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Tom Kenny to Host Annie Awards

A familiar voice will be returning to the stage to host the 38th annual Annie Awards. Tom Kenny, the voice of  SpongeBob SquarePants, is returning to hosting duties this year. Kenny ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Shorts Coming to Theaters, iTunes, Movies On Demand

The annual announcement of the Oscar nominations usually sends movie fans rushing off to the theaters to see films they may have missed. And once again, Shorts International and Magnolia ... Continue Reading →
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Spike & Mike Bring Sick & Twisted Toons to YouTube

Many of us have spent hours staying up late and heading out to the theater to laugh our way through the insanity of Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation. And ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Sets DVD, Merchandising Deals for Latin America

Toei Animation has announced new home entertainment and merchandising deals for its animated series in Latin America. In home entertainment, the deals are: Brazil’s Playarte will ... Continue Reading →
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Zoic Expands to Historic Space for Vancouver Studio

Zoic Studios has expanded its Vancouver facility to a larger loft space in The Landing building in Gastown. Located at 375 Water Street, the studio is located in the historic district ... Continue Reading →
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Filmmakers React to Oscar Nominations

It’s always a good day when it starts off with being nominated for an Academy Award. Here’s what the filmmakers nominated for the best animated feature Oscar had to say ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Nominates ‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Illusionist’ for Animated Picture

The nominees for the 83rd annual Oscars were announced Tuesday morning, with the best animated feature race falling to How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist and Toy Story 3. Disney-Pixar’s ... Continue Reading →
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Annual Remembrance of Departed Animators Set for March 5

The Animation Guild, ASIFA Hollywood and Women In Animation have announced their annual Afternoon of Remembrance for members of the animation community will be held March 5 at the Lasky-DeMille ... Continue Reading →
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FMX to Dig Into ‘Tron,’ Global Production, Open Source

Tron, global production and open source software and hardware are on the agenda of the 16th annual FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and interactive Media, set for May 3-6 ... Continue Reading →
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3D, Adult Animation on Rise at Cartoon Movie

Cartoon Movie has revealed new details of its 2011 edition, set for March 2-4 in Lyon, France, including a lineup of 55 films — 12 of which are made in stereoscopic 3-D. Among the ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Scooby,’ ‘Open Season 3,’ ‘Dead Space: Aftermath’ on Video

Original animated video features make their mark this week with a pair of sequels:  Open Season 3 (Sony, $28.95 DVD, $34.95 DVD/Blu-ray), a sequel to the 2006 theatrical release and ... Continue Reading →
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William Shatner Talks ‘The Zenoids,’ MyOuterSpace.com

Having won the contest to animate William Shatner, Jeremy Appleman is set to help contribute to a new animation project called The Zenoids that is being launched on the sci-fi social ... Continue Reading →
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‘Postman Pat’ Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 5-Year BBC Pact

The BBC has committed to air Postman Pat on its CBeebies children’s channel through 2015 under a new deal with Classic Media. The popular preschool series is celebrating in 2011 ... Continue Reading →
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Telegael Options ‘According to Humphrey’ Books For TV, Film

Irish animation studio Telegael has optioned Betty G. Birney’s popular children’s book series According to Humphrey for TV and film. The books are narrated by a classroom ... Continue Reading →
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PGA Awards Honor ‘Toy Story 3′; Razzies Plaster ‘Last Airbender’

The Producer’s Guild may have added a twist to this year’s awards season narrative by giving its best picture honor to The King’s Speech instead of The Social Network. ... Continue Reading →
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Appleman’s Animated Shatner Wins MyOuterSpace-Toon Boom Contest

In the booming world of animation, there are multiple paths to success for each link in the chain — producers, technology companies and talent. All three of which have come together ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Preps ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Shorts for Nintendo 3DS

Aardman Animations is preparing new stereoscopic 3D content starring Shaun the Sheep for the just-announced Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console. The company announced a partnership ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior to Board Season 2 of ‘Chuggington’ Feb. 14

The second season of Ludorum’s popular train-based kids series Chuggington is scheduled to debut Feb. 14  as part of the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel in the U.S. The ... Continue Reading →
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Nick to Debut SpongeBob Legends Episode on Facebook

There’s good news and even more good news for SpongeBob fans: Nickelodeon is ready to roll out Legends of Bikini Bottom, an anthology of five all-new SpongeBob SquarePants tales ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Working on Animated ‘Angry Birds’ Content

If you can’t get enough of Rovio’s addictive mobile game Angry Birds, don’t worry — an animated version is on its way to help fill the void. According to the New ... Continue Reading →