Disney’s Christmas Carol, Extended Avatar Come Home on Blu-ray

Just in time for the start of the holiday season is Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Disney, $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, $49.99 3D Blu-ray), directed using motion-capture ... Continue Reading →

Comic-Con Film Festival Sets Feb. 15 Entry Deadline

Comic-Con International: San Diego is now accepting submissions for its 2011 Independent Film Festival, now in its 11th year. The festival has set Feb. 15 as the deadline for entering ... Continue Reading →

TAG Members Re-Elect Hulett, Incumbents

Members of The Animation Guild have re-elected Steve Hulett to an eighth term as business representative for the union, while Bob Foster was elected president without opposition, replacing ... Continue Reading →

With 15 Submissions, 3 to Vie for Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has received 15 submissions for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film category, meaning three films will be nominated for the ... Continue Reading →

‘Unstoppable’ at the B.O.? Not for ‘Megamind’

Megamind retained its rather oversize crown as the king of the box office for the second week in a row, taking in an estimated $30 million to beat out newcomer Unstoppable. The DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →

MegaMind Aims to Stay Ahead at the Box Office

The big brain of MegaMind gets its first major box office challenge this weekend as the DreamWorks Animation feature looks to defend its crown against a trio of diverse newcomers. The ... Continue Reading →

Video: Teaser for Disney’s New Pooh Movie

Disney is bringing back one of its most popular animated characters next summer in the all-new, 2D animated feature film titled simply Winnie the Pooh. The studio has now released ... Continue Reading →

Hinge Contest Seeks Stories and Characters

Hinge Digital has issued an open call to concept artists, designers and writers to submit story ideas and character designs to the company’s Bringing Your World to Life Contest. Sponsored ... Continue Reading →

The Simpsons Renewed for Season 23

In case there was any doubt, Fox has made it official: The Simpsons will be back for another season, extending the series unprecedented run to 23 seasons and 515 episodes. “Like many ... Continue Reading →

Total Drama World Tour Wraps Nov. 15

The season finale of Total Drama World Tour, which reveals whether Alejandro, Heather or Cody wins this season of the animated reality competition show, is set to air Monday, Nov. 15 ... Continue Reading →

Movies Brighten Disney 4th Quarter Report

The fourth quarter was not so kind to the Walt Disney Co., where TV network troubles and declining attendance at theme parks dragged profits down 7 percent to $835 million. The results ... Continue Reading →

Academy Explores Previs in Star Trek

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences turns its attention to the art of previs, using last year’s Oscar-nominated film Star Trek as a case study. The academy will present ... Continue Reading →

IFC Develops Cartoon Show from Augenblick

IFC has announced it is developing an animated series from Augenblick Studios as part of a new slate of shows under its “Always On. Slightly Off” tagline. Called simply Cartoon ... Continue Reading →

Rare Transformers, G.I. Joe Documents to be Auctioned

Prolific animation writer Ron Friedman is selling his collection of scripts, artwork and drawings from his days on such iconic series as Transformers and G.I. Joe through memorabilia ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Asia Fest Bestows Three Awards

The jury in SIGGRAPH Asia’s Computer Animation Festival has named winners in three categories: Best of Show, Best Technical and Best Student. The Best of Show award goes to Poppy, ... Continue Reading →

Summer Wars Gets Oscar-Qualifying Run

Distributor Gkids is planning an Oscar-qualifying run for the anime feature film Summer Wars, increasing the possibility that enough movies will enter the race to have five nominees ... Continue Reading →

Marvel TV Adds Radomski, Lane, McAndrew

The recently formed Marvel Television is gearing up with the addition of several people in executive positions. The company has hired Emmy-winning animation producer Eric Radomski as ... Continue Reading →

Hasbro, Corus Strike Output Deal

Hasbro Studios and Canada’s Corus Entertainment have agreed to a comprehensive output deal for programming and marketing. The deal covers a number of Hasbro-produced series such as ... Continue Reading →

Bob’s Burgers Preview Set for Thanksgiving

Fox is hoping viewers won’t be too full of turkey on Thanksgiving to sample some burgers. The network plans to air an extended promotion of its new animated series Bob’s Burgers ... Continue Reading →

Video: Kung Fu Panda 2 Teaser Trailer

DreamWorks Animation has released the first look at its upcoming feature film Kung Fu Panda 2 with the release of a teaser trailer and poster. Set for release in May, the film will ... Continue Reading →