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NFB-Produced ‘Me and My Moulton’ Takes CSA Animated Short Award

The National Film Board of Canada had a successful run at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Productions and craftspeople ... Continue Reading →
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Film London Introduces U.S. Execs to Local Animation Scene

Film London is bringing five high-profile U.S. animation executives to the British capital this week in an effort to promote the city’s animation industry and encourage international ... Continue Reading →
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Add ‘Neverbeast,’ ‘Mockingjay’ to Your Disc Menagerie

It’s a big day for heroines, with the most-recent adventures for Tinker Bell and Katniss Everdeen arriving on home video. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (Disney, ... Continue Reading →
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Illustrator Mel Crawford Dies at 89

Mel Crawford, a distinctive artist known for drawing and painting children’s books related to animated features and TV shows, died Feb. 23. He was 89. Born in Canada in 1925, ... Continue Reading →
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WB Plans ‘Adventure Time’ Feature

Adventure Time is headed for the big screen as an animated feature. The feature will produced by Chris McKay, who also will direct, and Roy Lee, reports Deadline. Cartoon Networks Studios ... Continue Reading →
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10th Edition of NFB’s ‘Hothouse’ Yields 8 Shorts

Beginning March 9, animation lovers can discover eight new short works by emerging animators with the online launch of the 10th edition of the National Film Board of Canada’s ... Continue Reading →
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Magruder’s ‘M.F.K.’ Wins First Dwayne McDuffie Award

Nilah Magruder’s web comic M.F.K. became the first-ever recipient of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, presented at Long Beach Comics Expo. The award is named after Dwayne ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Trek’s Spock, Leonard Nimoy, Dies

Leonard Nimoy, the talented actor, director and artist who gave life to Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. Fans around the world expressed sorrow ... Continue Reading →
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Cogswell Students Release Public 3D Rig

Cogswell College students in the digital art & animation program have developed and created downloadable 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the ... Continue Reading →
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Indee, Kavaleer Team on ‘Pablo’

Belfast based Indee Productions and Kavaleer Productions in Dublin, are teaming up to produce Pablo, a 52 x 11 min. series about a 5½-year-old boy who is on the autism spectrum. Pablo ... Continue Reading →
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One Animation Launches ‘Oddbods,’ Expands Team

Singapore-based One Animation has accomplished the launch of its award-winning CG comedy shorts series Oddbods on key broadcasters stateside and in Europe. In the U.S., the toons have ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Launches Toonami in India

Turner Broadcasting has announced a dedicated Toonami channel chock-full of high-octane animated action for kids and families across India. The 24-hour programming will include global ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Winner Eddie Redmayne on Board for ‘Thomas’ Film

Mattel subsidiary HIT Entertainment has announced a new CG-animated home entertainment feature for the Thomas & Friends franchise: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure, set for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gadget,’ ‘Danger Mouse’ Reboots Head to Netflix

A secret agent mouse, a cyborg detective and crazy outback animals are just a few of the adventurous and funny characters set to join Netflix. The streaming video service is adding ... Continue Reading →
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Schrab Directs ‘LEGO’ Sequel; Carloni Co-Directs ‘Panda 3’

Director shuffles are afoot as TV director Rob Schrab is set to direct The LEGO Movie sequel while Alessandro Carloni has joined Jennifer Yuh as director on Kung Fu Panda 3. Schrab’s ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Offers Taste of ‘Frozen Fever’

Disney has offered a first look trailer for Frozen Fever, a new animated short revisiting the smash-hit feature that is set to screen in front of the studio’s live-action take on ... Continue Reading →
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3D Digitization with Autodesk Memento in Beta

Software giant Autodesk has moved its digitization program Memento into the next phase, launching a worldwide free public beta. Memento is an end-to-end solution for converting any ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Scores Presales for ‘Get Blake’

Zodiak Kids has secured presales for new animated series Get Blake! (52 x 11), from its production company Marathon Media. Agreements have been inked with De Agostini Editore for Italian ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion Takes on Cyber Group’s ‘Ozie Boo,’ ‘Mademoiselle Zazie’

Top 10 kids free On Demand network Kabillion has finalized  a deal with France’s Cyber Group Studios for its animated series Ozie Boo (78 x7) and Mademoiselle Zazie (78 x 7). The ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Reboots ‘DuckTales’ With New Animated Series

An all-new DuckTales animated comedy series has been ordered for launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. The new Disney Television Animation series will again star Disney’s ... Continue Reading →