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Remembering Ray

In 2002 I received a call from my editor at the Los Angeles Times, asking if I would be interested in interviewing Ray Harryhausen. After ascertaining who I had to kill to get such ... Continue Reading →
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40th Anniversary Annies Hosts Are Announced!

The 40th Annual Annie Awards have revealed which names from the toon biz will be hosting honors at the awards ceremony on Saturday, February 2 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The lucky fellows ... Continue Reading →
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40th Annie Nominations Reveal Cluttered Field

The 40th Annie Award nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 3) and it looks like ASIFA voters decided to spread the wealth among many of this year’s animated features and TV ... Continue Reading →
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The World Animation Feature Films & VFX Summit

Toons’ Top Talent and Producers to Converge and Converse on the Future of international Co-production at the World Animation Feature Films & VFX Summit Set for Oct. 28-31 at the ... Continue Reading →
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Blender’s ‘Tears of Steel’ Debuts Online

Blender Foundation’s CG-animated short film Tears of Steel will have its live premiere at a special screening hosted by ASIFA-Hollywood today (Wednesday, Sept. 26) at Woodbury University ... Continue Reading →
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Annie Awards Submissions Process Goes Online

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announced its Call for Entries for the 40th Annual Annie Awards this week. Featuring a new, more direct and entirely online ... Continue Reading →
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Annies Submission Period Begins Sept. 3rd

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its call for entries’ for the 40th Annual Annie Awards. Submissions will be accepted beginning September 3. The ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Launches 10th Anniversary Screening Series

The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with a five-week series of special screenings featuring SPA’s collection of animated and hybrid films, ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering the Olympiad of Animation

With the 2012 London Olympics still ringing in our eyes and ears (and with another four-year’s worth of post-event commentary to look forward to), I was reminded about the last time ... Continue Reading →
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Rules, Categories Updated for 40th Annual Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the rule and category changes for the upcoming 40th anniversary edition of the Annie Awards. Changes to the rules and categories this year include: Achievement ... Continue Reading →