Project

Though celebrated animation writer, director and manga-ka Hayao Miyazaki announced plans for a really, truly, for real this time retirement back in September, Variety reports that the ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Film Fest Gets ‘Big Hero 6′ World Premiere

The Tokyo International Film Festival, taking place in the mega-metropolis this October 23-31, will feature the global premiere of Disney’s first-ever Marvel animation feature ... Continue Reading →
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WB Dates Two More ‘LEGO’ Flicks

Critics and audiences went nuts for Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s The LEGO Movie earlier this year, thanks to hilariously fresh spins on the classic toy property and innovative ... Continue Reading →
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Aladdin & Jasmine Coming to ‘Disney Infinity’

The streetwise star and his wasp-waisted love interest of Disney’s Aladdin will be joining the diverse range of characters already populating the world of the innovative Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Dunnamic Crowdfunding Hand-Drawn Series

Dunnamic, an animation studio based in Pennsylvania, has launched a campaign on Kickstarter to fund a pilot for its original cartoon concept Chloe and the Stars. The studio is seeking ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Unpacks New ‘Boxtrolls’ Poster

The new poster for LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls, arriving in theaters through Focus Features on September 26, moves above ground to the streets of Cheesebridge and introduces the villainous ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Releases New ‘Penguins’ Trailer

DreamWorks Animation is offering fans of everyone’s favorite avian superspies another glimpse at their feature-length spinoff, Penguins of Madagascar, coming to theaters November ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Bringing ‘Thunder and the House of Magic’ to US

Shout! Factory has announced that it will bring the popular overseas CG flick Thunder and the House of Magic stateside this fall, beginning September 5. Screening cities include New ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman v. Superman’ Bumps Up Release

Warner Bros. has moved up the release date for the Justice League lead-in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice from May 6 to March 25 of 2016, taking it out of direct competition with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Awesomes’ Gets NA Broadcast Premiere on Teletoon

TELETOON at Night will kick off its fall season with the North American broadcast premiere of The Awesomes, the irreverent superhero toon from Emmy winners Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Bringing New and Restored Animations to TIFF

The National Film Board of Canada will present a diverse seven-film line up at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (September 4-14); including a selection of new and ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: RealFlow, French Pavilion, MSI

+ Next Limit Technologies will be showcasing the latest updates to RealFlow 2014 with a RealFlow / Cinema 4D Presentation on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the the MAXON booth (#1422) with ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Investors File Class-Action Suit

The DreamWorks Animation saga continues as investors have filed a class-action lawsuit, which accuses the major league studio of making misleading statements about the financial health ... Continue Reading →
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Golden Globes Tweaks Animation Rules

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has revised the eligibility rules in the animation category — and replaced “miniseries” with “limited series” — ... Continue Reading →
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‘Short Peace’ Celebrates Diversity of Japanese Directors

Topping the week’s animation home ent. releases is the highly anticipated U.S. release of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace on DVD (Sentai Filmworks, $24.98) and Blu-ray ($29.98). ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Presents Creating Characters August 13

Women in Animation will present the next event in its professional development series on Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Burbank, California’s Animation Guild. Entry is free ... Continue Reading →
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BENT Toons Up Party Memories for CMT

Portland, Ore.-based BENT Image Lab have brought the blurry memories of ultimate party adventures from the stars of Country Music Television (CMT) to animated life in an eight-part ... Continue Reading →