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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 →
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Hasbro Signs Writer-Producer Kline to Animation Exclusive

Writer and producer Jeff Kline, whose recent credits include Transformers: Prime and G.I. Joe: Renegades for The Hub, has signed a four-year deal to develop and produce children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Voting Begins in Hinge Digital’s Bringing Your World to Life Contest

The top 10 submissions in Hinge Digital’s Bringing Your World to Life Contest have been posted online for viewers to vote for their favorites. Head on over to the voting page to view ... Continue Reading →
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Thinkwell Designs Harry Potter Tour at Leavesden

The Harry Potter movie series has only one movie left, but fans will be able to revisit the magic where it really happened in a new tour being designed by Thinkwell Group for Warner ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time’ Gets Limited Theatrical Run

Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time is coming to theaters in a limited release in digital theaters. The movie will play in 250 theaters nationwide on Feb. 26-27 and March 5-6, thanks to ... Continue Reading →
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Hathaway is Catwoman, Hardy Plays Bane in ‘Dark Knight Rises’

Catwoman and Bane are one step closer to terrorizing Gotham City, with actors Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy joining the cast of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. The studio ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Shuffles Dates for ‘Frankenweenie,’ ‘John Carter’

Disney has re-shuffled its 2012 release schedule, setting new dates for Tim Burton’s animated Frankenweenie and John Carter of Mars. Frankenweenie — Burton’s feature-length ... Continue Reading →