Don’t Judge a Judge by his Characters!

Recently I bumped into an old acquaintance who happened to mention that he had been a good friend of Bob Clampett during the legendary toonmaker’s latter-day career. He described ... Continue Reading →

Reelport, Stuttgart Build Online Animation Library

A unique joint venture between a public library and a film festival is helping bring animation further into the digital age. The International Festival for Animated Film Stuttgart, ... Continue Reading →

BRB Launches International BRBPlay.com

Spanish production, distribution and licensing house BRB Internacional is launching an international version of their multiplatform online channel BRBPlay.com with a triple offer of ... Continue Reading →

Disney Jr. Doffs ‘Cat in the Hat’ Season 2, Special

On the heels of the MIPCOM market in France, Portfolio International has announced the sale of the second season and holiday special of their hit preschool series The Cat in the Hat ... Continue Reading →

Moonscoop to Launch ‘Code Lyoko’ Social Online Game

Brand management and entertainment studio Moonscoop and French producer 3D Duo will launch a new social online game based on the animated series Code Lyoko in the spring of next year. ... Continue Reading →

NBC to Produce New Henson Co. Sitcom

Now that audiences are eating up everything Muppet-relate in anticipation of this week’s movie opening, The Hollywood Reporter announces that NBC has ordered a script for The New ... Continue Reading →

Hot New Discs: ‘Adventures of Tintin,’ ‘Ice Age Special’

If the upcoming Steven Spielberg upcoming feature The Adventures of Tintin has whetted your appetite for other versions of Herge’s comicbook character, we’ve got just the DVD for ... Continue Reading →

Happy Feet Sequel Not as Popular As First Pic

The second time is too much of a charm for the dancing penguins of Happy Feet Two, which opened to a $22 million box-office total domestically. The first outing of George Miller’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Persepolis’ Screening Continues to Rattle Tunisians

The Tunisian trial over Nessma TV’s broadcast of Marjane Satrapi’s controversial 2007 animated feature Persepolis was cut short after the lawyers from the two sides shouted and ... Continue Reading →

Film Independent Offers Miyazaki Program at LACMA

Film Independent has planned a special night of programing devoted to the films of Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the L.A. County Museum of Art. The program ... Continue Reading →

A High-Tech, Dysfunctional Santa’s Coming to Town

How the wizards at Aardman joined forces with Sony Animation to deliver the poignant and funny CG-animated holiday adventure, Arthur Christmas. Santa Claus and animation have enjoyed ... Continue Reading →

The 2012 Features Race

With the potential to nab five nomination spots instead of just three this year, the toon industry is sure to see a wider variety of films vying for the Best Animated Feature award ... Continue Reading →

Something Worth Tweeting About!

Tweety, Sylvester, Granny and some familiar voices make the new Warner Bros. 3-D short the cat’s meow. The world is a much different place today than it was in November of 1942 when ... Continue Reading →

The Last of His Kind

Pjotr Sapegin’s stop-motion short The Last Norwegian Troll offers a lovely mix of humor and poetry. How do you make a beautifully crafted stop-motion short about a confused troll ... Continue Reading →

The Long and Short of It

Although the 45 shorts which have been qualified for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced already, this is a list we compiled from all the projects that have won awards ... Continue Reading →

Animation Magazine’s Oscar Watch [Part 1 of 4]

Early award season watchers seem to be unable (or unwilling) to pick frontrunners in the animation race this year. But most of them have high hopes for a certain Belgian boy reporter ... Continue Reading →

‘Happy Feet 2′ Bravely Battles ‘Twilight’ in Theaters

George Miller’s dancing penguins of Happy Feet Two will be aiming for the family audiences this weekend, before Disney’s The Muppets and Sony/Aardman’s Arthur Christmas steal ... Continue Reading →

Cosgrove Hall founder Mark Hall Dies at 74

Mark Hall, one of the original founders of award-winning Manchester-based animation house Cosgrove Hall; has passed away after a short illness. Hall, who founded Cosgrove Hall in 1969 ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network to Squeeze ‘The Annoying Orange’

Cartoon Network has acquired the TV rights to the most-watched web series of all-time, The Annoying Orange. Inspired by the viral toon watched by millions on YouTube, a new half-hour ... Continue Reading →

BAAs Seek Favorite Brit Toon of All Time

The British Animation Awards (or BAAs) today launched its final call for entries for the U.K.’s top toon production awards and announced the search for the Favourite Ever British ... Continue Reading →