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‘Shaun,’ ‘Up,’ ‘Penguins Win Children’s BAFTAs

Shaun the Sheep, Pixar’s Up and The Penguins of Madagascar are among the animated programs that took home honors Sunday at the BAFTA Children’s Awards in London. Aardman’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tangled’ Weaves Strong $69M Opening

On a weekend when most folks are cleaning their plates, Tangled and Harry Potter cleaned up at the box office. To no one’s surprise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Hopes Holidays Get ‘Tangled’ Up at the Theater

Thanksgiving is about to get a bit hairy for moviegoers. That’s because this weekend sees the opening of Tangled, the 50th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, at ... Continue Reading →
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Pokemon, Minions Have a New York City Thanksgiving

New York City is getting animated for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. To kick things off, the lovable yellow Minions from the summer hit movie Despicable Me are promoting the Dec. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hop’ Rocks Out With New Trailer

Yesterday, we brought you the first poster image from Hop, the new animated feature coming next year from Illumination Entertainment; today, we bring you the trailer. Enjoy — and ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer, Images Drop for ‘Mars Needs Moms’

Disney has released a new trailer and stills from Mars Needs Moms, a CG-animated film made with mo-cap techniques by Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers Digital. Based on the children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Auryn’s ‘Teddy’ Roams the Tablet Market

Digitally animated versions of children’s books have been one of the more popular features of Apple’s iPads since they hit the market last April. Now as industry observers await ... Continue Reading →
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Disney: Reports of Fairy Tales’ Demise Greatly Exaggerated

An article headlined “Disney Animation is closing the book on fairy tales” that appeared on the front page of Sunday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times caused quite ... Continue Reading →
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Fox to Debut ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ Midseason Schedule Jan. 9

Fox has announced its mid-season lineup, including launch dates for its new animated series Bob’s Burgers and time slot changes for its Sunday-night Animation Domination block. According ... Continue Reading →
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Nick, Disney XD Cook Up Thanksgiving Toons

Nickelodeon and Disney XD are giving animation fans extra reasons to give thanks this holiday season. Disney XD is serving up a new episode of Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil featuring ... Continue Reading →
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ABC Family to Air ‘The Gruffalo’ Dec. 9

ABC Family is set to broadcast the U.S. premiere of the award-winning half-hour animated film The Gruffalo on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The film, based on the popular children’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman Beyond,’ ‘Animal Tails’ Come to Home Video

In a light week for new animated home video releases comes Batman Beyond to the rescue. Batman Beyond: The Complete Series (Warner Bros., $99.98) collects all 52 episodes of the series, ... Continue Reading →
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Hair Apparent: The Scoop on Tangled

After several years of revisions and reboots, Disney serves up Tangled, a thoroughly modern, seamlessly animated version of Rapunzel with memorable characters, inspired songs and surprisingly ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Peter Chung

Animated People: Peter Chung Director, Cartoon Network’s Firebreather This Wednesday (Nov. 24), Cartoon Network will debut its first CG-animated movie,  Firebreather, which is directed ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination’s ‘Hop’ Gets a Teaser Poster

Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming CG/live-action hybrid feature Hop has gotten a teaser poster. Take a look: The film is directed by Tim Hill and produced by Chris Meledandri. ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Buys ShadowMachine Shorts Series

Robot Chicken producers ShadowMachine have sold the pilot for a series that would feature original animated comedy shorts to Comedy Central, reports Deadline.com. The site reports that ... Continue Reading →
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‘Deathly Hallows’ Scores ‘Potter’ Series Best Opening at $125M

The penultimate chapter in the Harry Potter saga set a series record at the box office its opening weekend, taking in an estimate $125 million. Even the domestic haul of Harry Potter ... Continue Reading →
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‘Harry Potter’ Looks to Cast a Pre-Holiday Spell

It’s a big day for both wizards and muggles as the holiday movie season kicks into high gear with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. The film features ... Continue Reading →
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Asylum VFX Closes Shop

Asylum Visual Effects in Santa Monica has shut its doors and let go its staff, according to fxguide.com The studio had contributed visual effects to such films as The Sorcerer’s ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Domain Buys In-Three

Digital Domain has reached a deal to acquire 3D conversion specialist studio In-Three. In-Three is the developer of a process called Dimensionalization that converts 2D movies into ... Continue Reading →