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TIFF Kids Names Winners

The Toronto International Film Festival’s kiddie content fest revealed the winners of its kid, adult and audience-selected awards on Friday. Here are the key animation winners: Adult ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Opening Ceremony to Honor Takahata

The Annecy International Animation Festival will screen the most-recent film from anime legend Isao Takahata — The Tale of the Princess Kaguya — at its June 9 opening ceremony. Takahata, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cap’ Retains B.O. Crown; ‘Rio 2′ Holds Second

The top spots at the box office saw a repeat of last weekend’s finish with this year’s Easter weekend moviegoers. That means Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter ... Continue Reading →
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WonderCon Debuts New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Clip

Fans of the Force attending WonderCon in Anaheim were first to see a new clip from the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels. The clip features new characters Hera, voiced by Vanessa ... Continue Reading →
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Animators Seek ‘Lost Treasure’ Aid on Kickstarter

We don’t normally post news items about Kickstarter campaigns — if we did, we’d just have to change the name of the magazine to Animation Kickstarter Magazine — but ... Continue Reading →
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Momoco Animates ‘Love Punch’ Opening

In our opinion, there’s no better way to punch up a live-action movie than to add some animated titles — and that’s just what London-based Momoco did for the comedy The ... Continue Reading →
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ACA Offers Free Class with Sam Hood

Online school Art Connection Academy is presenting April 26 a free public lecture on animating with Flash from acclaimed storyboard artists Sam Hood. Hood is an Annie Award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Fox to Stop Broadcasting ADHD Block

Fox is pulling the plug on the broadcast edition of its Animation Domination HD block airing late-night on Saturdays. According to a report from Broadcasting & Cable, the underperforming ... Continue Reading →
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IDW and George Lopez Unite for ‘Wormwood’

Recently launched IDW Entertainment, the production arm of the noted comics publisher, has teamed up with George Lopez and his Travieso Production Company to develop an animated series ... Continue Reading →
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MPC NY Debuts First In-House Short for Easter

Acclaimed vfx house MPC’s New York facility has produced its first-ever, in-house animated short film: Sunny and Steve – Enjoy the Sweets. Written and directed by staff ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Taps ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Writers for ‘Hot Stuff’ Flick

According to The Hollywood Reporter, sibling writer duo Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux have been tapped to write a new CG/live-action hybrid (*unconfirmed by the studio) feature adaptation ... Continue Reading →
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‘The LEGO Movie’ Arrives on Disc June 17

Everything will be awesome this summer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures will be releasing Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s The LEGO Movie on Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Sol Sigall

I was saddened to get a call a few days ago from Martha Sigall informing me that her husband Sol had passed away. Sol Sigall was neither an artist, a writer, nor a voice actor, but ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer

20th Century Fox has unveiled another new trailer for its upcoming Marvel extravaganza X-Men: Days of Future Past, which sees First Class director Bryan Singer returning to the helm ... Continue Reading →
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Skyler Page and Nelson Boles Talk ‘Clarence’

For the April 2014 issue of Animation Magazine, we caught up with first time show creator Skyler Page and creative director Nelson Boles to get the scoop on their upbeat new show Clarence, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hawkeye,’ ‘Saga’ and ‘The Wake’ Lead Eisner Noms

Comic-Con International has revealed its list of 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, honoring a diverse range of comic books and graphic novels. Leading the pack, with more than ... Continue Reading →
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‘Franklin’ Gets White House Invite for Easter

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana will be participating in this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll, with the star of its popular preschool brand Franklin and Friends attending ... Continue Reading →
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U.K. Short ‘The Robin’ Takes Wing

U.K.-based indie animator Tom Sanders and co-director/writer William Long have completed a charming new animated short, available on Vimeo now, called The Robin. The film, which was ... Continue Reading →
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‘Son of Batman’ to Premiere at WonderCon

Warner Bros. has revealed the details of the world premiere of Son of Batman, the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie. The flick will bow at WonderCon in Anaheim, Calif. this Friday, ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Mark Hamill, Peter Cullen Guest on ‘Rescue Bots’

Hub Network has a treat in store for sci-fi fans as Mark Hamill and Peter Cullen – the original voice of Transformers leader Optimus Prime – are set to guest star on the ... Continue Reading →