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Acclaimed Czech Animator Bretislav Pojar Dies at 89

The great Czech animator and puppeteer Břetislav Pojar died on Friday at the age of 89. In a career stretching back to the late 1940s, Pojar wrote and directed many stop-motion and ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo’s ‘Short Peace’ to Screen at Hiroshima Fest

Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo will present parts of his new Short Peace anthology project at the upcoming Hiroshima Intl. Animation Festival. Produced by the animation team at Sunrise, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Day of the Crows’ to Fly at San Sebastian Fest

The 2D animated feature Day of the Crows (Le Jour des Corneilles) will screen at the 2012 edition of the Spanish San Sebastian Film Festival in the New Directors sidebar. Based on ... Continue Reading →
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A Cutting-Edge Valentine to a Gone-by Era

The new Disney short Paperman offers a visually striking marriage between CG and traditional animation. One of the greatest things about the animation business is that every once in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball’ Returns to Cartoon Network on August 14

Cartoon Network’s acclaimed animated media series The Amazing World of Gumball will begins its second season on the air on August 14 at 7 p.m. The mixed-media show which won a BAFTA ... Continue Reading →
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Tartakovsky Signs Overall Deal with Sony Animation

Acclaimed animation veteran Genndy Tartakovsky has inked an overall deal with Sony Pictures Animation. The overall agreement goes beyond his current role as director of Hotel Transylvania ... Continue Reading →
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Nominees Announced for Cartoon D’Or Short Prize

The European Association of Animation Film, Cartoon, has announced the five finalists for the Cartoon d’Or 2012, the pan-European award for the best animated short film of the ... Continue Reading →
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Gran Canaria’s Grand Animation Event

Damian Perea, director of the ANIMAYO International Festivals, does not entertain the idea that something may be too difficult to accomplish: He dwells in the world of the possible. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Paperman’ to Screen with ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

Disney has announced that its acclaimed new short Paperman will premiere with Wreck-It Ralph on November 2, 2012. Directed by John Kahrs and produced by Kristina Reed, this groundbreaking ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Appoints Marcel Jean Artistic Director

Fresh off the 2012 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival & MIFA market, the fest organizers have announced that Canadian producer, director and author Marcel ... Continue Reading →