45th Annie Awards Submissions Open Aug. 14

ASIFA-Hollywood has given the heads-up that the call for entries for its 45th Annual Annie Awards will open on Monday, August 14. Honoring excellence in the field of animation, Annie ... Continue Reading →
June Foray collage courtesy of Everett Peck via Facebook

Voice Actor & Annie Awards Founder June Foray Dies at 99

June Foray, known to generations of cartoon lovers for her iconic voice roles like Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Looney Tunes’ Granny, has died at age 99. The news was made public ... Continue Reading →
Anthea Kerou

2017 World Animation Celebration Judges Announced

The official judges panel for The World Animation Celebration 2017 international short film animation festival have been announced, with pros from across the animation and visual effects ... Continue Reading →
Tom Sito

Tom Sito Joins Academy Board; Edlund Returns to VFX Branch

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the new electees to its 2017-18 Board of Governors. Among these esteemed industry veterans, animator, historian and educator ... Continue Reading →

KEPYR Campaign Raises Funds to Help Child Refugees

A huge segment of the animation industry is aimed at entertaining and celebrating children and childhood, which is one of the reasons the ongoing child refugee crisis — most recently ... Continue Reading →

ASIFA-Hollywood Budgets $160K for Programs & Events

ASFIA-Hollywood has this year earmarked an unprecedented $160,000 for animation-based programs and events — a nearly 14% increase in funding over the organization’s 2016 discretionary ... Continue Reading →

ASIFA-Hollywood & AEF Kick Off 2017 Scholarship Program

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum announce the 2017 Student Scholarhsip Program, for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students can apply online beginning April 23 through ... Continue Reading →
Owen Klatte

ASIFA-Hollywood Names First Faculty Grant Winners

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum has awarded its first annual Faculty Grants to Owen Klatte (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Dave Mauriello (Drexel University). ... Continue Reading →
Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Leads All-Star Annie Awards Presenters Lineup

The 44th Annual Annie Awards will kick off on Saturday, February 4 with a ceremony honoring the year’s best in animation. ASIFA-Hollywood has announced that this year’s ... Continue Reading →

ASIFA-Hollywood & AEF Accepting Faculty Grant Applications

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) have opened applications for the 2017 Faculty Grant program — designed to support individuals or groups with reasonable ... Continue Reading →