#209 February 2011

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Plaintiff Wins Ruling in ‘Kung Fu Panda’ IP Lawsuit

The man behind a lawsuit against DreamWorks Animation claiming the studio stole his idea for a kung-fu fighting panda bear and turned it into Kung Fu Panda, has won a ruling that will ... Continue Reading →

French Animation Celebration at L.A.’s Hammer

The Los Angeles Film & TV Office and the French Embassy are presenting a run of superb French animated features at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater this month.  “Les ... Continue Reading →

Question for the Week of November 15 2010

Now that DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind has made a killing at the box office, what do you think are the studio’s best and worst animated movies to date? How to Train Your ... Continue Reading →

Raimo Takes Reins at Sony Pictures Animation

Michelle Raimo, who formerly held executive posts at Miramax and Paramount, has been named the new president of Sony Pictures Animation, according to Deadline.com. Raimo is an executive ... Continue Reading →

MoCCA Presents Directing Animation Discussion

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City will present Nov. 4 a panel discussion and launch party for Directing Animation, a new book by David B. Levy. Levy is an award-winning ... Continue Reading →

Question for the Week of October 25 2010

David O’Reilly’s The External World recently won the top prize for best indie short at the Ottawa International Festival of Animation. What is your pick for best animated short ... Continue Reading →

Lucas to Teach Animation at Melbourne School

Australians interested in learning animation have a new option with a new introductory course taught by animator Anthony Lewis at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in ... Continue Reading →

Question for the Week of October 13 2010

DreamWorks is kicking off Oscar season with a special DVD release party for How to Train Your Dragon. Which three movies would you pick as the nominees for Best Animated Feature this ... Continue Reading →