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Annecy Reveals Poster, Official Selection

The 2016 Annecy International Animation Film Festival (annecy.org), taking place June 13-18, has announced its official competition lineup and revealed this year’s poster designed ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Names ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ English Cast

North American animation importer GKIDS has announced the English language voice cast for April and the Extraordinary World — the latest French-produced feature from Christian ... Continue Reading →
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GDC News Bytes

On Wednesday during Epic Games’ “State of Unreal” opening session, Ninja Theory’s Tameem Antoniades took the stage to reveal a historic real-time facial animation demo based ... Continue Reading →
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‘BoBoiBoy’ Is Malaysia’s Top Local Toon

Malaysian animated film BoBoiBoy the Movie, produced by Animonsta Studios, has become the highest grossing locally produced animated feature in the country, according to local outlet ... Continue Reading →
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Brain Zoo Announces ‘Console Marinez’ VR Series’

Los Angeles-based CG house Brain Zoo Studios announces the production of a new project which aims to bring the action of video games and the comedy storytelling of animated features ... Continue Reading →
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HIP Signs New Partners for ‘Lily,’ ‘Elias’

Henson Independent Properties (HIP), the third party licensing and distribution label under The Jim Henson Company, has secured new broadcast and digital license deals for animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Whisker Haven’ Season 2 Arrives on Disney Junior App

The most majestic menagerie in all the land returns this week as season 2 of Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets premieres March 16 on the Disney Junior app, following a special ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chop Chop Ninja’ Series Gets Greenlight

Montreal-based Sardine Productions and Gamerizon Studio have struck a deal with Corus Entertainment’s Teletoon in Canada to produce Chop Chop Ninja (40 x 11) — an animated action/comedy ... Continue Reading →
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Jennifer Yuh Nelson Joins Academy Govs

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has appointed Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson to its Board of Governors as part of its initiative to increase diversity ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Presents Key VR, 3D Character Updates at GDC

Autodesk is keeping up with the evolving game development landscape by advancing its toolset for indie game makers with innovative updates to its Stingray game engine and Maya LT 2016 ... Continue Reading →
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Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy Voicing ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’

DC animated universe regulars Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy will be reprising their roles as the voices of The Joker and Batman for Warner Bros. Animation’s Batman: The Killing ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer Shows a Slice of ‘The Wild Life’

Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have revealed a new trailer for the upcoming CG animated family feature, The Wild Life, due in theaters September 9. Produced with Europe’s ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Film Adapts 12th Century Manga

Acclaimed Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli may have slowed down its feature production pace (its last full length film, When Marnie Was There, came out in 2014) — but that doesn’t ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Dingle Sets Keynotes, Panels

Taking place March 18-19 in Dingle, Ireland — on the most westerly peninsula of Europe — the fourth Animation Dingle festival will celebrate excellence in local and international ... Continue Reading →
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Animasia, Zero One Team Up for ‘Chuck Chicken – The Movie’

Malaysia’s Animasia Studio has signed a deal with China’s Zero One Animation to collaborate on Chuck Chicken – The Movie — a CG-animated feature based on the ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Spielberg and Ford Reunite as Indiana Jones Returns to Theaters July 19, 2019 Director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford are on board a fifth film for the adventure franchise. New ... Continue Reading →
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First Teaser Offers a Taste of ‘Sausage Party’

Voice star Seth Rogen served up a teaser for the adult animated comedy Sausage Party on Twitter on Sunday. The 33-year-old comic actor from The Interview, This Is the End and Knocked ... Continue Reading →
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WB Hatches New ‘Storks’ Sneak Peek

Warner Bros. celebrated the Kids Choice Awards with a new sneak peek video that sheds some more light on its upcoming original CG animated feature Storks (Sept. 23). The footage gives ... Continue Reading →
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Huayi Bros. Partner with Hollywood Vets for Animation Venture

Chinese film production company Huayi Brothers has announced plans to expand its international presence by setting up an animation outfit with the help of some Stateside industry veterans, ... Continue Reading →
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CCI, Lionsgate Unveil ‘Comic-Con HQ’

Comic-Con International and Lionsgate have launched plans for “Comic-Con HQ,” a subscription video-on-demand platform which will debut shortly before San Diego Comic-Con ... Continue Reading →