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TELETOON Retro Fetes Gumby’s 60th

TELETOON Retro will be celebrating the 60th birthday of Art Clokey’s lean, mean claymated machine Gumby with a special marathon this Thursday, January 29 starting at 6 p.m. Newly ... Continue Reading →
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6 Point Harness, Toon Boom Host Storyboarding Workshop

6 Point Harness and Toon Boom Animation are teaming up to offer a free, two-day storyboarding workshop for aspiring animators with guest instructor, animator Matt Danner. The first ... Continue Reading →
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’101 Dalmatians’ Color Stylist Peregoy Dies

Walt Peregoy, who worked as the the legendary color stylist on Disney’s classic feature 101 Dalmatians, died Friday, according to the official D23 Twitter account. After a short ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jar Dwellers SOS’ Lands Deals Abroad

Bejuba! Entertainment announced that it’s 6-12 comedy animation series Jar Dwellers SOS (26 x 30 mins. or 52 x 11min, 52 x 1 min), has sold to numerous territories globally. The ... Continue Reading →
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Patinkin In Talks to Play Papa in Sony’s ‘Smurfs’

Mandy Patinkin is in talks to star as the voice of Papa Smurf in Sony’s upcoming animated reboot of the hit kids’ property The Smurfs. Patinkin is best known for having played Inigo ... Continue Reading →
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MPSE Sets Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors have announced the nominees in a handful of animation categories for the 62nd Golden Reel Awards. The winners in 20 categories will be announced Feb. ... Continue Reading →
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Critics Choose ‘LEGO,’ ‘Apes’

The LEGO Movie took home some gold at the Critics Choice Awards hours after it was passed over for an Oscar nomination for best animated feature . Co-director Chris Miller, in accepting ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Oscars Nominees React

With the Oscar nominations for 2015 now in the books, it’s time for the reactions. Up first is Disney’s Big Hero 6 co-director Don Hall, on behalf of Chris Williams and Roy Conli: “As ... Continue Reading →
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DLA Picks Up PGS Titles for LatAm

PGS Entertainment has signed a deal with leading SVOD content provider DLA to license several animated hits under its representation for Latin America. Titles include The Jungle Bunch ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Signs Multiple Sales for ‘Get Ace’

9 Story Media Group has racked up new sales for its animated comedy series Get Ace (52 x 11). The recently added broadcast partners include TVE (Spain), Zoom (Israel), E-Junior (UAE) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya’ Movie Gets Limited U.S. Release

Shout! Factory Kids and Studio Movie Grill have teamed up to introduce kids and families in select U.S. cities to the buzzing world of fantasy and discovery in the Maya the Bee Movie. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Penn Zero’ to Materialize Feb. 13

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, an animated comedy adventure series about a regular boy who inherits the not-so-regular job of part-time hero, is set for a simulcast premiere Feb. 13 at ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #246

Original Folk & Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Translated & Edited by Jack Zipes [Princeton Univ. Press, $35] When German brothers, linguists and cultural researchers Jacob ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #245

  The Art of The Boxtrolls By Philip Brotherton [Chronicle, $40] Feast your eyes on the brilliant array of drawings, paintings, maquettes and puppetry minutia that went into LAIKA’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘Kaguya’ Crash Oscars Noms

The academy showed its independent streak this morning by nominating a pair of indies for best animated feature. The nominees for Best Animated Feature are: Big Hero 6 The Boxtrolls How ... Continue Reading →
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3D Training Inst. Presents ‘Dream Job’ Webinar

Leading production-based Autodesk training programs producer 3D Training Institute has announced that senior VFX, animation and digital media executive Stan Szymanski will be the inaugural ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Acquires Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ for North America

GKIDS continues its successful relationship with legendary Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli with a newly signed distribution agreement which will bring the animated feature When Marnie ... Continue Reading →
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CAS Nominates Five Toon Features for Sound Mixing

The Cinema Audio Society Awards nominated five animated features for outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The nominees are: Big Hero 6 Original Dialogue Mixer — Gabriel Guy, ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Open for Submissions

Animation Block Party is open for submissions to its 12th annual film, set to run July 30-Aug. 2 at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, N.Y. Submissions are open until June ... Continue Reading →
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Dates Juggled for Disney’s ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Release schedules are being juggled this morning, with moves in place for Disney’s The Jungle Book and James Cameron’s first Avatar sequel. Disney pushed back the release of The ... Continue Reading →