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Trailer for U.K. Release of Studio Ghibli’s ‘Arrietty’ Arrives

No word yet on when audiences in the United States will get to see Studio Ghibli’s 2010 release Arrietty in theaters, but the movie is coming to the United Kingdom on July 29 ... Continue Reading →
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Giant Robots, Firemen and Classic Re-issues Out on Disc

Robots, children’s titles and re-issues dominate this week’s animated home video releases. Up first is Transformers — The Japanese Collection: Headmasters (Shout! Factory, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Morphs into Box Office Monster

We might need to roll out a new definition for blockbuster and call it Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The movie, based on the Hasbro toys and classic 1980s animated TV series, had ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Unveils Another New ‘Brave’ Image

The fleeting glimpses to date of Disney-Pixar’s Brave have stirred up tremendous interest in the movie, which is due out next summer. We fully expect the trend to continue after ... Continue Reading →
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Toonzone’s ‘Yoohoo & Friends’ to Air on CN Latin America

Toonzone Studios’ eco-adventure children’s animated series Yoohoo & Friends has been picked up to air starting in 2012 on Cartoon Network Latin America. The series, ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Seeks Director for ‘Thor 2,’ Due Out July 2013

Thor has proven mighty enough at the box office for Marvel Studios to give the green light to a sequel. Set for release July 26, 2013, Thor 2 is in search of a director now that Kenneth ... Continue Reading →
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A Sneak Peek at ‘A Monster in Paris’

An excellent new clip for Bibo Bergeron’s upcoming 3-D, CG-animated feature A Monster In Paris (Un Monstre a Paris) premiered on the web this week. The pic, which will be released ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Hires Writer for Long-Developing ‘King of the Elves’

King of the Elves, an animated adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story that has been in development for years at Disney, is apparently on again. According to a report in Variety, the studio ... Continue Reading →
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First-day Take of $37M for ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

The visual-effects extravaganza Transformers: Dark of the Moon debuted Wednesday to about $37 million in ticket sales, marking the best debut of the year for any film. Based on the ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Sets Lineup for July 29-31 Bash

Animation Block Party has announced the lineup for its its eighth annual edition, returning this summer to Brooklyn, N.Y. The largest animation festival on the East Coast, ABP will ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Turns Japanese with Anime Expo, AM2 Weekend Events

With the Independence Day holiday upon us, many animation fans in Los Angeles are going to celebrate by turning just a little bit Japanese. The city is host to a pair of anime-themed ... Continue Reading →
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The Looney Tunes Studio’s Near-Death Experience

Throughout the history of animation, there have been plenty of train wrecks (metaphorically speaking, of course), usually on the feature film side of things, but how about bus wrecks?  ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘ThunderCats’ Premieres July 29 on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network’s revival of the classic 1980s animated series ThunderCats is set to premiere on the network July 29. The series will kick off with an hourlong premiere event ... Continue Reading →
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Big Idea Taps New Zealand’s Huhu for VeggieTales Projects

VeggieTales creator Big Idea Entertainment has signed a multimillion dollar, two-year production deal with the New Zealand-based Huhu Studios animation company. The deal calls for ... Continue Reading →
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National Press Club Spotlights ‘Phineas & Ferb,’ ‘Fish Hooks’

The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., is opening its doors to animation for the first time with a special panel spotlighting the Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb and Fish ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker’s New Short ‘Luna’ Set to Screen at SIGGRAPH

Rainmaker Entertainment’s just-completed animated short film Luna has been chosen to screen at the Electronic Theater at the upcoming SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival set ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars 2′ Co-Director Brad Lewis Heads to Digital Domain

Having navigated Pixar’s Cars 2 to the finish line as co-director to John Lasseter, Brad Lewis has signed on to directed original animated feature films for Digital Domain Media ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa’s TAC Open for Pitch THIS! Submissions

The Ottawa International Animation Festival’s industry event TAC is accepting proposals for its 2011 Pitch THIS! Program, presented by 9 Story Entertainment. This year’s event will ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Puts Production Art Database Online

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made available online a tremendous resource for animation and filmmaking aficionados with its new Production Art Database. The database ... Continue Reading →
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Monty Python Members Help Animate Graham Chapman Memoir

Members of Monty Python are reuniting to provide voices for a new 3D animated feature called A Liar’s Autobiography, based on the memoir of former Monty Python member the late ... Continue Reading →