Gateway’s ‘Saving Santa’ Recruits More Star Voices

Gateway Films’ British animated feature Saving Santa has announced the addition of British actors Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), Noel Clarke and Tim Curry to the project. According ... Continue Reading →

D23 Mag Honors 75 Years of Disney Toons

The spring issue of Disney fans’ twenty-three magazine pays tribute to the legacy and influence of Disney’s animated films. The official Disney fan club takes readers on a colorful ... Continue Reading →

When Snow White Scared Young Roy Disney

The late Roy E. Disney ranks very high on the short-list of people who worked to make the animation industry what it is today. He was born into the business, of course: his father was ... Continue Reading →

Smith Micro and Wacom Announce New Partnership

Smith Micro Software and Wacom have announced a partnership to bring the ease of multi-touch functionality to animators and digital artists. The first in a series of exclusive releases ... Continue Reading →

‘Morning Stroll,’ ‘Robots of Brixton’ Win Sundance Prizes

Two animated shorts are among the latest prize winners at this year’s Sundance Festival. Grant Orchard’s acclaimed animated short A Morning Stroll, which was nominated for Best ... Continue Reading →

Warner to Release New ‘LEGO Ninjago’ DVD

Warner Home Video and The LEGO Group will release the feature length DVD Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu on March 27, 2012 (priced at $14.97). The animated DVD movie follows four ... Continue Reading →

‘Jelly Jamm’ Is Sweet Performer on RTVE

Since its debut in September, Vodka Capital and 737 Shaker’s colorful CG-animated preschool show Jelly Jamm has built a solid audience on Cartoonito and Discovery Kids across Latin ... Continue Reading →

WIA Hosts Happy Hour at Kidscreen Summit

Women In Animation International is buying the first round of wine, courtesy of Toon Boom, the leader in animation technology, at Kidscreen Summit in New York on Friday February 10. The ... Continue Reading →

Random House, Sesame Workshop Partner for Digital Pubs

Random House Children’s Books and Sesame Workshop have announced the launch of a new digital publishing initiative focused on early learning and reading readiness. Select titles from ... Continue Reading →

ShadowMachine Reveals ‘Hell & Back’ Cast Adds

The new stop-motion animated feature being produced by ShadowMachine (Robot Chicken, Mora Orel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole) has received some exciting additions to the cast. Joining ... Continue Reading →

Taylor Is DreamWorks New Head of Development

Gregg Taylor is the new head of development at DreamWorks Animation. Taylor will replace Alex Schwartz who will be working on the upcoming feature adaptation of Mr. Peabody & Sherman ... Continue Reading →

Zodiak Media Rebrands, Announces New Appointments

Zodiak Media Group has rebranded as Zodiak Media and announced new corporate appointments to drive future development. CEO of Marathon Media, Vincent Chalvon Demersay, is appointed ... Continue Reading →

Leprosy Charities Cause ‘Pirates’ Changes

Aardman Animations, the Bristol, U.K.-based animation powerhouse behind last year’s Arthur Christmas, have announced changes to their upcoming stop-motion 3-D feature The Pirates! ... Continue Reading →

Oswalt to Host VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced comedian/actor Patton Oswalt (Young Adult, Ratatouille) as the host for the org’s tenth annual VES Awards ceremony, to be held at the ... Continue Reading →

Animation Oscar Nominees React to Happy News

We were lucky enough to catch up with some of the talented artists who were nominated for Oscars this morning. Here is what they had to say about waking up and getting the big courtship ... Continue Reading →

2011 Animated Oscar Noms Offer Surprises

The nominees for the 84th annual Oscars were announced Tuesday morning, with the best animated feature race falling to A Cat in Paris Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (GKids) Chico ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Movie Picks Announced

The organizers of the Cartoon Movie event, set to be held March 7-9 in Lyon, France this year, have revealed their animated feature selections. The 50 selected titles will screen for ... Continue Reading →

Bruno Bozzetto Plans New Feature

Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto, who earned an Oscar nod in 1991 for his short Grasshoppers and is well known for his politically satiric works and hapless Signor Rossi character, has ... Continue Reading →

Patton Oswalt to Host 39th Annual Annie Awards

Patton Oswalt, the voice of Remy, everyone’s favorite rat chef in Pixar’s Ratatouille, will be the host of this year’s 39th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, Feb. 4 at UCLA’s ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Max Steel’ to Reboot on Cartoon Network

A new animated version of Max Steel will launch on Cartoon Network Latin America, it was announced today by produces Freemantle Media and Mattel at the NATPE confab today. The action-adventure ... Continue Reading →