World Animation Summit: Disney-Pixar Storytelling on a Budget

Animation veteran Chuck Williams, president of Marza Animation Planet USA and former Disney Animation producer, is no stranger to the art of storytelling. Having worked in the animation ... Continue Reading →

‘Batman: Bad Blood’ and Complete ‘JLU’ Set Slated

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that the next DC Universe Original Movie to hit disc and digital will be Batman: Bad Blood, available in Digital HD on January 19 and on ... Continue Reading →

Fox Releases ‘Cosmic Scrat-Tastrophe’ Online

The latest short starring Blue Sky Studios beloved sabertooth rodent bowed in theaters this weekend, but now you can enjoy Cosmic Scrat-Tastrophe online thanks to 20th Century Fox. ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: Finance & Monetize Your Animated Feature

In a special money matters Master Class, René Bourdages, CEO of ELEVADO Media, discussed the ways and means of financing an animated feature in the digital age at the World Animation ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: Michael Hirsh Master Class

In the world of animation production few names inspire as much awe and respect as Michael Hirsh, co-founder of Nelvana, Cookie Jar, and current vice chairman of DHX Media and chairman ... Continue Reading →

CBC Greenlights ‘Dot’ from Industrial Bros., Henson

Canada’s Kids’ CBC has greenlit Dot. (52 x 11), a new animated series from Toronto-based Industrial Brothers (Yup Yups) in association with The Jim Henson Company. The show ... Continue Reading →

Bron Scores Rights to ‘Willoughbys’

Bron Animation has picked up animated film rights to popular children’s book The Willoughbys, from Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry. Published in 2010, the story follows ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: VFX of ‘The Walk’

The Walk, Robert Zemeckis’ feature film chronicling performer Philippe Petit’s amazing high-wire walk between the towers of New York’s World Trade Center, is a stunning ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: Understanding Hybrid Studios

For smaller up and coming studios, the hybrid model — studios with a foot in the commercial, gaming and feature film pools who create their own content as well as produce content ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: The Business of Show Business

The business model of entertainment has been disrupted, and studios and individuals are seeing that the old way of creating engaging content must change in order to attract the hearts ... Continue Reading →

World Animation Summit: Awards Gala Spotlight

Animation Magazine honored entertainment luminaries at the World Animation and VFX Summit Awards Gala, which opened the growing industry event at the California Yacht Club in Marina ... Continue Reading →

‘Maya the Bee 2’ Production Kicks Off

Studio 100 Media announces that it has begun production on a second movie about its popular CG pollinator, with Maya the Bee 2 – The Honey Games set to arrive in theaters in 2017/18. ... Continue Reading →

Sia, Patrick Stump Fall for ‘Charming’

Five-time Grammy Award nominee Sia Furler has penned two original songs for 3QU Media’s irreverent, animation, not-quite-fairy-tale musical Charming. The Aussie singer, songwriter ... Continue Reading →

Johnny Depp to Star in ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

The inimitable Johnny Depp has been tapped to voice the titular role of Paramount Animation and MGM’s Sherlock Gnomes — a sequel to indie animated hit Gnomeo and Juliet from ... Continue Reading →

Amazon Orders Three Original Kids Series & Aardman Special

Amazon has greenlit three new Amazon Original Kids Series for next year, as well as a half-hour animated special that will debut soon. The two animated series, Dino Dana and Lost in ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Sets ‘Boy and the World’ Screenings for NYC, LA

GKIDS has announced that it will be bringing Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s Boy and the World to the big screen in New York City and Los Angeles, opening December 11. Screenings will ... Continue Reading →

Disney Teases ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

Walt Disney Studios have released a colorful, danger-filled teaser trailer for its upcoming sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass from producer Tim Burton and director James Bobin. Out ... Continue Reading →

16 Features Enter Oscar Animation Race

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have revealed that 16 animated features have completed the submission requirements for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category ... Continue Reading →

‘Frozen’ Spreads Holiday Warmth

Disney’s Frozen is welcoming the holiday season with a celebratory “Family Is the Best Gif of All” message, television debuts on Disney Channel, new Disney Interactive content ... Continue Reading →

‘Masha’ Coming to Italian Theaters at Christmas

Hit Russian TV toon Masha and the Bear will make its big screen debut across Italy this Christmas with a special theatrical screening event, thanks to a joint agreement between Warner ... Continue Reading →