Butch Hartman

World Animation & VFX Summit Reveals Master Classes

Animation Magazine is pleased to announce that this year’s World Animation and VFX Summit will feature three Master Classes lead by top industry experts, taking place Wednesday, November ... Continue Reading →

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Loot Crate and Sanrio Unveil “Sanrio Small Gift Crate” Subscription at New York Comic-Con Fans of Hello Kitty, Chococat, Gudetama and the rest of the gang can join up for “small ... Continue Reading →

Marv Newland Curates Toon Showcase for VIFF

Canadian animation legend Marv Newland (Postalolio, Bambi Meets Godzilla) has been charged with curating Vancouver International Film Festival’s second annual “Kooks and Legends” ... Continue Reading →

Baobab Teases VR Short ‘Asteroids!’

Baobab Studios is at work on Asteroids!, a follow-up to its award-winning animated virtual reality short Invasion! The new project follows aliens Mac and Cheez into an asteroid field, ... Continue Reading →

Kate Lambert Upped to SVP Animation at FX

As part of its push to expand its original animation development, FX cable network has promoted Kate Lambert to Senior Vice President – Development and Animation. Lambert’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Nudinits’ Makes Animation Selection List for LA Femme

British animation company Woolly Vision will present its online short sensation Nudinits – Tickled Pink as part of the Animated Film Official Selection at this year’s LA Femme ... Continue Reading →

‘Power of Mattel’ Art Show Celebrates ‘80s Nostalgia in LA

If you are a fan of classic toy and toon properties (like, who isn’t?) and you happen to be in the Los Angeles area, be sure to get down to Gallery 1988 (West) between now and October ... Continue Reading →

Animation Vertigo Partners with Faceware Technologies

US-based Animation Vertigo — an outsource management company providing high quality motion capture animation to entertainment industry clients — has partnered with Faceware ... Continue Reading →

‘Story Time’ to Premiere on Piwi+ France

Le Regard Sonore, a TV animation production studio located in the Ville D’Avray commune of Paris, announces that the first season of its original animated series Story Time! will ... Continue Reading →

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Gets Winter 2018 Release Date The film bows in theaters November 2, 2018, and the studio is launching a global casting search for a Chinese actress ... Continue Reading →

Season Two of ‘The Deep’ Gets Greenlight

Technicolor, an underlying rights holder in CG animated series The Deep; DHX Media and A Stark Production have announced that the show has been greenlit for a 13 x half-hour second ... Continue Reading →

Imira Brings Slew of New Kids Acquisitions to MIP

Spain’s Imira Entertainment is heading to MIP Junior and MIPCOM with a newly acquired slate of over 300 half-hours of kids’ content under its distribution belt. The company is one ... Continue Reading →

New Zealand Animation Pioneer Brent Chambers Dies

The New Zealand Herald has reported that comics and animation creator Brent Chambers died suddenly at age 54 on Saturday, October 1. Chambers was the founder and creative director of ... Continue Reading →

Cinesite Wraps ‘Charming’ & Takes Talent Search on the Road

Montreal studio Cinesite has wrapped production on its original, music-infused fairytale project Charming — its first collaboration with 3QU Media — as revealed to Twitter ... Continue Reading →

WIA Announces 2016 Phyllis Craig Scholarship Awardee

Women in Animation (WIA) has awarded the 2016 Phyllis Craig Scholarship to CalArts student Tracey LaGuerre. The scholarship is awarded annually to “one deserving animation student ... Continue Reading →

12 Shorts Make 2017 Cesar Selection Cut

The Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema have announced 12 films will be competing for nomination in the 2017 Cesar Awards race for best animated short. Members of the Academie ... Continue Reading →

Clip: Aardman Announces ‘Early Man’ Production

Aardman Animations and StudioCanal have announced the start of production on four-time-Oscar-winner Nick Park’s latest stop frame feature, Early Man, with a delightful “short and ... Continue Reading →
Meg LeFauve

Meg LeFauve Named Director for Disney’s ‘Gigantic’

Meg LeFauve — the multi-award-winning writer of Inside Out — will make her directorial debut with Disney Animation’s Jack and the Beanstalk update Gigantic. LeFauve, ... Continue Reading →

FMK and Shellhut Team Up for ‘Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers’

FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK) has announced the first project in its co-production deal with leading Thai production company Shellhut Entertainment to be Tasty Tales of the ... Continue Reading →

CAKE Serves Up ‘Tolibob’

London-based CAKE has signed on as distributor for new animated preschool series Tolibob, produced by Beakus in association with Cloth Cat for CBeebies (UK) and ABC (Australia). CAKE ... Continue Reading →