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French Studio Preps Hybrid Films ‘Last Hijack,’ ‘Mister Wu’

The French studio behind the hit Waltz With Bashir has given the go-head for two live action/animation hybrid features, The Last Hijack and Mister Wu, reports Variety. Les Films d’Ici ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Shorts Fest Sets Premiere Look at Pixar’s ‘La Luna’ Short

L.A. Shorts Fest kicks off next week with the unquestionable highlight for animation fans being the North American premiere of the new Pixar short film La Luna, followed by a special ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Inkubation Grad Ruiz Gets Development Deal

Fox’s Inkubation program for up-and-coming animators has produced its first deal, with the studio signing Jason Ruiz to a one-year deal developing an animated series tentatively ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip from ‘SpongeBob’s Frozen Face-Off’

Nickelodeon is airing a brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants special, SpongeBob’s Frozen Face-Off, this Friday, July 15 — and we’ve got an exclusive clip from the show. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for Sony/Aardman’s ‘Arthur Christmas’

Aardman, Sony and Columbia are reminding movie goers it’s only six months to the holidays by releasing the second trailer to the animated comedy feature Arthur Christmas. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken’ Creators Add ‘Stoopid Monkey’ Via YouTube

The creators of Robot Chicken are bringing their unique brand of animated-toy humor to YouTube, launching a new content channel that will feature a new show called Stoopid Monkey. Named ... Continue Reading →
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Soyuzmultfilm Requests Fund Increase from Russia’s Putin

Iconic Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm has requested a bailout from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to avoid going under, reports Variety. Founded 75 years ago, the studio has ... Continue Reading →
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Gnomon Announces New Shane Acker Short, ‘Plus Minus’

Gnomon Studios will release a new animated short film called Plus Minus in late 2011. Here’s a first-look trailer for the film. Plus Minus from Gnomon School of Visual Effects ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer For Spielberg and Jackson’s ‘Tintin’

A new trailer has arrived for The Adventures Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, offering the first really good look at how the motion-capture animated feature film. Directed by Steven ... Continue Reading →
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Take ‘Rango,’ Third ‘Robot Chicken: Star Wars’ For a Spin

Lizards, toys and classic toons come home on video this week, highlighted by the release of the hit feature film Rango. Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring the voice of Johnny Depp, ... Continue Reading →